The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Engineer
England / London
Rank 365 387 380
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 35 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 14
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +19.28% +7.69%  
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 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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Croydon +12 4 £475 +6.14%
City of London +5 4 £525 +43.83% 3
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 75 (92.59%) Network Security
2 66 (81.48%) Firewall
3 54 (66.67%) Cisco
4 45 (55.56%) CheckPoint
5 37 (45.68%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (43.21%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (41.98%) Palo Alto
8 33 (40.74%) Juniper
9 26 (32.10%) CCNP
10 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
11 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
12 18 (22.22%) Finance
13 17 (20.99%) F5
14 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
14 16 (19.75%) VPN
15 15 (18.52%) WAN
16 14 (17.28%) Wireless
17 13 (16.05%) CCIE
17 13 (16.05%) LAN
18 12 (14.81%) Blue Coat
19 11 (13.58%) CCSE
19 11 (13.58%) DHCP
19 11 (13.58%) Citrix
20 10 (12.35%) OSPF
20 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
20 10 (12.35%) DNS
20 10 (12.35%) CCSP
20 10 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
20 10 (12.35%) BIG-IP
20 10 (12.35%) Fortinet

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.23%) Apache
1 1 (1.23%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (92.59%) Network Security
2 66 (81.48%) Firewall
3 37 (45.68%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (19.75%) VPN
5 15 (18.52%) WAN
6 14 (17.28%) Wireless
7 13 (16.05%) LAN
8 11 (13.58%) DHCP
9 10 (12.35%) BIG-IP
9 10 (12.35%) DNS
9 10 (12.35%) OSPF
9 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
10 9 (11.11%) BGP
10 9 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (11.11%) IPsec
11 8 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (8.64%) SSL
12 7 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.41%) HTTP
13 6 (7.41%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.23%) MySQL
1 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.23%) Node.js
2 1 (1.23%) RESTful
2 1 (1.23%) SOAP
2 1 (1.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.70%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (11.11%) Information Security
3 8 (9.88%) ITIL
3 8 (9.88%) Migration
3 8 (9.88%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (7.41%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (7.41%) Project Management
5 6 (7.41%) Service Management
6 5 (6.17%) Change Management
6 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.17%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.17%) Threat Management
6 5 (6.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (4.94%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.94%) Network Management
8 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.70%) DevOps
8 3 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) Java
1 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) C
2 2 (2.47%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) Perl
3 1 (1.23%) Ruby
3 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (43.21%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (32.10%) CCNP
3 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
5 13 (16.05%) CCIE
6 11 (13.58%) CCSE
7 10 (12.35%) CCSP
8 6 (7.41%) CCMSE
8 6 (7.41%) CISSP
9 5 (6.17%) CCNA
10 4 (4.94%) CCSA
11 1 (1.23%) Degree
11 1 (1.23%) GIAC
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) Ansible
2 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.47%) Nagios
2 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.47%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.23%) Cacti
3 1 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.23%) EnCase
3 1 (1.23%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 54 (66.67%) Cisco
2 45 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 34 (41.98%) Palo Alto
4 33 (40.74%) Juniper
5 17 (20.99%) F5
6 12 (14.81%) Blue Coat
7 11 (13.58%) Citrix
8 10 (12.35%) Fortinet
9 8 (9.88%) Riverbed
10 7 (8.64%) Sourcefire
11 6 (7.41%) FireEye
11 6 (7.41%) HP
12 5 (6.17%) Lumension
12 5 (6.17%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.94%) Brocade
13 4 (4.94%) Dell
13 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.94%) TippingPoint
13 4 (4.94%) Tufin
13 4 (4.94%) VMware