The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £438 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 Engineer
UK
Rank 496 533 524
Rank change year-on-year +37 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 97 111 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 54
Median daily rate £438 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +19.28% +7.69%  
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 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 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 +13 90 £450 +20.00% 14
London +28 35 £475 +11.76% 7
South East +12 28 £444 +54.34% 1
Oxfordshire - 16 £450 -
North West +38 14 £304 - 2
Manchester +24 12 - - 2
Oxford - 9 £450 -
Yorkshire +6 5 £380 +9.35%
Hampshire -2 5 £463 +68.18%
Wales - 5 £344 -
Croydon +11 4 £475 +6.14%
City of London +4 4 £525 +43.83% 3
South West +4 4 £410 -3.52%
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £355 -
South Wales - 3 £363 -
Cheshire +28 2 £304 -
Leeds +8 2 - -
South Yorkshire -8 2 £380 +18.75%
Swansea - 2 £325 -
Swindon - 2 £355 -
Kidlington - 2 £375 -
Basingstoke - 2 £463 -
West Wales - 2 £325 -
Warrington +29 1 £338 -
Scotland +22 1 - -
West Midlands +9 1 - - 2
Surrey +6 1 £500 +17.64%

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 192 (90.57%) Network Security
2 175 (82.55%) Firewall
3 143 (67.45%) Cisco
4 94 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (43.87%) CheckPoint
6 88 (41.51%) Juniper
7 82 (38.68%) Cisco ASA
8 76 (35.85%) Palo Alto
9 58 (27.36%) F5
10 57 (26.89%) CCNP
11 54 (25.47%) WAN
12 49 (23.11%) LAN
13 44 (20.75%) Data Centre
14 41 (19.34%) VPN
15 40 (18.87%) Security Cleared
16 38 (17.92%) Blue Coat
17 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
18 31 (14.62%) Finance
19 30 (14.15%) Wireless
19 30 (14.15%) CCSP
19 30 (14.15%) Fortinet
20 29 (13.68%) ITIL
21 26 (12.26%) TCP/IP
21 26 (12.26%) BGP
22 25 (11.79%) CCNA
22 25 (11.79%) SSL
22 25 (11.79%) OSPF
23 24 (11.32%) CCIE
23 24 (11.32%) DNS
24 23 (10.85%) MPLS

Network Security Engineer 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 (0.47%) Apache
1 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 192 (90.57%) Network Security
2 175 (82.55%) Firewall
3 82 (38.68%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (25.47%) WAN
5 49 (23.11%) LAN
6 41 (19.34%) VPN
7 30 (14.15%) Wireless
8 26 (12.26%) BGP
8 26 (12.26%) TCP/IP
9 25 (11.79%) OSPF
9 25 (11.79%) SSL
10 24 (11.32%) DNS
11 23 (10.85%) MPLS
12 22 (10.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (8.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (8.02%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (8.02%) DHCP
15 17 (8.02%) NetScaler
15 17 (8.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.47%) MySQL
1 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 17 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Publishing
4 3 (1.42%) Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.94%) Law
5 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.25%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) Node.js
3 1 (0.47%) RESTful
3 1 (0.47%) SOAP
3 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (3.30%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.89%) PKI
5 4 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.42%) CMDB
7 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.47%) FMCG
8 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.49%) Linux
2 9 (4.25%) Windows
3 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) CatOS
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.68%) ITIL
2 23 (10.85%) Load Balancing
3 20 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (8.02%) Change Management
4 17 (8.02%) Project Management
5 16 (7.55%) Problem Management
6 15 (7.08%) Information Security
6 15 (7.08%) Web Filtering
7 13 (6.13%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (6.13%) Service Management
8 12 (5.66%) SIEM
9 11 (5.19%) Network Architecture
10 9 (4.25%) Migration
10 9 (4.25%) Network Management
11 8 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.77%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (3.77%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (3.30%) Data Protection
12 7 (3.30%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.89%) C
1 4 (1.89%) Java
2 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.42%) Python
3 2 (0.94%) Perl
3 2 (0.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.47%) C#
4 1 (0.47%) C++
4 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (26.89%) CCNP
3 40 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.15%) CCSP
6 25 (11.79%) CCNA
7 24 (11.32%) CCIE
8 18 (8.49%) CISSP
9 14 (6.60%) CCSE
10 9 (4.25%) Degree
10 9 (4.25%) JNCIS
11 8 (3.77%) JNCIA
11 8 (3.77%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.83%) CCMSE
12 6 (2.83%) CCSA
13 2 (0.94%) CISA
13 2 (0.94%) CISM
13 2 (0.94%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.47%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.91%) PCI DSS
2 16 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.25%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) GPG13
6 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.30%) ProxySG
2 6 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.42%) pfSense
3 3 (1.42%) Snort
4 2 (0.94%) Docker
4 2 (0.94%) XenServer
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.08%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.36%) Nagios
2 5 (2.36%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (1.89%) Puppet
4 3 (1.42%) SCOM
5 2 (0.94%) Ansible
5 2 (0.94%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.94%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.47%) Cacti
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) EnCase
6 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.47%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 143 (67.45%) Cisco
2 93 (43.87%) CheckPoint
3 88 (41.51%) Juniper
4 76 (35.85%) Palo Alto
5 58 (27.36%) F5
6 38 (17.92%) Blue Coat
7 30 (14.15%) Fortinet
8 20 (9.43%) Brocade
9 15 (7.08%) Citrix
10 13 (6.13%) Sourcefire
11 12 (5.66%) FireEye
12 11 (5.19%) HP
12 11 (5.19%) Intel Security
13 10 (4.72%) Riverbed
13 10 (4.72%) SolarWinds
13 10 (4.72%) TippingPoint
14 9 (4.25%) Microsoft
15 8 (3.77%) VMware
16 7 (3.30%) Aruba
16 7 (3.30%) Tufin