Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 854 857
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 47 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.037% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 28
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +19.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £306 £220 £235
90th Percentile £443 £475 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.08% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +23.08% +14.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +23.08% -12.16%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

3rd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Network Engineer.

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

3rd Line Network Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 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
England +30 46 £400 - 6
UK excluding London +48 38 £400 - 2
North of England +73 16 £410 -20.00% 1
South East -2 10 £393 -4.85% 1
London -20 9 £419 -1.47% 4
North West - 8 £410 - 1
Yorkshire +24 7 £423 -17.56%
East of England -14 5 £350 +34.62%
Midlands +29 4 £376 -
East Midlands - 3 £394 -
South West -4 2 £400 -
West Midlands +34 1 £365 -
Wales - 1 £185 -
North East - 1 £303 -

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

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

1 38 (80.85%) Cisco
2 30 (63.83%) Firewall
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.91%) CCNP
5 14 (29.79%) CCNA
5 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
6 12 (25.53%) LAN
6 12 (25.53%) Wireless
7 11 (23.40%) Citrix
7 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
7 11 (23.40%) Linux
8 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Network Security
8 10 (21.28%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) VPN
8 10 (21.28%) Juniper
8 10 (21.28%) NetScaler
9 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (19.15%) DNS
9 9 (19.15%) DHCP
9 9 (19.15%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
10 8 (17.02%) Extreme Networks
11 7 (14.89%) F5
11 7 (14.89%) VMware
11 7 (14.89%) SSL
11 7 (14.89%) Internet
12 6 (12.77%) Change Management
12 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
12 6 (12.77%) Dell

3rd 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 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (63.83%) Firewall
2 12 (25.53%) LAN
2 12 (25.53%) Wireless
3 10 (21.28%) NetScaler
3 10 (21.28%) Network Security
3 10 (21.28%) VPN
3 10 (21.28%) WAN
4 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (19.15%) DHCP
4 9 (19.15%) DNS
5 7 (14.89%) Internet
5 7 (14.89%) SSL
6 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (10.64%) MPLS
7 5 (10.64%) VLAN
7 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (8.51%) SAN
8 4 (8.51%) WLAN
9 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) BYOD
2 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) CentOS
4 3 (6.38%) Debian
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) Change Management
2 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (8.51%) Email Filtering
4 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Adaptive Security
5 3 (6.38%) Change Control
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) Validation
5 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (4.26%) Contact Management
6 2 (4.26%) Line Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.13%) Data Management
7 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.13%) Logistics
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 14 (29.79%) CCNA
3 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
4 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ionix
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CME
3 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
2 11 (23.40%) Citrix
3 10 (21.28%) Juniper
4 8 (17.02%) Extreme Networks
5 7 (14.89%) F5
5 7 (14.89%) VMware
6 6 (12.77%) Dell
7 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.51%) EMC
8 4 (8.51%) HP
9 3 (6.38%) Aruba
9 3 (6.38%) Brocade
9 3 (6.38%) Motorola
9 3 (6.38%) Sophos
10 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.26%) Capita
10 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.13%) AppSense
11 1 (2.13%) WatchGuard