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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 547 494 531
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 75 106 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 31
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -55 69 £425 +13.33% 16
London -4 33 £475 +18.01% 10
South East -41 20 £390 -8.23% 6
City of London -11 12 £450 +28.38%
Berkshire -9 9 £343 -14.37% 1
Hampshire -14 6 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £313 -
South West -7 4 £450 -
North West -23 4 £338 -
Scotland - 4 £377 -
Reading -8 3 £343 +5.38% 1
Cheltenham - 3 £450 -
Erskine - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 3 - -
West Midlands +7 2 £425 -
Windsor -1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -2 2 £550 -
Cheshire -4 2 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £550 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Northwich - 2 £300 -
Gloucester - 2 £450 -
Manchester - 2 £377 -
Basingstoke - 2 £415 -
Northampton - 2 £350 -
Derbyshire - 2 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Surrey -5 1 £290 -38.13% 2

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 173 (87.37%) Network Security
2 155 (78.28%) Cisco
3 143 (72.22%) Firewall
4 130 (65.66%) CheckPoint
5 91 (45.96%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (39.39%) Juniper
7 66 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 64 (32.32%) CCNP
9 57 (28.79%) F5
10 51 (25.76%) VPN
11 45 (22.73%) OSPF
11 45 (22.73%) BGP
12 39 (19.70%) Blue Coat
13 35 (17.68%) CCNA
14 34 (17.17%) WAN
14 34 (17.17%) LAN
15 33 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 31 (15.66%) SolarWinds
17 30 (15.15%) Windows
18 29 (14.65%) DNS
19 27 (13.64%) CCIE
19 27 (13.64%) HP
19 27 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
20 25 (12.63%) Finance
21 24 (12.12%) Wireless
21 24 (12.12%) Security Cleared
21 24 (12.12%) Load Balancing
22 23 (11.62%) EIGRP
22 23 (11.62%) VLAN
23 21 (10.61%) VMware

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.51%) Lync
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (87.37%) Network Security
2 143 (72.22%) Firewall
3 66 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (25.76%) VPN
5 45 (22.73%) OSPF
5 45 (22.73%) BGP
6 34 (17.17%) LAN
6 34 (17.17%) WAN
7 33 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 29 (14.65%) DNS
9 27 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (12.12%) Wireless
11 23 (11.62%) EIGRP
11 23 (11.62%) VLAN
12 21 (10.61%) SSL
13 19 (9.60%) MPLS
13 19 (9.60%) HSRP
14 18 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (9.09%) DHCP
15 17 (8.59%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (12.63%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.52%) LAMP
2 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.51%) CSS
2 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Clustering
2 13 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.54%) PKI
5 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.01%) IVR
6 2 (1.01%) SecurID
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.15%) Windows
2 16 (8.08%) Linux
3 5 (2.53%) UNIX
4 4 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.12%) Load Balancing
2 19 (9.60%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (7.58%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (7.58%) ITIL
4 12 (6.06%) Information Security
5 9 (4.55%) Change Management
6 8 (4.04%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.04%) Cyber Security
7 7 (3.54%) Network Design
8 6 (3.03%) Change Control
8 6 (3.03%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.53%) SIEM
9 5 (2.53%) Migration
9 5 (2.53%) QMS
9 5 (2.53%) Quality Management
10 4 (2.02%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.02%) DDoS Mitigation
11 3 (1.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.53%) Perl
1 5 (2.53%) SQL
2 1 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (45.96%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (32.32%) CCNP
3 35 (17.68%) CCNA
4 27 (13.64%) CCIE
5 24 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 18 (9.09%) CCSA
7 17 (8.59%) CCSE
8 10 (5.05%) CISSP
9 8 (4.04%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.54%) Degree
11 5 (2.53%) CCSP
11 5 (2.53%) CCIP
12 4 (2.02%) CCDA
12 4 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.02%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.52%) CISM
14 2 (1.01%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.51%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.52%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.55%) Snort
3 5 (2.53%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.52%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 16 (8.08%) FortiGate
2 10 (5.05%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (4.55%) OpenView
4 8 (4.04%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.52%) Nmap
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 155 (78.28%) Cisco
2 130 (65.66%) CheckPoint
3 78 (39.39%) Juniper
4 57 (28.79%) F5
5 39 (19.70%) Blue Coat
6 31 (15.66%) SolarWinds
7 27 (13.64%) HP
8 21 (10.61%) VMware
9 19 (9.60%) Fortinet
10 15 (7.58%) Nokia
10 15 (7.58%) Websense
10 15 (7.58%) Aruba
11 13 (6.57%) Citrix
12 11 (5.56%) Sourcefire
13 9 (4.55%) Tufin
14 7 (3.54%) NetScout
14 7 (3.54%) Nortel
14 7 (3.54%) McAfee
14 7 (3.54%) Sophos
15 6 (3.03%) IronPort
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