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 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Engineer
Rank 528 506 511
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 116 136 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 80 73
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 2016.

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 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -41 110 £425 +21.42% 38
London -7 43 £450 +28.57% 18
South East -6 31 £413 +26.92% 10
Yorkshire +14 17 £348 -7.33% 4
Hampshire +13 14 £394 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +8 12 £415 - 4
South Yorkshire - 11 £320 - 1
Sheffield - 8 £290 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 6 £450 +20.00% 3
Leeds -6 6 £450 +20.00% 3
City of London +34 5 £500 +42.85% 4
West Midlands -23 5 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England +4 4 - - 4
Birmingham -13 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Fareham - 4 £200 -
Hertfordshire +5 3 - - 2
North West -12 3 £325 +25.00% 1
Surrey -14 3 - - 1
Scotland -21 3 - - 1
Southampton +12 2 £413 +30.95% 1
South West +3 2 £500 +53.84%
Welwyn Garden City -4 2 - -
Edinburgh -7 2 - -
Reading -8 2 £415 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £263 -
North East - 2 £263 -
Somerset +9 1 - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 194 (81.51%) Network Security
2 185 (77.73%) Cisco
3 162 (68.07%) Firewall
4 118 (49.58%) CheckPoint
5 106 (44.54%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (43.28%) Cisco ASA
7 84 (35.29%) F5
8 77 (32.35%) CCNP
9 73 (30.67%) LAN
10 72 (30.25%) Juniper
11 70 (29.41%) WAN
12 59 (24.79%) CCNA
13 50 (21.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (20.59%) TCP/IP
15 44 (18.49%) VPN
15 44 (18.49%) Wireless
16 42 (17.65%) Palo Alto
17 37 (15.55%) FortiGate
18 34 (14.29%) Telecoms
19 33 (13.87%) Fortinet
20 32 (13.45%) MPLS
21 30 (12.61%) IPsec
21 30 (12.61%) CCIE
22 29 (12.18%) Blue Coat
22 29 (12.18%) CCSE
23 28 (11.76%) Security Cleared
23 28 (11.76%) Load Balancing
24 27 (11.34%) OSPF
25 26 (10.92%) BGP
26 25 (10.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (0.42%) Apache
1 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.42%) IIS
1 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 194 (81.51%) Network Security
2 162 (68.07%) Firewall
3 103 (43.28%) Cisco ASA
4 73 (30.67%) LAN
5 70 (29.41%) WAN
6 50 (21.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (20.59%) TCP/IP
8 44 (18.49%) VPN
8 44 (18.49%) Wireless
9 32 (13.45%) MPLS
10 30 (12.61%) IPsec
11 27 (11.34%) OSPF
12 26 (10.92%) BGP
13 25 (10.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (9.66%) DNS
15 22 (9.24%) SSL
16 20 (8.40%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (7.98%) EIGRP
17 19 (7.98%) Internet
18 18 (7.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 23 (9.66%) Finance
3 6 (2.52%) Law
4 5 (2.10%) Banking
4 5 (2.10%) Legal
5 4 (1.68%) Military
6 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.26%) Retail
6 3 (1.26%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.84%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.84%) SOAP
3 1 (0.42%) Middleware
3 1 (0.42%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.52%) Cryptography
2 6 (2.52%) DataPower
2 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.10%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.26%) PKI
6 2 (0.84%) BBC
6 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.84%) IVR
6 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.30%) Linux
2 12 (5.04%) Windows
3 6 (2.52%) Unix
4 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.42%) CentOS
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.76%) Load Balancing
2 24 (10.08%) ITIL
3 17 (7.14%) Migration
4 14 (5.88%) Information Security
5 13 (5.46%) SIEM
6 11 (4.62%) Change Management
7 10 (4.20%) Network Design
8 8 (3.36%) Network Management
8 8 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.36%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (2.94%) Project Management
10 6 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.52%) High Availability
10 6 (2.52%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.52%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.10%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.10%) Change Control
11 5 (2.10%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.26%) Perl
2 2 (0.84%) C
2 2 (0.84%) Python
3 1 (0.42%) PHP
3 1 (0.42%) Ruby
3 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (44.54%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (32.35%) CCNP
3 59 (24.79%) CCNA
4 30 (12.61%) CCIE
5 29 (12.18%) CCSE
6 28 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 23 (9.66%) SC Cleared
8 22 (9.24%) CCSA
9 17 (7.14%) JNCIS
10 12 (5.04%) JNCIP
11 10 (4.20%) CISSP
12 8 (3.36%) CCDA
12 8 (3.36%) CCDP
12 8 (3.36%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (2.10%) CISM
13 5 (2.10%) Degree
13 5 (2.10%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.68%) CISA
15 3 (1.26%) CCDE
15 3 (1.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.78%) ProxySG
2 6 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.68%) Snort
4 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (15.55%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.68%) Nessus
2 4 (1.68%) Proventia
3 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.42%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.42%) QRadar
4 1 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 185 (77.73%) Cisco
2 118 (49.58%) CheckPoint
3 84 (35.29%) F5
4 72 (30.25%) Juniper
5 42 (17.65%) Palo Alto
6 33 (13.87%) Fortinet
7 29 (12.18%) Blue Coat
8 13 (5.46%) Citrix
8 13 (5.46%) Microsoft
9 12 (5.04%) Aruba
10 10 (4.20%) Sourcefire
11 8 (3.36%) Intel Security
11 8 (3.36%) VMware
12 7 (2.94%) Symantec
13 6 (2.52%) IBM
13 6 (2.52%) Meraki
13 6 (2.52%) Riverbed
13 6 (2.52%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.10%) Cyberoam
14 5 (2.10%) Splunk
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