The median contractor rate for a Network Security Consultant was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 617 626
Rank change year-on-year +36 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 20 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.050% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.053% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Median daily rate £405 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £445 £400
% change year-on-year -8.98% +11.25%  
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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Security 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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Top 13 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 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
England +44 19 £405 -10.00% 3
South East +34 11 £405 -22.85%
London +18 8 £538 +4.87%
Hampshire +18 4 £388 -12.92%
Southampton - 4 £388 -
Milton Keynes -9 3 £405 -
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £405 -
Berkshire +21 2 £550 +4.17%
Bracknell - 2 £550 -
City of London - 1 - -
Dartford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 42 (79.25%) Network Security
2 30 (56.60%) Cisco
3 29 (54.72%) Firewall
4 24 (45.28%) CheckPoint
5 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (32.08%) F5
6 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (24.53%) LAN
8 12 (22.64%) WAN
8 12 (22.64%) CCNP
8 12 (22.64%) Wireless
9 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
10 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
10 10 (18.87%) VoIP
11 9 (16.98%) Juniper
11 9 (16.98%) Blue Coat
11 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
12 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
13 7 (13.21%) Windows
13 7 (13.21%) CCIE
14 6 (11.32%) VPN
14 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
15 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
15 5 (9.43%) Finance
15 5 (9.43%) Change Management
15 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
15 5 (9.43%) Fortinet
15 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 5 (9.43%) Internet

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (79.25%) Network Security
2 29 (54.72%) Firewall
3 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (24.53%) LAN
5 12 (22.64%) WAN
5 12 (22.64%) Wireless
6 10 (18.87%) VoIP
7 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
8 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (11.32%) VPN
9 5 (9.43%) DNS
9 5 (9.43%) Internet
9 5 (9.43%) WLAN
10 4 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (5.66%) DHCP
11 3 (5.66%) IPsec
11 3 (5.66%) MPLS
11 3 (5.66%) SSL
12 2 (3.77%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.77%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) CCTV
2 2 (3.77%) NHS
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.43%) Change Management
1 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
1 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (7.55%) Information Security
2 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
2 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
2 4 (7.55%) Security Testing
3 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.66%) ITIL
3 3 (5.66%) Network Management
3 3 (5.66%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (5.66%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (5.66%) Security Management
3 3 (5.66%) SIEM
3 3 (5.66%) Web Filtering
4 2 (3.77%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (3.77%) Security Architecture
4 2 (3.77%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C
2 1 (1.89%) C++
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) CCNP
3 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 7 (13.21%) CCIE
6 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
7 4 (7.55%) CCIE Security
7 4 (7.55%) CEH
7 4 (7.55%) CREST Certified
7 4 (7.55%) OSCP
8 3 (5.66%) CCSE
8 3 (5.66%) CISSP
9 2 (3.77%) CCNA
9 2 (3.77%) CCSA
9 2 (3.77%) Degree
10 1 (1.89%) CISM
10 1 (1.89%) CNA
10 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.89%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PMO
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.89%) Nagios
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) Cisco
2 24 (45.28%) CheckPoint
3 17 (32.08%) F5
4 9 (16.98%) Blue Coat
4 9 (16.98%) Juniper
5 5 (9.43%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.77%) Avaya
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.77%) Splunk
9 1 (1.89%) Aruba
9 1 (1.89%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.89%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.89%) Siemens
9 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.89%) VMware