The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support Engineer
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 71 60 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.75% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.65% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £205 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £170 £145
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £12.00
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 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 513 618 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 96.07% 94.79% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 428 230
Median daily rate £365 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 23
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +31.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.00 £25.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (61.90%) VMware
6 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (57.14%) Migration
7 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) DNS
10 3 (14.29%) SLA
10 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (14.29%) DHCP
10 3 (14.29%) Citrix
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
11 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
11 2 (9.52%) SCCM
11 2 (9.52%) XenApp
11 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
11 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
11 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
11 2 (9.52%) 3G
11 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (9.52%) AppSense
11 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (9.52%) VPN

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) 3G
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) ThinPrint