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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 507 488 499
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 80 78 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 14
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£340 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £314 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £520 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 78 £340 -17.57% 15
South East -3 29 £325 -23.52% 3
London -10 26 £410 -8.88% 5
North West -5 13 £285 - 3
City of London +11 11 £418 -0.29% 1
Manchester -1 11 £285 - 1
Berkshire +6 10 £363 +3.57% 2
Surrey +3 10 £360 -24.21% 1
Hampshire -18 5 £315 -37.00%
South West -13 4 £350 -22.22% 3
Southampton - 4 £315 -
Reading +4 3 £363 -19.44% 1
West Midlands +1 3 £450 -
Scotland 0 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £315 -3.07% 1
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 - -
East of England +4 1 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Gloucestershire -12 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Ascot - - - -
Royston - - - -
Slough - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bridgend - - - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 154 (88.00%) Network Security
2 140 (80.00%) Firewall
3 132 (75.43%) Cisco
4 110 (62.86%) CheckPoint
5 70 (40.00%) Juniper
6 69 (39.43%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (37.71%) F5
8 59 (33.71%) Cisco ASA
9 53 (30.29%) CCNP
10 50 (28.57%) VPN
11 42 (24.00%) BGP
12 41 (23.43%) OSPF
13 35 (20.00%) LAN
14 34 (19.43%) TCP/IP
14 34 (19.43%) WAN
14 34 (19.43%) Blue Coat
15 33 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (18.86%) SSL
16 28 (16.00%) CCNA
17 25 (14.29%) CISSP
17 25 (14.29%) Windows
18 23 (13.14%) Telecoms
18 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
19 21 (12.00%) DNS
20 20 (11.43%) ITIL
20 20 (11.43%) FortiGate
21 19 (10.86%) Linux
21 19 (10.86%) Citrix
21 19 (10.86%) Wireless
21 19 (10.86%) IPsec

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (7.43%) Apache
2 12 (6.86%) IIS
3 6 (3.43%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.57%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 154 (88.00%) Network Security
2 140 (80.00%) Firewall
3 59 (33.71%) Cisco ASA
4 50 (28.57%) VPN
5 42 (24.00%) BGP
6 41 (23.43%) OSPF
7 35 (20.00%) LAN
8 34 (19.43%) WAN
8 34 (19.43%) TCP/IP
9 33 (18.86%) SSL
9 33 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (12.00%) DNS
11 19 (10.86%) Wireless
11 19 (10.86%) IPsec
12 17 (9.71%) Wireshark
13 15 (8.57%) VLAN
13 15 (8.57%) Internet
14 13 (7.43%) NetScaler
15 12 (6.86%) DHCP
16 11 (6.29%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.71%) Finance
3 13 (7.43%) Banking
4 4 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.86%) WAP
1 5 (2.86%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.14%) CSS
2 2 (1.14%) JSON
3 1 (0.57%) RESTful
3 1 (0.57%) HTML5
3 1 (0.57%) Laravel
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) Ajax
3 1 (0.57%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.00%) SecurID
3 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.71%) PKI
4 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.57%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.29%) Windows
2 19 (10.86%) Linux
3 7 (4.00%) UNIX
4 5 (2.86%) SUSE
4 5 (2.86%) AIX
4 5 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.14%) Solaris
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.43%) ITIL
2 18 (10.29%) Information Security
3 16 (9.14%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (6.29%) Network Management
5 11 (6.29%) Service Management
6 10 (5.71%) Change Management
7 8 (4.57%) Network Design
8 7 (4.00%) Fault Management
9 6 (3.43%) SIEM
9 6 (3.43%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (2.86%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.86%) eTOM
10 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.86%) Security Management
10 5 (2.86%) Migration
10 5 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (2.29%) Validation
11 4 (2.29%) Project Management
11 4 (2.29%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.86%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.57%) PHP
3 1 (0.57%) C
3 1 (0.57%) Python
3 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (39.43%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (30.29%) CCNP
3 28 (16.00%) CCNA
4 25 (14.29%) CISSP
5 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
6 16 (9.14%) CCIE
7 15 (8.57%) CCSE
8 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (7.43%) CCSA
10 11 (6.29%) CCSP
11 8 (4.57%) Degree
12 5 (2.86%) CISM
13 3 (1.71%) CEH
13 3 (1.71%) CCIP
13 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.71%) VCP4
14 2 (1.14%) ISACA
14 2 (1.14%) CISMP
15 1 (0.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.29%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.00%) ProxySG
2 8 (4.57%) Snort
3 6 (3.43%) vSphere
4 5 (2.86%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.29%) Firmware
6 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.57%) UAG
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (2.86%) OpenView
2 5 (2.86%) Netcool
2 5 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.71%) Nessus
4 3 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 132 (75.43%) Cisco
2 110 (62.86%) CheckPoint
3 70 (40.00%) Juniper
4 66 (37.71%) F5
5 34 (19.43%) Blue Coat
6 19 (10.86%) Citrix
7 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
7 18 (10.29%) Fortinet
8 16 (9.14%) SolarWinds
9 13 (7.43%) VMware
9 13 (7.43%) HP
10 12 (6.86%) Nortel
10 12 (6.86%) Sourcefire
11 9 (5.14%) CA
12 8 (4.57%) Radware
13 6 (3.43%) Clearswift
13 6 (3.43%) Nokia
13 6 (3.43%) Lotus
13 6 (3.43%) Aruba
13 6 (3.43%) Splunk
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Posted: 3 days ago
North West
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Rate: £225 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 25 days ago