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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 152 207 245
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Security 797 542 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.10% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 7.34% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 283 247
Median daily rate £393 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £355 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.40% -8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £30.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £18.96 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £44.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +138.09%
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
7641 7384 6492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.56% 15.01% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4703 4158 3571
Median daily rate £399 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 413 373
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +20 287 £425 +21.42% 131
South East +34 160 £388 +3.33% 74
North West +7 91 £350 +7.69% 39
Yorkshire +48 60 £361 +11.15% 34
West Midlands +4 56 £350 -12.50% 16
East of England +25 46 £394 +12.50% 33
South West +20 44 £375 -21.05% 8
East Midlands +34 26 £300 -25.00% 25
North East -44 18 £325 +15.24% 2
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 583 (44.54%) Firewall
2 534 (40.79%) Cisco
3 330 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
4 302 (23.07%) WAN
5 281 (21.47%) CheckPoint
6 276 (21.08%) LAN
7 272 (20.78%) Java
8 243 (18.56%) Data Centre
9 240 (18.33%) CRM
10 232 (17.72%) ERP
11 228 (17.42%) JavaScript
12 225 (17.19%) Web Development
13 223 (17.04%) Digital Media
14 221 (16.88%) PHP
14 221 (16.88%) Finance
15 219 (16.73%) Windows
15 219 (16.73%) VPN
16 206 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
17 203 (15.51%) CCNP
18 190 (14.51%) TCP/IP
19 189 (14.44%) F5
20 169 (12.91%) ITIL
21 168 (12.83%) Linux
22 165 (12.61%) Security Cleared
23 161 (12.30%) Juniper
23 161 (12.30%) Wireless
24 160 (12.22%) CCNA
25 140 (10.70%) Microsoft
26 133 (10.16%) Unix
27 126 (9.63%) CISSP

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 56 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.68%) JBoss
3 21 (1.60%) IIS
4 19 (1.45%) Apache
5 18 (1.38%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.07%) Node.js
9 13 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.84%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.53%) Confluence
12 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.46%) nginx
14 5 (0.38%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.45%) MS Office
2 19 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.69%) MS Project
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.076%) Houdini
7 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.53%) Magento
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.076%) Primavera
5 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.06%) Office 365
4 39 (2.98%) IaaS
5 29 (2.22%) PaaS
6 17 (1.30%) SaaS
7 9 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.31%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.31%) Yammer
10 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.076%) GitHub
12 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.076%) Google Play
12 1 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 583 (44.54%) Firewall
2 302 (23.07%) WAN
3 276 (21.08%) LAN
4 219 (16.73%) VPN
5 206 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
6 190 (14.51%) TCP/IP
7 161 (12.30%) Wireless
8 125 (9.55%) DNS
9 97 (7.41%) DHCP
10 96 (7.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 87 (6.65%) SSL
12 83 (6.34%) MPLS
13 80 (6.11%) BGP
14 71 (5.42%) Internet
15 70 (5.35%) OSPF
15 70 (5.35%) VLAN
15 70 (5.35%) VoIP
16 69 (5.27%) IPsec
17 63 (4.81%) Intrusion Detection
18 49 (3.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.51%) MySQL
3 16 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.22%) DB2
3 16 (1.22%) MongoDB
3 16 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (1.15%) OLAP
5 11 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.69%) Big Data
7 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.07%) JIRA
3 12 (0.92%) Subversion
4 8 (0.61%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.46%) JUnit
5 6 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.46%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.31%) FxCop
7 4 (0.31%) Maven
7 4 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.31%) Selenium
7 4 (0.31%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.23%) gulp
8 3 (0.23%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.23%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.15%) Mocha
General
1 221 (16.88%) Finance
2 99 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.35%) Banking
4 54 (4.13%) Retail
5 26 (1.99%) Legal
6 17 (1.30%) Marketing
7 13 (0.99%) Games
8 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.69%) French Language
10 8 (0.61%) Law
10 8 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.46%) German Language
11 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.38%) Billing
13 4 (0.31%) Back Office
13 4 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 367 (28.04%) Network Engineer
2 221 (16.88%) Security Engineer
3 210 (16.04%) Architect
4 187 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 130 (9.93%) Developer
6 121 (9.24%) Analyst
7 118 (9.01%) Security Architect
8 112 (8.56%) Consultant
9 90 (6.88%) Security Consultant
10 75 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
11 70 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
12 69 (5.27%) Security Analyst
13 67 (5.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 65 (4.97%) Network Analyst
15 57 (4.35%) Network Architect
16 50 (3.82%) Firewall Engineer
17 47 (3.59%) Project Manager
17 47 (3.59%) Support Engineer
18 41 (3.13%) Network Security Architect
19 39 (2.98%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.88%) HTML
2 67 (5.12%) CSS
3 56 (4.28%) .NET
4 45 (3.44%) HTML5
5 32 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 31 (2.37%) 802.1X
6 31 (2.37%) CSS3
6 31 (2.37%) Web Services
7 27 (2.06%) jQuery
8 23 (1.76%) J2EE
8 23 (1.76%) Middleware
9 22 (1.68%) JSON
10 20 (1.53%) REST
10 20 (1.53%) Spring
11 19 (1.45%) ASP.NET
12 16 (1.22%) RESTful
13 12 (0.92%) XML
14 11 (0.84%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.76%) LAMP
15 10 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 243 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 223 (17.04%) Digital Media
3 81 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.28%) PKI
6 35 (2.67%) Cryptography
7 25 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 23 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.07%) User Experience
12 13 (0.99%) DataPower
12 13 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (0.92%) iPad
13 12 (0.92%) Statistics
14 11 (0.84%) Clustering
14 11 (0.84%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 219 (16.73%) Windows
2 168 (12.83%) Linux
3 133 (10.16%) Unix
4 67 (5.12%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.76%) AIX
6 22 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.53%) VMS
9 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.15%) Solaris
12 14 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.99%) CentOS
14 11 (0.84%) SUSE
15 10 (0.76%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.69%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.53%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.33%) CRM
2 232 (17.72%) ERP
3 225 (17.19%) Web Development
4 169 (12.91%) ITIL
5 121 (9.24%) Migration
6 118 (9.01%) Information Security
7 116 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (8.48%) SIEM
9 100 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
10 99 (7.56%) Network Design
11 98 (7.49%) Load Balancing
12 79 (6.04%) Security Architecture
13 77 (5.88%) Project Management
14 71 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 69 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
16 58 (4.43%) DevOps
16 58 (4.43%) Service Management
17 57 (4.35%) Network Management
18 55 (4.20%) Service Delivery
19 53 (4.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 272 (20.78%) Java
2 228 (17.42%) JavaScript
3 221 (16.88%) PHP
4 93 (7.10%) SQL
5 41 (3.13%) C#
6 30 (2.29%) Perl
7 28 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 27 (2.06%) Python
9 16 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.99%) C
11 11 (0.84%) Scala
12 9 (0.69%) C++
12 9 (0.69%) Ruby
13 6 (0.46%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.15%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 330 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (15.51%) CCNP
3 165 (12.61%) Security Cleared
4 160 (12.22%) CCNA
5 126 (9.63%) CISSP
6 120 (9.17%) SC Cleared
7 82 (6.26%) Degree
8 75 (5.73%) CCIE
9 53 (4.05%) CISM
10 52 (3.97%) CCSE
11 42 (3.21%) CCSA
12 33 (2.52%) DV Cleared
13 28 (2.14%) JNCIP
14 27 (2.06%) CEH
14 27 (2.06%) Check Point Certification
15 26 (1.99%) JNCIS
16 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (1.45%) CCDP
18 18 (1.38%) SANS
19 17 (1.30%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (4.51%) PCI DSS
3 48 (3.67%) SLA
4 21 (1.60%) COBIT
5 7 (0.53%) QA
6 5 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) BS25999
8 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.076%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.076%) GPG13
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.076%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.076%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 120 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.68%) vSphere
4 15 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.15%) ProxySG
5 12 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.84%) Docker
6 11 (0.84%) KVM
6 11 (0.84%) Samba
6 11 (0.84%) UAG
7 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.76%) Snort
7 10 (0.76%) Xen
8 9 (0.69%) XenApp
9 5 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.38%) NFS
10 4 (0.31%) Firmware
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 53 (4.05%) Puppet
2 42 (3.21%) FortiGate
3 35 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.60%) SCOM
5 20 (1.53%) Nessus
6 17 (1.30%) Nagios
6 17 (1.30%) SCCM
7 13 (0.99%) Nmap
8 11 (0.84%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.76%) QRadar
9 10 (0.76%) SmoothWall
10 9 (0.69%) AirWatch
11 8 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
12 7 (0.53%) Proventia
Vendors
1 534 (40.79%) Cisco
2 281 (21.47%) CheckPoint
3 189 (14.44%) F5
4 161 (12.30%) Juniper
5 140 (10.70%) Microsoft
6 112 (8.56%) VMware
7 90 (6.88%) Palo Alto
8 74 (5.65%) Oracle
9 71 (5.42%) Blue Coat
10 68 (5.19%) Citrix
11 55 (4.20%) Fortinet
12 47 (3.59%) HP
13 42 (3.21%) IBM
14 40 (3.06%) Intel Security
14 40 (3.06%) Red Hat
15 37 (2.83%) SolarWinds
16 36 (2.75%) Symantec
17 34 (2.60%) NetApp
17 34 (2.60%) Splunk
18 26 (1.99%) Riverbed
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City, London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Bristol, Avon
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Chichester, West Sussex
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Guildford, Surrey
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City, London
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Chester, Cheshire
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City, London
Oscar
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Surrey
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Hook, Hampshire
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Norwich, Norfolk
Oscar
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Oscar
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Manchester, Lancashire
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London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Chester, Cheshire
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City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Oxfordshire
Oscar
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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Leicestershire
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London
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Reading, Berkshire
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City, London
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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City, London
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Chester, Cheshire
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London
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City, London
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London
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City, London
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Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago