Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 Engineer
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 34 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.33% 0.34% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 0.36% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Slough median daily rate £215 £110 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.45% -4.35% -23.33%
10th Percentile £208 £105 £108
90th Percentile £249 £115 £123
Berkshire median daily rate £215 £120 £143
% change year-on-year +79.17% -15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -36.84% -11.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 319 275 300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 93.86% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 186 199
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £187 £213 £223
90th Percentile £538 £531 £483
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.55 £11.13 £8.90
90th Percentile £20.40 £17.50 £35.14
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in Slough

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in Slough

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in Slough

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 2nd Line Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Huawei
2 7 (63.64%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (54.55%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (45.45%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (45.45%) Private Cloud
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (45.45%) Alibaba
4 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (45.45%) C
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) PHP
4 5 (45.45%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) NetApp
7 1 (9.09%) Red Hat

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (63.64%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) Private Cloud
2 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Optimisation
1 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Huawei
2 5 (45.45%) Alibaba
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Tekelec
3 1 (9.09%) VMware