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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 494 504 517
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 92 89 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 12
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£328 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £302 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
England +1 90 £328 -15.48% 30
South East -10 29 £325 -7.14% 4
London -10 27 £340 -15.00% 12
Surrey +9 12 £325 -31.57%
North West -6 12 £275 - 5
Manchester -2 11 £285 - 3
West Midlands - 11 £425 - 2
Birmingham - 10 £425 - 2
Berkshire -9 7 £363 +3.57% 2
City of London +11 6 £350 -12.50% 4
Hampshire -3 6 £315 -37.00% 1
Southampton - 5 £315 -
East of England +12 4 £275 +14.58% 3
Reading +2 3 £363 +20.83% 1
Yorkshire -8 3 £315 -3.07% 1
Essex - 3 £275 - 2
South West -5 2 £350 -22.22% 3
Scotland -14 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 169 (88.48%) Network Security
2 148 (77.49%) Cisco
3 142 (74.35%) Firewall
4 116 (60.73%) CheckPoint
5 80 (41.88%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (39.27%) Juniper
7 73 (38.22%) F5
8 67 (35.08%) Cisco ASA
9 59 (30.89%) CCNP
10 52 (27.23%) VPN
11 39 (20.42%) OSPF
12 37 (19.37%) BGP
13 35 (18.32%) LAN
14 34 (17.80%) CCNA
15 33 (17.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (16.75%) TCP/IP
17 31 (16.23%) Security Cleared
17 31 (16.23%) Blue Coat
18 30 (15.71%) WAN
18 30 (15.71%) Windows
19 28 (14.66%) SSL
20 25 (13.09%) CISSP
21 24 (12.57%) Telecoms
22 23 (12.04%) Wireless
22 23 (12.04%) DNS
23 21 (10.99%) ITIL
24 20 (10.47%) Fortinet
24 20 (10.47%) FortiGate
24 20 (10.47%) Information Security
24 20 (10.47%) Linux

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 12 (6.28%) Apache
2 11 (5.76%) IIS
3 6 (3.14%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.57%) MS Office
3 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 169 (88.48%) Network Security
2 142 (74.35%) Firewall
3 67 (35.08%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (27.23%) VPN
5 39 (20.42%) OSPF
6 37 (19.37%) BGP
7 35 (18.32%) LAN
8 33 (17.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (16.75%) TCP/IP
10 30 (15.71%) WAN
11 28 (14.66%) SSL
12 23 (12.04%) Wireless
12 23 (12.04%) DNS
13 16 (8.38%) IPsec
13 16 (8.38%) Wireshark
14 15 (7.85%) VLAN
15 14 (7.33%) Internet
16 13 (6.81%) Spanning Tree
17 12 (6.28%) DHCP
18 11 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.09%) DB2
2 1 (0.52%) MySQL
2 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (12.57%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.90%) Finance
3 16 (8.38%) Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.09%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.57%) WAP
3 2 (1.05%) JSON
3 2 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) Ajax
4 1 (0.52%) RESTful
4 1 (0.52%) HTML5
4 1 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.52%) Laravel
4 1 (0.52%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.66%) Clustering
2 7 (3.66%) SecurID
3 3 (1.57%) PKI
3 3 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.05%) Life Science
4 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.71%) Windows
2 20 (10.47%) Linux
3 6 (3.14%) UNIX
4 4 (2.09%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (2.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.09%) AIX
4 4 (2.09%) SUSE
5 2 (1.05%) Solaris
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.99%) ITIL
2 20 (10.47%) Information Security
3 16 (8.38%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (7.33%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.24%) Service Management
5 10 (5.24%) Change Management
6 9 (4.71%) Network Design
7 8 (4.19%) SIEM
8 7 (3.66%) Network Management
9 6 (3.14%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (2.62%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (2.62%) Migration
10 5 (2.62%) Security Management
10 5 (2.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.62%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.62%) eTOM
10 5 (2.62%) Fault Management
10 5 (2.62%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.09%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.52%) PHP
3 1 (0.52%) C
3 1 (0.52%) Python
3 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (41.88%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (30.89%) CCNP
3 34 (17.80%) CCNA
4 31 (16.23%) Security Cleared
5 25 (13.09%) CISSP
6 17 (8.90%) CCIE
7 16 (8.38%) SC Cleared
8 13 (6.81%) CCSE
9 10 (5.24%) CCSA
10 9 (4.71%) CCSP
11 7 (3.66%) Degree
12 5 (2.62%) CISM
13 4 (2.09%) CCIP
13 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.57%) CEH
14 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
15 2 (1.05%) ISACA
15 2 (1.05%) JNCIA
15 2 (1.05%) CISMP
15 2 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.19%) Snort
1 8 (4.19%) ProxySG
2 5 (2.62%) vSphere
2 5 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.09%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (1.57%) Firmware
5 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.52%) UAG
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 20 (10.47%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.09%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.57%) Netcool
4 3 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.57%) OpenView
5 1 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.52%) Nessus
5 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 148 (77.49%) Cisco
2 116 (60.73%) CheckPoint
3 75 (39.27%) Juniper
4 73 (38.22%) F5
5 31 (16.23%) Blue Coat
6 20 (10.47%) Fortinet
7 19 (9.95%) Microsoft
8 18 (9.42%) SolarWinds
9 17 (8.90%) VMware
10 14 (7.33%) Citrix
11 13 (6.81%) Sourcefire
12 12 (6.28%) HP
13 11 (5.76%) Nortel
14 8 (4.19%) CA
15 7 (3.66%) Sophos
16 6 (3.14%) Clearswift
16 6 (3.14%) Radware
16 6 (3.14%) Lotus
17 5 (2.62%) Symantec
17 5 (2.62%) Websense
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