The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Support Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 50 71
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.47% 1.35% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £130 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £169
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.11 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.67% -20.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 646 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.56% 96.71% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 330 431
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £29.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -8 2 £130 -31.57% 1
2nd Line Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 2nd Line Support 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 Hertfordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware