The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 583 545 553
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 5 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.034% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
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£388 £388 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £394 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £394
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Network Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security Specialist across the England region.

Network Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Specialist across the England region.

Network Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +14 2 £450 -
Yorkshire -9 1 £401 +3.35%
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Network Security Specialist
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Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Network Security Specialist in their job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Network Security
2 19 (73.08%) Firewall
3 18 (69.23%) CheckPoint
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco
4 14 (53.85%) CCSE
5 13 (50.00%) CCNP
5 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (46.15%) Citrix
6 12 (46.15%) DNS
6 12 (46.15%) DHCP
6 12 (46.15%) Blue Coat
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (46.15%) F5
6 12 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (42.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (42.31%) DMVPN
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (42.31%) Infoblox
7 11 (42.31%) Imperva
7 11 (42.31%) Fat Client
7 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (42.31%) BIG-IP
7 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
7 11 (42.31%) Linux
7 11 (42.31%) Thin Client
7 11 (42.31%) OSPF
7 11 (42.31%) BGP
7 11 (42.31%) NetScreen
7 11 (42.31%) VMware
8 6 (23.08%) Finance

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Network Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Network Security
2 19 (73.08%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (46.15%) DHCP
3 12 (46.15%) DNS
3 12 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (42.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (42.31%) DMVPN
4 11 (42.31%) OSPF
4 11 (42.31%) BGP
4 11 (42.31%) NetScreen
4 11 (42.31%) BIG-IP
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (7.69%) SSL
7 2 (7.69%) Internet
7 2 (7.69%) FWSM
8 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) International Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Thin Client
1 11 (42.31%) Fat Client
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 6 (23.08%) Line Management
2 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Cyber Security
3 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) CCSE
2 13 (50.00%) CCNP
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) CheckPoint
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 12 (46.15%) Blue Coat
3 12 (46.15%) F5
4 11 (42.31%) Infoblox
4 11 (42.31%) Imperva
4 11 (42.31%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) SAP
7 2 (7.69%) Siebel
8 1 (3.85%) Nokia
8 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.85%) Mercator
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec