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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 121 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 23 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 1.11% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 7.83% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 13
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£350 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £35.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.23 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+96.41% -36.29%
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
531 434 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.16% 14.18% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 230 148
Average daily rate £313 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 57
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.90 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Essex -4 9 - -
Hertfordshire -5 5 £275 -24.39% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £350 +10.23% 1
Suffolk +3 2 £525 +40.00%
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 31 (50.82%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 27 (44.26%) Cisco
3 26 (42.62%) Data Centre
4 21 (34.43%) CCNP
4 21 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (34.43%) Windows
5 20 (32.79%) Citrix
6 15 (24.59%) Migration
6 15 (24.59%) F5
7 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (21.31%) SharePoint
9 12 (19.67%) Juniper
10 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
10 10 (16.39%) DNS
10 10 (16.39%) Wireless
10 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (14.75%) CCDP
11 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.11%) HP
12 8 (13.11%) VPN
12 8 (13.11%) Linux
13 7 (11.48%) WAN
13 7 (11.48%) LAN
13 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
13 7 (11.48%) CCIE
13 7 (11.48%) CCSP
13 7 (11.48%) VMware
13 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
14 6 (9.84%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (21.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) Lync
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.82%) Firewall
2 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (16.39%) Wireless
3 10 (16.39%) DNS
4 8 (13.11%) VPN
5 7 (11.48%) WAN
5 7 (11.48%) LAN
6 6 (9.84%) DHCP
7 5 (8.20%) NetScreen
8 4 (6.56%) BGP
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.92%) VoIP
9 3 (4.92%) SSL
9 3 (4.92%) SAN
9 3 (4.92%) 802.11
10 2 (3.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Consultant
1 10 (16.39%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Security Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Network Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) DBA
7 3 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) IVR
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) UNIX
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) zOS
6 3 (4.92%) AIX
7 2 (3.28%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Migration
2 6 (9.84%) Load Balancing
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Information Security
3 5 (8.20%) Network Design
4 4 (6.56%) Security Architecture
4 4 (6.56%) SIEM
4 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) Project Management
5 3 (4.92%) B2B
5 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.92%) Analytics
5 3 (4.92%) Cyber Security
6 2 (3.28%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Python
3 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) CCNP
1 21 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.75%) CCDP
3 7 (11.48%) CCIE
3 7 (11.48%) CCSP
3 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) CISSP
5 5 (8.20%) CCSE
6 4 (6.56%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.56%) JNCIE
6 4 (6.56%) CCNA
6 4 (6.56%) HP ASE
6 4 (6.56%) HP MASE
7 3 (4.92%) Degree
7 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) CISM
8 1 (1.64%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) ACF2
3 3 (4.92%) RACF
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) Xen
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) RANCID
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Cisco
2 20 (32.79%) Citrix
3 15 (24.59%) F5
4 12 (19.67%) Juniper
5 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
6 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.11%) HP
8 7 (11.48%) VMware
9 5 (8.20%) Fortinet
9 5 (8.20%) Infoblox
10 4 (6.56%) Riverbed
10 4 (6.56%) Blue Coat
10 4 (6.56%) Symantec
11 3 (4.92%) IBM
11 3 (4.92%) Oracle
11 3 (4.92%) Splunk
12 2 (3.28%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (3.28%) Apple
12 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.28%) LANDesk