The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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.

Third Line Network Engineer
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 420 427
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.019% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.020% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £425 £285 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £273 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £297 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £330 £275
% change year-on-year +6.51% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

3rd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in London

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (46.15%) Juniper
5 5 (38.46%) CCNP
5 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Wireless
5 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) OSPF
5 5 (38.46%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
5 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) F5
5 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) 802.1X
5 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
5 5 (38.46%) VPLS
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
6 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (38.46%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) MPLS
4 5 (38.46%) OSPF
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) VPLS
4 5 (38.46%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) LAN
7 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 1 (7.69%) SSL
7 1 (7.69%) VLAN
7 1 (7.69%) VPN
7 1 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
3 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft