Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.01% 0.68% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 0.72% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Slough median daily rate £215 £112 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.96% -28.89% -49.19%
10th Percentile £157 £106 £117
90th Percentile £259 £115 £192
Berkshire median daily rate £210 £117 £158
% change year-on-year +79.13% -25.57% -17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 - £19.00
10th Percentile £15.50 - £18.50
90th Percentile £19.50 - £19.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year +45.83% -44.26% -0.09%

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 325 276 296
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 94.52% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 188 194
Slough median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £150 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £558 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.89%
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% -17.81%
10th Percentile £13.47 £11.13 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.40 £17.50 £39.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.71%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in Slough over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 15 November 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Huawei
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (28.57%) Alibaba
3 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation

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 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) 802.11
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Alibaba
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Tekelec