The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Network Security Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 232 233
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 29 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 17
Median daily rate £444 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.21% -1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £416 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +20.71% +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 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 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
Oxfordshire - 16 £450 -
Hampshire +2 6 £450 +63.63%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £260 -
Surrey -2 2 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire +19 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Network Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (95.38%) Network Security
2 55 (84.62%) Firewall
3 46 (70.77%) Cisco
4 39 (60.00%) Juniper
5 37 (56.92%) Palo Alto
6 26 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 23 (35.38%) F5
8 22 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (33.85%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (32.31%) WAN
10 19 (29.23%) Data Centre
11 17 (26.15%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (26.15%) Blue Coat
12 16 (24.62%) Load Balancing
12 16 (24.62%) Brocade
12 16 (24.62%) VPN
13 15 (23.08%) Web Filtering
14 14 (21.54%) LAN
15 13 (20.00%) PCI DSS
15 13 (20.00%) CCNP
15 13 (20.00%) Telecoms
16 12 (18.46%) SSL
16 12 (18.46%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (16.92%) Problem Management
17 11 (16.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 10 (15.38%) BGP
18 10 (15.38%) ITIL
18 10 (15.38%) NetScaler
19 9 (13.85%) CCIE
19 9 (13.85%) CISSP

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (95.38%) Network Security
2 55 (84.62%) Firewall
3 22 (33.85%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (32.31%) WAN
5 16 (24.62%) VPN
6 14 (21.54%) LAN
7 12 (18.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (18.46%) SSL
8 10 (15.38%) BGP
8 10 (15.38%) NetScaler
9 8 (12.31%) OSPF
9 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.77%) DNS
10 7 (10.77%) Junos
11 6 (9.23%) VoIP
11 6 (9.23%) Wireless
12 5 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (7.69%) Ethernet
12 5 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 13 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) PKI
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Kalman Filter
2 16 (24.62%) Load Balancing
3 15 (23.08%) Web Filtering
4 11 (16.92%) Problem Management
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL
6 9 (13.85%) Change Management
7 7 (10.77%) Project Management
8 6 (9.23%) Network Architecture
8 6 (9.23%) Service Management
8 6 (9.23%) SIEM
9 3 (4.62%) Database Security
9 3 (4.62%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.08%) Information Security
10 2 (3.08%) Software Licensing
11 1 (1.54%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
1 1 (1.54%) C++
1 1 (1.54%) Java
1 1 (1.54%) Perl
1 1 (1.54%) Python
1 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCNP
3 9 (13.85%) CCIE
3 9 (13.85%) CISSP
4 7 (10.77%) JNCIA
4 7 (10.77%) JNCIP
4 7 (10.77%) JNCIS
5 6 (9.23%) CCNA
6 5 (7.69%) CCSP
6 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) Degree
8 2 (3.08%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.54%) CCDE
9 1 (1.54%) CCSA
9 1 (1.54%) CCSE
9 1 (1.54%) CCVP
9 1 (1.54%) CEH
9 1 (1.54%) CISA
9 1 (1.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 11 (16.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (13.85%) HIPAA
3 9 (13.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.08%) SLA
5 1 (1.54%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Nagios
1 3 (4.62%) SCOM
2 2 (3.08%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (3.08%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (70.77%) Cisco
2 39 (60.00%) Juniper
3 37 (56.92%) Palo Alto
4 26 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 23 (35.38%) F5
6 17 (26.15%) Blue Coat
7 16 (24.62%) Brocade
8 8 (12.31%) Intel Security
9 6 (9.23%) FireEye
9 6 (9.23%) TippingPoint
10 3 (4.62%) Aruba
10 3 (4.62%) Citrix
10 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.62%) Tufin
11 2 (3.08%) Lancope
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.08%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.08%) Splunk
12 1 (1.54%) Dell