The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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 / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 150 141
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 12 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £165
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £13.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year +9.61% -21.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the North West

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the North West

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the North West

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Merseyside +7 9 - - 1
Manchester +11 2 - - 3
Cheshire +25 1 - - 4
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Office 365
3 11 (61.11%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.56%) Cisco
10 1 (5.56%) Lotus
10 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
10 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 1 (5.56%) Problem Management

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Lotus
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