The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £352 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 261 258
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.089% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.094% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £352 £375 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.26% +97.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £349 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £388 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £330 £233
% change year-on-year +6.51% +41.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

3rd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £352 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
3rd Line Network Engineer
England

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 8 (61.54%) Juniper
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) F5
6 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) Network Security
7 4 (30.77%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 3 (23.08%) Linux
8 3 (23.08%) DNS
8 3 (23.08%) SSL
8 3 (23.08%) Dell
8 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (23.08%) Regular Expression
8 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
8 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (23.08%) Email Filtering
8 3 (23.08%) Web Filtering

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (23.08%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) TACACS
7 1 (7.69%) Broadband
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) Junos
7 1 (7.69%) MRTG
7 1 (7.69%) SNMP
7 1 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) Email Filtering
2 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Web Filtering
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) CCSA
5 2 (15.38%) CCSE
6 1 (7.69%) CCIE
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) F5
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) Nokia
7 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (7.69%) Aruba
7 1 (7.69%) Avaya
7 1 (7.69%) Brocade
7 1 (7.69%) Clearswift
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds