Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 505 477
Rank change year-on-year -10 -28 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 347 341 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 171 189
England median daily rate £145 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £113 £110 £112
90th Percentile £200 £230 £275
UK median daily rate £145 £160 £165
% change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 62 128
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.09 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +3.79% +6.90%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.98 £19.65
UK median hourly rate £17.30 £16.09 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.54% +7.25% +3.45%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +5 150 £150 -11.76% 33
South East -15 81 £136 -14.84% 25
Midlands +16 38 £135 -30.77% 21
North of England -5 31 £154 -3.91% 25
West Midlands +20 26 £122 -21.14% 14
South West -14 24 £150 -1.64% 12
Yorkshire -1 21 £150 -7.69% 11
East of England -11 21 £114 -10.22% 18
East Midlands -6 12 £145 -25.64% 7
North West +5 6 £133 +3.92% 13
North East +17 4 £165 -1.49% 1
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 277 (79.83%) Windows
2 201 (57.93%) Active Directory
3 139 (40.06%) Microsoft
4 125 (36.02%) Windows 7
5 122 (35.16%) Office 365
6 120 (34.58%) Microsoft Office
7 109 (31.41%) Windows 10
8 79 (22.77%) ITIL
9 71 (20.46%) Windows Server
10 55 (15.85%) MS Exchange
10 55 (15.85%) SCCM
11 42 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (11.82%) Cisco
13 40 (11.53%) Citrix
13 40 (11.53%) WAN
13 40 (11.53%) Apple
14 39 (11.24%) VMware
15 38 (10.95%) LAN
15 38 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 37 (10.66%) DNS
17 35 (10.09%) Windows 8
18 34 (9.80%) TCP/IP
19 32 (9.22%) VPN
19 32 (9.22%) DHCP
20 31 (8.93%) Finance
21 29 (8.36%) Android
22 27 (7.78%) Security Cleared
22 27 (7.78%) SLA
23 26 (7.49%) Service Management
24 24 (6.92%) 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 55 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.32%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.44%) IIS
7 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 120 (34.58%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.86%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.86%) Revit
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.86%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.58%) Eikon
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 122 (35.16%) Office 365
2 11 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.31%) G Suite
4 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.86%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.53%) WAN
2 38 (10.95%) LAN
3 37 (10.66%) DNS
4 34 (9.80%) TCP/IP
5 32 (9.22%) DHCP
5 32 (9.22%) VPN
6 18 (5.19%) Skype
7 16 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (4.32%) Firewall
9 8 (2.31%) Internet
9 8 (2.31%) IP Telephony
9 8 (2.31%) VoIP
9 8 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.31%) Wireless
10 6 (1.73%) Intranet
11 5 (1.44%) Broadband
11 5 (1.44%) Network Security
12 4 (1.15%) VLAN
12 4 (1.15%) WLAN
13 3 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.29%) MS Access
2 1 (0.29%) MySQL
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 31 (8.93%) Finance
2 11 (3.17%) Banking
3 8 (2.31%) Law
4 4 (1.15%) Advertising
4 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.15%) Retail
4 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.61%) iPad
2 16 (4.61%) iPhone
3 15 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (4.03%) Blackberry
5 12 (3.46%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.73%) NHS
9 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.86%) Clustering
11 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.58%) Handset
11 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.58%) PKI
12 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.29%) FMCG
12 1 (0.29%) Life Science
12 1 (0.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 277 (79.83%) Windows
2 125 (36.02%) Windows 7
3 109 (31.41%) Windows 10
4 71 (20.46%) Windows Server
5 42 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (10.09%) Windows 8
8 29 (8.36%) Android
9 19 (5.48%) Apple iOS
10 18 (5.19%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.75%) Mac OS X
12 11 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.17%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.02%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.73%) Unix
15 4 (1.15%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.86%) Solaris
17 1 (0.29%) Linux
17 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.77%) ITIL
2 26 (7.49%) Service Management
3 16 (4.61%) Migration
4 12 (3.46%) Incident Management
4 12 (3.46%) ITIL V3
4 12 (3.46%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (3.17%) ITSM
6 9 (2.59%) Problem Management
6 9 (2.59%) Service Delivery
6 9 (2.59%) Software Deployment
6 9 (2.59%) Time Management
7 8 (2.31%) Patch Management
8 6 (1.73%) Asset Management
8 6 (1.73%) Proactive Monitoring
8 6 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (1.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.15%) Investment Management
9 4 (1.15%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (1.15%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.03%) SQL
2 5 (1.44%) C
3 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.17%) Degree
4 11 (3.17%) MCP
4 11 (3.17%) MCSA
4 11 (3.17%) MCSE
5 9 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.31%) CCNA
7 7 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.02%) MCITP
8 5 (1.44%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.15%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.86%) CCNP
10 3 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 201 (57.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.02%) XenApp
5 4 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.15%) XenServer
6 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (15.85%) SCCM
2 13 (3.75%) AirWatch
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 7 (2.02%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.86%) Netcool
5 3 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.58%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) DameWare
7 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 139 (40.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.82%) Cisco
3 40 (11.53%) Apple
3 40 (11.53%) Citrix
4 39 (11.24%) VMware
5 24 (6.92%) HP
6 9 (2.59%) Avaya
6 9 (2.59%) Dell
6 9 (2.59%) Google
7 8 (2.31%) Bloomberg
7 8 (2.31%) Veeam
8 7 (2.02%) Adobe
8 7 (2.02%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.73%) CommVault
9 6 (1.73%) McAfee
9 6 (1.73%) Remedy
10 5 (1.44%) GFI Software
10 5 (1.44%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.15%) Sage
12 3 (0.86%) Symantec