Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Third Line Network Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 831 827
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4 -30
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 44 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.036% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 25
England median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £259 £235
90th Percentile £442 £493 £388
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +3.23% +19.23% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +23.08% +14.04%
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +23.08% +14.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

3rd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in England

3rd 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 3rd Line Network Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in England

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Network Engineer in England

3rd 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 3rd Line Network Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in England

3rd 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 3rd Line Network Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +69 15 £410 -20.00%
South East -1 10 £393 -4.85% 1
London -30 10 £413 -2.94% 2
North West - 8 £410 -
Yorkshire +24 6 £410 -20.00%
East of England -11 4 £329 +26.54% 1
Midlands +31 3 £365 -
South West +8 2 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £388 -
West Midlands +29 1 £365 -
North East - 1 £303 -
3rd Line Network Engineer
UK

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 across the England region featuring 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (81.82%) Cisco
2 29 (65.91%) Firewall
3 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 13 (29.55%) CCNP
6 12 (27.27%) CCNA
6 12 (27.27%) Wireless
7 11 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (25.00%) LAN
8 10 (22.73%) Network Security
8 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 10 (22.73%) Linux
8 10 (22.73%) Juniper
8 10 (22.73%) NetScaler
9 9 (20.45%) VPN
9 9 (20.45%) WAN
9 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
11 7 (15.91%) VMware
11 7 (15.91%) DHCP
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) DNS
11 7 (15.91%) SSL
11 7 (15.91%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (13.64%) F5
12 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.64%) Dell
12 6 (13.64%) Internet
12 6 (13.64%) Change Management

3rd 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) Firewall
2 12 (27.27%) Wireless
3 11 (25.00%) LAN
4 10 (22.73%) NetScaler
4 10 (22.73%) Network Security
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (20.45%) VPN
5 9 (20.45%) WAN
6 7 (15.91%) DHCP
6 7 (15.91%) DNS
6 7 (15.91%) SSL
7 6 (13.64%) Internet
8 5 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (11.36%) MPLS
8 5 (11.36%) SAN
9 4 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.09%) WLAN
10 3 (6.82%) BIG-IP
10 3 (6.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) CentOS
4 3 (6.82%) Debian
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.64%) Change Management
3 5 (11.36%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Email Filtering
4 4 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (4.55%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (4.55%) Change Control
6 2 (4.55%) Contact Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) Line Management
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 13 (29.55%) CCNP
4 12 (27.27%) CCNA
5 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Ionix
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CME
3 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) Cisco
2 11 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (25.00%) Citrix
3 10 (22.73%) Juniper
4 7 (15.91%) Extreme Networks
4 7 (15.91%) VMware
5 6 (13.64%) Dell
5 6 (13.64%) F5
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Aruba
7 3 (6.82%) Brocade
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.82%) Motorola
8 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.55%) Capita
8 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.55%) Sophos
9 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec