The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Network Engineer was £352 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 623 627
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Network Engineer 16 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.041% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.043% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 11
Median daily rate £352 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.49% +14.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £272 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £330 £275
% change year-on-year +6.51% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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. 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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
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

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 22 June 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 20 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 22 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
England +49 16 £352 +3.38% 8
South East +18 5 £352 -6.26% 2
London +17 5 £425 +49.12% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £352 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £352 -
Yorkshire - 2 £280 - 1
South West +13 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £255 -
Doncaster - 1 £410 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £255 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
Cumbria - 1 £325 -
York - 1 £150 -
Wellingborough - 1 £255 -
Stafford - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring 3rd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (86.84%) Cisco
2 29 (76.32%) Firewall
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (60.53%) Juniper
5 19 (50.00%) CCNP
6 16 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
8 12 (31.58%) Wireless
8 12 (31.58%) F5
9 11 (28.95%) ITIL
9 11 (28.95%) LAN
10 9 (23.68%) WAN
11 8 (21.05%) OSPF
11 8 (21.05%) BGP
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds
11 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (18.42%) MPLS
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (15.79%) CCNA
13 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 6 (15.79%) Citrix
13 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.79%) Fortinet
13 6 (15.79%) Network Security
14 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
14 5 (13.16%) VPLS
14 5 (13.16%) FortiGate

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 16 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (31.58%) Wireless
4 11 (28.95%) LAN
5 9 (23.68%) WAN
6 8 (21.05%) BGP
6 8 (21.05%) OSPF
7 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (18.42%) DNS
7 7 (18.42%) MPLS
8 6 (15.79%) Network Security
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.16%) VPLS
9 5 (13.16%) VPN
10 4 (10.53%) Internet
10 4 (10.53%) NetScaler
10 4 (10.53%) SSL
11 3 (7.89%) DHCP
11 3 (7.89%) SAN
11 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Fault Management
2 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
2 4 (10.53%) Service Design
3 3 (7.89%) Email Filtering
3 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.89%) Network Management
3 3 (7.89%) Web Filtering
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) CCNA
5 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) DBS Check
7 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
7 3 (7.89%) JNCIA
8 2 (5.26%) CCDP
8 2 (5.26%) CCIE
8 2 (5.26%) CCSA
8 2 (5.26%) CCSE
8 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.63%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (13.16%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco CME
4 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Cisco
2 23 (60.53%) Juniper
3 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
4 12 (31.58%) F5
5 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds
6 6 (15.79%) Citrix
6 6 (15.79%) Fortinet
7 5 (13.16%) Dell
7 5 (13.16%) Palo Alto
8 4 (10.53%) Computacenter
8 4 (10.53%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (10.53%) VMware
9 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.89%) HP
10 2 (5.26%) Brocade
10 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.26%) Nokia
11 1 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (2.63%) Aruba
11 1 (2.63%) Clearswift