Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 706 617 703
Rank change year-on-year -89 +86 -86
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 167 275 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 202 128
UK median daily rate £425 £414 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +6.43% +3.67%
10th Percentile £319 £304 £261
90th Percentile £528 £599 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +7.94% +5.00% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - -

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 25 November 2017.

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
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 25 November 2017. 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 -89 159 £425 +1.19% 20
UK excluding London -7 99 £425 +7.94% 12
London -70 67 £425 -5.56% 8
South East -30 44 £450 +10.70% 5
North of England +38 21 £388 +1.97% 4
South West +9 12 £438 +16.67%
Midlands +32 11 £365 +21.67% 1
West Midlands +35 10 £365 -18.89% 1
North West +23 10 £375 -16.67% 3
East of England -24 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +19 8 £450 +34.33% 1
Scotland -6 8 £356 +1.79%
North East +56 3 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £388 +29.17%

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Network Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 143 (85.63%) Network Security
2 130 (77.84%) Firewall
3 119 (71.26%) Cisco
4 75 (44.91%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (43.11%) CheckPoint
6 62 (37.13%) CCNP
7 54 (32.34%) Palo Alto
8 53 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (30.54%) Juniper
10 47 (28.14%) VPN
10 47 (28.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (22.75%) BGP
12 37 (22.16%) TCP/IP
13 36 (21.56%) F5
14 29 (17.37%) MPLS
15 27 (16.17%) LAN
15 27 (16.17%) WAN
16 25 (14.97%) DNS
17 24 (14.37%) OSPF
18 23 (13.77%) ITIL
19 22 (13.17%) Data Centre
20 21 (12.57%) Finance
21 20 (11.98%) Network Design
22 19 (11.38%) Blue Coat
22 19 (11.38%) Telecoms
22 19 (11.38%) Fortinet
22 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
22 19 (11.38%) CCIE
22 19 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 19 (11.38%) Cybersecurity

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 5 (2.99%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) RMDS
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.80%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 143 (85.63%) Network Security
2 130 (77.84%) Firewall
3 53 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (28.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 47 (28.14%) VPN
5 38 (22.75%) BGP
6 37 (22.16%) TCP/IP
7 29 (17.37%) MPLS
8 27 (16.17%) LAN
8 27 (16.17%) WAN
9 25 (14.97%) DNS
10 24 (14.37%) OSPF
11 19 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (10.18%) IPsec
13 15 (8.98%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (8.98%) Wireless
14 14 (8.38%) DHCP
15 13 (7.78%) tcpdump
16 12 (7.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 11 (6.59%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (12.57%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.79%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.40%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) Web Services
2 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.20%) CGI
3 2 (1.20%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.20%) WAP
4 1 (0.60%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.99%) PKI
5 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.20%) DataPower
6 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) FMCG
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Windows
2 13 (7.78%) Linux
3 11 (6.59%) Unix
4 7 (4.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.77%) ITIL
2 20 (11.98%) Network Design
3 19 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (10.78%) Load Balancing
5 15 (8.98%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.19%) SIEM
8 11 (6.59%) Change Management
9 10 (5.99%) Network Management
9 10 (5.99%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (5.99%) Security Operations
10 9 (5.39%) Migration
10 9 (5.39%) Security Architecture
10 9 (5.39%) Web Filtering
11 8 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.19%) High Availability
12 7 (4.19%) Test Automation
13 5 (2.99%) Information Security
14 4 (2.40%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.20%) C
1 2 (1.20%) Python
2 1 (0.60%) C++
2 1 (0.60%) Java
2 1 (0.60%) Perl
2 1 (0.60%) Ruby
2 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (44.91%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (37.13%) CCNP
3 19 (11.38%) CCIE
4 16 (9.58%) Degree
5 15 (8.98%) CISSP
5 15 (8.98%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.38%) CCNA
7 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.79%) CCSP
8 8 (4.79%) CISM
8 8 (4.79%) MCSE
9 7 (4.19%) CCSA
9 7 (4.19%) CCSE
10 6 (3.59%) CCIE Service Provider
11 5 (2.99%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (2.40%) GIAC
12 4 (2.40%) ISSAP
13 3 (1.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) iptables
2 8 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.79%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.80%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.38%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.39%) SELinux
3 7 (4.19%) SCOM
4 6 (3.59%) Nagios
5 5 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.20%) SCCM
6 2 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.60%) Ansible
7 1 (0.60%) EnCase
7 1 (0.60%) Ionix
7 1 (0.60%) Juniper STRM
7 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 119 (71.26%) Cisco
2 72 (43.11%) CheckPoint
3 54 (32.34%) Palo Alto
4 51 (30.54%) Juniper
5 36 (21.56%) F5
6 19 (11.38%) Blue Coat
6 19 (11.38%) Fortinet
6 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
7 17 (10.18%) SolarWinds
8 11 (6.59%) McAfee
9 8 (4.79%) VMware
10 7 (4.19%) Aruba
10 7 (4.19%) Citrix
11 5 (2.99%) Intel
11 5 (2.99%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.40%) Foundry
12 4 (2.40%) HP
12 4 (2.40%) NetApp
12 4 (2.40%) Sourcefire
13 3 (1.80%) AlgoSec