The median contractor rate for a Network Security Specialist was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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 Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 615 621
Rank change year-on-year +39 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.011% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £444 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
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 Specialist in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 3 £425 -
North West - 3 £475 -
London +6 2 - -
East Midlands -4 2 £525 -
Yorkshire +26 1 £430 -
North East - 1 £450 -
Network Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (91.67%) Network Security
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 18 (75.00%) Cisco
4 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
5 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (33.33%) F5
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) CCNP
7 7 (29.17%) DHCP
7 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
8 6 (25.00%) Citrix
8 6 (25.00%) OSPF
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
9 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
9 5 (20.83%) BGP
9 5 (20.83%) MPLS
9 5 (20.83%) IPsec
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.67%) SNMP
10 4 (16.67%) CISSP
10 4 (16.67%) Juniper
10 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (16.67%) Infoblox
10 4 (16.67%) Data Centre

Network Security Specialist 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 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Akamai
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) Network Security
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (29.17%) DHCP
3 7 (29.17%) DNS
4 6 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) IPsec
5 5 (20.83%) MPLS
5 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (16.67%) SNMP
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (12.50%) HSRP
7 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (12.50%) Multicast
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) CentOS
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 3 (12.50%) Database Security
2 3 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) Microservices
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Security Management
3 2 (8.33%) SIEM
3 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP
4 3 (12.50%) CCSE
4 3 (12.50%) CCSP
5 2 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) CCSA
6 1 (4.17%) GIAC
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) vCloud
3 2 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) TrustSec
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) EnCase
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 8 (33.33%) F5
4 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
6 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
7 4 (16.67%) Infoblox
7 4 (16.67%) Juniper
8 3 (12.50%) Arista
8 3 (12.50%) Imperva
9 2 (8.33%) Mitel
9 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
10 1 (4.17%) HP
10 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
10 1 (4.17%) Siemens