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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 510 526 523
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 103 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 29
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£375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £30.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +15 99 £375 - 13
London +13 44 £375 - 6
South East +6 31 £450 +40.62% 3
Berkshire +9 17 £450 - 1
East of England -16 14 £300 +3.44% 1
City of London +30 13 £363 -3.26% 1
Hampshire -5 8 £375 +8.69%
Bedfordshire - 7 £300 -
Suffolk - 5 £375 -
Ipswich - 5 £375 -
Reading +12 4 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Wiltshire -10 3 £463 - 1
South West -32 3 £463 - 1
Bedford - 3 £300 -
Surrey -1 2 £469 +64.47% 2
Swindon -4 2 £463 - 1
North West -5 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £320 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £494 -
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 £285 -26.45%
Camberley - 1 £488 - 1
Dorking - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 176 (87.56%) Network Security
2 154 (76.62%) Cisco
3 146 (72.64%) Firewall
4 141 (70.15%) CheckPoint
5 83 (41.29%) Juniper
6 82 (40.80%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (34.33%) CCNP
8 67 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 66 (32.84%) F5
10 58 (28.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 57 (28.36%) Blue Coat
12 54 (26.87%) LAN
12 54 (26.87%) WAN
13 53 (26.37%) VPN
14 44 (21.89%) OSPF
15 42 (20.90%) BGP
16 37 (18.41%) CCSE
17 35 (17.41%) Security Cleared
18 32 (15.92%) TCP/IP
19 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
20 30 (14.93%) Load Balancing
20 30 (14.93%) CCSA
20 30 (14.93%) Finance
21 29 (14.43%) Windows
22 28 (13.93%) Cisco IOS
23 25 (12.44%) Cisco PIX
24 23 (11.44%) CISSP
25 22 (10.95%) SSL
25 22 (10.95%) Sourcefire
26 21 (10.45%) ProxySG

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (1.99%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.49%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (87.56%) Network Security
2 146 (72.64%) Firewall
3 67 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (28.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 54 (26.87%) LAN
5 54 (26.87%) WAN
6 53 (26.37%) VPN
7 44 (21.89%) OSPF
8 42 (20.90%) BGP
9 32 (15.92%) TCP/IP
10 28 (13.93%) Cisco IOS
11 25 (12.44%) Cisco PIX
12 22 (10.95%) SSL
13 21 (10.45%) VLAN
14 19 (9.45%) HSRP
15 18 (8.96%) Wireless
16 13 (6.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (6.47%) NetScaler
17 12 (5.97%) BIG-IP
17 12 (5.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (14.93%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.50%) German Language
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.99%) WAP
2 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.50%) CSS
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.98%) PKI
3 5 (2.49%) Open Source
4 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.49%) Replication
6 2 (1.00%) SecurID
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.50%) DataPower
7 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.43%) Windows
2 21 (10.45%) Linux
3 19 (9.45%) UNIX
4 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.49%) Solaris
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) SUSE
7 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.93%) Load Balancing
2 19 (9.45%) ITIL
3 18 (8.96%) Network Management
4 9 (4.48%) Change Control
4 9 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (3.98%) Information Security
6 7 (3.48%) Change Management
6 7 (3.48%) Migration
6 7 (3.48%) SIEM
6 7 (3.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (2.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (2.49%) Network Architecture
8 5 (2.49%) Network Design
9 4 (1.99%) Security Management
9 4 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2
9 4 (1.99%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.99%) Security Architecture
9 4 (1.99%) Fault Management
9 4 (1.99%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.99%) Perl
1 4 (1.99%) SQL
1 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.00%) Ruby
2 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (40.80%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (34.33%) CCNP
3 37 (18.41%) CCSE
4 35 (17.41%) Security Cleared
5 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
6 30 (14.93%) CCSA
7 23 (11.44%) CISSP
8 20 (9.95%) CCNA
9 17 (8.46%) CCIE
10 15 (7.46%) CCSP
11 11 (5.47%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (4.48%) Degree
13 7 (3.48%) CCDP
14 5 (2.49%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.99%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.49%) CISM
17 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (1.00%) CCA
17 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (10.45%) ProxySG
2 18 (8.96%) Snort
3 7 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.99%) Nmap
5 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.50%) KVM
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.48%) Nessus
3 4 (1.99%) OpenView
3 4 (1.99%) Netcool
4 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 154 (76.62%) Cisco
2 141 (70.15%) CheckPoint
3 83 (41.29%) Juniper
4 66 (32.84%) F5
5 57 (28.36%) Blue Coat
6 22 (10.95%) Sourcefire
7 14 (6.97%) HP
8 12 (5.97%) Citrix
8 12 (5.97%) McAfee
8 12 (5.97%) Fortinet
9 11 (5.47%) Microsoft
9 11 (5.47%) Aruba
10 10 (4.98%) Nokia
10 10 (4.98%) Websense
11 9 (4.48%) Nortel
12 7 (3.48%) VMware
13 6 (2.99%) Radware
13 6 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.99%) Splunk
14 5 (2.49%) Crossbeam
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