Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Second Line Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 864 879
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Network Engineer 17 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.022% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 19
UK median daily rate £325 £200 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -13.04% +39.39%
10th Percentile £214 £165 £161
90th Percentile £348 £354 £262
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £200 £230
% change year-on-year +62.50% -13.04% +39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.98% +198.18% -27.63%
10th Percentile £14.69 £38.70 £13.38
90th Percentile £26.88 £47.50 £14.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -60.98% +198.18% -27.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

2nd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Network Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 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
UK excluding London +29 14 £325 +62.50%
England +31 8 £325 +62.50%
South East +9 5 £325 +62.50%
Wales +12 3 £345 +109.09%
Scotland - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £263 -
North of England +65 1 £338 -10.00%
Yorkshire +22 1 £338 -10.00%
South West +8 1 - -
London -8 1 £117 -62.48%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 featuring 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) SLA
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) Apple
5 5 (29.41%) Juniper
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) Line Management
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) Office 365

2nd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) WAN
1 7 (41.18%) Wireless
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) Broadband
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Line Management
1 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
1 3 (17.65%) Time Management
2 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) ACSA
5 2 (11.76%) CCIE
5 2 (11.76%) MCSE
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (11.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CCENT
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) HNC
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Apple
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Google
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Sophos
5 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) Veeam
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.88%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL