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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 479 515 498
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 99 54 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 29
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £266 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £440 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £30.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +31 44 £388 +3.33% 6
South East +14 30 £450 +40.62% 4
East of England -8 14 £300 +3.44% 1
South West -42 3 £463 - 1
North West -4 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £320 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (87.44%) Network Security
2 151 (75.88%) Cisco
3 145 (72.86%) Firewall
4 142 (71.36%) CheckPoint
5 83 (41.71%) Juniper
6 81 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (34.67%) CCNP
8 66 (33.17%) F5
9 64 (32.16%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (29.15%) Blue Coat
10 58 (29.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 52 (26.13%) LAN
11 52 (26.13%) WAN
12 49 (24.62%) VPN
13 45 (22.61%) OSPF
14 42 (21.11%) BGP
15 36 (18.09%) CCSE
16 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
17 32 (16.08%) TCP/IP
18 31 (15.58%) Finance
19 30 (15.08%) Load Balancing
20 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
20 29 (14.57%) CCSA
21 28 (14.07%) Windows
21 28 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
22 26 (13.07%) Cisco PIX
23 24 (12.06%) CISSP
24 23 (11.56%) SSL
24 23 (11.56%) VLAN
25 22 (11.06%) Sourcefire

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.51%) Apache
3 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.01%) IIS
3 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (87.44%) Network Security
2 145 (72.86%) Firewall
3 64 (32.16%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (29.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 52 (26.13%) LAN
5 52 (26.13%) WAN
6 49 (24.62%) VPN
7 45 (22.61%) OSPF
8 42 (21.11%) BGP
9 32 (16.08%) TCP/IP
10 28 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (13.07%) Cisco PIX
12 23 (11.56%) SSL
12 23 (11.56%) VLAN
13 19 (9.55%) HSRP
14 18 (9.05%) Wireless
15 13 (6.53%) NetScaler
15 13 (6.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (6.03%) IPsec
16 12 (6.03%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.54%) Banking
3 6 (3.02%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.01%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Local Government
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Law
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) WAP
2 1 (0.50%) CSS
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.52%) PKI
4 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.01%) Open Source
4 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.51%) Replication
6 2 (1.01%) SecurID
7 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Windows
2 20 (10.05%) Linux
3 18 (9.05%) UNIX
4 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.51%) Solaris
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) SUSE
7 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.08%) Load Balancing
2 18 (9.05%) Network Management
2 18 (9.05%) ITIL
3 9 (4.52%) Change Control
3 9 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (4.02%) Information Security
5 7 (3.52%) Migration
5 7 (3.52%) SIEM
5 7 (3.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (3.02%) Change Management
6 6 (3.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (2.51%) Network Design
7 5 (2.51%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.01%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.01%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.01%) Fault Management
8 4 (2.01%) Security Architecture
8 4 (2.01%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.51%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.01%) Perl
1 4 (2.01%) SQL
1 4 (2.01%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (34.67%) CCNP
3 36 (18.09%) CCSE
4 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
5 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
5 29 (14.57%) CCSA
6 24 (12.06%) CISSP
7 21 (10.55%) CCNA
8 16 (8.04%) CCIE
9 14 (7.04%) CCSP
10 11 (5.53%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (4.52%) Degree
12 7 (3.52%) CCDP
13 5 (2.51%) JNCIA
14 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.01%) JNCIS
15 3 (1.51%) CISM
16 2 (1.01%) CCA
16 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (11.06%) ProxySG
2 18 (9.05%) Snort
3 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.02%) Nmap
5 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.50%) UAG
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.52%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.52%) Nessus
3 4 (2.01%) OpenView
3 4 (2.01%) Netcool
4 3 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 151 (75.88%) Cisco
2 142 (71.36%) CheckPoint
3 83 (41.71%) Juniper
4 66 (33.17%) F5
5 58 (29.15%) Blue Coat
6 22 (11.06%) Sourcefire
7 14 (7.04%) HP
8 13 (6.53%) Citrix
9 12 (6.03%) McAfee
9 12 (6.03%) Fortinet
10 11 (5.53%) Aruba
10 11 (5.53%) Nokia
10 11 (5.53%) Microsoft
11 10 (5.03%) Websense
12 8 (4.02%) Nortel
13 6 (3.02%) Splunk
13 6 (3.02%) Radware
13 6 (3.02%) VMware
14 5 (2.51%) Crossbeam
14 5 (2.51%) SolarWinds
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