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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 120 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 17 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.93% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 6.70% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 14
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£350 £320 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -22.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
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 £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -51.53%
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
558 403 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.88% 13.92% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 212 154
Average daily rate £315 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 66
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Hertfordshire -11 6 £275 -14.06% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £350 +10.23% 2
Essex -14 3 - - 1
Norfolk 0 2 £438 -
Bedfordshire +3 1 £375 +22.44% 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 30 (50.00%) Firewall
2 25 (41.67%) Finance
3 24 (40.00%) Cisco
3 24 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 20 (33.33%) Windows
5 19 (31.67%) CCNP
5 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (31.67%) Citrix
6 15 (25.00%) F5
7 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (23.33%) Migration
8 12 (20.00%) Juniper
8 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 11 (18.33%) DNS
9 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
10 9 (15.00%) Wireless
10 9 (15.00%) Information Security
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) CCDP
10 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (13.33%) CISSP
12 7 (11.67%) VMware
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.67%) UNIX
12 7 (11.67%) DHCP
12 7 (11.67%) ITIL
13 6 (10.00%) SQL
13 6 (10.00%) WAN
13 6 (10.00%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (18.33%) DNS
4 9 (15.00%) Wireless
4 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (11.67%) DHCP
6 6 (10.00%) WAN
6 6 (10.00%) LAN
7 5 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (6.67%) SAN
8 4 (6.67%) BGP
8 4 (6.67%) NetScreen
8 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (5.00%) SSL
10 2 (3.33%) 802.11
10 2 (3.33%) MPLS
10 2 (3.33%) OSPF
10 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.67%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) UNIX
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) AIX
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) zOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.67%) HPUX
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Migration
2 9 (15.00%) Information Security
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.00%) SIEM
5 5 (8.33%) Network Design
5 5 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (6.67%) Data Security
6 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.00%) Analytics
7 3 (5.00%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.33%) Security Management
8 2 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (3.33%) Information Security Management
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) CCNP
1 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.00%) CCDP
3 8 (13.33%) CISSP
4 6 (10.00%) CCSP
4 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
5 5 (8.33%) CCSE
6 4 (6.67%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.67%) JNCIE
6 4 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (6.67%) CISM
6 4 (6.67%) HP ASE
6 4 (6.67%) HP MASE
7 3 (5.00%) CISA
7 3 (5.00%) CCNA
8 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) CCSA
9 1 (1.67%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.00%) ACF2
3 3 (5.00%) RACF
4 2 (3.33%) Xen
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
1 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.67%) RANCID
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 19 (31.67%) Citrix
3 15 (25.00%) F5
4 12 (20.00%) Juniper
4 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.00%) HP
7 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 5 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.67%) Sourcefire
8 4 (6.67%) IBM
9 3 (5.00%) Oracle
9 3 (5.00%) Sophos
9 3 (5.00%) Websense
9 3 (5.00%) Splunk
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm