Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 11 December 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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 170 176
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 24 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.44% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 14
East of England median daily rate £125 £145 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +1.75% -10.94%
10th Percentile £114 £127 £99
90th Percentile £174 £162 £250
England median daily rate £145 £160 £170
% change year-on-year -9.38% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -12.90% +3.33%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4807 4576 5389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 95.51% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2781 2634 3117
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £553
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 373 531
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -4.78% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Hertfordshire +5 10 £148 -1.67% 3
Bedfordshire 0 7 £114 -
Essex -13 5 £143 +9.62%
Cambridgeshire -24 2 - - 1
2nd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 2nd Line 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 of England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) SCCM
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 3 (12.50%) VPN
9 3 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (12.50%) DHCP
9 3 (12.50%) Citrix
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (8.33%) SLA
10 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.33%) MCSA
10 2 (8.33%) WatchGuard
10 2 (8.33%) Wireless
10 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
10 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
10 2 (8.33%) Break/Fix
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) WebEx
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Break/Fix
2 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCSA
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) GFI Software
5 2 (8.33%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec