The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 97 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 30 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 1.09% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 7.47% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Average daily rate £594 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £350
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
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
345 375 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.48% 14.65% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 184 163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 64 52
Average hourly rate £22.38 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.71% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.75 £39.70
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 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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +20 14 £613 - 2
Hertfordshire +11 7 £625 +31.57% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 4 £413 +3.12% 4
Essex -4 3 £375 -6.25% 3
Norfolk -16 1 £588 +56.66% 1
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (45.16%) Cisco
4 25 (40.32%) CCNP
5 20 (32.26%) LAN
6 19 (30.65%) WAN
6 19 (30.65%) VPN
7 18 (29.03%) OSPF
7 18 (29.03%) BGP
8 17 (27.42%) CCNA
8 17 (27.42%) Data Centre
9 16 (25.81%) PCI DSS
9 16 (25.81%) CheckPoint
9 16 (25.81%) Information Security
10 15 (24.19%) Juniper
11 13 (20.97%) EIGRP
11 13 (20.97%) MPLS
12 12 (19.35%) CCSE
12 12 (19.35%) Cryptography
12 12 (19.35%) SSL
12 12 (19.35%) Citrix
12 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
13 11 (17.74%) CCSA
13 11 (17.74%) Finance
13 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (17.74%) F5
14 10 (16.13%) Network Design
14 10 (16.13%) JNCIP
14 10 (16.13%) Migration
14 10 (16.13%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 20 (32.26%) LAN
3 19 (30.65%) VPN
3 19 (30.65%) WAN
4 18 (29.03%) BGP
4 18 (29.03%) OSPF
5 13 (20.97%) EIGRP
5 13 (20.97%) MPLS
6 12 (19.35%) SSL
7 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (14.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (14.52%) DNS
8 9 (14.52%) Internet
8 9 (14.52%) NetScreen
8 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
9 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (11.29%) FTP
10 7 (11.29%) IPsec
10 7 (11.29%) SMTP
10 7 (11.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.61%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Legal
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Network Engineer
2 17 (27.42%) Architect
3 13 (20.97%) Security Architect
4 9 (14.52%) Information Architect
4 9 (14.52%) Information Security Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Juniper Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Network Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.35%) Cryptography
3 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.61%) e-Health
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Information Security
2 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
3 10 (16.13%) ITIL
3 10 (16.13%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) Network Design
4 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
4 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
5 7 (11.29%) SIEM
6 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) People Management
8 4 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Time Management
8 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.84%) Matrix Management
9 3 (4.84%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (40.32%) CCNP
3 17 (27.42%) CCNA
4 12 (19.35%) CCSE
5 11 (17.74%) CCSA
6 10 (16.13%) JNCIP
7 9 (14.52%) CCIE
8 8 (12.90%) JNCIA
8 8 (12.90%) JNCIE
8 8 (12.90%) JNCIS
9 5 (8.06%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (8.06%) CISSP
9 5 (8.06%) Degree
10 4 (6.45%) CISM
11 3 (4.84%) CCDP
11 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
11 3 (4.84%) PMP
11 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) PCI DSS
2 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.61%) COBIT
4 1 (1.61%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Nessus
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.61%) QRadar
3 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 16 (25.81%) CheckPoint
3 15 (24.19%) Juniper
4 12 (19.35%) Citrix
5 11 (17.74%) F5
6 8 (12.90%) HP
7 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
7 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.06%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.06%) IronPort
8 5 (8.06%) Tufin
8 5 (8.06%) VMware
9 2 (3.23%) Dell
9 2 (3.23%) Imperva
9 2 (3.23%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle
9 2 (3.23%) Symantec
10 1 (1.61%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) Nortel