Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 519 489
Rank change year-on-year -9 -30 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 348 322 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 183 179
England median daily rate £150 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71% +8.53%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £113
90th Percentile £223 £238 £279
UK median daily rate £150 £165 £171
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.65% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.58 £11.63
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.93 £23.63
UK median hourly rate £17.30 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +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 87,940 81,475 93,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,325 53,284 61,126
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,755 3,080
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%

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 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -3 155 £165 -4.35% 41
South East -29 62 £143 -5.00% 24
North of England -21 43 £155 -9.88% 30
Midlands +1 33 £137 -30.82% 13
South West +2 28 £140 -12.50% 8
East of England +8 27 £126 -3.09% 17
West Midlands +14 25 £140 +3.70% 9
Yorkshire -11 19 £143 -19.72% 11
North West -15 16 £103 -4.65% 17
North East +14 8 £198 +2.73% 2
East Midlands -2 8 £133 -33.37% 4
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 268 (77.01%) Windows
2 197 (56.61%) Active Directory
3 130 (37.36%) Microsoft
4 117 (33.62%) Office 365
4 117 (33.62%) Windows 10
5 116 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 109 (31.32%) Microsoft Office
7 71 (20.40%) Windows Server
8 65 (18.68%) ITIL
9 59 (16.95%) SCCM
10 55 (15.80%) MS Exchange
11 45 (12.93%) VMware
12 42 (12.07%) WAN
12 42 (12.07%) Windows 8
13 40 (11.49%) Cisco
13 40 (11.49%) Finance
14 38 (10.92%) LAN
15 36 (10.34%) Citrix
15 36 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 35 (10.06%) VPN
16 35 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (9.48%) Service Management
18 32 (9.20%) Apple
19 31 (8.91%) DNS
19 31 (8.91%) Security Cleared
20 28 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (8.05%) Android
20 28 (8.05%) SLA
21 27 (7.76%) SC Cleared
22 25 (7.18%) 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 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.46%) Skype for Business
3 18 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.86%) IIS
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 109 (31.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.15%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.86%) Revit
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Eikon
1 2 (0.57%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) Line 50
2 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 117 (33.62%) Office 365
2 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.01%) G Suite
3 7 (2.01%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.07%) WAN
2 38 (10.92%) LAN
3 35 (10.06%) VPN
4 31 (8.91%) DNS
5 24 (6.90%) DHCP
6 23 (6.61%) Firewall
6 23 (6.61%) Skype
7 20 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.74%) Internet
8 13 (3.74%) VoIP
9 12 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.30%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.44%) MPLS
11 5 (1.44%) SAN
11 5 (1.44%) Wireless
12 4 (1.15%) HTTP
12 4 (1.15%) Intranet
12 4 (1.15%) SMTP
12 4 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.57%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) Power BI
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.29%) GIS
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (11.49%) Finance
2 11 (3.16%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.30%) Law
5 7 (2.01%) Retail
6 4 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.57%) Web Services
1 2 (0.57%) Web Services Management
2 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.46%) Smartphone
2 18 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.89%) iPad
4 13 (3.74%) iPhone
5 12 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.87%) NHS
7 9 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.30%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.30%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.01%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.57%) Handset
12 2 (0.57%) PKI
13 1 (0.29%) EPoS
13 1 (0.29%) Fintech
13 1 (0.29%) PDA
13 1 (0.29%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 268 (77.01%) Windows
2 117 (33.62%) Windows 10
3 116 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 71 (20.40%) Windows Server
5 42 (12.07%) Windows 8
6 36 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (8.05%) Android
9 19 (5.46%) Apple iOS
10 13 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 11 (3.16%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.72%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.72%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.15%) Linux
15 3 (0.86%) Unix
16 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.29%) Solaris
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.68%) ITIL
2 33 (9.48%) Service Management
3 24 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (4.89%) Migration
5 15 (4.31%) Incident Management
5 15 (4.31%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (3.74%) ITSM
7 10 (2.87%) Patch Management
8 9 (2.59%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.30%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.01%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.01%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.01%) Time Management
11 6 (1.72%) Line Management
11 6 (1.72%) Proactive Monitoring
12 5 (1.44%) Software Deployment
13 4 (1.15%) Change Management
13 4 (1.15%) Investment Management
13 4 (1.15%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (1.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.31%) SQL
2 7 (2.01%) C
3 5 (1.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.57%) Java
5 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.45%) MCP
5 11 (3.16%) Degree
6 9 (2.59%) CCNA
7 7 (2.01%) CCNP
7 7 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.72%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.44%) MCITP
9 5 (1.44%) MCSE
10 4 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.86%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.86%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.86%) MCSA
12 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (56.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.30%) XenApp
5 5 (1.44%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.15%) XenServer
7 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) IAG
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (16.95%) SCCM
2 9 (2.59%) AirWatch
3 7 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.15%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.86%) SCOM
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.57%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) AppManager
8 1 (0.29%) Control-M
8 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.29%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 130 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.93%) VMware
3 40 (11.49%) Cisco
4 36 (10.34%) Citrix
5 32 (9.20%) Apple
6 25 (7.18%) HP
7 12 (3.45%) Ivanti
8 10 (2.87%) Dell
9 8 (2.30%) Avaya
9 8 (2.30%) McAfee
9 8 (2.30%) Remedy
9 8 (2.30%) Veeam
10 7 (2.01%) Adobe
10 7 (2.01%) Google
10 7 (2.01%) Juniper
11 6 (1.72%) Mitel
11 6 (1.72%) Sage
12 5 (1.44%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.44%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.15%) Symantec