The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 1 August 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 West Midlands 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 105 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.40% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£238 - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £171 £138 £151
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +3.17%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
2nd Line Support Engineer
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2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Staffordshire - 5 - -
Birmingham -3 4 £275 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 6 (26.09%) SCCM
5 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
7 3 (13.04%) 3G
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) Lotus
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.70%) Symantec
8 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
8 2 (8.70%) UNIX
8 2 (8.70%) HPUX
8 2 (8.70%) ADSL
8 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 2 (8.70%) Lync

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (13.04%) 3G
3 2 (8.70%) ADSL
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
3 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) HPUX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £15 - £19 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago