Period
to 30 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 635 675
Rank change year-on-year +131 +40 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 79 172 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 113 139
Median daily rate £409 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £323
90th Percentile £685 £600 £553
UK median daily rate £405 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -4.71% -5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year +102.90% - -

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 38,996 78,515 87,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.56% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,922 52,137 57,889
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £472 £450
% change year-on-year -1.27% +4.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,555 2,443 2,754
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £48.57
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.11
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.08% -4.58%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England.

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 30 May 2020. 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 +118 27 £405 -10.00% 2
North of England +98 22 £413 +14.58% 4
South East +126 19 £333 -11.33% 3
North West +64 18 £398 -6.47% 3
Midlands +97 8 £515 +58.46% 1
West Midlands +74 6 £555 +70.77% 1
Yorkshire +58 4 £475 +31.94% 1
South West +46 3 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +40 2 £515 -
Network Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 England region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (69.62%) Cisco
1 55 (69.62%) Network Security
2 46 (58.23%) Firewall
3 38 (48.10%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (43.04%) CCNP
5 23 (29.11%) CheckPoint
5 23 (29.11%) Palo Alto
6 19 (24.05%) F5
6 19 (24.05%) Juniper
6 19 (24.05%) VPN
6 19 (24.05%) WAN
7 17 (21.52%) DNS
7 17 (21.52%) CCNA
7 17 (21.52%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (20.25%) LAN
9 15 (18.99%) Wireless
9 15 (18.99%) Network Design
10 13 (16.46%) SIEM
10 13 (16.46%) Finance
10 13 (16.46%) BGP
10 13 (16.46%) Linux
10 13 (16.46%) Windows
10 13 (16.46%) DHCP
10 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
11 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
11 12 (15.19%) Change Management
11 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
11 12 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (13.92%) CCIE

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 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Azure
1 4 (5.06%) GCP
2 2 (2.53%) AWS
3 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (69.62%) Network Security
2 46 (58.23%) Firewall
3 19 (24.05%) VPN
3 19 (24.05%) WAN
4 17 (21.52%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (21.52%) DNS
5 16 (20.25%) LAN
6 15 (18.99%) Wireless
7 13 (16.46%) BGP
7 13 (16.46%) DHCP
8 12 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
9 10 (12.66%) SSL
10 9 (11.39%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (11.39%) OSPF
11 8 (10.13%) TACACS
12 7 (8.86%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (8.86%) EIGRP
12 7 (8.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (8.86%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Legal
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (1.27%) German Language
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (1.27%) Police
5 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.53%) Velocity
4 1 (1.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Linux
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.80%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) Solaris
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Network Design
2 13 (16.46%) SIEM
3 12 (15.19%) Change Management
3 12 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (13.92%) ITIL
5 8 (10.13%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (7.59%) Migration
7 6 (7.59%) Service Management
8 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.33%) Project Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Data Engineering
9 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.06%) Machine Learning
10 3 (3.80%) Business Continuity
10 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Python
2 5 (6.33%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) C++
3 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (43.04%) CCNP
3 17 (21.52%) CCNA
4 11 (13.92%) CCIE
5 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.86%) CISSP
6 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.33%) JNCIA
7 5 (6.33%) JNCIP
7 5 (6.33%) JNCIS
8 4 (5.06%) Degree
9 3 (3.80%) CCSA
10 2 (2.53%) CCA
10 2 (2.53%) CCDA
10 2 (2.53%) CCDP
10 2 (2.53%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (2.53%) CCIE Security
10 2 (2.53%) CCSP
10 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.53%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.59%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.33%) VMware NSX
4 4 (5.06%) Docker
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.80%) Ansible
2 3 (3.80%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.80%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.27%) Puppet
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Cisco
2 23 (29.11%) CheckPoint
2 23 (29.11%) Palo Alto
3 19 (24.05%) F5
3 19 (24.05%) Juniper
4 8 (10.13%) Blue Coat
4 8 (10.13%) Fortinet
4 8 (10.13%) VMware
5 6 (7.59%) McAfee
6 4 (5.06%) Aruba
6 4 (5.06%) CrowdStrike
6 4 (5.06%) Google
6 4 (5.06%) Meraki
6 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.80%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.53%) CA
8 2 (2.53%) Dell
8 2 (2.53%) HP
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle
8 2 (2.53%) Siemens