The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Network Engineer
Rank 573 561 555
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 10 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.008% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.009% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £276 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £180
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

3rd Line Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer across the England region.

3rd Line Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer across the England region.

3rd Line Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 6 £325 +8.33% 1
London - 2 £270 -
South West - 1 £250 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 3rd Line Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Network Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) CCNP
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (42.86%) SAN
6 5 (35.71%) OSPF
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) NAS
7 4 (28.57%) F5
7 4 (28.57%) ITSM
7 4 (28.57%) BGP
7 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
7 4 (28.57%) TACACS
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) MPLS
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
9 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 2 (14.29%) IPsec
9 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 3rd Line Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (42.86%) SAN
4 5 (35.71%) OSPF
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) NAS
5 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
5 4 (28.57%) TACACS
5 4 (28.57%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (14.29%) IPsec
7 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITSM
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CCNP
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
1 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Meraki
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) IronPort
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
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