Period
to 28 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
England > South West
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 193 182
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 45 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.83% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.57% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 7
South West median daily rate £175 £128 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -15.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £143 £108 £124
90th Percentile £233 £286 £175
England median daily rate £175 £155 £145
% change year-on-year +12.90% +6.90% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £11.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.55% -21.13% -62.96%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.92 £12.33
90th Percentile £126.00 £15.84 £17.08
England median hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.94% - +5.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,132 6,094 4,966
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.98% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,300 3,884 3,101
South West median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £220
90th Percentile £613 £600 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 310 242
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.85 £11.51
90th Percentile £52.18 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +1.71%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the South West

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

2nd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +18 16 £168 +34.00% 11
Wiltshire +26 12 £175 +52.17% 5
Dorset +6 11 £218 - 2
Somerset +3 3 £185 - 3
Gloucestershire +1 2 £200 -11.11% 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
2nd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 South West region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 22 (48.89%) Windows 10
4 20 (44.44%) Office 365
4 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 11 (24.44%) ITIL
6 11 (24.44%) VMware
7 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 9 (20.00%) SLA
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (15.56%) SCCM
10 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (13.33%) WAN
11 6 (13.33%) Migration
12 5 (11.11%) LAN
12 5 (11.11%) VPN
12 5 (11.11%) Cisco
13 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.89%) Azure
13 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
13 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
13 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.89%) Firewall
13 4 (8.89%) Citrix

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (44.44%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) Azure
3 2 (4.44%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) WAN
2 5 (11.11%) LAN
2 5 (11.11%) VPN
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.22%) BGP
6 1 (2.22%) DSL
6 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) OSPF
6 1 (2.22%) RIP
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) SNMP
6 1 (2.22%) TACACS
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Hudson
General
1 4 (8.89%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
1 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.44%) iPhone
1 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 22 (48.89%) Windows 10
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) Android
7 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Break/Fix
4 3 (6.67%) Case Management
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.22%) Process Management
6 1 (2.22%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) CCIP
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) MCDST
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) Dell
5 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) Twitter
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Aruba
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy