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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 505 535 509
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 95 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 30
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£375 £363 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £229 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -29.03%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Network Security Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 November 2014. 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 -4 90 £375 +0.67% 26
London +39 48 £390 +4.00% 12
South East -5 29 £375 +15.38% 4
City of London +43 24 £390 +4.34% 6
Berkshire +25 24 £375 - 3
Reading +16 5 £375 - 3
North West +5 4 £220 -46.66% 2
Wales - 4 £375 -
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
West Midlands -12 2 £338 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £410 -
Cheshire +8 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
East of England -10 1 - - 4
Wiltshire -17 1 - -
South West -36 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 184 (86.38%) Network Security
2 172 (80.75%) Firewall
3 166 (77.93%) Cisco
4 146 (68.54%) CheckPoint
5 99 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (39.44%) CCNP
7 83 (38.97%) Juniper
8 80 (37.56%) F5
9 70 (32.86%) Cisco ASA
10 61 (28.64%) VPN
11 58 (27.23%) LAN
12 56 (26.29%) Blue Coat
12 56 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (25.82%) WAN
14 53 (24.88%) BGP
15 50 (23.47%) OSPF
16 44 (20.66%) TCP/IP
17 38 (17.84%) CCSE
18 35 (16.43%) CCNA
19 33 (15.49%) Security Cleared
20 31 (14.55%) CCSA
21 30 (14.08%) SSL
22 29 (13.62%) VLAN
23 28 (13.15%) Load Balancing
23 28 (13.15%) SC Cleared
23 28 (13.15%) Sourcefire
24 27 (12.68%) CISSP
24 27 (12.68%) Telecoms
25 25 (11.74%) ProxySG
26 23 (10.80%) IPsec

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 6 (2.82%) IIS
2 5 (2.35%) Apache
3 4 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 184 (86.38%) Network Security
2 172 (80.75%) Firewall
3 70 (32.86%) Cisco ASA
4 61 (28.64%) VPN
5 58 (27.23%) LAN
6 56 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 55 (25.82%) WAN
8 53 (24.88%) BGP
9 50 (23.47%) OSPF
10 44 (20.66%) TCP/IP
11 30 (14.08%) SSL
12 29 (13.62%) VLAN
13 23 (10.80%) IPsec
14 22 (10.33%) HSRP
15 19 (8.92%) DNS
16 18 (8.45%) Wireless
16 18 (8.45%) Internet
16 18 (8.45%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (8.45%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (7.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.35%) DB2
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (12.68%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.86%) Finance
3 19 (8.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.41%) Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.94%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.23%) WAP
2 5 (2.35%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.94%) CSS
3 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) Ajax
4 1 (0.47%) RESTful
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) HTML5
4 1 (0.47%) Laravel
4 1 (0.47%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.69%) PKI
3 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.35%) SecurID
5 5 (2.35%) Open Source
6 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.41%) Replication
8 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) DataPower
9 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.80%) Linux
1 23 (10.80%) Windows
2 18 (8.45%) UNIX
3 5 (2.35%) SUSE
3 5 (2.35%) AIX
3 5 (2.35%) Solaris
3 5 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.15%) Load Balancing
2 22 (10.33%) Network Management
3 21 (9.86%) ITIL
4 13 (6.10%) Change Management
5 12 (5.63%) Information Security
6 11 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (4.69%) SIEM
7 10 (4.69%) Change Control
8 9 (4.23%) Fault Management
9 8 (3.76%) Service Management
9 8 (3.76%) Migration
10 7 (3.29%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (3.29%) Network Design
10 7 (3.29%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (3.29%) Demand Forecasting
11 6 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.82%) eTOM
12 5 (2.35%) Release Management
12 5 (2.35%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.76%) SQL
2 3 (1.41%) Perl
2 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.47%) Python
4 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (39.44%) CCNP
3 38 (17.84%) CCSE
4 35 (16.43%) CCNA
5 33 (15.49%) Security Cleared
6 31 (14.55%) CCSA
7 28 (13.15%) SC Cleared
8 27 (12.68%) CISSP
9 23 (10.80%) CCSP
10 19 (8.92%) CCIE
11 14 (6.57%) Degree
12 7 (3.29%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (2.82%) CCDP
14 5 (2.35%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.88%) CISM
16 3 (1.41%) CEH
16 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.41%) CCIP
17 2 (0.94%) CCA
17 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (11.74%) ProxySG
2 21 (9.86%) Snort
3 8 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.29%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.35%) Nmap
5 5 (2.35%) vSphere
5 5 (2.35%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.88%) Firmware
7 2 (0.94%) UAG
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (7.51%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.29%) Nessus
2 7 (3.29%) Netcool
2 7 (3.29%) OpenView
3 6 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 166 (77.93%) Cisco
2 146 (68.54%) CheckPoint
3 83 (38.97%) Juniper
4 80 (37.56%) F5
5 56 (26.29%) Blue Coat
6 28 (13.15%) Sourcefire
7 19 (8.92%) Fortinet
7 19 (8.92%) HP
8 17 (7.98%) Microsoft
9 16 (7.51%) Citrix
9 16 (7.51%) VMware
10 13 (6.10%) Nortel
11 12 (5.63%) Nokia
12 10 (4.69%) Radware
13 9 (4.23%) Splunk
13 9 (4.23%) McAfee
14 7 (3.29%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.29%) Crossbeam
14 7 (3.29%) Websense
14 7 (3.29%) CA
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