The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Preston region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank - 18 -
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - 1.67% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £138 £151
% change year-on-year
+19.34% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-15.22% +6.45%
Job Titles Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110 57 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 97.35% 95.00% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 126
Average daily rate £388 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £318 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 4
Average hourly rate £20.35 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.31% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Preston

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Lumension
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Lumension