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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 566 551 529
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 19 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.009% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
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£401 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
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
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2443
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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
Yorkshire - 12 £401 - 1
South East - 4 - - 1
London +18 3 £413 -2.94% 2
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Network Security Specialist
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Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (100.00%) Network Security
2 24 (80.00%) Firewall
3 22 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 21 (70.00%) Cisco
5 20 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (63.33%) DHCP
6 19 (63.33%) CCNP
6 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (63.33%) F5
7 18 (60.00%) OSPF
8 16 (53.33%) Linux
8 16 (53.33%) VMware
8 16 (53.33%) CCSE
8 16 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 15 (50.00%) E-Commerce
9 15 (50.00%) DNS
9 15 (50.00%) Citrix
9 15 (50.00%) Thin Client
9 15 (50.00%) BGP
9 15 (50.00%) NetScreen
9 15 (50.00%) Blue Coat
9 15 (50.00%) BIG-IP
9 15 (50.00%) Fat Client
9 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (50.00%) Infoblox
9 15 (50.00%) Imperva
9 15 (50.00%) DMVPN
9 15 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (30.00%) C

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Network Security
2 24 (80.00%) Firewall
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (63.33%) DHCP
5 18 (60.00%) OSPF
6 16 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
6 16 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 15 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (50.00%) BIG-IP
7 15 (50.00%) DMVPN
7 15 (50.00%) BGP
7 15 (50.00%) NetScreen
7 15 (50.00%) DNS
8 6 (20.00%) LAN
8 6 (20.00%) WAN
9 4 (13.33%) SSL
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.33%) VPN
9 4 (13.33%) Wireless
9 4 (13.33%) IPsec
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 15 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) SecurID
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.00%) Line Management
3 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) eTOM
4 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) CCNP
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCSE
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) CISSP
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CISM
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 21 (70.00%) Cisco
3 19 (63.33%) F5
4 16 (53.33%) VMware
5 15 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 15 (50.00%) Infoblox
5 15 (50.00%) Imperva
5 15 (50.00%) Citrix
6 9 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) Tufin
10 3 (10.00%) CA
10 3 (10.00%) AlgoSec
11 2 (6.67%) IBM
11 2 (6.67%) Oracle
11 2 (6.67%) SAP
11 2 (6.67%) Siebel
12 1 (3.33%) Juniper
12 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire