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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Engineer
Rank 520 582 502
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 140 92 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 57 54
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.00%
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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 128 £420 +5.00% 27
London +30 64 £475 +11.76% 10
South East +16 36 £400 +2.89% 4
Hampshire +14 17 £400 -3.03%
Berkshire +13 15 £320 -11.11% 1
Southampton - 13 £400 -
Yorkshire +9 12 £350 - 3
Scotland +10 10 £359 -
Leeds +3 6 £400 - 3
South West +2 6 £350 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire +1 6 £400 - 3
City of London +43 5 £513 +13.88% 3
Reading +10 5 £288 -16.05% 1
Croydon - 5 £470 -
Wiltshire -5 4 £350 -
Bracknell -8 4 £320 -24.70%
West Midlands -37 4 £550 +46.66% 1
Glasgow - 4 £309 -
Renfrewshire -19 3 £410 -
Erskine -22 3 £410 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £314 -
East of England +20 2 £269 +9.69% 2
Surrey 0 2 - -
Edinburgh -7 2 £325 -
North West -7 2 £300 -25.00% 4
Middlesbrough - 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £269 - 1
Worcester - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £269 -

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 217 (83.78%) Network Security
2 209 (80.69%) Firewall
3 200 (77.22%) Cisco
4 134 (51.74%) CheckPoint
5 128 (49.42%) Cisco ASA
6 123 (47.49%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (42.08%) CCNP
8 86 (33.20%) Juniper
9 73 (28.19%) WAN
10 72 (27.80%) LAN
11 71 (27.41%) Wireless
12 65 (25.10%) F5
13 62 (23.94%) VPN
14 61 (23.55%) Palo Alto
15 53 (20.46%) CCNA
16 46 (17.76%) Fortinet
17 45 (17.37%) Security Cleared
17 45 (17.37%) CCIE
18 41 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
19 40 (15.44%) SC Cleared
20 39 (15.06%) Data Centre
21 38 (14.67%) BGP
22 37 (14.29%) TCP/IP
23 36 (13.90%) OSPF
24 35 (13.51%) FortiGate
25 29 (11.20%) Telecoms
26 28 (10.81%) CCSE
27 24 (9.27%) IP Telephony
28 23 (8.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
29 22 (8.49%) Blue Coat

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 1 (0.39%) Apache
1 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.39%) IIS
1 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 217 (83.78%) Network Security
2 209 (80.69%) Firewall
3 128 (49.42%) Cisco ASA
4 73 (28.19%) WAN
5 72 (27.80%) LAN
6 71 (27.41%) Wireless
7 62 (23.94%) VPN
8 41 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 38 (14.67%) BGP
10 37 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 36 (13.90%) OSPF
12 24 (9.27%) IP Telephony
13 23 (8.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 22 (8.49%) VoIP
15 21 (8.11%) IPsec
16 20 (7.72%) Cisco PIX
17 19 (7.34%) MPLS
18 18 (6.95%) BIG-IP
18 18 (6.95%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (6.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) MariaDB
2 2 (0.77%) MySQL
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (11.20%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.49%) Finance
3 13 (5.02%) Banking
4 7 (2.70%) Retail
5 6 (2.32%) Legal
6 4 (1.54%) Military
7 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Law
7 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.77%) RESTful
2 2 (0.77%) SOAP
3 1 (0.39%) Java EE
3 1 (0.39%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.06%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.47%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (2.32%) PKI
4 5 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.54%) DataPower
6 3 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.16%) BBC
7 2 (0.77%) IVR
7 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.39%) iPad
8 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.18%) Linux
2 14 (5.41%) Windows
3 7 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.77%) Solaris
4 2 (0.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.39%) CentOS
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) VMS
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (7.34%) Migration
2 18 (6.95%) ITIL
2 18 (6.95%) Network Design
3 14 (5.41%) Change Control
3 14 (5.41%) SIEM
4 11 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (3.86%) Load Balancing
5 10 (3.86%) Security Operations
6 9 (3.47%) E-Commerce
6 9 (3.47%) Fault Management
6 9 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.09%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.09%) Network Planning
7 8 (3.09%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (2.70%) High Availability
8 7 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (2.32%) Escalation Management
10 5 (1.93%) ITIL V3
10 5 (1.93%) QMS
10 5 (1.93%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.32%) Shell Script
2 2 (0.77%) C
2 2 (0.77%) SQL
3 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 123 (47.49%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (42.08%) CCNP
3 53 (20.46%) CCNA
4 45 (17.37%) CCIE
4 45 (17.37%) Security Cleared
5 40 (15.44%) SC Cleared
6 28 (10.81%) CCSE
7 21 (8.11%) CCSA
8 19 (7.34%) JNCIS
9 14 (5.41%) Degree
10 11 (4.25%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (4.25%) JNCIP
11 9 (3.47%) CCDA
11 9 (3.47%) CCDP
12 7 (2.70%) CISSP
13 6 (2.32%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.16%) CISM
14 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.77%) CISA
15 2 (0.77%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.86%) ProxySG
2 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.77%) Squid
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.39%) Snort
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (13.51%) FortiGate
2 15 (5.79%) Nagios
3 13 (5.02%) Cacti
3 13 (5.02%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.32%) SmokePing
5 4 (1.54%) TrustSec
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.16%) OpenView
7 1 (0.39%) Nessus
7 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.39%) Nmap
7 1 (0.39%) Proventia
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) SELinux
7 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 200 (77.22%) Cisco
2 134 (51.74%) CheckPoint
3 86 (33.20%) Juniper
4 65 (25.10%) F5
5 61 (23.55%) Palo Alto
6 46 (17.76%) Fortinet
7 22 (8.49%) Blue Coat
7 22 (8.49%) SolarWinds
8 19 (7.34%) Aruba
9 17 (6.56%) Citrix
10 14 (5.41%) Microsoft
11 13 (5.02%) Intel Security
11 13 (5.02%) Riverbed
12 11 (4.25%) HP
12 11 (4.25%) Sourcefire
13 6 (2.32%) Meraki
13 6 (2.32%) Trustwave
14 5 (1.93%) Splunk
15 4 (1.54%) Brocade
15 4 (1.54%) FireEye
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