The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 365 374
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 32 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 29
Median daily rate £175 £165 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £336 £256
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £168
% change year-on-year - -10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +5.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.74 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £22.14 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.63 £13.11 £16.60
% change year-on-year +3.90% -21.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support Engineer in London

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Support Engineer in London

2nd Line Support 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 Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -4 4 £110 -51.11% 2
West End of London +9 1 £150 - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (77.03%) Active Directory
2 52 (70.27%) Windows
3 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 33 (44.59%) Windows 7
5 27 (36.49%) Windows 10
6 23 (31.08%) Office 365
7 21 (28.38%) MS Exchange
7 21 (28.38%) Microsoft Office
8 18 (24.32%) Windows 8
9 15 (20.27%) ITIL
9 15 (20.27%) WAN
9 15 (20.27%) Windows Server
10 13 (17.57%) Apple
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (16.22%) Cisco
11 12 (16.22%) Citrix
11 12 (16.22%) VPN
12 11 (14.86%) LAN
12 11 (14.86%) MCSE
12 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (13.51%) Mac OS X
13 10 (13.51%) Firewall
14 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (10.81%) CCNA
15 8 (10.81%) Google
16 7 (9.46%) VMware
16 7 (9.46%) SLA
16 7 (9.46%) SQL
16 7 (9.46%) SQL Server

2nd Line Support 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 21 (28.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.35%) Confluence
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.08%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) G Suite
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) WAN
2 12 (16.22%) VPN
3 11 (14.86%) LAN
4 10 (13.51%) Firewall
4 10 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (8.11%) Wireless
6 5 (6.76%) PBX
6 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.41%) DHCP
7 4 (5.41%) DNS
7 4 (5.41%) VLAN
8 3 (4.05%) Internet
8 3 (4.05%) MPLS
8 3 (4.05%) Skype
9 2 (2.70%) 3G
9 2 (2.70%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.35%) BGP
10 1 (1.35%) DSL
10 1 (1.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
1 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Advertising
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.70%) BYOD
3 2 (2.70%) iPhone
3 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) Social Media
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (70.27%) Windows
2 33 (44.59%) Windows 7
3 27 (36.49%) Windows 10
4 18 (24.32%) Windows 8
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server
6 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (13.51%) Mac OS X
8 7 (9.46%) Android
8 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.70%) Linux
11 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.35%) CentOS
12 1 (1.35%) Unix
12 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 5 (6.76%) ITIL V3
3 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.41%) ETL
3 4 (5.41%) ITSM
4 3 (4.05%) Break/Fix
4 3 (4.05%) Change Management
4 3 (4.05%) DevOps
4 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.70%) Migration
5 2 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.35%) SEO
6 1 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.86%) MCSE
3 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (10.81%) CCNA
5 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) Degree
7 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CCNP
8 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) MCDST
8 1 (1.35%) MCP
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (77.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) vSphere
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Apple
3 12 (16.22%) Cisco
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 8 (10.81%) Google
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 5 (6.76%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) Dell
7 3 (4.05%) Toshiba
8 2 (2.70%) Adobe
8 2 (2.70%) Avaya
8 2 (2.70%) Meraki
9 1 (1.35%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.35%) Cyberoam
9 1 (1.35%) Draytek
9 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.35%) Samsung
9 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL
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Rate: £175 - £200 per day
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