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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 105 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.98% 0.94% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 6.64% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -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
528 422 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.14% 14.20% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 200 138
Average daily rate £315 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £177 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 76
Average hourly rate £30.50 £23.86 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% +25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 12 £328 +18.01% 4
Essex -1 5 £275 -31.25%
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £350 -
Norfolk 0 4 £450 -
Suffolk +11 1 - -
Bedfordshire -1 1 £375 -21.05% 2
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) Cisco
3 23 (38.33%) Finance
4 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (31.67%) CCNP
6 18 (30.00%) Windows
7 15 (25.00%) Citrix
7 15 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (23.33%) F5
9 13 (21.67%) Juniper
10 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 11 (18.33%) Linux
12 10 (16.67%) Information Security
12 10 (16.67%) Migration
13 9 (15.00%) UNIX
13 9 (15.00%) CCDP
13 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.00%) DNS
13 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
14 8 (13.33%) SIEM
14 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (13.33%) WAN
14 8 (13.33%) Wireless
15 7 (11.67%) DHCP
15 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
15 7 (11.67%) ITIL
15 7 (11.67%) SQL
15 7 (11.67%) VPN
16 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
16 6 (10.00%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (15.00%) DNS
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (13.33%) WAN
4 8 (13.33%) Wireless
5 7 (11.67%) DHCP
5 7 (11.67%) VPN
6 6 (10.00%) LAN
7 5 (8.33%) VoIP
8 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (6.67%) SAN
8 4 (6.67%) BGP
8 4 (6.67%) NetScreen
9 3 (5.00%) MPLS
9 3 (5.00%) OSPF
9 3 (5.00%) SSL
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
10 2 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) MS Access
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.67%) DB2
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Consultant
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Security Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Network Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Designer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Lead Designer
8 3 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Flash
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.33%) iSeries
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) IVR
3 2 (3.33%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Linux
3 9 (15.00%) UNIX
4 5 (8.33%) AIX
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.00%) zOS
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) HPUX
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Information Security
1 10 (16.67%) Migration
2 8 (13.33%) SIEM
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 5 (8.33%) Network Design
5 5 (8.33%) Cyber Security
6 4 (6.67%) Network Management
6 4 (6.67%) Data Security
7 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.00%) Analytics
8 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (31.67%) CCNP
3 9 (15.00%) CCDP
3 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.00%) CCSP
4 6 (10.00%) CISSP
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
5 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 5 (8.33%) CCSE
6 4 (6.67%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.67%) JNCIE
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) HP ASE
6 4 (6.67%) HP MASE
6 4 (6.67%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) CISM
7 3 (5.00%) CISA
7 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) CCSA
9 1 (1.67%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) RACF
2 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.00%) ACF2
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Xen
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) RANCID
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco
2 15 (25.00%) Citrix
3 14 (23.33%) F5
4 13 (21.67%) Juniper
5 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.33%) VMware
7 5 (8.33%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) HP
7 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 5 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.67%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.00%) Sophos
9 3 (5.00%) Websense
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm
10 2 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark