Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 364 422
Rank change year-on-year -95 +58 +97
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 112 34 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 29 79
10th Percentile £123 £150 £130
25th Percentile £145 £153 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £180 £175
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +6.06%
75th Percentile £250 £238 £228
90th Percentile £261 £246 £288
England median daily rate £193 £175 £175
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
10th Percentile £22.55 - £17.25
25th Percentile £24.13 - £18.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
75th Percentile £25.50 - £20.25
90th Percentile £56.85 - £21.04
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% +18.75% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 34,835 15,855 28,105
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 91.88% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,388 11,500 20,527
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 133 375
10th Percentile £14.45 £18.10 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.56% +52.38% +7.69%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.80 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% +25.00% -

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in London

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in London

2nd Line Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in London

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in London

2nd Line Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in London

2nd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -44 16 £190 -10.59% 12
West London -12 9 £175 - 8
South London -5 5 - - 2
East London - 1 £140 - 4
2nd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 London region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 75 (66.96%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
5 43 (38.39%) Windows 10
6 31 (27.68%) Social Skills
7 25 (22.32%) Windows 7
8 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
9 22 (19.64%) SCCM
10 18 (16.07%) Azure
11 16 (14.29%) LAN
11 16 (14.29%) WAN
12 15 (13.39%) DHCP
12 15 (13.39%) ITIL
13 14 (12.50%) DNS
13 14 (12.50%) Citrix
14 13 (11.61%) Apple
14 13 (11.61%) VMware
15 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
17 10 (8.93%) VPN
17 10 (8.93%) Adobe
17 10 (8.93%) Windows Server
18 9 (8.04%) iPhone
18 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (8.04%) vSphere
18 9 (8.04%) Cisco
18 9 (8.04%) VoIP
18 9 (8.04%) Service Management
18 9 (8.04%) Finance

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 75 (66.96%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (16.07%) Azure
3 8 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.57%) AWS
5 2 (1.79%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) LAN
1 16 (14.29%) WAN
2 15 (13.39%) DHCP
3 14 (12.50%) DNS
4 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.93%) VPN
6 9 (8.04%) VoIP
7 8 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (6.25%) SAN
9 6 (5.36%) VLAN
10 5 (4.46%) Junos
11 4 (3.57%) Firewall
11 4 (3.57%) IP Telephony
11 4 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (2.68%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.79%) BGP
13 2 (1.79%) EIGRP
13 2 (1.79%) OSPF
13 2 (1.79%) VPLS
13 2 (1.79%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 31 (27.68%) Social Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Organisational Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) iPhone
2 6 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.46%) iPad
3 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.57%) BYOD
4 4 (3.57%) User Experience
5 3 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.89%) Handset
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) PACS
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) Windows 10
3 25 (22.32%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.25%) Android
6 7 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.89%) Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.39%) ITIL
2 9 (8.04%) Asset Management
2 9 (8.04%) Service Management
3 7 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (4.46%) Break/Fix
5 4 (3.57%) ITSM
6 3 (2.68%) Change Management
6 3 (2.68%) Inventory Management
6 3 (2.68%) Market Research
6 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.68%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.68%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.79%) Antivirus Management
7 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.79%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (1.79%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (1.79%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (1.79%) Server Management
7 2 (1.79%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) DBS Check
2 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.79%) CCNP
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.79%) JNCIS
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) DICOM
2 1 (0.89%) GDPR
2 1 (0.89%) HL7
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.04%) vSphere
4 5 (4.46%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.50%) Citrix
3 13 (11.61%) Apple
3 13 (11.61%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Adobe
5 9 (8.04%) Cisco
6 8 (7.14%) Dell
6 8 (7.14%) HP
6 8 (7.14%) Juniper
7 6 (5.36%) Veeam
8 5 (4.46%) Kaspersky
8 5 (4.46%) Oracle
8 5 (4.46%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.57%) Meraki
9 4 (3.57%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.68%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.68%) Xerox
11 2 (1.79%) Aruba
11 2 (1.79%) Remedy
11 2 (1.79%) Zscaler