Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 333 308
Rank change year-on-year -27 -25 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 29 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.23% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 61
South East median daily rate £450 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +23.44% +3.23%
10th Percentile £378 £320 £308
90th Percentile £488 £538 £488
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £147.50 - -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,539 15,376 15,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.67% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,304 9,130 9,500
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £254 £241 £231
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 631 779
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
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 South East

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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley +12 17 £450 - 5
Oxfordshire -2 7 £405 -10.00% 1
Hampshire -23 7 £470 +14.63% 1
Berkshire -5 6 £475 -7.32% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £450 +164.71%
Surrey -20 3 £438 -16.67% 1
East Sussex -2 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Network Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (96.55%) Network Security
2 27 (93.10%) Firewall
3 24 (82.76%) Cisco
4 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
5 12 (41.38%) CCNP
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (41.38%) Juniper
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (37.93%) Palo Alto
7 7 (24.14%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) VPN
8 6 (20.69%) PKI
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (17.24%) Meraki
9 5 (17.24%) Blue Coat
9 5 (17.24%) Wireless
10 4 (13.79%) LAN
10 4 (13.79%) FortiGate
10 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (13.79%) NX-OS
10 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
10 4 (13.79%) Web Filtering
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (10.34%) Security Hardening
11 3 (10.34%) F5

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 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) HP Helion
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) Network Security
2 27 (93.10%) Firewall
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (20.69%) VPN
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (17.24%) Wireless
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.79%) LAN
7 4 (13.79%) NX-OS
8 3 (10.34%) BGP
8 3 (10.34%) OSPF
8 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.34%) WAN
9 2 (6.90%) MPLS
9 2 (6.90%) SSL
9 2 (6.90%) WLAN
10 1 (3.45%) DNS
10 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (3.45%) RESTful
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (13.79%) Web Filtering
2 3 (10.34%) Security Hardening
3 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Security Management
4 1 (3.45%) Coaching
4 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CCNP
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) CCDP
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE Security
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 12 (41.38%) Juniper
4 11 (37.93%) Palo Alto
5 5 (17.24%) Blue Coat
5 5 (17.24%) Meraki
6 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
7 3 (10.34%) F5
8 2 (6.90%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.90%) Sophos
9 1 (3.45%) Aruba
9 1 (3.45%) BT
9 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.45%) McAfee
9 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) Splunk
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Tufin