The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 95 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.27% - 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £173 £155
% change year-on-year -13.04% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.01%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1430 1554 1560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.62% 96.34% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 920 848
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 90
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
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 the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Northamptonshire - 3 £200 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) SLA
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) OneDrive
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Intel Security