The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 41 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.07% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 3.57% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £413 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
Network Security
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.14% 17.89% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 31
Average daily rate £393 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Cambridge region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Cambridge region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (16.67%) PaaS
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (16.67%) PKI
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) VPLS
4 1 (16.67%) COBIT
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VPLS
3 1 (16.67%) WAAS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) ArchiMate
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (16.67%) COBIT
2 1 (16.67%) HIPAA
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Aruba
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk