The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 110 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 0.76% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 4.69% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +12.50%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 384 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.91% 16.14% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 148 238
Average daily rate £315 £293 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.87 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Network Security
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -16 11 £313 +38.88% 5
Cambridgeshire - 6 £318 -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £364 +6.98% 5
Essex -8 4 £394 -4.54%
Suffolk -14 4 £313 - 1
Network Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 50 (89.29%) Cisco
2 33 (58.93%) Firewall
3 29 (51.79%) LAN
4 28 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 25 (44.64%) WAN
6 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (39.29%) CCNP
8 17 (30.36%) VMware
8 17 (30.36%) F5
9 16 (28.57%) CCSE
10 15 (26.79%) Citrix
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.21%) Windows
12 12 (21.43%) Finance
12 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (19.64%) CCSA
13 11 (19.64%) Linux
13 11 (19.64%) DNS
14 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
14 10 (17.86%) VPN
14 10 (17.86%) CCDP
14 10 (17.86%) BGP
15 9 (16.07%) OSPF
15 9 (16.07%) Juniper
15 9 (16.07%) HP
15 9 (16.07%) Network Design
15 9 (16.07%) Network Management
16 8 (14.29%) DHCP
17 7 (12.50%) BIG-IP

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) Firewall
2 29 (51.79%) LAN
3 25 (44.64%) WAN
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (19.64%) DNS
5 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 10 (17.86%) VPN
5 10 (17.86%) BGP
6 9 (16.07%) OSPF
7 8 (14.29%) DHCP
8 7 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.93%) NetScreen
10 5 (8.93%) Wireless
10 5 (8.93%) IPsec
10 5 (8.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.93%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 24 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 24 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Security Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Web Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Network Support
8 3 (5.36%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Thin Client
1 5 (8.93%) Fat Client
1 5 (8.93%) PKI
2 3 (5.36%) CCTV
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Solaris
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Network Design
1 9 (16.07%) Network Management
2 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (8.93%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Information Security
3 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (7.14%) Change Control
4 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 4 (7.14%) Information Governance
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (39.29%) CCNP
3 16 (28.57%) CCSE
4 11 (19.64%) CCSA
5 10 (17.86%) CCDP
6 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (5.36%) CCNA
8 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
1 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) ISA Server
2 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (89.29%) Cisco
2 28 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (30.36%) VMware
3 17 (30.36%) F5
4 15 (26.79%) Citrix
5 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) Juniper
6 9 (16.07%) HP
7 6 (10.71%) Infoblox
7 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle
8 5 (8.93%) Imperva
9 4 (7.14%) Splunk
9 4 (7.14%) ScanSafe
9 4 (7.14%) Qualys
10 3 (5.36%) Remedy
10 3 (5.36%) BMC
11 2 (3.57%) Aruba
11 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
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