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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 207 233 253
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 580 454 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 0.90% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.77% 6.08% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 277 214
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £21.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.34% -18.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.50 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +8 213 £430 +6.83% 89
South East +6 136 £391 +4.33% 37
South West +29 72 £450 - 14
Yorkshire +6 42 £350 -26.31% 6
North West -9 38 £388 -14.83% 16
East Midlands +2 23 £350 -22.22% 3
West Midlands -5 21 £319 -6.25% 14
East of England -5 20 £350 +3.70% 8
North East -17 11 £525 +16.66% 3
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 611 (54.07%) Cisco
2 606 (53.63%) Firewall
3 363 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
4 319 (28.23%) CheckPoint
5 303 (26.81%) WAN
6 281 (24.87%) Data Centre
7 270 (23.89%) CCNP
8 265 (23.45%) Juniper
9 254 (22.48%) LAN
10 241 (21.33%) VPN
11 236 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
12 224 (19.82%) Finance
13 222 (19.65%) Windows
14 184 (16.28%) ITIL
15 183 (16.19%) F5
16 172 (15.22%) Load Balancing
17 168 (14.87%) Linux
18 163 (14.42%) Citrix
18 163 (14.42%) DNS
19 162 (14.34%) BGP
20 160 (14.16%) TCP/IP
21 155 (13.72%) CCNA
22 153 (13.54%) MPLS
22 153 (13.54%) Wireless
23 140 (12.39%) OSPF
24 138 (12.21%) Blue Coat
25 136 (12.04%) VMware
26 133 (11.77%) SSL
27 132 (11.68%) Security Cleared
28 128 (11.33%) Microsoft

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 74 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.48%) IIS
3 19 (1.68%) Apache
4 17 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.33%) Lync
6 13 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.06%) Confluence
8 10 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.71%) Eucalyptus
9 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.62%) CMS
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.53%) JBoss
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.35%) FileNet
13 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 46 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.83%) MS Office
3 20 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) RMDS
1 3 (0.27%) SAP EWM
2 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.088%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.088%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.04%) IaaS
4 19 (1.68%) PaaS
4 19 (1.68%) Office 365
5 16 (1.42%) SaaS
6 15 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.71%) Yammer
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.27%) Route 53
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.088%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 606 (53.63%) Firewall
2 303 (26.81%) WAN
3 254 (22.48%) LAN
4 241 (21.33%) VPN
5 236 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
6 163 (14.42%) DNS
7 162 (14.34%) BGP
8 160 (14.16%) TCP/IP
9 153 (13.54%) MPLS
9 153 (13.54%) Wireless
10 140 (12.39%) OSPF
11 133 (11.77%) SSL
12 125 (11.06%) IPsec
13 107 (9.47%) VoIP
14 98 (8.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 94 (8.32%) Internet
16 89 (7.88%) VLAN
16 89 (7.88%) EIGRP
17 87 (7.70%) Cisco IOS
18 79 (6.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.77%) MySQL
3 19 (1.68%) MongoDB
4 14 (1.24%) Big Data
5 9 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.44%) Redis
8 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.088%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.088%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (1.15%) JIRA
2 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.62%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.35%) Hudson
6 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.27%) MSI
7 3 (0.27%) Maven
7 3 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.18%) Subversion
8 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.088%) Ant
9 1 (0.088%) JUnit
9 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.088%) Moq
9 1 (0.088%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.088%) GCC
General
1 224 (19.82%) Finance
2 62 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.25%) Banking
4 31 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 25 (2.21%) Retail
6 18 (1.59%) Billing
7 16 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.33%) Legal
9 10 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.80%) Military
11 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.62%) Publishing
12 6 (0.53%) Marketing
13 4 (0.35%) Advertising
14 3 (0.27%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 399 (35.31%) Network Engineer
2 185 (16.37%) Security Engineer
3 153 (13.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 127 (11.24%) Analyst
5 98 (8.67%) Architect
6 84 (7.43%) Consultant
7 67 (5.93%) Security Analyst
8 49 (4.34%) Security Consultant
9 41 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
11 38 (3.36%) Project Manager
12 35 (3.10%) Network Consultant
12 35 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.01%) Senior Network Engineer
14 33 (2.92%) Security Architect
14 33 (2.92%) Support Engineer
15 32 (2.83%) Network Security Consultant
16 30 (2.65%) Administrator
17 29 (2.57%) Network Support
18 27 (2.39%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.27%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.39%) Web Services
3 12 (1.06%) Kafka
4 11 (0.97%) Middleware
5 9 (0.80%) LAMP
5 9 (0.80%) .NET
6 8 (0.71%) CSS
7 6 (0.53%) XMPP
7 6 (0.53%) HTML
8 4 (0.35%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.35%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.27%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.27%) Servlets
9 3 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.27%) boto
10 2 (0.18%) WCF
10 2 (0.18%) SOAP
10 2 (0.18%) JSP
10 2 (0.18%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 281 (24.87%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 62 (5.49%) PKI
4 44 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.36%) Clustering
7 23 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.95%) Cryptography
9 21 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.15%) CESG
12 12 (1.06%) IVR
12 12 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.06%) Replication
13 11 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.88%) NHS
15 8 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 222 (19.65%) Windows
2 168 (14.87%) Linux
3 93 (8.23%) UNIX
4 47 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.15%) Solaris
9 12 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.88%) AIX
10 10 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.80%) Android
11 9 (0.80%) CentOS
12 6 (0.53%) Debian
13 3 (0.27%) zOS
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (16.28%) ITIL
2 172 (15.22%) Load Balancing
3 126 (11.15%) Migration
4 96 (8.50%) Kalman Filter
5 95 (8.41%) Information Security
6 91 (8.05%) Network Management
7 75 (6.64%) Network Design
8 64 (5.66%) Project Management
9 63 (5.58%) SIEM
10 56 (4.96%) Service Delivery
10 56 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
10 56 (4.96%) DevOps
11 53 (4.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 48 (4.25%) Service Management
12 48 (4.25%) Time Management
13 46 (4.07%) DDoS Mitigation
14 42 (3.72%) Security Architecture
15 40 (3.54%) Cyber Security
15 40 (3.54%) Change Management
15 40 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (6.90%) SQL
2 42 (3.72%) Java
3 30 (2.65%) Perl
3 30 (2.65%) Ruby
4 27 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.42%) Python
5 16 (1.42%) C
6 12 (1.06%) VB
6 12 (1.06%) Scala
6 12 (1.06%) Go
7 10 (0.88%) PHP
8 9 (0.80%) C++
9 7 (0.62%) C#
9 7 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.53%) Tcl
11 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.35%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.35%) VBScript
13 2 (0.18%) Groovy
14 1 (0.088%) JCL
Qualifications
1 363 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (23.89%) CCNP
3 155 (13.72%) CCNA
4 132 (11.68%) Security Cleared
5 113 (10.00%) CISSP
6 92 (8.14%) Degree
6 92 (8.14%) SC Cleared
7 84 (7.43%) CCIE
8 50 (4.42%) CISM
9 49 (4.34%) CCSA
10 37 (3.27%) CCSE
11 33 (2.92%) CCSP
12 30 (2.65%) CCDP
13 27 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (2.12%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.86%) CISA
17 18 (1.59%) CISMP
18 15 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
18 15 (1.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (5.04%) SLA
3 33 (2.92%) QA
3 33 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.15%) COBIT
6 11 (0.97%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.088%) BS7799
8 1 (0.088%) COSO
System Software
1 99 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 88 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.45%) vSphere
4 38 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.65%) ProxySG
6 21 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.50%) Docker
8 15 (1.33%) Snort
9 14 (1.24%) XenApp
10 12 (1.06%) XenServer
11 9 (0.80%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.80%) vCloud
12 6 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.27%) Squid
14 2 (0.18%) Xen
14 2 (0.18%) Firmware
14 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.088%) iptables
Systems Management
1 46 (4.07%) Puppet
2 26 (2.30%) SCOM
3 24 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 20 (1.77%) FortiGate
5 20 (1.77%) RANCID
6 18 (1.59%) SCCM
7 17 (1.50%) Nmap
7 17 (1.50%) Ansible
8 14 (1.24%) CiscoWorks
9 11 (0.97%) Nessus
10 10 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
10 10 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.80%) Nagios
11 9 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.53%) Cacti
13 5 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
13 5 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 611 (54.07%) Cisco
2 319 (28.23%) CheckPoint
3 265 (23.45%) Juniper
4 183 (16.19%) F5
5 163 (14.42%) Citrix
6 138 (12.21%) Blue Coat
7 136 (12.04%) VMware
8 128 (11.33%) Microsoft
9 91 (8.05%) HP
10 87 (7.70%) SolarWinds
11 84 (7.43%) McAfee
12 60 (5.31%) Fortinet
13 52 (4.60%) Oracle
14 47 (4.16%) Infoblox
15 45 (3.98%) Red Hat
16 39 (3.45%) Aruba
16 39 (3.45%) Sourcefire
17 35 (3.10%) IBM
18 33 (2.92%) Nokia
19 32 (2.83%) IronPort
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago