The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 519 534
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 65 135 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 80 71
Median daily rate £398 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £301 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 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 27 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 -41 63 £400 -5.88% 17
London -34 22 £350 -22.22% 4
South East -2 13 £500 +17.64% 4
North West +25 9 £325 +4.00% 3
South West +6 8 £325 -7.14% 3
North East +77 6 £500 -
Manchester +20 6 £400 - 1
Surrey +12 6 £513 - 1
Hampshire +6 5 £300 -31.42%
Swindon +7 4 £325 +26.21%
Kent +1 4 £525 -
Wiltshire 0 4 £325 -7.14%
Cheshire +23 3 £325 - 1
City of London -4 3 £425 -15.00%
Chester - 3 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +74 2 £550 -
Tyne and Wear +74 2 £550 -
West Midlands +15 2 £408 -11.89%
East of England -3 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire -5 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £500 -
Wimborne - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £300 -
Hatfield - 2 - -
Scotland +27 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £350 +3.70%
Reading +15 1 £500 +42.34% 1
Birmingham +11 1 £408 -
Leeds +10 1 £350 -12.50%

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 132 (82.50%) Network Security
2 130 (81.25%) Firewall
3 115 (71.88%) Cisco
4 87 (54.38%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (38.13%) CCNP
6 59 (36.88%) CheckPoint
7 58 (36.25%) Juniper
8 57 (35.63%) Cisco ASA
9 54 (33.75%) Palo Alto
10 39 (24.38%) VPN
11 37 (23.13%) WAN
12 35 (21.88%) F5
13 32 (20.00%) Blue Coat
14 30 (18.75%) LAN
15 29 (18.13%) Data Centre
16 27 (16.88%) Fortinet
16 27 (16.88%) Security Cleared
17 26 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (14.38%) Wireless
18 23 (14.38%) SC Cleared
19 22 (13.75%) CCSP
20 21 (13.13%) BGP
21 19 (11.88%) CCIE
21 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
21 19 (11.88%) ITIL
22 18 (11.25%) CCNA
22 18 (11.25%) Cisco IOS
23 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
24 16 (10.00%) OSPF
24 16 (10.00%) TACACS

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 4 (2.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (82.50%) Network Security
2 130 (81.25%) Firewall
3 57 (35.63%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (24.38%) VPN
5 37 (23.13%) WAN
6 30 (18.75%) LAN
7 26 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (14.38%) Wireless
9 21 (13.13%) BGP
10 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
11 18 (11.25%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (10.00%) OSPF
12 16 (10.00%) TACACS
13 14 (8.75%) DNS
13 14 (8.75%) MPLS
14 13 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (6.88%) VoIP
17 10 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
17 10 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.63%) MySQL
1 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.00%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.88%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.88%) Publishing
5 2 (1.25%) Law
5 2 (1.25%) Local Government
5 2 (1.25%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) Node.js
3 1 (0.63%) RESTful
3 1 (0.63%) RFC 2544
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.13%) Clustering
2 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.50%) PKI
4 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.25%) CESG
5 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.75%) Linux
2 9 (5.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.50%) Unix
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.88%) ITIL
2 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
3 13 (8.13%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (5.63%) Change Management
4 9 (5.63%) Web Filtering
5 8 (5.00%) Migration
5 8 (5.00%) SIEM
6 7 (4.38%) Network Design
6 7 (4.38%) Service Management
7 6 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.75%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.75%) Project Management
8 5 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.50%) High Availability
9 4 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (1.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.38%) C
2 2 (1.25%) Java
2 2 (1.25%) Perl
2 2 (1.25%) Python
2 2 (1.25%) Ruby
3 1 (0.63%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) C++
3 1 (0.63%) PHP
3 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (54.38%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (38.13%) CCNP
3 27 (16.88%) Security Cleared
4 23 (14.38%) SC Cleared
5 22 (13.75%) CCSP
6 19 (11.88%) CCIE
7 18 (11.25%) CCNA
8 15 (9.38%) CISSP
9 9 (5.63%) CCSE
10 8 (5.00%) JNCIA
11 7 (4.38%) JNCIP
12 5 (3.13%) CCSA
12 5 (3.13%) Degree
13 4 (2.50%) CCDP
13 4 (2.50%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.88%) CCIP
14 3 (1.88%) CCMSE
14 3 (1.88%) CISM
14 3 (1.88%) GIAC
14 3 (1.88%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.13%) SLA
4 4 (2.50%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) ProxySG
2 3 (1.88%) pfSense
2 3 (1.88%) Snort
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.75%) Nagios
3 5 (3.13%) Stealthwatch
4 3 (1.88%) SCOM
5 2 (1.25%) Ansible
5 2 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.25%) EnCase
5 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Cacti
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 115 (71.88%) Cisco
2 59 (36.88%) CheckPoint
3 58 (36.25%) Juniper
4 54 (33.75%) Palo Alto
5 35 (21.88%) F5
6 32 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 27 (16.88%) Fortinet
8 10 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.25%) Riverbed
8 10 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.00%) Brocade
10 7 (4.38%) HP
10 7 (4.38%) McAfee
10 7 (4.38%) Nokia
11 6 (3.75%) ArcSight
11 6 (3.75%) Citrix
12 5 (3.13%) FireEye
12 5 (3.13%) Sourcefire
12 5 (3.13%) TippingPoint
13 4 (2.50%) VMware
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