Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 546 545
Rank change year-on-year +43 -1 -85
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 401 289 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 173 176
England median daily rate £163 £150 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £110 £105 £115
90th Percentile £238 £224 £263
UK median daily rate £164 £150 £163
% change year-on-year +9.17% -7.69% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 47 63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +1.17% -6.18%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £21.50 £23.70 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -9.38%

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 89,360 83,878 96,708
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,161 54,726 63,738
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,688 2,831
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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
London +52 181 £170 +3.82% 25
South East -16 69 £173 +15.00% 21
Midlands +14 51 £133 -11.15% 8
North of England -27 48 £173 +18.97% 25
West Midlands -3 42 £140 +19.66% 3
East of England +13 31 £138 +10.00% 8
North West -14 26 £150 +50.00% 15
South West -3 22 £130 -25.71% 4
North East +2 12 £230 +33.72% 2
Yorkshire -28 10 £200 +26.98% 8
East Midlands +3 8 £133 -32.52% 5
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 288 (71.82%) Windows
2 210 (52.37%) Active Directory
3 125 (31.17%) Microsoft
4 118 (29.43%) Office 365
5 106 (26.43%) Windows 7
6 104 (25.94%) Windows 10
7 96 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
8 85 (21.20%) Windows Server
9 75 (18.70%) ITIL
10 65 (16.21%) SCCM
11 54 (13.47%) Finance
12 53 (13.22%) Cisco
12 53 (13.22%) MS Exchange
12 53 (13.22%) Windows 8
13 49 (12.22%) LAN
14 47 (11.72%) WAN
14 47 (11.72%) Citrix
14 47 (11.72%) VMware
15 46 (11.47%) Security Cleared
16 45 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (10.47%) SC Cleared
18 41 (10.22%) HP
19 40 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
20 39 (9.73%) SLA
20 39 (9.73%) Firewall
21 36 (8.98%) Apple
22 34 (8.48%) VPN
23 33 (8.23%) DNS
24 32 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
24 32 (7.98%) Android

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 53 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.49%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.00%) IIS
7 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 96 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.00%) PTC Creo
3 4 (1.00%) Windchill
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Line 50
1 2 (0.50%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Eikon
2 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 118 (29.43%) Office 365
2 9 (2.24%) G Suite
3 8 (2.00%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.75%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.22%) LAN
2 47 (11.72%) WAN
3 39 (9.73%) Firewall
4 34 (8.48%) VPN
5 33 (8.23%) DNS
6 25 (6.23%) DHCP
7 20 (4.99%) Skype
8 18 (4.49%) Internet
9 17 (4.24%) VoIP
10 15 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (3.49%) TCP/IP
12 13 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.24%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.50%) 3G
14 6 (1.50%) SAN
15 5 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.25%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.25%) VLAN
16 4 (1.00%) MPLS
16 4 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.75%) Power BI
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.25%) GIS
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 54 (13.47%) Finance
2 15 (3.74%) Law
3 12 (2.99%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (2.24%) Advertising
4 9 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.00%) Banking
6 7 (1.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.00%) French Language
8 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.75%) Legal
8 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.50%) Web Services
1 2 (0.50%) Web Services Management
1 2 (0.50%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.25%) .NET
2 1 (0.25%) CSS
2 1 (0.25%) HTML
2 1 (0.25%) jQuery
2 1 (0.25%) SOAP
2 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.49%) Smartphone
3 19 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.49%) iPad
6 12 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.24%) iPhone
8 8 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.50%) NHS
9 6 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Fintech
10 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.50%) Replication
12 1 (0.25%) Clustering
12 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 288 (71.82%) Windows
2 106 (26.43%) Windows 7
3 104 (25.94%) Windows 10
4 85 (21.20%) Windows Server
5 53 (13.22%) Windows 8
6 45 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (7.98%) Android
9 21 (5.24%) Apple iOS
10 16 (3.99%) Linux
11 12 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 10 (2.49%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.25%) Unix
15 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.50%) Solaris
16 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.50%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.70%) ITIL
2 29 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (6.73%) Service Management
4 22 (5.49%) Asset Management
5 20 (4.99%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (3.99%) Migration
7 12 (2.99%) Incident Management
8 11 (2.74%) Break/Fix
8 11 (2.74%) Patch Management
9 10 (2.49%) ITIL V3
10 9 (2.24%) ITSM
11 7 (1.75%) Line Management
11 7 (1.75%) Project Management
12 6 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (1.50%) Network Management
12 6 (1.50%) Service Delivery
13 5 (1.25%) DevOps
13 5 (1.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 5 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (1.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.99%) SQL
2 11 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.24%) C
3 9 (2.24%) Java
4 7 (1.75%) Python
5 5 (1.25%) PHP
6 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.24%) Degree
4 15 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.99%) MCP
7 11 (2.74%) CCNA
8 10 (2.49%) DBS Check
8 10 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.00%) MCSE
10 7 (1.75%) CCNP
11 6 (1.50%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.75%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.75%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.75%) MCSA
14 2 (0.50%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.25%) MCDST
15 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.73%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (52.37%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.00%) XenApp
6 5 (1.25%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.25%) XenServer
7 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.50%) Firmware
8 2 (0.50%) IAG
8 2 (0.50%) NFS
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (16.21%) SCCM
2 9 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.75%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.25%) WSUS
6 4 (1.00%) SCOM
7 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.50%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.25%) AppManager
9 1 (0.25%) Control-M
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 125 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.22%) Cisco
3 47 (11.72%) Citrix
3 47 (11.72%) VMware
4 41 (10.22%) HP
5 36 (8.98%) Apple
6 16 (3.99%) Juniper
7 13 (3.24%) Google
8 12 (2.99%) McAfee
9 11 (2.74%) Sony
10 10 (2.49%) Dell
10 10 (2.49%) Ivanti
11 9 (2.24%) Remedy
12 8 (2.00%) Huawei
12 8 (2.00%) Mitel
13 7 (1.75%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.25%) Alibaba
15 5 (1.25%) Veeam
16 4 (1.00%) ThinPrint