The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills 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 over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 227 248 281
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +33
Contract jobs citing Network Security 462 382 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.78% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 5.77% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 218 154
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 23
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -17.96%
Network Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7493 6619 8224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.55% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 3679 3812
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 381 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Security
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
London +58 218 £405 +4.51% 56
South East -4 114 £375 -3.84% 36
South West -18 31 £450 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -12 30 £345 -8.00% 2
East of England -8 26 £344 -11.29% 10
North West -14 15 £455 +62.50% 6
East Midlands 0 14 £450 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire -12 7 £475 +22.58% 15
Midlands - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 538 (61.91%) Firewall
2 484 (55.70%) Cisco
3 310 (35.67%) CheckPoint
4 257 (29.57%) Cisco Certification
5 226 (26.01%) Juniper
6 214 (24.63%) WAN
7 213 (24.51%) CCNP
8 212 (24.40%) LAN
9 195 (22.44%) Windows
10 177 (20.37%) F5
11 161 (18.53%) Cisco ASA
12 151 (17.38%) VPN
13 144 (16.57%) BGP
14 141 (16.23%) OSPF
14 141 (16.23%) Linux
15 134 (15.42%) Blue Coat
16 132 (15.19%) Security Cleared
17 126 (14.50%) TCP/IP
18 125 (14.38%) Finance
19 112 (12.89%) DNS
20 111 (12.77%) ITIL
21 109 (12.54%) Cisco Nexus
22 106 (12.20%) VMware
23 104 (11.97%) SC Cleared
24 103 (11.85%) Load Balancing
24 103 (11.85%) Microsoft
25 98 (11.28%) CISSP
26 94 (10.82%) Information Security
27 91 (10.47%) HP
27 91 (10.47%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 38 (4.37%) Apache
2 28 (3.22%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.88%) IIS
4 19 (2.19%) nginx
5 14 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.50%) Confluence
6 13 (1.50%) MediaWiki
7 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.81%) Lync
9 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.12%) Documentum
Applications
1 42 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.99%) MS Office
3 17 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) assyst
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.46%) SaaS
4 3 (0.35%) PaaS
4 3 (0.35%) Office 365
4 3 (0.35%) Route 53
4 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 538 (61.91%) Firewall
2 214 (24.63%) WAN
3 212 (24.40%) LAN
4 161 (18.53%) Cisco ASA
5 151 (17.38%) VPN
6 144 (16.57%) BGP
7 141 (16.23%) OSPF
8 126 (14.50%) TCP/IP
9 112 (12.89%) DNS
10 109 (12.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 88 (10.13%) Cisco IOS
12 77 (8.86%) IPsec
13 74 (8.52%) Internet
14 70 (8.06%) SSL
14 70 (8.06%) DHCP
14 70 (8.06%) Wireless
15 69 (7.94%) MPLS
16 68 (7.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 62 (7.13%) VLAN
18 59 (6.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.19%) MySQL
4 16 (1.84%) DB2
5 14 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.15%) Big Data
7 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.23%) IDOL
12 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.12%) QlikView
12 1 (0.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (2.19%) Hudson
1 19 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.96%) Subversion
3 13 (1.50%) JIRA
4 5 (0.58%) MSI
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.12%) GDB
General
1 125 (14.38%) Finance
2 77 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 64 (7.36%) Banking
4 29 (3.34%) Retail
5 27 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.50%) Law
7 12 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.04%) Military
9 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.92%) Local Government
10 7 (0.81%) German Language
10 7 (0.81%) Legal
10 7 (0.81%) Publishing
11 6 (0.69%) Back Office
12 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.35%) International Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Marketing
14 2 (0.23%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 280 (32.22%) Network Engineer
2 227 (26.12%) Security Engineer
3 180 (20.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 97 (11.16%) Architect
4 97 (11.16%) Analyst
5 87 (10.01%) Consultant
6 63 (7.25%) Security Analyst
7 61 (7.02%) Security Consultant
8 54 (6.21%) Security Specialist
9 52 (5.98%) Network Specialist
10 50 (5.75%) Network Consultant
11 47 (5.41%) Security Architect
12 39 (4.49%) Network Security Consultant
12 39 (4.49%) Network Analyst
13 38 (4.37%) Network Security Specialist
13 38 (4.37%) Network Architect
14 33 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
15 31 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
16 30 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.30%) Web Services
2 17 (1.96%) LAMP
3 14 (1.61%) Middleware
4 11 (1.27%) Regular Expression
5 9 (1.04%) XML
6 7 (0.81%) .NET
7 6 (0.69%) HTML
7 6 (0.69%) HTML5
8 5 (0.58%) JSON
9 4 (0.46%) REST
9 4 (0.46%) WAP
10 3 (0.35%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.35%) XSLT
11 2 (0.23%) JSP
11 2 (0.23%) Lucene
11 2 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.23%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.12%) Drools
12 1 (0.12%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 22 (2.53%) Thin Client
2 22 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.19%) Replication
4 16 (1.84%) PKI
5 13 (1.50%) Wiki
6 12 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.38%) Open Source
7 11 (1.27%) SecurID
7 11 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 11 (1.27%) Clustering
8 10 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.92%) GIS
9 8 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 8 (0.92%) Firmware
10 7 (0.81%) Statistics
11 5 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.46%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.46%) Psychology
12 4 (0.46%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 195 (22.44%) Windows
2 141 (16.23%) Linux
3 80 (9.21%) UNIX
4 67 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.99%) Solaris
7 20 (2.30%) Debian
8 19 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.84%) AIX
11 15 (1.73%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.61%) Windows XP
12 14 (1.61%) CentOS
13 11 (1.27%) SUSE
13 11 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.92%) Android
16 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (12.77%) ITIL
2 103 (11.85%) Load Balancing
3 94 (10.82%) Information Security
4 65 (7.48%) Network Design
5 64 (7.36%) Network Management
6 54 (6.21%) Security Architecture
7 53 (6.10%) Migration
8 46 (5.29%) E-Commerce
9 45 (5.18%) Change Control
10 40 (4.60%) Project Management
10 40 (4.60%) Service Management
11 37 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
11 37 (4.26%) Network Architecture
12 36 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (4.03%) Mentoring
14 34 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 34 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
16 32 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
17 28 (3.22%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (6.56%) SQL
2 33 (3.80%) Perl
3 32 (3.68%) C
4 28 (3.22%) Java
5 21 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 20 (2.30%) Ruby
7 17 (1.96%) PHP
8 13 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.27%) Python
10 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.15%) VBScript
11 6 (0.69%) Tcl
12 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.58%) VB
12 5 (0.58%) C++
13 2 (0.23%) Lisp
13 2 (0.23%) KiXtart
14 1 (0.12%) Golang
14 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 257 (29.57%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (24.51%) CCNP
3 132 (15.19%) Security Cleared
4 104 (11.97%) SC Cleared
5 98 (11.28%) CISSP
6 86 (9.90%) CCNA
6 86 (9.90%) CCSE
7 51 (5.87%) CCSA
8 45 (5.18%) CCIE
9 34 (3.91%) DV Cleared
9 34 (3.91%) Degree
10 31 (3.57%) CISM
11 30 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (3.34%) MCSE
13 22 (2.53%) CCSP
14 21 (2.42%) CCDP
15 19 (2.19%) Check Point Certification
15 19 (2.19%) GIAC
16 15 (1.73%) JNCIS
17 14 (1.61%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.19%) QA
4 13 (1.50%) SLA
5 11 (1.27%) COBIT
6 7 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.69%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.35%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 82 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.80%) ProxySG
4 28 (3.22%) vSphere
5 22 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.84%) Samba
8 14 (1.61%) Postfix
9 13 (1.50%) XenServer
10 11 (1.27%) XenApp
11 10 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
12 9 (1.04%) Snort
12 9 (1.04%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.69%) Nmap
13 6 (0.69%) UAG
13 6 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.35%) OpenSSH
15 3 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (2.76%) Puppet
2 16 (1.84%) ZABBIX
3 15 (1.73%) FortiGate
4 11 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
4 11 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 11 (1.27%) SCCM
5 9 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
5 9 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
6 8 (0.92%) SCOM
6 8 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.81%) OpenView
7 7 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (0.69%) Nessus
9 5 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.46%) HP NNM
10 4 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 484 (55.70%) Cisco
2 310 (35.67%) CheckPoint
3 226 (26.01%) Juniper
4 177 (20.37%) F5
5 134 (15.42%) Blue Coat
6 106 (12.20%) VMware
7 103 (11.85%) Microsoft
8 91 (10.47%) Citrix
8 91 (10.47%) HP
9 38 (4.37%) Oracle
10 37 (4.26%) McAfee
11 36 (4.14%) IBM
12 34 (3.91%) Fortinet
12 34 (3.91%) Infoblox
13 31 (3.57%) Nokia
14 29 (3.34%) Red Hat
15 26 (2.99%) Imperva
15 26 (2.99%) Sourcefire
16 25 (2.88%) Websense
17 18 (2.07%) TippingPoint
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