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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 523 527 504
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 89 48 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.093% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 30
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£375 £373 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +8.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £229 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -19.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.70%

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +5 82 £375 - 22
London +43 58 £388 +3.33% 10
City of London +34 19 £388 +4.02% 9
South East -28 15 £410 +28.12% 5
Berkshire +6 9 £410 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Reading +12 4 £450 -
Wales - 3 - - 2
North West -10 2 - - 3
West Midlands -16 2 £320 - 1
East of England -25 2 £375 - 2
Cheshire +7 1 - - 3
Scotland -3 1 £285 +23.91%
Wiltshire -14 1 - -
Hampshire -17 1 - - 1
South West -37 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Southampton - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £375 -
Chester - 1 - - 2
Dartford - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 162 (86.17%) Network Security
2 142 (75.53%) Firewall
2 142 (75.53%) Cisco
3 126 (67.02%) CheckPoint
4 84 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (39.89%) Juniper
6 73 (38.83%) CCNP
7 66 (35.11%) F5
8 57 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 56 (29.79%) Blue Coat
10 55 (29.26%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (27.13%) VPN
12 48 (25.53%) LAN
13 47 (25.00%) WAN
14 41 (21.81%) OSPF
15 40 (21.28%) BGP
16 38 (20.21%) TCP/IP
17 36 (19.15%) CCSE
18 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
19 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
20 25 (13.30%) VLAN
20 25 (13.30%) Sourcefire
21 24 (12.77%) CCSA
21 24 (12.77%) Load Balancing
21 24 (12.77%) Finance
22 23 (12.23%) SSL
22 23 (12.23%) ProxySG
23 22 (11.70%) Cisco IOS
23 22 (11.70%) Cisco PIX
24 21 (11.17%) CISSP

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.60%) Apache
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) MS Project
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (86.17%) Network Security
2 142 (75.53%) Firewall
3 57 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 55 (29.26%) Cisco ASA
5 51 (27.13%) VPN
6 48 (25.53%) LAN
7 47 (25.00%) WAN
8 41 (21.81%) OSPF
9 40 (21.28%) BGP
10 38 (20.21%) TCP/IP
11 25 (13.30%) VLAN
12 23 (12.23%) SSL
13 22 (11.70%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (11.70%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (11.17%) HSRP
15 17 (9.04%) Wireless
16 14 (7.45%) IPsec
16 14 (7.45%) VRRP
17 13 (6.91%) BIG-IP
18 12 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 18 (9.57%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.57%) Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Danish Language
5 1 (0.53%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) WAP
2 1 (0.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.26%) PKI
2 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.66%) Open Source
4 4 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) SecurID
7 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) DataPower
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.64%) Windows
2 17 (9.04%) UNIX
3 15 (7.98%) Linux
4 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) Solaris
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.53%) SUSE
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.77%) Load Balancing
2 19 (10.11%) Network Management
3 17 (9.04%) ITIL
4 10 (5.32%) Change Control
5 8 (4.26%) Information Security
6 7 (3.72%) Change Management
6 7 (3.72%) Migration
6 7 (3.72%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.19%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (3.19%) SIEM
7 6 (3.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (2.66%) Network Design
8 5 (2.66%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.13%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.13%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.13%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.13%) Security Management
9 4 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.13%) Bash Shell
1 4 (2.13%) Perl
1 4 (2.13%) SQL
2 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.06%) Ruby
3 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 84 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (38.83%) CCNP
3 36 (19.15%) CCSE
4 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
5 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
6 24 (12.77%) CCSA
7 21 (11.17%) CISSP
7 21 (11.17%) CCNA
8 19 (10.11%) CCIE
8 19 (10.11%) CCSP
9 9 (4.79%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (4.79%) Degree
10 6 (3.19%) CCDP
11 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.60%) CISM
13 2 (1.06%) MCITP
13 2 (1.06%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.06%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (12.23%) ProxySG
2 20 (10.64%) Snort
3 7 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.19%) Nmap
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) UAG
6 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.72%) Nessus
3 4 (2.13%) Netcool
3 4 (2.13%) OpenView
4 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 142 (75.53%) Cisco
2 126 (67.02%) CheckPoint
3 75 (39.89%) Juniper
4 66 (35.11%) F5
5 56 (29.79%) Blue Coat
6 25 (13.30%) Sourcefire
7 15 (7.98%) HP
8 12 (6.38%) Fortinet
8 12 (6.38%) Citrix
9 11 (5.85%) Nortel
9 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
9 11 (5.85%) Nokia
10 9 (4.79%) Aruba
10 9 (4.79%) VMware
10 9 (4.79%) McAfee
10 9 (4.79%) Websense
11 8 (4.26%) Radware
12 6 (3.19%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.66%) Splunk
14 4 (2.13%) IronPort
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