The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Network Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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 Network Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 630 620
Rank change year-on-year +52 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Network Engineer 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.004% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £180 £256 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.75% +48.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £256 -
% change year-on-year +30.73% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

2nd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in England

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in England

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Network Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Network Engineer in England

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in England

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Network Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London - 2 £117 - 1
South East +30 1 £180 -29.75%
East Midlands - 1 £288 -
2nd Line Network Engineer
UK

2nd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 2nd 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 across the England region featuring 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
6 1 (9.09%) Cyberoam
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks

2nd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) 3G
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) DSL
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) L2TP
5 1 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) PABX
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
1 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
1 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
1 1 (9.09%) Change Control
1 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Network Management
1 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
1 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Cyberoam
4 1 (9.09%) Draytek
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Meraki
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
4 1 (9.09%) VMware