Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 535 561
Rank change year-on-year +58 +26 -105
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 421 325 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 197 176
England median daily rate £163 £145 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -6.45% -8.82%
10th Percentile £108 £111 £113
90th Percentile £230 £214 £238
UK median daily rate £163 £148 £159
% change year-on-year +10.17% -7.09% -6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 39 58
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +1.41% -2.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.71
90th Percentile £23.75 £23.50 £28.00
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +6.15% +6.56% -3.85%

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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +49 172 £170 +17.24% 27
South East -12 74 £170 +21.43% 18
North of England -13 64 £163 +3.17% 19
Midlands +8 57 £134 -4.19% 14
West Midlands 0 41 £135 +17.93% 10
East of England +5 37 £150 +20.00% 14
North West -2 32 £130 +23.47% 12
South West -26 19 £130 -25.71% 15
Yorkshire -26 19 £200 +26.98% 5
East Midlands +10 15 £133 -11.15% 4
North East +6 13 £240 +39.53% 2
2nd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 293 (69.60%) Windows
2 206 (48.93%) Active Directory
3 143 (33.97%) Microsoft
4 132 (31.35%) Office 365
5 116 (27.55%) Windows 7
6 113 (26.84%) Windows 10
7 89 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
8 80 (19.00%) ITIL
9 73 (17.34%) Windows Server
10 57 (13.54%) SCCM
11 50 (11.88%) Cisco
12 45 (10.69%) Finance
13 44 (10.45%) VMware
14 43 (10.21%) LAN
14 43 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (10.21%) Security Cleared
15 42 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (9.74%) MS Exchange
16 41 (9.74%) Apple
17 39 (9.26%) DNS
18 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
19 37 (8.79%) Firewall
20 36 (8.55%) SLA
20 36 (8.55%) Citrix
21 35 (8.31%) WAN
22 33 (7.84%) DHCP
22 33 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (7.60%) Windows 8
24 31 (7.36%) HP
25 29 (6.89%) 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 41 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.75%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.95%) PTC Creo
5 4 (0.95%) Windchill
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Eikon
1 1 (0.24%) Line 50
1 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.24%) SAP WM
1 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 132 (31.35%) Office 365
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.19%) G Suite
3 5 (1.19%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.21%) LAN
2 39 (9.26%) DNS
3 37 (8.79%) Firewall
4 35 (8.31%) WAN
5 33 (7.84%) DHCP
6 27 (6.41%) VPN
7 21 (4.99%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.99%) VoIP
8 17 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (2.85%) Skype
10 10 (2.38%) Internet
11 9 (2.14%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.66%) PBX
12 7 (1.66%) SAN
13 6 (1.43%) Network Security
14 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.19%) Wireless
15 4 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 4 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.24%) Power BI
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.24%) JIRA
1 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 45 (10.69%) Finance
2 17 (4.04%) Law
3 10 (2.38%) French Language
3 10 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (2.14%) Italian Language
4 9 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (2.14%) Spanish Language
5 8 (1.90%) Advertising
5 8 (1.90%) Banking
5 8 (1.90%) Publishing
6 5 (1.19%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.48%) German Language
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.48%) .NET
1 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.24%) CSS
2 1 (0.24%) HTML
2 1 (0.24%) jQuery
2 1 (0.24%) SOAP
2 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.24%) Web Services
2 1 (0.24%) Web Services Management
2 1 (0.24%) XMPP
2 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.56%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.61%) iPhone
5 11 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.14%) iPad
7 7 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.66%) NHS
8 5 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.19%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.71%) Fintech
10 3 (0.71%) Replication
11 2 (0.48%) CMDB
12 1 (0.24%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 293 (69.60%) Windows
2 116 (27.55%) Windows 7
3 113 (26.84%) Windows 10
4 73 (17.34%) Windows Server
5 43 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (7.60%) Windows 8
8 29 (6.89%) Android
9 23 (5.46%) Apple iOS
10 17 (4.04%) Mac OS
11 15 (3.56%) Linux
12 8 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.66%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.95%) Unix
15 3 (0.71%) AIX
15 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.24%) Solaris
16 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.00%) ITIL
2 33 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (5.94%) Asset Management
4 21 (4.99%) Service Management
5 16 (3.80%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (3.33%) Break/Fix
7 14 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 14 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.09%) Migration
9 9 (2.14%) ITSM
9 9 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (2.14%) Patch Management
10 8 (1.90%) Project Management
11 7 (1.66%) Analytics
11 7 (1.66%) Network Management
11 7 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (1.43%) Time Management
13 5 (1.19%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (1.19%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.28%) SQL
2 14 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.14%) Java
4 7 (1.66%) C
4 7 (1.66%) Python
5 6 (1.43%) PHP
6 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.33%) MCSA
5 13 (3.09%) MCP
6 12 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.61%) CCNA
8 10 (2.38%) Degree
8 10 (2.38%) MCSE
9 9 (2.14%) A+ Certification
9 9 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.90%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.48%) MCDST
13 2 (0.48%) MCITP
14 1 (0.24%) CCNP
14 1 (0.24%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.24%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.24%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 206 (48.93%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.95%) vSphere
5 4 (0.95%) XenApp
6 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.71%) XenServer
7 2 (0.48%) Firmware
7 2 (0.48%) NFS
7 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) Docker
8 1 (0.24%) IAG
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (13.54%) SCCM
2 6 (1.43%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.95%) WSUS
5 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.71%) SCOM
6 2 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 143 (33.97%) Microsoft
2 50 (11.88%) Cisco
3 44 (10.45%) VMware
4 41 (9.74%) Apple
5 36 (8.55%) Citrix
6 31 (7.36%) HP
7 15 (3.56%) Sony
8 14 (3.33%) Remedy
9 12 (2.85%) Juniper
10 10 (2.38%) Google
10 10 (2.38%) McAfee
11 7 (1.66%) Dell
11 7 (1.66%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.43%) Huawei
12 6 (1.43%) Mitel
12 6 (1.43%) SOTI
13 5 (1.19%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.19%) Samsung
13 5 (1.19%) SolarWinds