The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Network Engineer
Rank 598 563 563
Rank change year-on-year
-35 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 25 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.059% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.062% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 11
Average daily rate £319 £320 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +24.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £314 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.35% +39.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

3rd Line Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

3rd Line Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

3rd Line Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

3rd Line Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

3rd Line Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 27 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -2 24 £325 +1.56% 6
London -6 7 £325 +1.56% 1
South East +2 6 £275 -12.69% 2
East of England +2 3 £225 - 3
Hampshire +12 2 £225 -28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - - 1
Birmingham -2 2 - -
West Midlands -16 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £250 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £363 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £225 -
Oxford - 2 £363 -
North West -9 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £225 -
Peterborough - 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £250 -
West Lothian - 1 - -

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (82.98%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (36.17%) Firewall
4 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
5 13 (27.66%) CCNA
5 13 (27.66%) Windows
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
7 9 (19.15%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
7 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.02%) CCNP
8 8 (17.02%) WAN
8 8 (17.02%) Juniper
8 8 (17.02%) Network Management
8 8 (17.02%) VMware
9 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.89%) VoIP
10 6 (12.77%) ITIL
10 6 (12.77%) LAN
10 6 (12.77%) Citrix
10 6 (12.77%) Driving Licence
11 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
11 5 (10.64%) Network Security
11 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds
12 4 (8.51%) F5
12 4 (8.51%) SLA
12 4 (8.51%) NHS
12 4 (8.51%) HP

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) WAN
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (14.89%) VoIP
4 6 (12.77%) LAN
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security
6 4 (8.51%) BGP
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (8.51%) MPLS
7 3 (6.38%) Broadband
7 3 (6.38%) DNS
7 3 (6.38%) IPsec
7 3 (6.38%) Junos
7 3 (6.38%) MRTG
7 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.38%) OSPF
7 3 (6.38%) SNMP
7 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.38%) VPN
7 3 (6.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 3 (6.38%) New Media
3 3 (6.38%) Statistics
3 3 (6.38%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Network Management
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.38%) Low Latency
4 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.26%) Change Control
4 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.13%) Change Management
5 1 (2.13%) Facilities Management
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.66%) CCNA
3 8 (17.02%) CCNP
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CCIE
6 3 (6.38%) MCSE
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Cisco
2 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.02%) Juniper
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
5 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.51%) Avaya
6 4 (8.51%) F5
6 4 (8.51%) HP
7 3 (6.38%) Clearswift
7 3 (6.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.38%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.26%) Brocade
8 2 (4.26%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.13%) IronPort
9 1 (2.13%) Nokia