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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK / England
Rank 191 226 207
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Security 535 509 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.09% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.55% 7.49% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 277 287
Median daily rate £425 £418 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £395 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.79% +2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £16.78 £50.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.45% +115.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £46.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.19% +11.00%

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
6258 6798 7137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.96% 14.49% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3920 4088 3970
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 293 425
Median hourly rate £20.74 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 241 £450 +5.88% 52
South East 0 101 £425 +16.91% 34
West Midlands +46 56 £400 -8.57% 18
North West +3 37 £400 +6.66% 7
Yorkshire +18 31 £425 +2.40% 8
East of England -3 31 £425 -27.65% 12
South West +2 27 £375 - 5
East Midlands -2 2 - - 2
North East -17 2 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 602 (52.81%) Firewall
2 473 (41.49%) Cisco
3 280 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
4 273 (23.95%) CheckPoint
5 247 (21.67%) LAN
6 240 (21.05%) WAN
7 210 (18.42%) Juniper
8 190 (16.67%) Finance
9 184 (16.14%) Windows
10 183 (16.05%) Data Centre
11 174 (15.26%) CCNP
12 173 (15.18%) VPN
13 170 (14.91%) Security Cleared
14 161 (14.12%) F5
15 160 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
16 144 (12.63%) SC Cleared
17 142 (12.46%) Information Security
18 139 (12.19%) Linux
19 137 (12.02%) Palo Alto
20 134 (11.75%) ITIL
21 132 (11.58%) TCP/IP
22 130 (11.40%) Wireless
23 128 (11.23%) Microsoft
24 122 (10.70%) DNS
25 113 (9.91%) Active Directory
26 108 (9.47%) CCNA
27 107 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
28 102 (8.95%) Cybersecurity
29 98 (8.60%) Java
30 97 (8.51%) VMware

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.05%) CMS
4 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.05%) IIS
5 10 (0.88%) Apache
5 10 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.88%) JBoss
6 9 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.61%) FileNet
8 7 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.26%) Confluence
11 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.54%) MS Office
3 17 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.088%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.088%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.68%) Office 365
4 32 (2.81%) IaaS
5 24 (2.11%) PaaS
6 15 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.96%) SaaS
9 9 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.61%) GitHub
11 5 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.18%) Yammer
14 1 (0.088%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.088%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 602 (52.81%) Firewall
2 247 (21.67%) LAN
3 240 (21.05%) WAN
4 173 (15.18%) VPN
5 160 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
6 132 (11.58%) TCP/IP
7 130 (11.40%) Wireless
8 122 (10.70%) DNS
9 94 (8.25%) MPLS
10 84 (7.37%) DHCP
10 84 (7.37%) SSL
11 83 (7.28%) OSPF
12 82 (7.19%) BGP
12 82 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
13 79 (6.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 58 (5.09%) Internet
15 54 (4.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 52 (4.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 50 (4.39%) IPsec
17 50 (4.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.02%) MySQL
3 16 (1.40%) Big Data
4 15 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.61%) HBase
8 5 (0.44%) Cloudera CDH
8 5 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.35%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.35%) DB2
9 4 (0.35%) Informix
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.26%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (1.58%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.88%) JIRA
3 10 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.44%) Subversion
5 4 (0.35%) git-flow
5 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.26%) AppScan
6 3 (0.26%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.18%) FxCop
7 2 (0.18%) Grunt
7 2 (0.18%) gulp
7 2 (0.18%) JUnit
7 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.18%) Selenium
7 2 (0.18%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.18%) Xcode
General
1 190 (16.67%) Finance
2 77 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 68 (5.96%) Banking
4 48 (4.21%) Retail
5 28 (2.46%) Legal
6 17 (1.49%) Law
7 16 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.32%) Electronics
9 11 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.61%) Marketing
11 6 (0.53%) Advertising
12 5 (0.44%) Automotive
12 5 (0.44%) Military
13 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Billing
14 3 (0.26%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 337 (29.56%) Network Engineer
2 222 (19.47%) Security Engineer
3 202 (17.72%) Architect
4 192 (16.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 136 (11.93%) Analyst
6 99 (8.68%) Security Architect
7 93 (8.16%) Consultant
8 80 (7.02%) Network Architect
9 79 (6.93%) Security Analyst
10 74 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 71 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 60 (5.26%) Security Consultant
13 59 (5.18%) Network Analyst
14 58 (5.09%) Developer
15 55 (4.82%) Firewall Engineer
16 45 (3.95%) Network Security Architect
17 42 (3.68%) Network Specialist
18 41 (3.60%) Network Consultant
19 40 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
20 37 (3.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.51%) HTML
2 36 (3.16%) CSS
3 29 (2.54%) Web Services
4 27 (2.37%) 802.1X
5 26 (2.28%) HTML5
6 23 (2.02%) CSS3
7 20 (1.75%) .NET
8 13 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.14%) RESTful
9 12 (1.05%) jQuery
9 12 (1.05%) REST
10 9 (0.79%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.79%) D3.js
10 9 (0.79%) JSON
10 9 (0.79%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.61%) Cocoa
11 7 (0.61%) Java EE
11 7 (0.61%) Node.js
11 7 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 183 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 107 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.18%) Digital Media
4 58 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (1.93%) PKI
8 21 (1.84%) User Experience
9 18 (1.58%) iPad
10 16 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.88%) CESG
13 10 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.88%) DataPower
13 10 (0.88%) iSeries
13 10 (0.88%) Tandem
14 9 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 184 (16.14%) Windows
2 139 (12.19%) Linux
3 93 (8.16%) Unix
4 58 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.88%) OpenVMS
10 10 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.61%) AIX
12 7 (0.61%) CentOS
12 7 (0.61%) SUSE
13 5 (0.44%) Solaris
13 5 (0.44%) VMS
14 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.26%) Android
15 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (12.46%) Information Security
2 134 (11.75%) ITIL
3 102 (8.95%) Cybersecurity
4 91 (7.98%) Load Balancing
5 88 (7.72%) Network Management
6 82 (7.19%) Network Design
7 76 (6.67%) SIEM
8 73 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (5.79%) CRM
10 64 (5.61%) Migration
10 64 (5.61%) Penetration Testing
11 63 (5.53%) Web Development
12 62 (5.44%) ERP
13 60 (5.26%) Project Management
14 58 (5.09%) Change Management
15 52 (4.56%) Security Architecture
15 52 (4.56%) Security Operations
16 47 (4.12%) Network Architecture
17 45 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
18 42 (3.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (8.60%) Java
2 92 (8.07%) SQL
3 75 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 69 (6.05%) PHP
5 33 (2.89%) Python
6 23 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.84%) C#
8 16 (1.40%) Perl
8 16 (1.40%) Ruby
9 13 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.96%) C
11 9 (0.79%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.70%) Objective-C
12 8 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.35%) C++
13 4 (0.35%) Scala
14 2 (0.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 280 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (15.26%) CCNP
3 170 (14.91%) Security Cleared
4 144 (12.63%) SC Cleared
5 108 (9.47%) CCNA
6 90 (7.89%) CISSP
7 80 (7.02%) CCIE
8 67 (5.88%) Degree
9 47 (4.12%) CISM
10 42 (3.68%) CCSA
10 42 (3.68%) CCSE
11 40 (3.51%) CCSP
12 29 (2.54%) JNCIS
13 28 (2.46%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (2.11%) JNCIP
16 19 (1.67%) MCSE
17 17 (1.49%) SANS
18 16 (1.40%) CCDA
18 16 (1.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.14%) PCI DSS
2 46 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.46%) SLA
4 24 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.84%) QA
6 13 (1.14%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.79%) COBIT
8 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.53%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.44%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.18%) Basel II
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.18%) RMADS
12 1 (0.088%) GDPR
12 1 (0.088%) GPG13
12 1 (0.088%) GxP
12 1 (0.088%) MiFID
System Software
1 113 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 64 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.40%) VMware ESX
5 15 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 11 (0.96%) Docker
8 10 (0.88%) RACF
9 8 (0.70%) Firmware
9 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.61%) HDFS
10 7 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.53%) Snort
11 6 (0.53%) SRDF
12 5 (0.44%) vCloud
13 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.26%) XenApp
14 3 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (3.51%) FortiGate
2 34 (2.98%) Puppet
3 25 (2.19%) SCCM
4 24 (2.11%) Nagios
4 24 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.23%) SCOM
6 11 (0.96%) Ansible
7 10 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.70%) Nessus
10 7 (0.61%) Forum Sentry
10 7 (0.61%) Kibana
10 7 (0.61%) WSUS
11 6 (0.53%) EnCase
11 6 (0.53%) Graphite
11 6 (0.53%) QRadar
11 6 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
12 5 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 473 (41.49%) Cisco
2 273 (23.95%) CheckPoint
3 210 (18.42%) Juniper
4 161 (14.12%) F5
5 137 (12.02%) Palo Alto
6 128 (11.23%) Microsoft
7 97 (8.51%) VMware
8 76 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 75 (6.58%) Citrix
10 74 (6.49%) Blue Coat
11 49 (4.30%) HP
12 48 (4.21%) Dell
13 35 (3.07%) Intel Security
14 34 (2.98%) Brocade
15 31 (2.72%) Oracle
16 29 (2.54%) Red Hat
16 29 (2.54%) Sourcefire
16 29 (2.54%) Splunk
17 28 (2.46%) IBM
18 27 (2.37%) Riverbed
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day + Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
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