Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £447 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 719 708 627
Rank change year-on-year -11 -81 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 173 157 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 94 197
UK median daily rate £447 £416 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.45% +0.91% +9.56%
10th Percentile £315 £286 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.19% +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 97,753 94,238 101,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,239 61,828 65,933
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,144 2,822 3,284
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 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
England -7 165 £438 +2.94% 28
UK excluding London -16 95 £425 +5.26% 20
London +10 75 £450 +5.88% 10
North of England -18 30 £425 +18.88% 6
South East -16 28 £450 -7.69% 6
East of England +14 22 £394 - 1
North West -10 20 £425 +30.77% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £338 -7.53% 2
Midlands -28 7 £387 +6.10% 2
Scotland -19 5 £500 +44.40% 2
East Midlands +2 4 £450 +16.00%
West Midlands -24 3 £315 -13.70% 2
South West -30 3 £450 +33.33% 3
North East +1 2 £360 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 148 (85.55%) Network Security
2 144 (83.24%) Firewall
3 132 (76.30%) Cisco
4 91 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (49.71%) CheckPoint
6 69 (39.88%) CCNP
7 63 (36.42%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (31.79%) Palo Alto
9 52 (30.06%) VPN
9 52 (30.06%) LAN
9 52 (30.06%) WAN
10 51 (29.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 50 (28.90%) BGP
12 49 (28.32%) Juniper
13 40 (23.12%) OSPF
14 37 (21.39%) Wireless
14 37 (21.39%) CCNA
14 37 (21.39%) ITIL
14 37 (21.39%) Data Centre
15 36 (20.81%) F5
16 35 (20.23%) Finance
17 34 (19.65%) TCP/IP
18 32 (18.50%) Cisco Firepower
19 28 (16.18%) Cisco ISE
20 27 (15.61%) Fortinet
21 26 (15.03%) CCSE
22 23 (13.29%) DNS
23 22 (12.72%) EIGRP
23 22 (12.72%) SC Cleared
23 22 (12.72%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.62%) IaaS
4 5 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.31%) PaaS
5 4 (2.31%) SaaS
6 3 (1.73%) Office 365
7 1 (0.58%) Akamai
7 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.58%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.58%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 148 (85.55%) Network Security
2 144 (83.24%) Firewall
3 63 (36.42%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (30.06%) LAN
4 52 (30.06%) VPN
4 52 (30.06%) WAN
5 51 (29.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 50 (28.90%) BGP
7 40 (23.12%) OSPF
8 37 (21.39%) Wireless
9 34 (19.65%) TCP/IP
10 32 (18.50%) Cisco Firepower
11 28 (16.18%) Cisco ISE
12 23 (13.29%) DNS
13 22 (12.72%) EIGRP
14 20 (11.56%) MPLS
14 20 (11.56%) VLAN
15 19 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (10.40%) IPsec
16 18 (10.40%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (20.23%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Banking
3 6 (3.47%) Multimedia
3 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.25%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.73%) JSON
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
3 2 (1.16%) Web Services
3 2 (1.16%) XML
4 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.58%) RESTful
4 1 (0.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.09%) PKI
3 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.47%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.83%) Linux
2 13 (7.51%) Windows
3 8 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.89%) Unix
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.39%) ITIL
2 20 (11.56%) Load Balancing
3 16 (9.25%) Network Management
4 14 (8.09%) Change Control
5 12 (6.94%) Change Management
6 10 (5.78%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (5.20%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.20%) Information Security
7 9 (5.20%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.20%) SIEM
8 8 (4.62%) Network Design
8 8 (4.62%) Patch Management
8 8 (4.62%) Web Filtering
9 7 (4.05%) Migration
9 7 (4.05%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (4.05%) Service Management
10 6 (3.47%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.47%) Security Architecture
10 6 (3.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) Python
2 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.73%) C
3 3 (1.73%) Perl
4 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.58%) C++
5 1 (0.58%) SQL
5 1 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (39.88%) CCNP
3 37 (21.39%) CCNA
4 26 (15.03%) CCSE
5 22 (12.72%) SC Cleared
5 22 (12.72%) Security Cleared
6 20 (11.56%) CCIE
7 17 (9.83%) CCSA
8 10 (5.78%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (5.78%) CISSP
9 7 (4.05%) CCIE Security
9 7 (4.05%) CCSP
9 7 (4.05%) Degree
10 6 (3.47%) CCDP
10 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.31%) CCSM
12 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.16%) CISA
13 2 (1.16%) CISM
13 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) SLA
2 6 (3.47%) COBIT
2 6 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.31%) GDPR
3 4 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.58%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (6.36%) ProxySG
2 9 (5.20%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.47%) Stealthwatch
3 5 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.73%) SCCM
5 3 (1.73%) TrustSec
5 3 (1.73%) WSUS
6 2 (1.16%) Ansible
6 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.16%) Puppet
6 2 (1.16%) QRadar
6 2 (1.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.58%) Istio
7 1 (0.58%) Nessus
7 1 (0.58%) SCOM
7 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 132 (76.30%) Cisco
2 86 (49.71%) CheckPoint
3 55 (31.79%) Palo Alto
4 49 (28.32%) Juniper
5 36 (20.81%) F5
6 27 (15.61%) Fortinet
7 20 (11.56%) Microsoft
8 19 (10.98%) Blue Coat
9 15 (8.67%) Riverbed
10 13 (7.51%) Barracuda Networks
10 13 (7.51%) Forcepoint
10 13 (7.51%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.36%) Infoblox
11 11 (6.36%) Meraki
12 10 (5.78%) McAfee
13 9 (5.20%) HP
14 8 (4.62%) Aruba
15 6 (3.47%) Citrix
15 6 (3.47%) Symantec
15 6 (3.47%) VMware