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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 118 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.50% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 3.36% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
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£344 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £413 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
469 357 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.91% 14.82% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 136 254
Average daily rate £343 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 70
Average hourly rate £25.50 £21.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -16.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 -11 12 £325 +44.44% 2
Suffolk -3 7 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 3 £318 -
Essex - - - - 2
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 46 (86.79%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) Firewall
3 30 (56.60%) CheckPoint
4 29 (54.72%) LAN
5 25 (47.17%) WAN
6 20 (37.74%) CCNP
6 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (33.96%) CCSE
8 16 (30.19%) VMware
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
9 14 (26.42%) Citrix
10 13 (24.53%) Windows
10 13 (24.53%) CCSA
11 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.75%) Linux
12 11 (20.75%) F5
13 10 (18.87%) VPN
13 10 (18.87%) DNS
13 10 (18.87%) BGP
13 10 (18.87%) Network Management
14 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (16.98%) OSPF
15 8 (15.09%) HP
16 7 (13.21%) BIG-IP
16 7 (13.21%) CCDP
16 7 (13.21%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (13.21%) DHCP
16 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
16 7 (13.21%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) Firewall
2 29 (54.72%) LAN
3 25 (47.17%) WAN
4 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
5 10 (18.87%) VPN
5 10 (18.87%) DNS
5 10 (18.87%) BGP
6 9 (16.98%) OSPF
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (13.21%) BIG-IP
7 7 (13.21%) DHCP
8 6 (11.32%) IPsec
8 6 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (9.43%) Wireless
9 5 (9.43%) DMVPN
9 5 (9.43%) NetScreen
10 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Network Engineer
2 24 (45.28%) Network Security Engineer
2 24 (45.28%) Security Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Security Specialist
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Security Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Network Specialist
5 8 (15.09%) Network Security Specialist
6 6 (11.32%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Network Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Web Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Network Support
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) PKI
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.66%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.66%) Solaris
3 3 (5.66%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Network Management
2 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
3 5 (9.43%) Information Security
3 5 (9.43%) Network Design
3 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 4 (7.55%) Change Control
4 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
5 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.66%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Data Security
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) CCNP
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.96%) CCSE
3 13 (24.53%) CCSA
4 7 (13.21%) CCDP
4 7 (13.21%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CCNA
7 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
1 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (86.79%) Cisco
2 30 (56.60%) CheckPoint
3 16 (30.19%) VMware
4 14 (26.42%) Citrix
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.75%) F5
6 8 (15.09%) HP
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle
7 6 (11.32%) Blue Coat
7 6 (11.32%) Infoblox
8 5 (9.43%) Imperva
8 5 (9.43%) Juniper
9 4 (7.55%) Splunk
10 3 (5.66%) ScanSafe
10 3 (5.66%) Qualys
10 3 (5.66%) BMC
10 3 (5.66%) Sourcefire
10 3 (5.66%) Remedy
11 2 (3.77%) Sophos
11 2 (3.77%) Dell
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