The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Engineer
Rank 494 506 502
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 132 106 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 52
Average daily rate £375 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £220 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +14 118 £375 +3.44% 24
London +27 52 £425 +3.65% 10
South East +4 32 £350 +1.81% 5
Hampshire +14 12 £369 +17.06% 1
Yorkshire -13 10 £280 -18.84% 2
Berkshire -11 8 £375 - 1
North West -20 8 £500 +57.48%
South Yorkshire -1 7 £280 -11.11%
City of London +23 6 £365 -10.97% 4
South West +8 6 £365 +4.28% 1
Sheffield -6 6 £280 -11.11%
East of England +4 5 £375 +36.36% 4
Surrey -10 5 £413 +26.92% 2
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Cheshire - 5 - -
Warrington - 5 - -
Windsor 0 3 - -
West Midlands -12 3 £250 -44.44% 2
Manchester -21 3 £500 +63.26%
Havant - 3 £438 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 £413 -
Birmingham -2 2 £250 -44.44% 1
Reading -8 2 £375 +1.69%
West Yorkshire -9 2 - - 2
Leeds -10 2 - - 2
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 2
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £200 -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 180 (77.59%) Network Security
2 171 (73.71%) Cisco
3 156 (67.24%) Firewall
4 116 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 91 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (35.78%) LAN
7 80 (34.48%) WAN
7 80 (34.48%) F5
8 76 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
9 73 (31.47%) Juniper
10 67 (28.88%) CCNP
11 51 (21.98%) VPN
12 46 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (18.97%) CCNA
14 43 (18.53%) TCP/IP
15 40 (17.24%) MPLS
16 37 (15.95%) Palo Alto
17 33 (14.22%) BGP
18 32 (13.79%) DNS
19 31 (13.36%) Blue Coat
19 31 (13.36%) FortiGate
20 30 (12.93%) Load Balancing
20 30 (12.93%) ITIL
20 30 (12.93%) Wireless
20 30 (12.93%) IPsec
21 29 (12.50%) OSPF
21 29 (12.50%) Fortinet
22 28 (12.07%) Telecoms
22 28 (12.07%) Finance
22 28 (12.07%) SSL

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 180 (77.59%) Network Security
2 156 (67.24%) Firewall
3 83 (35.78%) LAN
4 80 (34.48%) WAN
5 76 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (21.98%) VPN
7 46 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 43 (18.53%) TCP/IP
9 40 (17.24%) MPLS
10 33 (14.22%) BGP
11 32 (13.79%) DNS
12 30 (12.93%) IPsec
12 30 (12.93%) Wireless
13 29 (12.50%) OSPF
14 28 (12.07%) SSL
15 27 (11.64%) DHCP
16 25 (10.78%) EIGRP
17 24 (10.34%) Internet
18 19 (8.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 18 (7.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (12.07%) Finance
1 28 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.16%) Banking
2 5 (2.16%) Law
3 4 (1.72%) Legal
4 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.86%) Local Government
4 2 (0.86%) Military
4 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.86%) SOAP
3 1 (0.43%) Middleware
3 1 (0.43%) WAP
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.59%) Cryptography
2 6 (2.59%) DataPower
2 6 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.16%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.16%) PKI
4 3 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.86%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.86%) NHS
5 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) BYOD
6 1 (0.43%) Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.05%) Linux
2 15 (6.47%) Windows
3 9 (3.88%) Unix
4 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.93%) ITIL
1 30 (12.93%) Load Balancing
2 27 (11.64%) Information Security
3 23 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (8.62%) SIEM
5 14 (6.03%) Migration
6 13 (5.60%) Change Management
7 12 (5.17%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (5.17%) Network Design
7 12 (5.17%) Network Management
8 10 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (4.31%) Project Management
9 8 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (3.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.59%) Change Control
11 6 (2.59%) High Availability
11 6 (2.59%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.59%) Security Architecture
11 6 (2.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.72%) Perl
2 3 (1.29%) Python
3 2 (0.86%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) C
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) Ruby
4 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (28.88%) CCNP
3 44 (18.97%) CCNA
4 26 (11.21%) CCSE
5 23 (9.91%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.76%) CCSA
6 18 (7.76%) SC Cleared
7 17 (7.33%) CCIE
8 15 (6.47%) CISSP
9 8 (3.45%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.59%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (2.59%) CISM
11 5 (2.16%) Degree
11 5 (2.16%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.72%) CCDP
12 4 (1.72%) CEH
13 3 (1.29%) CCDA
13 3 (1.29%) GSEC
14 2 (0.86%) CCDE
14 2 (0.86%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.31%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.72%) COBIT
4 3 (1.29%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.86%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.43%) QA
6 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.88%) ProxySG
2 9 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.02%) Snort
4 5 (2.16%) Firmware
5 3 (1.29%) Squid
5 3 (1.29%) XenApp
6 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 31 (13.36%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.02%) Proventia
3 5 (2.16%) Nessus
4 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.86%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.43%) EnCase
6 1 (0.43%) Endace
6 1 (0.43%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView
6 1 (0.43%) QRadar
6 1 (0.43%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 171 (73.71%) Cisco
2 116 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 80 (34.48%) F5
4 73 (31.47%) Juniper
5 37 (15.95%) Palo Alto
6 31 (13.36%) Blue Coat
7 29 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 17 (7.33%) VMware
9 14 (6.03%) Microsoft
9 14 (6.03%) Sourcefire
10 13 (5.60%) Citrix
11 10 (4.31%) Intel Security
11 10 (4.31%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.45%) Aruba
12 8 (3.45%) Symantec
13 7 (3.02%) IBM
14 6 (2.59%) Cyberoam
14 6 (2.59%) HP
15 5 (2.16%) Nokia
15 5 (2.16%) Riverbed