Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 193 213
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 20 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 9
North West median daily rate £425 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -27.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £341 £234 £400
90th Percentile £459 £400 £555
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £86.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,584 5,335 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.10% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,470 3,337 4,341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £242 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 247 256
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +14.93% -11.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £45.70 £48.30 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Cheshire +10 13 £425 +30.77% 1
Manchester -13 6 £375 -3.23% 3
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 North West region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Network Security
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (55.00%) WAN
6 10 (50.00%) Juniper
6 10 (50.00%) OSPF
6 10 (50.00%) BGP
7 9 (45.00%) ITIL
7 9 (45.00%) LAN
7 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
7 9 (45.00%) F5
8 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (40.00%) CCNP
9 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (30.00%) NX-OS
10 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
10 6 (30.00%) Change Management
11 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (25.00%) Service Management
11 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
11 5 (25.00%) ProxySG
11 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
11 5 (25.00%) CCNA
11 5 (25.00%) CCIE
11 5 (25.00%) WLAN
11 5 (25.00%) VPN

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Network Security
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) WAN
4 10 (50.00%) BGP
4 10 (50.00%) OSPF
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
8 6 (30.00%) NX-OS
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (25.00%) VPN
9 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (25.00%) WLAN
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Network Design
6 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) ITSM
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) OWASP
7 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) SIEM
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCIE
3 5 (25.00%) CCIE Security
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (50.00%) Juniper
4 9 (45.00%) F5
5 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (20.00%) Tufin
7 2 (10.00%) Meraki
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee