The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 398 378
Rank change year-on-year +44 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 44 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 14
Median daily rate £160 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £122 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £214 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £170 £145
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.83% -  

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 March 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 +8 10 £110 -46.01% 6
Uxbridge +6 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 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 27 March 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 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 68 (74.73%) Active Directory
3 46 (50.55%) Windows 7
4 45 (49.45%) Microsoft
5 39 (42.86%) MS Office
6 27 (29.67%) Office 365
7 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
8 23 (25.27%) Windows 10
8 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
9 21 (23.08%) ITIL
9 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (18.68%) Windows 8
12 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (16.48%) Mac OS X
12 15 (16.48%) Banking
12 15 (16.48%) Retail
13 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (13.19%) Citrix
15 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
15 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
15 11 (12.09%) VMware
15 11 (12.09%) Finance
16 10 (10.99%) DHCP
16 10 (10.99%) DNS
16 10 (10.99%) Cisco
17 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (9.89%) WAN
17 9 (9.89%) LAN

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 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.20%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (42.86%) MS Office
2 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 27 (29.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) DHCP
1 10 (10.99%) DNS
2 9 (9.89%) Firewall
2 9 (9.89%) LAN
2 9 (9.89%) WAN
3 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.79%) VPN
4 7 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (7.69%) Wireless
5 5 (5.49%) PBX
5 5 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.40%) Skype
7 2 (2.20%) Internet
7 2 (2.20%) MPLS
7 2 (2.20%) NAS
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
7 2 (2.20%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) 3G
8 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.10%) MS Access
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (16.48%) Banking
1 15 (16.48%) Retail
2 11 (12.09%) Finance
3 6 (6.59%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Advertising
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.79%) iPhone
3 7 (7.69%) iPad
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.30%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.20%) BYOD
5 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.20%) EPoS
5 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 46 (50.55%) Windows 7
3 23 (25.27%) Windows 10
3 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
4 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (18.68%) Windows 8
6 15 (16.48%) Mac OS X
6 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
8 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.49%) Android
9 5 (5.49%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) ITIL
2 4 (4.40%) ITIL V3
3 3 (3.30%) Change Management
3 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
3 3 (3.30%) ITSM
3 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (2.20%) Service Management
4 2 (2.20%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.10%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.10%) Coaching
5 1 (1.10%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (1.10%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.10%) SEO
5 1 (1.10%) Time Management
5 1 (1.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) C
2 1 (1.10%) VB
2 1 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.89%) MCSE
3 6 (6.59%) CCNA
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.49%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.20%) MCP
6 2 (2.20%) MCSA
7 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.10%) Degree
7 1 (1.10%) MCDST
7 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (74.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.20%) vSphere
4 2 (2.20%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 45 (49.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.19%) Citrix
3 11 (12.09%) VMware
4 10 (10.99%) Cisco
5 8 (8.79%) Apple
6 7 (7.69%) Bloomberg
6 7 (7.69%) Lotus
6 7 (7.69%) Reuters
7 5 (5.49%) Google
7 5 (5.49%) HP
8 3 (3.30%) Dell
8 3 (3.30%) Toshiba
9 2 (2.20%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.10%) Adobe
10 1 (1.10%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.10%) Canon
10 1 (1.10%) Meraki
10 1 (1.10%) Samsung
10 1 (1.10%) Snow
10 1 (1.10%) Veeam
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