The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 3rd Line Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Network Engineer
Rank 613 648 612
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -36
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 21 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.029% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 10
Median daily rate £375 £335 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £251 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.00

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

3rd Line Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

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 27 August 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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 19 £375 +11.94% 10
South East +17 13 £388 +3.33% 5
Hampshire +13 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Southampton - 7 £375 -
London +8 4 £285 -14.92% 2
Middlesex - 4 £438 -
Scotland +12 2 £160 -61.21%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £160 -
Bellshill - 2 £160 -
Reading +17 1 £388 -21.71%
Berkshire +7 1 £388 -21.71%
Yorkshire +1 1 £319 +32.81% 1
Essex - 1 £260 -
Hull - 1 £319 -
East of England - 1 £260 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £319 -
Basildon - 1 £260 -

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 3rd Line Network 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 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (85.00%) Cisco
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
3 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
4 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (40.00%) CCNP
6 15 (37.50%) CCNA
6 15 (37.50%) Juniper
7 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (30.00%) LAN
9 11 (27.50%) WAN
9 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
9 11 (27.50%) F5
10 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (25.00%) Network Security
10 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
10 10 (25.00%) VoIP
11 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 9 (22.50%) Wireless
11 9 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
13 7 (17.50%) TippingPoint
13 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.50%) VPN
13 7 (17.50%) DNS
13 7 (17.50%) HP
14 6 (15.00%) CA
14 6 (15.00%) Internet

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (30.00%) LAN
4 11 (27.50%) WAN
5 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
5 10 (25.00%) VoIP
6 9 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (22.50%) Wireless
7 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 7 (17.50%) VPN
8 6 (15.00%) Internet
9 5 (12.50%) OSPF
9 5 (12.50%) SSL
10 3 (7.50%) BGP
10 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.00%) IPsec
11 2 (5.00%) MPLS
11 2 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.00%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Network Design
6 2 (5.00%) Network Management
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.50%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (40.00%) CCNP
3 15 (37.50%) CCNA
4 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) CCVP
7 3 (7.50%) MCSE
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.00%) ACSA
8 2 (5.00%) CCENT
8 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
8 2 (5.00%) MCITP
8 2 (5.00%) MCSA
8 2 (5.00%) MCTS
8 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.50%) CCDA
9 1 (2.50%) CCSE
9 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) vCloud
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (37.50%) Juniper
4 11 (27.50%) F5
5 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
7 7 (17.50%) TippingPoint
8 6 (15.00%) CA
8 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
9 2 (5.00%) Apple
9 2 (5.00%) Aruba
9 2 (5.00%) Avaya
9 2 (5.00%) Dell
9 2 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard