The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank - 36 48
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.01% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £135 £143
% change year-on-year
+31.48% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +1.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
346 265 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.18% 89.53% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 113 222
Average daily rate £333 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £388 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Lancashire region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Lancashire region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Lumension
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Lumension