Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 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
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 533 466
Rank change year-on-year +14 -67 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 364 352 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 179 213
England median daily rate £145 £163 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -4.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £111 £113 £107
90th Percentile £207 £238 £273
UK median daily rate £145 £163 £170
% change year-on-year -10.77% -4.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 129
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.83 £10.59 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.70 £28.00 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% - +6.90%

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 90146 90887 97902
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.70% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 60308 59838 63462
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2604 3016 3760
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.82 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 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
London +19 146 £145 -17.14% 20
South East +5 86 £133 -19.70% 13
North of England +29 38 £143 -13.64% 8
Midlands +29 36 £145 -17.14% 4
South West -26 34 £175 +16.67% 5
Yorkshire +30 25 £146 -2.50% 2
West Midlands +28 23 £135 -21.74% 3
East of England -18 23 £125 -13.79% 4
East Midlands -3 13 £150 -14.29% 1
North West +9 10 £103 -39.71% 6
North East +37 3 £155 -11.43%
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 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 England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 286 (78.57%) Windows
2 210 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 149 (40.93%) Microsoft
4 138 (37.91%) Windows 7
5 127 (34.89%) Microsoft Office
6 117 (32.14%) Office 365
7 115 (31.59%) Windows 10
8 88 (24.18%) ITIL
9 70 (19.23%) Windows Server
10 59 (16.21%) Cisco
11 58 (15.93%) VMware
12 56 (15.38%) SCCM
13 51 (14.01%) MS Exchange
14 43 (11.81%) Windows 8
15 41 (11.26%) WAN
15 41 (11.26%) Citrix
15 41 (11.26%) Apple
16 40 (10.99%) LAN
17 39 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 39 (10.71%) TCP/IP
18 37 (10.16%) DNS
19 36 (9.89%) DHCP
20 35 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (9.34%) Security Cleared
22 32 (8.79%) VPN
23 31 (8.52%) Finance
23 31 (8.52%) Android
24 30 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
25 27 (7.42%) SLA
25 27 (7.42%) HP

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 51 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 16 (4.40%) Skype for Business
5 13 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.20%) IIS
7 7 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.55%) WordPress
11 1 (0.27%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 127 (34.89%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.55%) Revit
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.82%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 117 (32.14%) Office 365
2 6 (1.65%) G Suite
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.26%) WAN
2 40 (10.99%) LAN
3 39 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.16%) DNS
5 36 (9.89%) DHCP
6 32 (8.79%) VPN
7 19 (5.22%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (4.12%) Firewall
8 15 (4.12%) Skype
9 13 (3.57%) Wireless
10 12 (3.30%) Internet
11 10 (2.75%) VoIP
12 7 (1.92%) Broadband
12 7 (1.92%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.65%) VLAN
14 5 (1.37%) Intranet
14 5 (1.37%) Network Security
15 4 (1.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.82%) MySQL
3 2 (0.55%) MS Access
4 1 (0.27%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 31 (8.52%) Finance
2 16 (4.40%) Banking
3 7 (1.92%) Law
3 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.65%) Retail
5 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Military
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Back Office
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.55%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.55%) XMPP
2 1 (0.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 23 (6.32%) iPhone
3 17 (4.67%) iPad
4 13 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (3.02%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.02%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.65%) Clustering
7 5 (1.37%) BYOD
7 5 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.37%) FMCG
8 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.82%) NHS
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.55%) Handset
11 1 (0.27%) Equities
11 1 (0.27%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.27%) Life Science
11 1 (0.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 286 (78.57%) Windows
2 138 (37.91%) Windows 7
3 115 (31.59%) Windows 10
4 70 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 43 (11.81%) Windows 8
6 39 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (8.52%) Android
9 21 (5.77%) Windows XP
10 16 (4.40%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.85%) Mac OS X
12 13 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.75%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.47%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.92%) Unix
16 6 (1.65%) Windows Phone
17 5 (1.37%) Solaris
18 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.18%) ITIL
2 18 (4.95%) Service Management
3 17 (4.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 14 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 14 (3.85%) Migration
5 12 (3.30%) Service Delivery
6 9 (2.47%) Incident Management
6 9 (2.47%) Problem Management
7 7 (1.92%) PRINCE2
7 7 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (1.92%) Software Deployment
7 7 (1.92%) Time Management
8 6 (1.65%) ITSM
8 6 (1.65%) Patch Management
9 5 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (1.37%) PRINCE
10 4 (1.10%) Break/Fix
10 4 (1.10%) Coaching
10 4 (1.10%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (1.10%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.40%) SQL
2 2 (0.55%) C
3 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.85%) Degree
5 13 (3.57%) CCNA
5 13 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.57%) MCP
5 13 (3.57%) MCSE
6 12 (3.30%) MCSA
7 9 (2.47%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.92%) MCITP
9 4 (1.10%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.10%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.55%) ACSA
10 2 (0.55%) CCNP
10 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.27%) CCENT
11 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 210 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.30%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.20%) XenApp
5 5 (1.37%) vSphere
5 5 (1.37%) XenServer
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (15.38%) SCCM
2 15 (4.12%) AirWatch
3 9 (2.47%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.37%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.37%) Netcool
5 5 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) DameWare
8 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.27%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (40.93%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.21%) Cisco
3 58 (15.93%) VMware
4 41 (11.26%) Apple
4 41 (11.26%) Citrix
5 27 (7.42%) HP
6 13 (3.57%) Dell
7 9 (2.47%) GFI Software
7 9 (2.47%) WatchGuard
8 8 (2.20%) Avaya
8 8 (2.20%) Google
9 7 (1.92%) LANDesk
9 7 (1.92%) Remedy
9 7 (1.92%) Veeam
10 6 (1.65%) CommVault
10 6 (1.65%) McAfee
10 6 (1.65%) Oracle
11 5 (1.37%) Adobe
11 5 (1.37%) Veritas
12 4 (1.10%) Sage