The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 73 65
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 1 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.79% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.86% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £128 £250 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.00% +79.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £170 £145
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £88.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +321.42%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 609 929 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.84% 92.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 505 519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Reading

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

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

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft