The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 51 59 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.37% 0.32% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.33% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £125 - £104
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £170 £148
% change year-on-year -11.76% +15.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £110.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +411.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.83% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 499 606 649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.45% 97.43% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 364 315
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 68
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Huntingdon - 2 £125 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
East of England

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) DameWare
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (25.00%) Internet

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (25.00%) MobileIron