Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 240 240
Rank change year-on-year +24 0 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 36 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 3
City of London median daily rate £175 £143 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -54.40% +31.58%
10th Percentile £105 £126 £185
90th Percentile £214 £245 £334
Central London median daily rate £163 £140 £313
% change year-on-year +16.07% -55.20% +52.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 - £16.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 - £16.91

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 6,610 6,504 6,371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 94.81% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,229 5,110 5,072
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 17 (47.22%) Office 365
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
6 11 (30.56%) SCCM
7 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 7 (19.44%) Apple
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
10 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
12 4 (11.11%) Reuters
12 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
12 4 (11.11%) VMware
12 4 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 4 (11.11%) Banking
12 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (8.33%) Analytics
13 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (8.33%) Migration
13 3 (8.33%) Firewall
13 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
13 3 (8.33%) French Language
13 3 (8.33%) Citrix

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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DHCP
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) 3G
3 1 (2.78%) ADSL
3 1 (2.78%) Broadband
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.78%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) Skype
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
3 1 (2.78%) WebEx
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) French Language
4 2 (5.56%) German Language
4 2 (5.56%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.56%) Law
4 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.78%) iPad
1 1 (2.78%) iPhone
1 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 3 (8.33%) Analytics
3 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Email Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Coaching
5 1 (2.78%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Apple
3 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 4 (11.11%) Reuters
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.78%) Altiris
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) iManage
6 1 (2.78%) Mitel
6 1 (2.78%) Remedy
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) Sophos