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The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £179 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Second Line Support Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 74 54 41
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13 +44
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 2 6 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.26% 0.95% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 1.06% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
10th Percentile £148 £133 £135
25th Percentile £155 £134 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £179 £138 £175
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -21.43% +11.11%
75th Percentile £197 £176 £191
90th Percentile £200 £322 £201
East of England median daily rate £173 £174 £190
% change year-on-year -0.72% -8.55% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 673 565 350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.74% 89.83% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 316 217
10th Percentile £206 £145 £239
25th Percentile £358 £237 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +4.05%
75th Percentile £556 £503 £538
90th Percentile £671 £600 £635
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 149 27
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £22.38
90th Percentile £34.50 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridge -2 1 £195 +41.82%
St Neots - 1 £163 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
East of England

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 2nd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Kronos
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) CCTV

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SNMP
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CCTV
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Aruba
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Kronos
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Veeam
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) WatchGuard