Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 227 230
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +41
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 30 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
City of London median daily rate £188 £130 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -40.57% -4.89%
10th Percentile £149 £105 £189
90th Percentile £234 £238 £328
Central London median daily rate £170 £130 £204
% change year-on-year +30.77% -36.20% -5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.67% +71.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £18.14 £30.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £93.45 £30.00 £18.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -37.67% +71.43% +6.06%

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 6,633 6,264 6,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.53% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,207 4,800 5,208
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 76 71
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.04% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £30.00 £30.38 £35.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% -1.63% +5.56%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (26.67%) Office 365
5 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Apple
7 6 (20.00%) Banking
7 6 (20.00%) Break/Fix
8 5 (16.67%) SCCM
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
9 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.33%) VMware
9 4 (13.33%) Citrix
9 4 (13.33%) Android
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (10.00%) Skype
10 3 (10.00%) VPN
10 3 (10.00%) Reuters
10 3 (10.00%) Bloomberg
10 3 (10.00%) ADSL
10 3 (10.00%) WAN
10 3 (10.00%) LAN

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) ADSL
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) Skype
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) 3G
2 2 (6.67%) Broadband
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) PBX
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows 10
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Android
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) People Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Apple
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (10.00%) Reuters
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Fujitsu Siemens
5 2 (6.67%) Siemens
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) iManage
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos