The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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 Engineer
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 370 374
Rank change year-on-year -20 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 22 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 36
Median daily rate £350 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in London

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in London

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -4 3 £425 -15.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 £570 -
Network Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (82.46%) Network Security
2 44 (77.19%) Cisco
2 44 (77.19%) Firewall
3 35 (61.40%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (50.88%) CCNP
5 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (36.84%) Palo Alto
6 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
7 18 (31.58%) Juniper
8 13 (22.81%) VPN
8 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
8 13 (22.81%) F5
9 12 (21.05%) WAN
9 12 (21.05%) Wireless
10 11 (19.30%) CCIE
11 9 (15.79%) LAN
11 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
11 9 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (14.04%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (14.04%) Finance
12 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.04%) ITIL
12 8 (14.04%) CCSP
12 8 (14.04%) CCNA
13 7 (12.28%) Migration
13 7 (12.28%) Change Management
13 7 (12.28%) 802.1X
14 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
14 6 (10.53%) CISSP

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (1.75%) Apache
1 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (82.46%) Network Security
2 44 (77.19%) Firewall
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (22.81%) VPN
5 12 (21.05%) WAN
5 12 (21.05%) Wireless
6 9 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (15.79%) LAN
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
8 6 (10.53%) OSPF
8 6 (10.53%) TACACS
9 4 (7.02%) BGP
9 4 (7.02%) BIG-IP
9 4 (7.02%) DHCP
9 4 (7.02%) SNMP
9 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.26%) DNS
10 3 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) RESTful
2 1 (1.75%) RFC 2544
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) FMCG
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Change Management
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Service Management
4 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.26%) DevOps
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.51%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) E-Discovery
5 2 (3.51%) High Availability
5 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Project Management
5 2 (3.51%) Threat Detection
6 1 (1.75%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C#
1 1 (1.75%) Java
1 1 (1.75%) Perl
1 1 (1.75%) Python
1 1 (1.75%) Ruby
1 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (61.40%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (50.88%) CCNP
3 11 (19.30%) CCIE
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) CCSP
5 6 (10.53%) CISSP
6 5 (8.77%) CCSE
6 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.26%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.75%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (1.75%) CCSA
9 1 (1.75%) Degree
9 1 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.51%) EnCase
3 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.51%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) Cacti
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 44 (77.19%) Cisco
2 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
2 21 (36.84%) Palo Alto
3 18 (31.58%) Juniper
4 13 (22.81%) F5
5 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 5 (8.77%) Fortinet
8 4 (7.02%) Citrix
8 4 (7.02%) FireEye
9 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.51%) HP
10 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
10 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.51%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.51%) Splunk
10 2 (3.51%) TippingPoint
11 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.75%) VMware