Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 182 170
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 42 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 6
East of England median daily rate £155 £120 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.45% -18.82% +3.51%
10th Percentile £108 £110 £128
90th Percentile £217 £167 £179
England median daily rate £160 £145 £160
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 11
East of England median hourly rate £14.16 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.07% +29.63% -16.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.15 £17.50 £15.88
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.92% -1.61%

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 4,738 4,780 4,636
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 94.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,817 2,744 2,673
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 380 370
East of England median hourly rate £17.40 £18.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -17.71% +4.49%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.11 £11.40
90th Percentile £47.88 £47.50 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

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 19 November 2018. 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 +14 20 £160 +8.47% 6
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £115 - 4
Suffolk -4 5 - -
Bedfordshire +10 4 £110 -3.90% 1
Essex -19 4 £173 +21.58%
Norfolk +11 2 £213 +93.18% 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 19 November 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 East of England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 12 (28.57%) Office 365
5 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
6 10 (23.81%) Android
7 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
7 8 (19.05%) SOTI
7 8 (19.05%) Samsung
8 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (16.67%) SLA
9 6 (14.29%) Publishing
9 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Google
9 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
10 4 (9.52%) Canon
10 4 (9.52%) Skype
10 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco
10 4 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
12 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (4.76%) Retail
12 2 (4.76%) Finance
12 2 (4.76%) PDA
12 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Skype
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 6 (14.29%) Publishing
2 4 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) PDA
2 1 (2.38%) e-Health
2 1 (2.38%) LIMS
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.81%) Android
4 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.38%) Break/Fix
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.38%) Informatics
4 1 (2.38%) ITSM
4 1 (2.38%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.38%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Samsung
2 8 (19.05%) SOTI
3 6 (14.29%) Google
4 4 (9.52%) Canon
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec