The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 374 370 371
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 34 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 8
Average daily rate
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£158 £185 £131
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £138 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £330 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £135 £153
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £15.52 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £68.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 9 £160 - 2
Hammersmith - 1 £155 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 67 (87.01%) Windows
2 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
5 31 (40.26%) MS Office
6 30 (38.96%) Windows XP
7 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (23.38%) Blackberry
10 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (15.58%) ITIL
13 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
13 12 (15.58%) VMware
14 11 (14.29%) Apple
14 11 (14.29%) Citrix
15 10 (12.99%) Banking
15 10 (12.99%) Retail
16 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
16 9 (11.69%) Cisco
17 8 (10.39%) DNS
17 8 (10.39%) DHCP
17 8 (10.39%) LAN
17 8 (10.39%) Linux
17 8 (10.39%) Retail Banking
17 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (9.09%) Finance
18 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (9.09%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.79%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.19%) Lync
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (40.26%) MS Office
2 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) DHCP
2 8 (10.39%) LAN
3 6 (7.79%) Firewall
4 5 (6.49%) VoIP
5 4 (5.19%) WAN
6 3 (3.90%) VLAN
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
7 2 (2.60%) MPLS
7 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 2 (2.60%) PBX
8 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.30%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) KiloStream
8 1 (1.30%) MegaStream
8 1 (1.30%) Broadband
8 1 (1.30%) SSL
8 1 (1.30%) DSL
8 1 (1.30%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.99%) Banking
1 10 (12.99%) Retail
2 8 (10.39%) Retail Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.30%) JSP
1 1 (1.30%) HTML
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
2 5 (6.49%) iPhone
2 5 (6.49%) iPad
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Animation
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) PACS
4 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 67 (87.01%) Windows
2 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 30 (38.96%) Windows XP
4 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.39%) Linux
8 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.90%) UNIX
10 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.60%) Android
11 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) ITIL
2 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
2 3 (3.90%) Migration
3 1 (1.30%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
3 1 (1.30%) Time Management
3 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
3 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity
3 1 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.30%) Cyber Security
3 1 (1.30%) 3D Animation
3 1 (1.30%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (1.30%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (1.30%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.79%) MCSE
3 5 (6.49%) CCNA
4 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) MCSA
5 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCP
6 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) MCDST
6 2 (2.60%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) MOS
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.60%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Xen
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) DameWare
3 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 11 (14.29%) Apple
3 11 (14.29%) Citrix
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco
5 7 (9.09%) HP
6 6 (7.79%) Lotus
7 4 (5.19%) Reuters
7 4 (5.19%) Bloomberg
7 4 (5.19%) Dell
8 2 (2.60%) Spiceworks
8 2 (2.60%) Symantec
8 2 (2.60%) Adobe
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
9 1 (1.30%) Google
9 1 (1.30%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.30%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.30%) Mitel
9 1 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle
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