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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 487 495 537
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 116 103 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 59 11
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 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 28 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 +10 110 £350 - 21
London -3 43 £350 -3.58% 9
South East -14 27 £325 -7.14% 3
West Midlands +17 21 £425 +30.76% 2
Birmingham +11 19 £425 +21.42% 2
Surrey +10 9 £360 -24.21%
City of London +12 8 £338 -15.62% 1
Hampshire +6 7 £315 -45.21%
North West -12 7 £260 - 3
Manchester -4 6 £255 - 1
East of England +10 5 £310 -0.80% 1
Berkshire -11 5 - - 3
Southampton - 5 £315 -
Milton Keynes +4 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 4 - -
Leicestershire - 4 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Reigate - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £275 -
Bolton - 3 £250 -
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -1 2 - -
Hertfordshire -3 2 £345 +23.21%
Scotland -4 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £400 -
Kent - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Wiltshire +9 1 - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 183 (85.92%) Network Security
2 169 (79.34%) Cisco
3 151 (70.89%) Firewall
4 138 (64.79%) CheckPoint
5 90 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (41.31%) Cisco ASA
7 79 (37.09%) Juniper
8 72 (33.80%) F5
9 63 (29.58%) CCNP
10 59 (27.70%) VPN
11 55 (25.82%) OSPF
12 50 (23.47%) BGP
13 42 (19.72%) Windows
14 41 (19.25%) Blue Coat
15 37 (17.37%) LAN
16 36 (16.90%) SSL
16 36 (16.90%) CCNA
17 35 (16.43%) Wireless
18 34 (15.96%) DNS
18 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
19 33 (15.49%) WAN
19 33 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (14.08%) Telecoms
21 29 (13.62%) TCP/IP
22 28 (13.15%) VMware
22 28 (13.15%) SolarWinds
23 27 (12.68%) HP
24 26 (12.21%) CISSP
25 25 (11.74%) Information Security
26 24 (11.27%) Fortinet

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (5.63%) Apache
2 11 (5.16%) IIS
3 6 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (85.92%) Network Security
2 151 (70.89%) Firewall
3 88 (41.31%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (27.70%) VPN
5 55 (25.82%) OSPF
6 50 (23.47%) BGP
7 37 (17.37%) LAN
8 36 (16.90%) SSL
9 35 (16.43%) Wireless
10 34 (15.96%) DNS
11 33 (15.49%) WAN
11 33 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (13.62%) TCP/IP
13 21 (9.86%) DHCP
13 21 (9.86%) VLAN
14 20 (9.39%) MPLS
15 17 (7.98%) HSRP
15 17 (7.98%) VRRP
16 16 (7.51%) NetScaler
16 16 (7.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.88%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.88%) DB2
2 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.33%) Finance
3 12 (5.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.47%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.88%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.41%) WAP
3 2 (0.94%) CSS
3 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) RESTful
4 1 (0.47%) HTML5
4 1 (0.47%) Laravel
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) Ajax
4 1 (0.47%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.10%) Clustering
2 12 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.29%) SecurID
4 4 (1.88%) PKI
5 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) Life Science
6 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.72%) Windows
2 21 (9.86%) Linux
3 8 (3.76%) UNIX
4 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (1.88%) SUSE
5 4 (1.88%) AIX
6 3 (1.41%) Solaris
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.74%) Information Security
2 21 (9.86%) Load Balancing
2 21 (9.86%) ITIL
3 20 (9.39%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (5.63%) Change Management
5 10 (4.69%) Network Design
5 10 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (4.69%) SIEM
6 8 (3.76%) Service Management
7 6 (2.82%) Validation
7 6 (2.82%) Incident Management
7 6 (2.82%) Project Planning
7 6 (2.82%) Network Management
7 6 (2.82%) Mentoring
7 6 (2.82%) Demand Forecasting
8 5 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.35%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (2.35%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.35%) Fault Management
8 5 (2.35%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.35%) SQL
2 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.94%) Perl
3 1 (0.47%) PHP
3 1 (0.47%) C
3 1 (0.47%) Tcl
3 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 90 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (29.58%) CCNP
3 36 (16.90%) CCNA
4 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
5 26 (12.21%) CISSP
6 23 (10.80%) CCIE
7 16 (7.51%) CCSE
8 15 (7.04%) CCSA
9 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared
10 12 (5.63%) Degree
11 6 (2.82%) CCSP
12 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.35%) CISM
13 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.41%) CEH
14 3 (1.41%) CCIP
15 2 (0.94%) CISMP
15 2 (0.94%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.94%) ISACA
15 2 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.35%) SLA
3 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) QA
4 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.23%) Snort
3 5 (2.35%) vSphere
3 5 (2.35%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.88%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.41%) Firmware
6 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.47%) UAG
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 23 (10.80%) FortiGate
2 12 (5.63%) OpenView
2 12 (5.63%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (3.76%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.41%) Netcool
7 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.47%) Nessus
7 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 169 (79.34%) Cisco
2 138 (64.79%) CheckPoint
3 79 (37.09%) Juniper
4 72 (33.80%) F5
5 41 (19.25%) Blue Coat
6 28 (13.15%) VMware
6 28 (13.15%) SolarWinds
7 27 (12.68%) HP
8 24 (11.27%) Fortinet
9 21 (9.86%) Citrix
10 18 (8.45%) Microsoft
11 15 (7.04%) Websense
11 15 (7.04%) Aruba
12 14 (6.57%) Sourcefire
13 10 (4.69%) Tufin
14 9 (4.23%) Sophos
14 9 (4.23%) Nortel
15 8 (3.76%) CA
16 7 (3.29%) Nokia
16 7 (3.29%) Clearswift
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