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 29 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Network Engineer
Rank 590 591 547
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -44
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£281 £250 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £302 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 - £245
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 11 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 29 May 2015. 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
England -20 6 £281 +12.50% 1
London +2 2 £281 +12.50% 1
South East -2 2 £258 -
Surrey - 2 £258 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £288 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (45.45%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) WAN
5 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
6 8 (36.36%) VPN
6 8 (36.36%) DNS
7 7 (31.82%) CCNP
7 7 (31.82%) VMware
8 6 (27.27%) Wireless
8 6 (27.27%) CCNA
8 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (22.73%) F5
9 5 (22.73%) VoIP
9 5 (22.73%) DHCP
9 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
9 5 (22.73%) OSPF
9 5 (22.73%) BGP
10 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 4 (18.18%) Juniper
10 4 (18.18%) SLA
10 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
10 4 (18.18%) Network Security
10 4 (18.18%) VLAN
11 3 (13.64%) SonicWALL

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) LAN
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
4 8 (36.36%) VPN
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) Wireless
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (22.73%) VoIP
6 5 (22.73%) DHCP
6 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
6 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 5 (22.73%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 4 (18.18%) VLAN
8 3 (13.64%) WLAN
9 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (9.09%) MPLS
9 2 (9.09%) IPsec
9 2 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
1 1 (4.55%) IVR
1 1 (4.55%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
1 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
2 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 6 (27.27%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) CCIE
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (4.55%) NetCrunch
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) F5
5 4 (18.18%) Juniper
5 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 3 (13.64%) SonicWALL
6 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
6 3 (13.64%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Avaya
7 2 (9.09%) Veeam
8 1 (4.55%) Crossbeam
8 1 (4.55%) Draytek
8 1 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (4.55%) CA
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Nortel
8 1 (4.55%) IBM
8 1 (4.55%) 3Com
8 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat