Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 24 November 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 87 78
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.48% 0.16% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.16% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
West Sussex median daily rate £150 £243 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.14% +73.21% -7.44%
South East median daily rate £140 £160 £173
% change year-on-year -12.50% -7.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.75 - £16.00
10th Percentile £15.88 - £12.50
90th Percentile £17.63 - £16.80
South East median hourly rate £16.63 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -10.14% +10.45% -1.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1010 1223 1187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.53% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 706 773
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £261 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 62 49
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.20 £10.29 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Crawley +1 4 £150 +22.45%
Gatwick - 1 £150 -
Horsham - 1 £175 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
South East

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West Sussex region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (40.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Life Science
5 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (20.00%) Draytek
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCA
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Draytek
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (20.00%) VMware