The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 239 216
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 20 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 12
Median daily rate £150 £150 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £122 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £300 £179
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £165
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 29
Median hourly rate £79.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +351.42% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £17.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.80 £22.75 £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.11 £16.60
% change year-on-year +8.67% -21.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Support Engineer in the South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxfordshire -12 6 £140 +3.70% 1
Surrey -3 4 £163 -3.70%
West Sussex +21 3 £150 -58.62%
Berkshire +11 2 £135 -21.73% 3
Hampshire +7 2 £173 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £135 -
Kent - 1 £138 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
3 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
4 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
5 12 (20.34%) ITIL
6 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
6 11 (18.64%) Firewall
6 11 (18.64%) Office 365
7 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
7 10 (16.95%) WAN
8 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (13.56%) VPN
8 8 (13.56%) SLA
8 8 (13.56%) HP
9 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (11.86%) VMware
9 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (10.17%) Smartphone
10 6 (10.17%) Apple
10 6 (10.17%) Dell
10 6 (10.17%) LAN
10 6 (10.17%) Driving Licence
11 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (8.47%) Wireless
11 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
11 5 (8.47%) Android
11 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Drupal
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
1 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.95%) WAN
3 8 (13.56%) VPN
4 6 (10.17%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) Wireless
6 4 (6.78%) ADSL
6 4 (6.78%) DNS
6 4 (6.78%) PBX
7 2 (3.39%) 3G
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.39%) Skype
8 1 (1.69%) SMS
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
2 1 (1.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) CSS
1 1 (1.69%) HTML
1 1 (1.69%) JSON
1 1 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Driving Licence
2 6 (10.17%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.78%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
4 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.47%) Android
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.08%) Linux
10 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
3 4 (6.78%) Break/Fix
3 4 (6.78%) Coaching
3 4 (6.78%) DNA
4 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.39%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
4 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.39%) Service Management
4 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.69%) Change Control
5 1 (1.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (1.69%) DevOps
5 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (3.39%) MCSA
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.69%) CCAA
2 1 (1.69%) CCENT
2 1 (1.69%) CCNA
2 1 (1.69%) CCNP
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCP
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) HP
3 7 (11.86%) VMware
4 6 (10.17%) Apple
4 6 (10.17%) Dell
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 4 (6.78%) Sophos
5 4 (6.78%) Toshiba
6 2 (3.39%) Avaya
6 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
7 1 (1.69%) Meraki
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec