Period
to 21 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 665 693 648
Rank change year-on-year +28 -45 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 180 193 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 145 122
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £294
90th Percentile £571 £558 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £450 £378
% change year-on-year -12.22% +19.21% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 - -

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 86,032 95,489 85,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.86% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,657 62,715 55,511
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,746 2,999 2,910
UK median hourly rate £18.87 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -3.97% -6.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

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 21 May 2019.

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 15 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 21 May 2019. 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 +26 176 £425 -5.56% 58
London +62 89 £444 -1.39% 16
UK excluding London -7 89 £395 -12.22% 45
South East +2 37 £390 -17.89% 13
North of England +20 21 £360 -10.00% 12
North West +27 13 £353 -17.06% 4
East of England +11 13 £425 +19.30% 11
South West -20 12 £425 -10.53% 2
Midlands +9 5 £325 -10.96% 4
Yorkshire +5 5 £360 -4.00% 7
North East +14 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +3 3 £325 -10.96%
East Midlands - 2 - - 4
Scotland +28 1 £500 +35.59% 2
Wales +3 1 £500 +17.65%

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 157 (87.22%) Network Security
2 134 (74.44%) Firewall
3 125 (69.44%) Cisco
4 84 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (43.89%) CheckPoint
6 64 (35.56%) WAN
7 63 (35.00%) CCNP
8 53 (29.44%) LAN
9 48 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (25.56%) CCNA
11 44 (24.44%) F5
12 38 (21.11%) DNS
13 35 (19.44%) Palo Alto
14 32 (17.78%) VPN
14 32 (17.78%) BGP
14 32 (17.78%) Finance
15 29 (16.11%) Load Balancing
15 29 (16.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
17 26 (14.44%) Wireless
17 26 (14.44%) OSPF
17 26 (14.44%) Juniper
18 25 (13.89%) TCP/IP
19 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared
19 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
20 20 (11.11%) Network Management
20 20 (11.11%) DHCP
20 20 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
21 19 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
21 19 (10.56%) MPLS

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 (2.78%) IBM Domino
1 5 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.22%) G Suite
5 3 (1.67%) Office 365
5 3 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 157 (87.22%) Network Security
2 134 (74.44%) Firewall
3 64 (35.56%) WAN
4 53 (29.44%) LAN
5 48 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (21.11%) DNS
7 32 (17.78%) BGP
7 32 (17.78%) VPN
8 29 (16.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (14.44%) OSPF
9 26 (14.44%) Wireless
10 25 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 20 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
11 20 (11.11%) DHCP
12 19 (10.56%) MPLS
13 16 (8.89%) SSL
14 15 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (7.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (7.78%) Internet
16 13 (7.22%) Cisco ISE
General
1 32 (17.78%) Finance
2 15 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.56%) Banking
4 8 (4.44%) Law
5 4 (2.22%) Legal
5 4 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.78%) LDAP
2 5 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.67%) .NET
3 3 (1.67%) WAP
4 2 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.67%) Fintech
6 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.11%) Blog
7 2 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.11%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.11%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.11%) Tandem
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.89%) Linux
2 10 (5.56%) Windows
3 5 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.56%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.11%) Load Balancing
2 20 (11.11%) Network Management
3 19 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (8.33%) Migration
5 14 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (7.22%) DDoS Mitigation
7 9 (5.00%) Information Security
7 9 (5.00%) Security Management
8 8 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.44%) Network Design
9 7 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (3.89%) ITIL
9 7 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.33%) B2B
10 6 (3.33%) DevOps
10 6 (3.33%) Security Operations
10 6 (3.33%) Security Patching
10 6 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.33%) Python
2 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (35.00%) CCNP
3 46 (25.56%) CCNA
4 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared
4 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.56%) CCSA
6 18 (10.00%) CCIE
6 18 (10.00%) CCSE
7 15 (8.33%) Degree
8 7 (3.89%) CCDP
8 7 (3.89%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (3.33%) CISSP
10 4 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.67%) CCIP
11 3 (1.67%) CEH
11 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.11%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.11%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.22%) Snort
4 3 (1.67%) Docker
4 3 (1.67%) Firmware
4 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) KVM
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (1.67%) Nmap
2 3 (1.67%) TrustSec
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (69.44%) Cisco
2 79 (43.89%) CheckPoint
3 44 (24.44%) F5
4 35 (19.44%) Palo Alto
5 26 (14.44%) Juniper
6 19 (10.56%) Fortinet
7 13 (7.22%) Blue Coat
8 11 (6.11%) Meraki
9 10 (5.56%) Google
10 9 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.00%) VMware
11 7 (3.89%) Microsoft
11 7 (3.89%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.33%) Citrix
12 6 (3.33%) IBM
13 5 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (2.78%) IronPort
13 5 (2.78%) Nokia
14 4 (2.22%) Symantec
14 4 (2.22%) Trustwave