The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 213 192 213
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 32 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Average daily rate
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£140 £165 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £122 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £187 £199
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £138 £151
% change year-on-year
+19.34% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.44 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £20.64 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +4.83%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8438 7892 9055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.74% 92.78% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4091 4149
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 548 632
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Surrey +6 8 £150 - 3
West Sussex -2 8 £151 - 1
Berkshire -6 8 - - 4
Hampshire -7 6 £135 +12.50% 2
Kent 0 1 £140 -
Oxfordshire -2 1 - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
3 28 (47.46%) MS Office
4 27 (45.76%) Windows 7
5 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
6 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (22.03%) ITIL
8 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
9 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
10 10 (16.95%) Blackberry
10 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
10 10 (16.95%) Citrix
11 9 (15.25%) Cisco
12 8 (13.56%) SLA
12 8 (13.56%) Firewall
12 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.56%) Windows 8
13 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
14 6 (10.17%) HP
15 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
15 5 (8.47%) C
15 5 (8.47%) Lotus
15 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (6.78%) Mac OS
16 4 (6.78%) Software Deployment
16 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (6.78%) Internet
16 4 (6.78%) McAfee

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
2 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.69%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (47.46%) MS Office
2 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) LAN
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 4 (6.78%) Internet
3 3 (5.08%) SMS
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) VLAN
5 1 (1.69%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
1 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.39%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows 7
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
6 8 (13.56%) Windows 8
7 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.78%) Linux
8 4 (6.78%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.69%) Android
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 4 (6.78%) Software Deployment
3 3 (5.08%) Software Distribution
3 3 (5.08%) BCP
3 3 (5.08%) Service Management
3 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.08%) Release Management
4 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.69%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.69%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) MCP
4 2 (3.39%) CCNA
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CCSA
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.69%) ACSA
5 1 (1.69%) MCTS
5 1 (1.69%) MCITP
5 1 (1.69%) CCENT
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) MCSA
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) XenServer
3 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Citrix
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) HP
5 5 (8.47%) Lotus
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee
7 3 (5.08%) VMware
7 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.08%) Symantec
8 2 (3.39%) Apple
8 2 (3.39%) WatchGuard
8 2 (3.39%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) IronPort
9 1 (1.69%) AppSense
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
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