The median contractor rate for a Network Security Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Consultant
UK
Rank 560 629 586
Rank change year-on-year +69 -43  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 33 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.028% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.030% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 13
Median daily rate £413 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -17.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £354 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £394 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £370 £438
% change year-on-year +11.48% -15.42%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Network Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +45 30 £413 +11.48% 2
London +46 16 £450 - 2
South East +25 10 £405 +8.00%
Scotland - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £410 -
City of London - 2 £188 - 1
Horsham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 £353 -
Hampshire +8 1 £388 +3.33%
Southampton +7 1 £388 +3.33%
Telford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
East Grinstead - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £415 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £405 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Network Security Consultant 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 featuring Network Security Consultant in the job title.

1 47 (81.03%) Network Security
2 36 (62.07%) Cisco
3 28 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 28 (48.28%) Firewall
4 25 (43.10%) F5
5 15 (25.86%) Juniper
5 15 (25.86%) Blue Coat
6 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
8 12 (20.69%) BIG-IP
8 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
11 9 (15.52%) CCIE
11 9 (15.52%) DNS
12 8 (13.79%) Law
12 8 (13.79%) ITIL
12 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
13 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.07%) CCNP
13 7 (12.07%) Change Management
14 6 (10.34%) Wireless
14 6 (10.34%) Finance
14 6 (10.34%) WAN
14 6 (10.34%) Infoblox
14 6 (10.34%) Palo Alto
15 5 (8.62%) LAN
15 5 (8.62%) Windows
15 5 (8.62%) VPN

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (81.03%) Network Security
2 28 (48.28%) Firewall
3 12 (20.69%) BIG-IP
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (15.52%) DNS
6 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (10.34%) WAN
7 6 (10.34%) Wireless
8 5 (8.62%) LAN
8 5 (8.62%) VPN
9 4 (6.90%) VoIP
10 3 (5.17%) MPLS
10 3 (5.17%) WLAN
11 2 (3.45%) FTP
11 2 (3.45%) Internet
11 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (13.79%) Law
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.72%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) CCTV
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Change Management
3 4 (6.90%) Information Security
4 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.17%) Network Design
4 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.17%) Security Testing
4 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (5.17%) Web Filtering
5 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.45%) Email Filtering
5 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.45%) Network Management
5 2 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 2 (3.45%) Service Management
5 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
1 1 (1.72%) C++
1 1 (1.72%) Java
1 1 (1.72%) Perl
1 1 (1.72%) Python
1 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.52%) CCIE
3 7 (12.07%) CCNP
3 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) CCSE
4 3 (5.17%) CEH
4 3 (5.17%) CREST Certified
4 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) OSCP
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) CCSA
5 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PMO
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Nagios
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Cisco
2 28 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 25 (43.10%) F5
4 15 (25.86%) Blue Coat
4 15 (25.86%) Juniper
5 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
6 6 (10.34%) Infoblox
6 6 (10.34%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.45%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.72%) Aruba
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix
8 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.72%) Lancope
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds