Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £97 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Second Line Support Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 96 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.073% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Cheshire median daily rate £97 £170 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.24% -30.61% -
10th Percentile £96 £170 £134
90th Percentile £97 £170 £281
North West median daily rate £97 £170 £215
% change year-on-year -43.24% -20.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £15.88 - £13.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1283 1372 1979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 93.91% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 993 1316
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £264
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £33.80 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

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

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 1 £97 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
North West

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (100.00%) WordPress
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware