The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had 2nd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 227 218 206
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 23 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 19
Median daily rate £140 £175 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -25.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £103 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £232 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £173
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £14.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.51 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.65%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 11 £120 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -16 4 £135 -41.30% 1
East Sussex +5 2 £180 +20.00%
Hampshire +4 2 - - 2
Surrey +2 2 £145 +38.09% 2
Kent - 2 £195 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 2nd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
3 24 (39.34%) Windows 7
4 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
5 16 (26.23%) MS Office
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (19.67%) ITIL
7 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
7 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
8 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
9 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.11%) SLA
9 8 (13.11%) Cisco
9 8 (13.11%) VMware
10 7 (11.48%) Citrix
10 7 (11.48%) Fault Analysis
11 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
11 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
11 6 (9.84%) SCCM
11 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
11 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
11 6 (9.84%) Firewall
12 5 (8.20%) HP
12 5 (8.20%) MCP
12 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (6.56%) Office 365
13 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
13 4 (6.56%) LANDesk
13 4 (6.56%) Cisco ASA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) MS Office
2 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (6.56%) DHCP
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
3 4 (6.56%) WAN
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.28%) SAN
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.64%) FCoE
6 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.64%) Intranet
6 1 (1.64%) MPLS
6 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (3.28%) Advertising
1 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.28%) FlexPod
3 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) e-Health
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
4 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
6 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.28%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.64%) Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Fault Analysis
3 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.92%) Change Management
4 3 (4.92%) Data Privacy
4 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Change Control
5 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.64%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.64%) High Availability
6 1 (1.64%) ITSM
6 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.64%) Migration
6 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.64%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) MCP
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.92%) BMC Marimba
2 3 (4.92%) DameWare
2 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Cisco
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Citrix
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.92%) Adobe
6 3 (4.92%) BMC
6 3 (4.92%) Lotus
6 3 (4.92%) Meraki
6 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
6 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) Meridio
7 2 (3.28%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) ThinPrint
8 1 (1.64%) Aruba
8 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow