Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £173 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 242 225
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 28 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 4
City of London median daily rate £173 £175 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £105 £125 £132
90th Percentile £221 £238 £273
Central London median daily rate £160 £150 £163
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.33
10th Percentile £18.70 - £16.16
90th Percentile £111.25 - £16.49
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £16.33
% change year-on-year +2.27% +34.76% -22.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,423 6,697 5,962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.40% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,018 5,322 4,733
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 89 67
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.95% -10.55%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.84
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.13
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.69% -12.18%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the City of London

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the City of London

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the City of London

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in the City of London

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 2nd Line Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Office 365
3 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 12 (42.86%) SCCM
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
7 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.86%) Apple
9 5 (17.86%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.71%) WAN
11 3 (10.71%) DHCP
11 3 (10.71%) MCSA
11 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.71%) LAN
11 3 (10.71%) Reuters
11 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
11 3 (10.71%) Citrix
11 3 (10.71%) Law
11 3 (10.71%) Banking
11 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
11 3 (10.71%) Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
12 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (7.14%) Email Migration

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) FTP
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WebEx
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Law
3 2 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (7.14%) German Language
3 2 (7.14%) Italian Language
3 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Handset
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Email Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSA
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Apple
2 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Reuters
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Altiris
5 1 (3.57%) iManage
5 1 (3.57%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.57%) Mitel
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec