Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 183 233
Rank change year-on-year -15 +50 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 17 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.30% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.32% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 2
North West median daily rate £425 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +4.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £341 £234 £301
90th Percentile £450 £400 £334
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £147.50 - -

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 5,847 5,337 7,288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 94.38% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,632 3,238 4,445
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £248
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 284 308
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.59% +15.84% +3.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 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 19 July 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 +3 11 £425 +42.86% 2
Manchester -28 3 £375 -6.25%
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Network Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 15 (88.24%) Network Security
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco
4 11 (64.71%) WAN
4 11 (64.71%) ITIL
5 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (52.94%) Juniper
6 9 (52.94%) LAN
7 8 (47.06%) VPN
7 8 (47.06%) CCNP
7 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (41.18%) Change Management
8 7 (41.18%) Service Management
8 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
9 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
9 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
10 5 (29.41%) CCNA
10 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
10 5 (29.41%) Change Control
10 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
11 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
11 4 (23.53%) MPLS
11 4 (23.53%) OSPF
11 4 (23.53%) BGP
11 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
11 4 (23.53%) Finance
11 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
11 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS

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 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) Network Security
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (23.53%) MPLS
7 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) VoIP
8 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (11.76%) DMZ
9 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (11.76%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
4 5 (29.41%) Change Control
5 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
5 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Network Management
6 3 (17.65%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
7 2 (11.76%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE Security
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.88%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 3 (17.65%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Tufin
7 1 (5.88%) VMware