Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 690 607 682
Rank change year-on-year -83 +75 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 156 263 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 193 118
England median daily rate £425 £420 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +6.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £256
90th Percentile £538 £600 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £389
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.11% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London -60 68 £425 -5.56% 5
South East -29 41 £450 +9.09% 7
North of England +50 21 £370 -5.13% 3
South West +9 11 £413 +10.00%
Midlands +32 10 £365 +21.67% 1
North West +20 10 £375 -16.67% 2
West Midlands +29 9 £365 -10.15% 1
Yorkshire +25 8 £365 +4.29% 1
East of England -39 8 - - 1
North East +64 3 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £388 +29.17%
Network Security Engineer
UK

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Network Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 132 (84.62%) Network Security
2 122 (78.21%) Firewall
3 109 (69.87%) Cisco
4 68 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (41.03%) CheckPoint
6 57 (36.54%) CCNP
7 54 (34.62%) Palo Alto
8 49 (31.41%) Juniper
9 43 (27.56%) VPN
9 43 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (27.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (22.44%) TCP/IP
11 33 (21.15%) BGP
12 32 (20.51%) F5
13 25 (16.03%) DNS
13 25 (16.03%) WAN
14 24 (15.38%) MPLS
15 23 (14.74%) Blue Coat
16 22 (14.10%) ITIL
16 22 (14.10%) LAN
17 21 (13.46%) Data Centre
18 20 (12.82%) Network Design
18 20 (12.82%) Fortinet
19 19 (12.18%) Load Balancing
19 19 (12.18%) CCIE
19 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
20 18 (11.54%) OSPF
20 18 (11.54%) Telecoms
20 18 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
21 17 (10.90%) Finance

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (3.21%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) RMDS
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.92%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Route 53
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (84.62%) Network Security
2 122 (78.21%) Firewall
3 43 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
3 43 (27.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 43 (27.56%) VPN
4 35 (22.44%) TCP/IP
5 33 (21.15%) BGP
6 25 (16.03%) DNS
6 25 (16.03%) WAN
7 24 (15.38%) MPLS
8 22 (14.10%) LAN
9 18 (11.54%) OSPF
10 17 (10.90%) IPsec
11 15 (9.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (8.33%) DHCP
13 13 (8.33%) Wireless
14 12 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 11 (7.05%) VoIP
16 9 (5.77%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.90%) Finance
3 7 (4.49%) Retail
4 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.28%) Billing
6 2 (1.28%) Electronics
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.21%) Web Services
2 3 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.28%) CGI
3 2 (1.28%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.28%) WAP
4 1 (0.64%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.21%) PKI
5 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.28%) DataPower
7 2 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Fintech
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.33%) Linux
1 13 (8.33%) Windows
2 11 (7.05%) Unix
3 6 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.10%) ITIL
2 20 (12.82%) Network Design
3 19 (12.18%) Load Balancing
4 18 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (8.97%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.69%) Change Management
7 12 (7.69%) SIEM
8 10 (6.41%) Network Management
8 10 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (6.41%) Security Operations
9 9 (5.77%) Web Filtering
10 8 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.13%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.49%) Migration
11 7 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.85%) High Availability
13 4 (2.56%) Change Control
13 4 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.56%) C
2 2 (1.28%) Python
3 1 (0.64%) C++
3 1 (0.64%) Java
3 1 (0.64%) Perl
3 1 (0.64%) Ruby
3 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (36.54%) CCNP
3 19 (12.18%) CCIE
4 16 (10.26%) Degree
5 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.97%) CCNA
7 12 (7.69%) CISSP
8 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (5.13%) MCSE
10 7 (4.49%) CISM
11 6 (3.85%) CCIE Service Provider
11 6 (3.85%) CCSE
11 6 (3.85%) CCSP
12 5 (3.21%) CCSA
12 5 (3.21%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.56%) GIAC
13 4 (2.56%) ISSAP
14 3 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.64%) PMO
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) ProxySG
2 9 (5.77%) iptables
3 7 (4.49%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.92%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.77%) SELinux
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
4 6 (3.85%) Nagios
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.28%) SCCM
6 2 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.64%) Ansible
7 1 (0.64%) EnCase
7 1 (0.64%) Ionix
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper STRM
7 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 109 (69.87%) Cisco
2 64 (41.03%) CheckPoint
3 54 (34.62%) Palo Alto
4 49 (31.41%) Juniper
5 32 (20.51%) F5
6 23 (14.74%) Blue Coat
7 20 (12.82%) Fortinet
8 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
9 16 (10.26%) SolarWinds
10 11 (7.05%) McAfee
11 8 (5.13%) VMware
12 7 (4.49%) Aruba
12 7 (4.49%) Citrix
13 5 (3.21%) Intel
13 5 (3.21%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.56%) Foundry
14 4 (2.56%) HP
14 4 (2.56%) NetApp
14 4 (2.56%) Sourcefire
15 3 (1.92%) ArcSight