Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 181 179
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 -24
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 57 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 15
South West median daily rate £140 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -25.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £109 £105 £124
90th Percentile £188 £157 £204
England median daily rate £165 £163 £150
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
South West median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +49.52% -15.28%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.06 £10.43
90th Percentile £26.25 £58.55 £16.27
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +12.90% -

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 6,023 5,061 5,275
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.24% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,824 3,032 3,304
South West median daily rate £427 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £613 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 305 277
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -1 19 £170 - 5
Bristol -4 14 £150 +15.38% 13
Wiltshire -20 11 £136 - 8
Somerset +3 8 £140 -6.67% 4
Devon -8 3 - - 2
Dorset - 2 - - 4
2nd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 50 (87.72%) Active Directory
3 36 (63.16%) Windows 10
4 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
5 27 (47.37%) Office 365
6 23 (40.35%) Windows 7
7 20 (35.09%) SCCM
7 20 (35.09%) ITIL
8 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
9 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
9 16 (28.07%) DNS
10 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (26.32%) Service Management
10 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (24.56%) DHCP
12 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
13 12 (21.05%) SCOM
13 12 (21.05%) SLA
13 12 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (19.30%) Preventative Maintenance
14 11 (19.30%) Citrix
14 11 (19.30%) MCSE
14 11 (19.30%) MCSA
14 11 (19.30%) ITSM
14 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
14 11 (19.30%) ITIL V3
15 10 (17.54%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (17.54%) SCVMM

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 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 27 (47.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) DNS
2 14 (24.56%) DHCP
3 10 (17.54%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (12.28%) Firewall
5 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
7 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.51%) Skype
7 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 2 (3.51%) WAN
7 2 (3.51%) Wireless
8 1 (1.75%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) SAN
8 1 (1.75%) VLAN
8 1 (1.75%) VoIP
8 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) Windows 10
3 23 (40.35%) Windows 7
4 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) ITIL
2 15 (26.32%) Service Management
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL V3
3 11 (19.30%) ITSM
3 11 (19.30%) Preventative Maintenance
4 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL V2
6 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.75%) Antivirus Management
7 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.75%) Demand Management
7 1 (1.75%) Proactive Maintenance
7 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.75%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.30%) MCSA
2 11 (19.30%) MCSE
2 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.54%) MCP
4 9 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.51%) CCNA
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (87.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (15.79%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) SCCM
2 12 (21.05%) SCOM
3 10 (17.54%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
6 2 (3.51%) Veeam
7 1 (1.75%) Draytek
7 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.75%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) Meraki
7 1 (1.75%) Polycom
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec