The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 446 406
Rank change year-on-year +8 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 160 207 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 89 85
Median daily rate £160 £170 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £160
% change year-on-year -1.63% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.37 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £23.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England -13 142 £160 -5.88% 58
London +20 48 £165 -5.71% 19
South East -3 35 £140 -20.00% 12
City of London -1 14 £110 -46.01% 4
South West -18 13 £165 +26.92% 3
Surrey +9 12 £125 -16.66% 1
North East +21 10 £172 -31.20% 2
Tyne and Wear +26 9 £172 -31.20% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 9 £172 -31.20%
East of England -15 9 £128 -27.14% 8
North West +36 8 £100 - 7
West Midlands +25 8 £128 -13.55% 1
Hampshire +18 8 £134 - 5
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £160 - 1
East Midlands -2 6 £200 - 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £350 +180.00% 4
Manchester +17 5 £100 - 3
South Yorkshire +11 5 £350 +64.70% 2
Wales +1 5 £180 +44.00%
Scotland +41 4 £244 - 2
South Wales +9 4 £180 +44.00%
Shropshire - 4 - -
Caerphilly - 4 £180 -
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Doncaster - 4 - -
Jersey - 4 - -
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Kent +17 3 £143 -14.92% 3
Suffolk +10 3 £125 -30.55% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £244 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 2nd Line 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 featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 280 (79.77%) Windows
2 212 (60.40%) Active Directory
3 163 (46.44%) Windows 7
4 139 (39.60%) Microsoft
5 102 (29.06%) Microsoft Office
6 94 (26.78%) Windows Server
7 83 (23.65%) Office 365
8 77 (21.94%) ITIL
9 75 (21.37%) MS Exchange
10 72 (20.51%) Windows 10
11 69 (19.66%) VMware
12 68 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (16.24%) Citrix
14 51 (14.53%) WAN
14 51 (14.53%) SLA
14 51 (14.53%) Cisco
14 51 (14.53%) Windows 8
15 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (11.40%) Apple
16 40 (11.40%) VPN
17 37 (10.54%) LAN
17 37 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (10.26%) Security Cleared
18 36 (10.26%) SCCM
19 35 (9.97%) HP
20 34 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (9.69%) Firewall
20 34 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2010
21 33 (9.40%) TCP/IP
22 32 (9.12%) Cisco Certification

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 75 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.42%) IIS
8 2 (0.57%) CMS
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (29.06%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.42%) Eikon
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) assyst
5 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 83 (23.65%) Office 365
2 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) IaaS
3 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) G Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.53%) WAN
2 40 (11.40%) VPN
3 37 (10.54%) LAN
4 34 (9.69%) Firewall
5 33 (9.40%) TCP/IP
6 28 (7.98%) DNS
7 26 (7.41%) DHCP
8 25 (7.12%) Wireless
9 16 (4.56%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (3.13%) Internet
11 10 (2.85%) MPLS
11 10 (2.85%) OSPF
12 9 (2.56%) BGP
13 8 (2.28%) 3G
13 8 (2.28%) VoIP
13 8 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.71%) Skype
14 6 (1.71%) VLAN
15 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.28%) JIRA
1 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 16 (4.56%) Finance
2 14 (3.99%) Banking
2 14 (3.99%) Retail
3 5 (1.42%) Retail Banking
3 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.14%) Legal
5 3 (0.85%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.57%) HTML
1 2 (0.57%) SOAP
1 2 (0.57%) XML
2 1 (0.28%) ADO
2 1 (0.28%) CSS
2 1 (0.28%) JSON
2 1 (0.28%) Web Services
2 1 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.27%) Smartphone
2 21 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.70%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.99%) RSA SecurID
5 10 (2.85%) iPhone
6 9 (2.56%) iPad
7 7 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.14%) BYOD
9 4 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.85%) EPoS
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 280 (79.77%) Windows
2 163 (46.44%) Windows 7
3 94 (26.78%) Windows Server
4 72 (20.51%) Windows 10
5 68 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (14.53%) Windows 8
7 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (6.84%) Windows XP
10 23 (6.55%) Android
11 15 (4.27%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.28%) Linux
13 7 (1.99%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.99%) Unix
14 3 (0.85%) AIX
14 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.94%) ITIL
2 25 (7.12%) Migration
3 19 (5.41%) Incident Management
4 17 (4.84%) ITIL V3
5 11 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.13%) Service Management
6 9 (2.56%) Coaching
7 8 (2.28%) DNA
7 8 (2.28%) ITSM
8 7 (1.99%) Change Management
9 6 (1.71%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.42%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (1.42%) Software Deployment
11 4 (1.14%) Change Control
11 4 (1.14%) Data Protection
11 4 (1.14%) Logistics
11 4 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (1.14%) Software Delivery
11 4 (1.14%) Time Management
12 3 (0.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.70%) SQL
2 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.85%) C
4 2 (0.57%) Python
5 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) Korn
5 1 (0.28%) Perl
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) VB
5 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (8.26%) CCNA
5 20 (5.70%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.70%) MCSE
7 12 (3.42%) CCNP
8 11 (3.13%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.56%) MCP
10 8 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.28%) MCDST
10 8 (2.28%) MCSA
11 7 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.14%) Degree
13 4 (1.14%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.28%) CCAA
16 1 (0.28%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.13%) XenApp
4 16 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.28%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (10.26%) SCCM
2 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.85%) WSUS
4 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.57%) SCOM
4 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.28%) Netcool
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 139 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 69 (19.66%) VMware
3 57 (16.24%) Citrix
4 51 (14.53%) Cisco
5 40 (11.40%) Apple
6 35 (9.97%) HP
7 18 (5.13%) Dell
8 15 (4.27%) Toshiba
9 10 (2.85%) Lotus
9 10 (2.85%) Remedy
10 8 (2.28%) Google
11 7 (1.99%) Avaya
11 7 (1.99%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.99%) Juniper
11 7 (1.99%) Oracle
12 6 (1.71%) BMC
12 6 (1.71%) Intel Security
12 6 (1.71%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.71%) Reuters
12 6 (1.71%) Symantec
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