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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Engineer
Rank 504 550 517
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 144 110 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 63 57
Median daily rate £400 £377 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +47 131 £400 +6.24% 27
London -6 53 £475 +11.76% 10
South East +23 42 £400 +12.67% 9
East of England +19 20 £330 -8.33% 3
Hampshire +25 17 £400 -5.88% 4
Scotland +20 13 £338 +3.60% 1
Bedfordshire - 13 £330 -
Southampton +22 11 £400 +45.45%
Bedford - 10 £353 -
North West +16 8 £450 +28.29% 2
Middlesex +7 8 £438 -2.77%
Manchester -6 8 £450 +19.52% 2
Glasgow +13 7 £288 +4.54% 1
Edinburgh +19 6 £350 -7.03%
Surrey +5 6 £388 +29.16% 2
Hertfordshire +8 5 £400 +11.11% 3
Berkshire +1 5 £350 -2.77% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 3 £363 -34.09%
Milton Keynes +15 3 £363 -34.09%
City of London +13 3 £500 +30.89% 3
Bracknell - 3 £350 -
Reigate - 3 £245 - 1
Croydon - 3 £470 -
Leatherhead +17 2 £388 -3.12% 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £350 - 1
East Midlands -5 2 £300 -4.00%
North East -15 2 - -
Oxfordshire -15 2 £300 -14.28%
Tyne and Wear -27 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 231 (82.50%) Firewall
1 231 (82.50%) Network Security
2 216 (77.14%) Cisco
3 162 (57.86%) CheckPoint
4 152 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (46.79%) Cisco ASA
6 123 (43.93%) CCNP
7 99 (35.36%) Juniper
8 98 (35.00%) LAN
9 92 (32.86%) WAN
10 73 (26.07%) Wireless
11 66 (23.57%) VPN
12 62 (22.14%) CCNA
13 61 (21.79%) Palo Alto
14 51 (18.21%) CCIE
15 49 (17.50%) Data Centre
16 48 (17.14%) F5
17 47 (16.79%) Security Cleared
17 47 (16.79%) Fortinet
18 46 (16.43%) OSPF
19 45 (16.07%) BGP
20 42 (15.00%) SC Cleared
21 41 (14.64%) CCSA
22 38 (13.57%) Cisco Nexus
23 34 (12.14%) TCP/IP
24 32 (11.43%) CCSE
25 28 (10.00%) FortiGate
26 27 (9.64%) VoIP
27 26 (9.29%) SolarWinds
28 25 (8.93%) Microsoft

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 (0.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.36%) Apache
2 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.36%) IIS
2 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
1 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 231 (82.50%) Firewall
1 231 (82.50%) Network Security
2 131 (46.79%) Cisco ASA
3 98 (35.00%) LAN
4 92 (32.86%) WAN
5 73 (26.07%) Wireless
6 66 (23.57%) VPN
7 46 (16.43%) OSPF
8 45 (16.07%) BGP
9 38 (13.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (12.14%) TCP/IP
11 27 (9.64%) VoIP
12 24 (8.57%) BIG-IP
13 23 (8.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 22 (7.86%) IP Telephony
14 22 (7.86%) SSL
15 18 (6.43%) DNS
15 18 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (6.07%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (6.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.71%) MariaDB
2 2 (0.71%) MySQL
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
General
1 22 (7.86%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.29%) Banking
4 7 (2.50%) Legal
5 6 (2.14%) Retail
6 3 (1.07%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.64%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.71%) REST
2 2 (0.71%) RESTful
3 1 (0.36%) Java EE
3 1 (0.36%) RSS
3 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (2.14%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.14%) PKI
5 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.71%) BBC
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) IVR
7 2 (0.71%) NHS
7 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.36%) CESG
8 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.43%) Linux
2 15 (5.36%) Windows
3 11 (3.93%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.71%) Solaris
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) CentOS
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) VMS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (7.50%) SIEM
2 19 (6.79%) Change Control
2 19 (6.79%) Migration
3 17 (6.07%) ITIL
4 16 (5.71%) Network Design
5 14 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (4.29%) Network Management
6 12 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (4.29%) Security Operations
7 11 (3.93%) Load Balancing
8 10 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (3.21%) Fault Management
9 9 (3.21%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.21%) Network Planning
10 8 (2.86%) ITIL V3
11 7 (2.50%) DDoS Mitigation
11 7 (2.50%) Escalation Management
11 7 (2.50%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.86%) Shell Script
2 2 (0.71%) SQL
3 1 (0.36%) C
3 1 (0.36%) Java
3 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 152 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (43.93%) CCNP
3 62 (22.14%) CCNA
4 51 (18.21%) CCIE
5 47 (16.79%) Security Cleared
6 42 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 41 (14.64%) CCSA
8 32 (11.43%) CCSE
9 19 (6.79%) Degree
10 14 (5.00%) JNCIS
11 12 (4.29%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (3.21%) CISSP
13 7 (2.50%) CCVP
13 7 (2.50%) JNCIP
14 6 (2.14%) CCSP
15 5 (1.79%) CCDP
16 4 (1.43%) JNCIA
17 3 (1.07%) CISM
17 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 3 (1.07%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) QA
5 2 (0.71%) RMADS
6 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.50%) ProxySG
2 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.07%) vSphere
5 2 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.71%) Squid
6 1 (0.36%) Firmware
6 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 28 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 18 (6.43%) Nagios
3 15 (5.36%) Cacti
4 14 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (2.50%) SmokePing
6 6 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.43%) TrustSec
9 3 (1.07%) Nessus
9 3 (1.07%) OpenView
10 2 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.71%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.36%) EnCase
11 1 (0.36%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.36%) Nmap
11 1 (0.36%) SCCM
11 1 (0.36%) SELinux
Vendors
1 216 (77.14%) Cisco
2 162 (57.86%) CheckPoint
3 99 (35.36%) Juniper
4 61 (21.79%) Palo Alto
5 48 (17.14%) F5
6 47 (16.79%) Fortinet
7 26 (9.29%) SolarWinds
8 25 (8.93%) Microsoft
9 19 (6.79%) Riverbed
10 18 (6.43%) HP
11 17 (6.07%) Aruba
11 17 (6.07%) Citrix
12 14 (5.00%) Blue Coat
12 14 (5.00%) Intel Security
13 12 (4.29%) Brocade
14 10 (3.57%) Sourcefire
15 8 (2.86%) VMware
16 7 (2.50%) Meraki
17 6 (2.14%) Dell
17 6 (2.14%) Trustwave
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