Period
to 13 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 250 249
Rank change year-on-year +59 -1 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 21 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.14% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.15% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% -11.90%
10th Percentile £301 £394 £429
90th Percentile £500 £489 £486
Central London median daily rate £450 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,187 6,801 6,826
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 95.32% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,026 5,353 5,409
City of London median daily rate £506 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 107 93
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £26.30 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +5.45%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 3 £300 -
Network Security Engineer
Central London

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, Network Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Network Security
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 6 (28.57%) Ruby
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Python
5 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
6 5 (23.81%) WAN
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (23.81%) MPLS
6 5 (23.81%) VLAN
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) IPsec
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
8 3 (14.29%) 4G
8 3 (14.29%) Threat Detection
8 3 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Network Security
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) MPLS
5 5 (23.81%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 5 (23.81%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) IPsec
6 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 3 (14.29%) 3G
7 3 (14.29%) 4G
7 3 (14.29%) UMTS
8 2 (9.52%) Internet
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.76%) DHCP
9 1 (4.76%) WLAN
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) SDLC
1 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (14.29%) Threat Detection
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.76%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 6 (28.57%) Python
1 6 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
1 3 (14.29%) CCSP
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCSA
2 1 (4.76%) CCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) AlgoSec
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.76%) ForeScout
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed