Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 554 446
Rank change year-on-year +37 -108 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 323 336 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 175 206
England median daily rate £145 £155 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £111 £113 £105
90th Percentile £213 £238 £275
UK median daily rate £148 £158 £170
% change year-on-year -6.35% -7.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 137
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -1.61% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.50 £28.00 £21.55
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.56% -1.61% +3.33%

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 86582 93337 99026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57441 61446 64059
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2545 2986 3836
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.92
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +26 109 £145 -9.38% 17
South East +12 75 £140 -12.50% 11
North of England +69 47 £158 -1.56% 11
Midlands +48 34 £143 - 5
South West -18 31 £175 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +40 27 £158 +5.00% 3
East of England -15 26 £125 -16.67% 9
West Midlands +32 23 £114 -12.78% 4
North West +28 16 £105 -38.96% 8
East Midlands +6 11 £150 -45.45% 1
North East +55 4 £172 +2.69%
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 250 (77.40%) Windows
2 183 (56.66%) Active Directory
3 123 (38.08%) Microsoft
4 119 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 109 (33.75%) Microsoft Office
6 93 (28.79%) Office 365
7 85 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 79 (24.46%) ITIL
9 67 (20.74%) Windows Server
10 52 (16.10%) Cisco
11 49 (15.17%) Citrix
12 48 (14.86%) VMware
13 47 (14.55%) SCCM
14 42 (13.00%) Windows 8
15 40 (12.38%) Security Cleared
16 39 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
17 38 (11.76%) WAN
17 38 (11.76%) MS Exchange
18 36 (11.15%) LAN
19 35 (10.84%) DNS
20 34 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 33 (10.22%) TCP/IP
22 32 (9.91%) Blackberry
23 31 (9.60%) Apple
23 31 (9.60%) DHCP
23 31 (9.60%) SC Cleared
24 29 (8.98%) Android
25 26 (8.05%) Remote Desktop
25 26 (8.05%) HP
26 25 (7.74%) VPN

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 38 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.41%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.79%) IIS
6 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 109 (33.75%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 93 (28.79%) Office 365
2 9 (2.79%) G Suite
3 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.76%) WAN
2 36 (11.15%) LAN
3 35 (10.84%) DNS
4 33 (10.22%) TCP/IP
5 31 (9.60%) DHCP
6 26 (8.05%) Remote Desktop
7 25 (7.74%) VPN
8 18 (5.57%) Firewall
9 13 (4.02%) Wireless
10 10 (3.10%) Internet
11 9 (2.79%) Skype
12 8 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (2.48%) VLAN
13 7 (2.17%) Broadband
13 7 (2.17%) VoIP
13 7 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.55%) SAN
15 4 (1.24%) ADSL
15 4 (1.24%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.24%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.93%) MySQL
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.62%) MS Access
5 1 (0.31%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 24 (7.43%) Finance
2 15 (4.64%) Banking
3 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.55%) Retail
4 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.24%) Law
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
6 3 (0.93%) Military
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Automotive
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.62%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.62%) XMPP
2 1 (0.31%) Flash
2 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.91%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.19%) iPhone
4 17 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.10%) iPad
5 10 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.48%) BYOD
7 7 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.86%) Clustering
9 5 (1.55%) FMCG
10 4 (1.24%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.24%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.31%) Equities
13 1 (0.31%) Life Science
13 1 (0.31%) PKI
13 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 250 (77.40%) Windows
2 119 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 85 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 67 (20.74%) Windows Server
5 42 (13.00%) Windows 8
6 39 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (8.98%) Android
9 20 (6.19%) Windows XP
10 17 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.72%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.72%) Mac OS
12 10 (3.10%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.48%) Unix
13 8 (2.48%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.86%) Solaris
14 6 (1.86%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.24%) Linux
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.46%) ITIL
2 16 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
3 14 (4.33%) Incident Management
4 11 (3.41%) Service Management
5 10 (3.10%) Migration
6 9 (2.79%) ITIL V3
6 9 (2.79%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (1.86%) Coaching
8 6 (1.86%) Time Management
9 5 (1.55%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.55%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (1.55%) PRINCE
9 5 (1.55%) Problem Management
9 5 (1.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (1.24%) Break/Fix
10 4 (1.24%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (1.24%) Line Management
10 4 (1.24%) Mentoring
10 4 (1.24%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (0.31%) C
2 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.02%) MCSE
5 12 (3.72%) CCNA
5 12 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.41%) MCSA
7 10 (3.10%) Degree
7 10 (3.10%) MCP
8 9 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.24%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.24%) MCITP
11 2 (0.62%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.62%) ACSA
11 2 (0.62%) CCNP
11 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.31%) CCA
12 1 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 183 (56.66%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.86%) vSphere
5 6 (1.86%) XenApp
6 5 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.24%) XenServer
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (14.55%) SCCM
2 9 (2.79%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.86%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.55%) Netcool
4 5 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.31%) DameWare
7 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (38.08%) Microsoft
2 52 (16.10%) Cisco
3 49 (15.17%) Citrix
4 48 (14.86%) VMware
5 31 (9.60%) Apple
6 26 (8.05%) HP
7 11 (3.41%) Dell
7 11 (3.41%) Google
8 7 (2.17%) GFI Software
8 7 (2.17%) WatchGuard
9 6 (1.86%) McAfee
9 6 (1.86%) Oracle
9 6 (1.86%) Sophos
9 6 (1.86%) Symantec
10 5 (1.55%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.55%) Veritas
11 4 (1.24%) Avaya
11 4 (1.24%) Remedy
11 4 (1.24%) Veeam
12 3 (0.93%) SolarWinds