Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 507 505 495
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 361 354 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 224 181
England median daily rate £155 £145 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -12.12% -
10th Percentile £108 £111 £113
90th Percentile £229 £200 £238
UK median daily rate £155 £145 £165
% change year-on-year +6.90% -12.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 66
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.90% +7.25%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.84 £10.90
90th Percentile £32.40 £23.08 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year - +5.03% +11.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 85,743 86,224 84,592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.83% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,326 57,822 55,708
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,555 2,521 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in England

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in England

2nd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
London -1 122 £165 +10.00% 21
South East -15 69 £170 +30.77% 25
North of England +1 62 £145 - 18
Midlands +12 45 £140 - 10
East of England +21 40 £150 +25.28% 10
North West +17 27 £116 +13.41% 12
South West -35 25 £130 -13.33% 5
Yorkshire -15 24 £175 +19.66% 4
East Midlands +16 23 £140 -3.45% 1
West Midlands -14 22 £140 +3.70% 9
North East +2 11 £160 -3.03% 2
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 278 (77.01%) Windows
2 183 (50.69%) Active Directory
3 138 (38.23%) Microsoft
4 128 (35.46%) Office 365
5 125 (34.63%) Windows 7
6 123 (34.07%) Windows 10
7 87 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
8 65 (18.01%) Windows Server
9 62 (17.17%) SCCM
10 58 (16.07%) ITIL
11 44 (12.19%) VMware
12 36 (9.97%) LAN
13 35 (9.70%) DNS
14 34 (9.42%) MS Exchange
15 33 (9.14%) Windows 8
16 32 (8.86%) Citrix
17 31 (8.59%) WAN
17 31 (8.59%) DHCP
18 30 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (8.03%) SLA
20 28 (7.76%) Firewall
20 28 (7.76%) Finance
20 28 (7.76%) Security Cleared
21 26 (7.20%) Cisco
21 26 (7.20%) TCP/IP
21 26 (7.20%) Apple
22 25 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (6.65%) Android
24 23 (6.37%) Problem-Solving

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 34 (9.42%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) Moodle
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 87 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 128 (35.46%) Office 365
2 12 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) G Suite
4 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.97%) LAN
2 35 (9.70%) DNS
3 31 (8.59%) DHCP
3 31 (8.59%) WAN
4 28 (7.76%) Firewall
5 26 (7.20%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.26%) VoIP
7 15 (4.16%) Remote Desktop
7 15 (4.16%) VPN
8 10 (2.77%) Wireless
9 8 (2.22%) Internet
9 8 (2.22%) Skype
10 7 (1.94%) PBX
11 6 (1.66%) SAN
12 5 (1.39%) WebEx
13 4 (1.11%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.11%) Network Security
14 3 (0.83%) NAS
15 2 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (7.76%) Finance
2 13 (3.60%) Publishing
3 9 (2.49%) Banking
4 7 (1.94%) Law
4 7 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.66%) French Language
5 6 (1.66%) Italian Language
5 6 (1.66%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 4 (1.11%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Marketing
7 3 (0.83%) Military
7 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) German Language
8 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.28%) .NET
1 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.28%) LDAP
1 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.28%) Web Services
1 1 (0.28%) Web Services Management
1 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.05%) NHS
5 10 (2.77%) iPhone
6 9 (2.49%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.66%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.39%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.11%) Replication
10 3 (0.83%) e-Health
10 3 (0.83%) iPad
10 3 (0.83%) LIMS
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) PACS
11 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 278 (77.01%) Windows
2 125 (34.63%) Windows 7
3 123 (34.07%) Windows 10
4 65 (18.01%) Windows Server
5 33 (9.14%) Windows 8
6 30 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (6.65%) Android
9 15 (4.16%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.32%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.49%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.94%) Linux
12 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.83%) AIX
14 3 (0.83%) Unix
15 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.07%) ITIL
2 23 (6.37%) Incident Management
2 23 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (5.26%) Service Management
4 18 (4.99%) Migration
5 16 (4.43%) Service Delivery
6 14 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (3.05%) Asset Management
8 10 (2.77%) Analytics
8 10 (2.77%) ITSM
9 7 (1.94%) Time Management
10 6 (1.66%) Patch Management
10 6 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (1.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (1.39%) ITIL V3
12 4 (1.11%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.11%) Infrastructure Management
13 3 (0.83%) Data Migration
13 3 (0.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (0.83%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.16%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.22%) SQL
3 2 (0.55%) Java
4 1 (0.28%) C
4 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.82%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.88%) MCP
4 14 (3.88%) MCSA
5 13 (3.60%) MCSE
6 10 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.49%) CCNA
8 8 (2.22%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.94%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.11%) MCDST
11 4 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.55%) MCITP
13 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.28%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.03%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) HL7
3 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.28%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 183 (50.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.22%) XenApp
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (17.17%) SCCM
2 3 (0.83%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (0.83%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.55%) SCOM
3 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 138 (38.23%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.19%) VMware
3 32 (8.86%) Citrix
4 26 (7.20%) Apple
4 26 (7.20%) Cisco
5 17 (4.71%) Remedy
6 16 (4.43%) HP
7 11 (3.05%) Samsung
8 9 (2.49%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.22%) SOTI
9 8 (2.22%) Veeam
10 6 (1.66%) Google
10 6 (1.66%) Mitel
11 5 (1.39%) Dell
11 5 (1.39%) Symantec
12 4 (1.11%) Avaya
12 4 (1.11%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.11%) Meraki
12 4 (1.11%) Reuters
12 4 (1.11%) Sony