The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Engineer
UK
Rank 479 513 488
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 103 114 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 48 60
Median daily rate £408 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
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 £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Network Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 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 +14 97 £408 +2.19% 26
South East +25 38 £375 +7.14% 6
London +6 37 £450 +9.09% 11
Oxfordshire - 16 £338 -
North West +33 13 £338 -32.50% 3
City of London +1 11 £525 +17.97% 3
Manchester +29 9 - - 3
Oxford - 8 £338 -
Surrey +18 7 £550 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +11 7 £449 +15.80%
Cheshire +20 4 £338 -15.09%
Warrington +18 4 £338 -
Milton Keynes +12 4 £425 -
South West +11 4 £399 +6.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £425 - 2
Southampton +11 3 £370 -
Kidlington - 3 £325 -
Aberdeen - 3 £375 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £350 +25.08%
Basingstoke +9 2 £469 -
Swindon +9 2 £399 -16.05% 1
Wiltshire +6 2 £399 -16.05% 1
Middlesex - 2 £435 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
South Wales - 2 £413 -
West Yorkshire +26 1 £300 -
Reading +10 1 - -
Leeds +7 1 £300 -
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Network Security 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 Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 215 (86.69%) Network Security
2 207 (83.47%) Firewall
3 184 (74.19%) Cisco
4 137 (55.24%) CheckPoint
5 129 (52.02%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (42.74%) Cisco ASA
7 90 (36.29%) Juniper
8 85 (34.27%) LAN
9 77 (31.05%) WAN
9 77 (31.05%) CCNP
10 68 (27.42%) Palo Alto
11 58 (23.39%) F5
12 52 (20.97%) CCNA
13 48 (19.35%) Data Centre
14 46 (18.55%) Security Cleared
15 45 (18.15%) VPN
16 43 (17.34%) SC Cleared
17 42 (16.94%) OSPF
18 40 (16.13%) Wireless
19 33 (13.31%) BGP
20 32 (12.90%) Finance
20 32 (12.90%) Fortinet
21 31 (12.50%) SSL
22 30 (12.10%) TCP/IP
22 30 (12.10%) Blue Coat
23 29 (11.69%) CCIE
23 29 (11.69%) DNS
23 29 (11.69%) CCSA
23 29 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
24 28 (11.29%) Load Balancing

Network Security 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 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) G Suite
2 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 215 (86.69%) Network Security
2 207 (83.47%) Firewall
3 106 (42.74%) Cisco ASA
4 85 (34.27%) LAN
5 77 (31.05%) WAN
6 45 (18.15%) VPN
7 42 (16.94%) OSPF
8 40 (16.13%) Wireless
9 33 (13.31%) BGP
10 31 (12.50%) SSL
11 30 (12.10%) TCP/IP
12 29 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (11.69%) DNS
13 25 (10.08%) MPLS
14 21 (8.47%) DHCP
14 21 (8.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 20 (8.06%) NetScaler
16 19 (7.66%) EIGRP
17 18 (7.26%) VoIP
18 17 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 32 (12.90%) Finance
2 17 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.02%) Banking
4 4 (1.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.63%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.81%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (4.84%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.81%) CMDB
7 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.81%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.40%) CESG
8 1 (0.40%) DataPower
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.40%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.65%) Linux
2 8 (3.23%) Windows
3 5 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) CatOS
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.29%) Load Balancing
2 24 (9.68%) ITIL
3 21 (8.47%) SIEM
4 19 (7.66%) Kalman Filter
5 18 (7.26%) Change Management
5 18 (7.26%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (6.85%) Project Management
7 16 (6.45%) Network Management
8 15 (6.05%) Information Security
9 14 (5.65%) Problem Management
10 12 (4.84%) Network Architecture
10 12 (4.84%) Web Filtering
11 11 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
12 10 (4.03%) Migration
12 10 (4.03%) Service Management
13 9 (3.63%) Change Control
13 9 (3.63%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.63%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (3.63%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (3.23%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.81%) C
2 2 (0.81%) Java
2 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 129 (52.02%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (31.05%) CCNP
3 52 (20.97%) CCNA
4 46 (18.55%) Security Cleared
5 43 (17.34%) SC Cleared
6 29 (11.69%) CCIE
6 29 (11.69%) CCSA
7 26 (10.48%) CCSP
8 22 (8.87%) CCSE
9 18 (7.26%) CISSP
10 12 (4.84%) Degree
11 11 (4.44%) JNCIS
12 10 (4.03%) JNCIP
13 8 (3.23%) CCVP
13 8 (3.23%) JNCIA
14 5 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.61%) CCMSE
15 4 (1.61%) JNCIE
16 2 (0.81%) CCDP
16 2 (0.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.27%) PCI DSS
2 19 (7.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (3.63%) HIPAA
5 8 (3.23%) SLA
6 2 (0.81%) RMADS
7 1 (0.40%) GPG13
7 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.21%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.81%) vSphere
5 2 (0.81%) XenServer
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.61%) Nagios
5 3 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.81%) Cacti
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.81%) EnCase
6 2 (0.81%) Nessus
6 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.81%) Puppet
6 2 (0.81%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.40%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.40%) SELinux
7 1 (0.40%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.40%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 184 (74.19%) Cisco
2 137 (55.24%) CheckPoint
3 90 (36.29%) Juniper
4 68 (27.42%) Palo Alto
5 58 (23.39%) F5
6 32 (12.90%) Fortinet
7 30 (12.10%) Blue Coat
8 27 (10.89%) Brocade
9 16 (6.45%) HP
9 16 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 16 (6.45%) Riverbed
10 15 (6.05%) Citrix
11 14 (5.65%) Intel Security
12 12 (4.84%) TippingPoint
13 11 (4.44%) SolarWinds
14 10 (4.03%) FireEye
15 9 (3.63%) Sourcefire
15 9 (3.63%) VMware
16 8 (3.23%) Aruba
17 7 (2.82%) Tufin
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