Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 743 726 618
Rank change year-on-year -17 -108 +80
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 166 169 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 100 202
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +5.52% +3.94%
10th Percentile £315 £315 £305
90th Percentile £505 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £86.75 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.16% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £147.50 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +235.23% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 14 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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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
England -10 159 £425 - 41
UK excluding London -25 88 £425 - 25
London +23 76 £450 +5.88% 16
North of England -2 28 £400 +6.67% 6
South East -27 28 £444 -1.39% 6
North West -10 19 £425 +21.43% 4
East of England +14 18 £414 - 6
South West -35 12 £425 -2.86% 2
Yorkshire -9 7 £375 -16.67% 1
Scotland -18 4 £500 +40.35%
North East -4 2 £360 - 1
East Midlands +6 1 £450 +16.00% 1
Wales -18 1 £350 -
Midlands -20 1 £450 +23.15% 5

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 149 (89.76%) Network Security
2 143 (86.14%) Firewall
3 130 (78.31%) Cisco
4 90 (54.22%) CheckPoint
5 82 (49.40%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (39.76%) CCNP
7 64 (38.55%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (36.75%) Palo Alto
9 57 (34.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (32.53%) LAN
11 51 (30.72%) WAN
12 50 (30.12%) Juniper
13 43 (25.90%) F5
14 42 (25.30%) BGP
15 40 (24.10%) CCNA
16 39 (23.49%) Wireless
17 38 (22.89%) VPN
18 36 (21.69%) Data Centre
19 35 (21.08%) OSPF
20 34 (20.48%) Fortinet
21 33 (19.88%) Load Balancing
22 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
22 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
22 31 (18.67%) Cisco Firepower
23 27 (16.27%) Finance
24 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
25 23 (13.86%) Cisco ISE
26 22 (13.25%) CCSE
27 21 (12.65%) Cisco IOS
27 21 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure

Network Security Engineer 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:

Applications
1 10 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.41%) IaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.20%) Office 365
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 149 (89.76%) Network Security
2 143 (86.14%) Firewall
3 64 (38.55%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (34.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 54 (32.53%) LAN
6 51 (30.72%) WAN
7 42 (25.30%) BGP
8 39 (23.49%) Wireless
9 38 (22.89%) VPN
10 35 (21.08%) OSPF
11 31 (18.67%) Cisco Firepower
12 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
13 23 (13.86%) Cisco ISE
14 21 (12.65%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (12.65%) DNS
15 20 (12.05%) MPLS
15 20 (12.05%) NX-OS
16 18 (10.84%) EIGRP
17 17 (10.24%) IPsec
18 15 (9.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (6.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (16.27%) Finance
2 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.61%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.20%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.60%) RESTful
3 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.69%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.63%) PKI
3 5 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.81%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) NHS
6 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.43%) Linux
2 8 (4.82%) Windows
3 6 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.01%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.88%) Load Balancing
2 19 (11.45%) ITIL
3 12 (7.23%) Change Control
4 11 (6.63%) Network Management
5 8 (4.82%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.82%) Migration
6 7 (4.22%) Network Design
6 7 (4.22%) Network Virtualisation
6 7 (4.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (3.61%) Information Security
7 6 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (3.61%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (3.61%) Security Architecture
7 6 (3.61%) SIEM
8 5 (3.01%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.01%) Change Management
8 5 (3.01%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.01%) Project Management
8 5 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.01%) Python
2 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.20%) Perl
3 2 (1.20%) SQL
4 1 (0.60%) C
4 1 (0.60%) C++
4 1 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 82 (49.40%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (39.76%) CCNP
3 40 (24.10%) CCNA
4 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
4 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
5 22 (13.25%) CCSE
6 18 (10.84%) CCIE
7 17 (10.24%) CCSA
8 10 (6.02%) CISSP
9 7 (4.22%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.61%) CCIE Security
10 6 (3.61%) Degree
11 5 (3.01%) CCSM
12 3 (1.81%) CCSP
12 3 (1.81%) CISA
12 3 (1.81%) CISM
12 3 (1.81%) GIAC
12 3 (1.81%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.61%) SLA
2 5 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.20%) COBIT
3 2 (1.20%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) ProxySG
2 6 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.61%) Stealthwatch
2 6 (3.61%) TrustSec
3 5 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.81%) Nagios
5 2 (1.20%) Istio
5 2 (1.20%) SCCM
5 2 (1.20%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) QRadar
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (78.31%) Cisco
2 90 (54.22%) CheckPoint
3 61 (36.75%) Palo Alto
4 50 (30.12%) Juniper
5 43 (25.90%) F5
6 34 (20.48%) Fortinet
7 17 (10.24%) Blue Coat
8 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
9 15 (9.04%) Meraki
9 15 (9.04%) Riverbed
10 13 (7.83%) Forcepoint
11 12 (7.23%) Barracuda Networks
12 11 (6.63%) Infoblox
13 10 (6.02%) Citrix
13 10 (6.02%) SolarWinds
14 9 (5.42%) Aruba
15 8 (4.82%) HP
15 8 (4.82%) McAfee
16 6 (3.61%) Symantec
16 6 (3.61%) VMware