Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 December 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 204 229
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 8 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +13.21% +59.00%
10th Percentile £323 £404 £293
90th Percentile £398 £555 £503
England median daily rate £425 £409 £388
% change year-on-year +3.98% +5.48% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 5392 6107 8193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 94.56% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3413 3944 4947
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £231
90th Percentile £588 £556 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 216 403
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -9.38% +24.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.25 £49.90
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 16 December 2017. 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
Manchester +12 7 £388 -13.89%
Cheshire -2 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Network Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 North West region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Network Security
3 6 (75.00%) Juniper
4 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) SIEM
5 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (50.00%) VLAN
5 4 (50.00%) Junos
5 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (50.00%) ProxySG
5 4 (50.00%) Network Design
5 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (50.00%) MPLS
6 3 (37.50%) Change Management
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) OSPF
8 1 (12.50%) Sophos

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Network Security
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) Junos
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
7 1 (12.50%) BGP
7 1 (12.50%) DMZ
7 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) SSL
7 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 6 (75.00%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) ProCurve
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos