The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 508 504 488
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 90 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 29
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£375 £373 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £255 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -29.03%
Network Security Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security Engineer across the England region.

Network Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Network Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Engineer across the England region.

Network Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Network Security Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 48 £390 +4.00% 12
South East -5 29 £375 +15.38% 4
North West +5 4 £220 -46.66% 2
West Midlands -12 2 £338 - 2
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
East of England -10 1 - - 4
South West -36 1 - - 1
Network Security Engineer
UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 174 (85.71%) Network Security
2 163 (80.30%) Firewall
3 156 (76.85%) Cisco
4 139 (68.47%) CheckPoint
5 93 (45.81%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (38.92%) CCNP
7 76 (37.44%) Juniper
7 76 (37.44%) F5
8 64 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (28.08%) VPN
10 56 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 55 (27.09%) LAN
11 55 (27.09%) Blue Coat
12 52 (25.62%) WAN
12 52 (25.62%) BGP
13 50 (24.63%) OSPF
14 40 (19.70%) TCP/IP
15 34 (16.75%) CCNA
15 34 (16.75%) CCSE
16 29 (14.29%) CCSA
16 29 (14.29%) VLAN
16 29 (14.29%) SSL
17 28 (13.79%) Sourcefire
18 27 (13.30%) Load Balancing
18 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
18 27 (13.30%) CISSP
19 26 (12.81%) Telecoms
20 25 (12.32%) ProxySG
21 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
21 23 (11.33%) IPsec

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.96%) IIS
2 5 (2.46%) Apache
3 4 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 174 (85.71%) Network Security
2 163 (80.30%) Firewall
3 64 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (28.08%) VPN
5 56 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 55 (27.09%) LAN
7 52 (25.62%) WAN
7 52 (25.62%) BGP
8 50 (24.63%) OSPF
9 40 (19.70%) TCP/IP
10 29 (14.29%) VLAN
10 29 (14.29%) SSL
11 23 (11.33%) IPsec
12 22 (10.84%) HSRP
13 19 (9.36%) DNS
14 18 (8.87%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (8.87%) Wireless
14 18 (8.87%) Internet
15 16 (7.88%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) DB2
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (12.81%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.34%) Finance
3 19 (9.36%) Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.43%) WAP
2 5 (2.46%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.99%) JSON
3 2 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.49%) Laravel
4 1 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) RESTful
4 1 (0.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.43%) PKI
3 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.46%) SecurID
6 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.97%) Open Source
7 3 (1.48%) Replication
8 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.84%) Linux
1 22 (10.84%) Windows
2 17 (8.37%) UNIX
3 5 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (2.46%) AIX
3 5 (2.46%) Solaris
3 5 (2.46%) SUSE
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.30%) Load Balancing
2 22 (10.84%) Network Management
3 20 (9.85%) ITIL
4 12 (5.91%) Information Security
4 12 (5.91%) Change Management
5 11 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (4.93%) SIEM
7 9 (4.43%) Fault Management
8 8 (3.94%) Service Management
8 8 (3.94%) Migration
8 8 (3.94%) Change Control
9 7 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.45%) Network Design
9 7 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (2.96%) eTOM
10 6 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.46%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.46%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.94%) SQL
2 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.48%) Perl
3 2 (0.99%) Ruby
3 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) Python
4 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (45.81%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (38.92%) CCNP
3 34 (16.75%) CCNA
3 34 (16.75%) CCSE
4 29 (14.29%) CCSA
5 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
5 27 (13.30%) CISSP
6 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
7 19 (9.36%) CCSP
8 18 (8.87%) CCIE
9 14 (6.90%) Degree
10 7 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.96%) CCDP
12 5 (2.46%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.97%) CISM
14 3 (1.48%) CCIP
14 3 (1.48%) CEH
15 2 (0.99%) MCITP
15 2 (0.99%) MCSE
15 2 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (12.32%) ProxySG
2 21 (10.34%) Snort
3 7 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.46%) vSphere
4 5 (2.46%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (2.46%) Nmap
5 4 (1.97%) Firmware
6 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.99%) UAG
7 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.39%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.45%) Netcool
2 7 (3.45%) OpenView
2 7 (3.45%) Nessus
3 6 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.46%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 156 (76.85%) Cisco
2 139 (68.47%) CheckPoint
3 76 (37.44%) Juniper
3 76 (37.44%) F5
4 55 (27.09%) Blue Coat
5 28 (13.79%) Sourcefire
6 18 (8.87%) Fortinet
6 18 (8.87%) HP
7 17 (8.37%) Microsoft
8 15 (7.39%) VMware
8 15 (7.39%) Citrix
9 11 (5.42%) Nokia
10 9 (4.43%) Splunk
10 9 (4.43%) Nortel
11 8 (3.94%) McAfee
12 7 (3.45%) Websense
12 7 (3.45%) Radware
12 7 (3.45%) CA
12 7 (3.45%) Oracle
12 7 (3.45%) Crossbeam
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