The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 66 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 8 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 1.59% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.67% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate £190 £139 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -15.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £148 £150
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
2nd Line Support Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
912 836 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.12% 95.00% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 446 433
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Apple
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) ACMT
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (8.33%) SCCM
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ACMT
1 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Apple
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec