The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 122 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.70% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 2.46% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Average daily rate £400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £330 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 407 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.18% 18.07% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 142 177
Average daily rate £338 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 76
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Bedfordshire -11 8 £475 +40.74% 6
Essex - 7 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £280 -30.00% 3
Suffolk - 1 £240 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (36.11%) F5
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (33.33%) Linux
6 11 (30.56%) Windows
6 11 (30.56%) CCNP
6 11 (30.56%) VMware
7 10 (27.78%) Finance
7 10 (27.78%) Network Design
7 10 (27.78%) LAN
8 9 (25.00%) WAN
8 9 (25.00%) VPN
9 8 (22.22%) Juniper
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 7 (19.44%) DHCP
11 6 (16.67%) SSL
11 6 (16.67%) HP
11 6 (16.67%) Citrix
11 6 (16.67%) OSPF
11 6 (16.67%) BGP
11 6 (16.67%) IPsec
11 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
11 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
12 5 (13.89%) XenServer
12 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (27.78%) LAN
4 9 (25.00%) WAN
4 9 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 7 (19.44%) DHCP
6 6 (16.67%) SSL
6 6 (16.67%) OSPF
6 6 (16.67%) BGP
6 6 (16.67%) IPsec
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.11%) SAN
7 4 (11.11%) NetScreen
7 4 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 4 (11.11%) DMVPN
8 3 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Apache Continuum
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Security Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Network Specialist
4 5 (13.89%) Network Security Specialist
4 5 (13.89%) Network Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Security Specialist
4 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Cryptography
2 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Network Design
2 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Information Governance
4 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (2.78%) SIEM
5 1 (2.78%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (30.56%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) CCSE
3 5 (13.89%) CCDP
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) CCSA
5 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.78%) HNC
5 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) XenServer
3 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 13 (36.11%) F5
4 11 (30.56%) VMware
5 8 (22.22%) Juniper
6 6 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (16.67%) Citrix
6 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Imperva
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
8 2 (5.56%) Nokia
8 2 (5.56%) Qualys
8 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.56%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.78%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.78%) Crossbeam
9 1 (2.78%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.78%) Aruba
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
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