The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 241 262
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 14 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
Median daily rate £500 £420 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% +8.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
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 - - £45.00
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Surrey +8 7 £500 -
Hampshire +13 6 £300 -33.33%
Kent +1 4 £525 -
Berkshire +8 1 £500 +58.73% 2
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (95.24%) Network Security
2 36 (85.71%) Firewall
3 30 (71.43%) Cisco
4 27 (64.29%) Juniper
4 27 (64.29%) Palo Alto
5 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
6 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (30.95%) WAN
8 13 (30.95%) F5
9 11 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
9 11 (26.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (23.81%) CCNP
10 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
11 9 (21.43%) Web Filtering
11 9 (21.43%) VPN
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 7 (16.67%) LAN
13 7 (16.67%) BGP
13 7 (16.67%) Brocade
14 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
14 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 6 (14.29%) DNS

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (95.24%) Network Security
2 36 (85.71%) Firewall
3 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (30.95%) WAN
5 11 (26.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (21.43%) VPN
7 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 7 (16.67%) BGP
8 7 (16.67%) LAN
9 6 (14.29%) DNS
9 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
11 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
11 4 (9.52%) Skype
11 4 (9.52%) SSL
11 4 (9.52%) VoIP
12 3 (7.14%) Junos
13 2 (4.76%) TACACS
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (21.43%) Web Filtering
3 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.14%) Database Security
5 3 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) SIEM
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.76%) Network Management
6 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) C++
1 1 (2.38%) Java
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) PHP
1 1 (2.38%) Python
1 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.81%) CCNP
3 6 (14.29%) CCIE
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) CCIE Security
4 3 (7.14%) CISSP
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIP
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIS
5 2 (4.76%) CCIE Service Provider
5 2 (4.76%) CCSA
5 2 (4.76%) CCSP
6 1 (2.38%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) CCSE
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (9.52%) HIPAA
2 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.76%) SLA
5 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nagios
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) Cisco
2 27 (64.29%) Juniper
2 27 (64.29%) Palo Alto
3 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.95%) F5
5 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
6 7 (16.67%) Brocade
7 4 (9.52%) McAfee
7 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.76%) Aruba
8 2 (4.76%) Foundry
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.76%) Tufin
9 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (2.38%) Citrix
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) FireEye
9 1 (2.38%) LogLogic
9 1 (2.38%) TippingPoint