The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Network Engineer
UK
Rank 576 614 592
Rank change year-on-year +38 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 23 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.027% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.028% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 18
Median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £245 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -4.61% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

3rd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Network Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Network Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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
England +46 23 £325 - 8
London +22 8 £450 +44.00% 2
South East +19 8 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £258 -
Hampshire +6 4 £308 -5.38%
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +22 2 £388 +3.33%
Southampton +6 2 £316 -2.69%
Wellingborough - 2 £258 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
Reading - 2 £388 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £258 -
City of London - 2 £313 -
Birmingham - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - 1 £310 - 1

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 featuring 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 27 (65.85%) Firewall
3 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (46.34%) Juniper
4 19 (46.34%) CCNP
5 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
6 17 (41.46%) Wireless
7 16 (39.02%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (29.27%) VoIP
9 10 (24.39%) Citrix
9 10 (24.39%) F5
9 10 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (21.95%) OSPF
10 9 (21.95%) LAN
10 9 (21.95%) Windows
10 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
10 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 8 (19.51%) SolarWinds
11 8 (19.51%) WAN
11 8 (19.51%) BGP
11 8 (19.51%) MPLS
11 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
12 7 (17.07%) VMware
12 7 (17.07%) Avaya
12 7 (17.07%) ITIL
12 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.07%) CCNA
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (14.63%) DNS
13 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto

3rd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) Wireless
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (29.27%) VoIP
5 10 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (21.95%) LAN
6 9 (21.95%) OSPF
7 8 (19.51%) BGP
7 8 (19.51%) MPLS
7 8 (19.51%) WAN
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
10 5 (12.20%) VPLS
11 4 (9.76%) Network Security
11 4 (9.76%) SSL
12 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
12 3 (7.32%) SNMP
12 3 (7.32%) VPN
13 2 (4.88%) Broadband
13 2 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.76%) Fault Management
3 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.76%) Service Design
4 3 (7.32%) Email Filtering
4 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) Network Management
4 3 (7.32%) Web Filtering
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (46.34%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) CCSE
5 4 (9.76%) DBS Check
6 3 (7.32%) CCSP
6 3 (7.32%) JNCIP
7 2 (4.88%) CCSA
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.44%) CCIP
8 1 (2.44%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.44%) CCVP
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) KVM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.44%) Postfix
2 1 (2.44%) Squid
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (12.20%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.44%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) Juniper
3 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
4 10 (24.39%) Citrix
4 10 (24.39%) F5
5 8 (19.51%) SolarWinds
6 7 (17.07%) Avaya
6 7 (17.07%) VMware
7 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto
8 5 (12.20%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
9 4 (9.76%) Aruba
9 4 (9.76%) Computacenter
10 3 (7.32%) Dell
10 3 (7.32%) Nortel
11 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.88%) Samsung
12 1 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
12 1 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (2.44%) HP
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