The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £172 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 114 54
Rank change year-on-year +74 -60  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.15% 0.53% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £172 £224 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.12% +27.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £168
% change year-on-year - -10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.25 -
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 Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 327 1170 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.24% 88.17% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 768 348
Median daily rate £360 £320 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 60
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £18.00
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Migration

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix