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 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 195 239 303
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +64
Contract jobs citing Network Security 550 396 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.83% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.63% 6.34% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 234 128
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 5
Average hourly rate £33.75 £15.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £13.60 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+153.96% -51.53%
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
7210 6247 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.13% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4098 3416 3099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 501
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -16.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 +64 245 £350 -11.16% 51
South East -10 98 £388 +10.71% 45
North West +39 71 £325 -3.70% 7
West Midlands +29 44 £360 -20.00% 10
East of England +7 28 £345 -10.96% 13
South West -15 25 £450 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire -29 20 £300 -25.09% 21
North East -3 12 £282 -16.44% 3
East Midlands -5 10 £400 - 4
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 581 (53.65%) Cisco
2 577 (53.28%) Firewall
3 350 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
4 314 (28.99%) CheckPoint
5 262 (24.19%) Data Centre
6 261 (24.10%) WAN
7 257 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
8 250 (23.08%) Juniper
9 239 (22.07%) Finance
10 229 (21.14%) LAN
11 228 (21.05%) CCNP
12 223 (20.59%) VPN
13 209 (19.30%) Citrix
14 207 (19.11%) Linux
15 200 (18.47%) Windows
16 183 (16.90%) F5
17 176 (16.25%) BGP
18 169 (15.60%) ITIL
19 168 (15.51%) OSPF
20 165 (15.24%) DNS
21 161 (14.87%) Load Balancing
22 157 (14.50%) VMware
23 139 (12.83%) Wireless
24 138 (12.74%) TCP/IP
25 133 (12.28%) MPLS
25 133 (12.28%) Blue Coat
26 129 (11.91%) CCNA
27 127 (11.73%) Security Cleared
28 122 (11.27%) Microsoft
29 120 (11.08%) SSL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.60%) Apache
3 35 (3.23%) IIS
4 29 (2.68%) Confluence
5 13 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.20%) MediaWiki
6 11 (1.02%) nginx
6 11 (1.02%) Lync
7 9 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.74%) CMS
9 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.46%) JBoss
11 4 (0.37%) FileNet
11 4 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 45 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.88%) MS Office
3 20 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) RMDS
2 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.28%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.092%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.092%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.092%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.85%) SaaS
5 18 (1.66%) PaaS
6 17 (1.57%) IaaS
7 16 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.55%) Office 365
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.28%) Route 53
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.18%) Yammer
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 577 (53.28%) Firewall
2 261 (24.10%) WAN
3 257 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
4 229 (21.14%) LAN
5 223 (20.59%) VPN
6 176 (16.25%) BGP
7 168 (15.51%) OSPF
8 165 (15.24%) DNS
9 139 (12.83%) Wireless
10 138 (12.74%) TCP/IP
11 133 (12.28%) MPLS
12 120 (11.08%) SSL
13 118 (10.90%) IPsec
14 102 (9.42%) Internet
15 100 (9.23%) DHCP
16 87 (8.03%) Cisco IOS
17 85 (7.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 85 (7.85%) VoIP
18 78 (7.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 74 (6.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.59%) MySQL
2 27 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 20 (1.85%) Big Data
4 19 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.55%) Redis
9 5 (0.46%) DB2
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.28%) HBase
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.18%) MS Access
13 1 (0.092%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.092%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.092%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (2.68%) JIRA
2 23 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.48%) Hudson
5 13 (1.20%) Subversion
6 4 (0.37%) MSI
7 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.18%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.18%) Maven
7 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.092%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.092%) JUnit
8 1 (0.092%) Cucumber
General
1 239 (22.07%) Finance
2 69 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.99%) Banking
4 28 (2.59%) Multimedia
5 19 (1.75%) Games
6 18 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.11%) Billing
8 11 (1.02%) Retail
9 10 (0.92%) Legal
10 9 (0.83%) Publishing
11 8 (0.74%) Marketing
11 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.55%) Law
13 5 (0.46%) Back Office
14 4 (0.37%) Automotive
14 4 (0.37%) Electronics
15 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.28%) Advertising
15 3 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 355 (32.78%) Network Engineer
2 182 (16.81%) Security Engineer
3 150 (13.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 126 (11.63%) Analyst
5 100 (9.23%) Architect
6 97 (8.96%) Consultant
7 72 (6.65%) Security Analyst
8 67 (6.19%) Security Consultant
9 59 (5.45%) Network Consultant
10 56 (5.17%) Network Security Consultant
11 55 (5.08%) Security Specialist
12 52 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (4.34%) Network Analyst
14 46 (4.25%) Network Specialist
15 43 (3.97%) Network Support
15 43 (3.97%) Support Engineer
16 40 (3.69%) Network Security Specialist
17 36 (3.32%) Security Architect
17 36 (3.32%) Network Security Analyst
18 34 (3.14%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.06%) Web Services
2 15 (1.39%) CSS
3 12 (1.11%) HTML
4 8 (0.74%) Kafka
4 8 (0.74%) Middleware
4 8 (0.74%) Rendezvous
5 7 (0.65%) LAMP
6 6 (0.55%) .NET
7 4 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.37%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.37%) GTK+
7 4 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.28%) XML
9 2 (0.18%) boto
9 2 (0.18%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.18%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.18%) OpenID
9 2 (0.18%) OAuth
9 2 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 262 (24.19%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.82%) PKI
3 59 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 45 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.42%) Clustering
6 32 (2.95%) Thin Client
6 32 (2.95%) Fat Client
7 28 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.22%) Cryptography
9 16 (1.48%) SecurID
10 15 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.29%) Replication
12 13 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.20%) Wiki
13 11 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.02%) Raspberry Pi
14 10 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.92%) NHS
15 8 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 207 (19.11%) Linux
2 200 (18.47%) Windows
3 73 (6.74%) UNIX
4 47 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.03%) CentOS
8 21 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.48%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.39%) Debian
12 13 (1.20%) Solaris
12 13 (1.20%) AIX
13 10 (0.92%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.46%) zOS
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.37%) Android
16 4 (0.37%) HPUX
17 3 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (15.60%) ITIL
2 161 (14.87%) Load Balancing
3 113 (10.43%) Migration
4 83 (7.66%) Network Management
5 82 (7.57%) Information Security
6 76 (7.02%) DevOps
7 70 (6.46%) Service Management
8 65 (6.00%) Network Design
9 64 (5.91%) E-Commerce
10 56 (5.17%) Project Management
11 52 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
12 49 (4.52%) SIEM
13 47 (4.34%) Cyber Security
14 46 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
15 44 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (3.88%) Time Management
17 40 (3.69%) Service Delivery
17 40 (3.69%) Change Management
18 39 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
19 38 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (6.65%) SQL
2 41 (3.79%) Java
3 33 (3.05%) C
4 31 (2.86%) Ruby
5 29 (2.68%) Perl
6 18 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 16 (1.48%) Python
8 14 (1.29%) PHP
9 12 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.02%) C#
11 8 (0.74%) Go
11 8 (0.74%) Scala
12 7 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.65%) C++
13 3 (0.28%) Tcl
13 3 (0.28%) VBScript
13 3 (0.28%) VB
14 2 (0.18%) Groovy
15 1 (0.092%) JCL
15 1 (0.092%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 350 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (21.05%) CCNP
3 129 (11.91%) CCNA
4 127 (11.73%) Security Cleared
5 106 (9.79%) CISSP
6 83 (7.66%) Degree
7 78 (7.20%) SC Cleared
8 72 (6.65%) CCIE
9 50 (4.62%) CCSE
10 42 (3.88%) CISM
11 29 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (2.12%) CCSA
13 23 (2.12%) DV Cleared
14 21 (1.94%) CCDP
14 21 (1.94%) CISA
15 18 (1.66%) CISMP
16 13 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (1.11%) CCENT
17 12 (1.11%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (4.43%) PCI DSS
3 38 (3.51%) SLA
4 31 (2.86%) QA
5 10 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.55%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.55%) COBIT
7 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.46%) GPG13
8 2 (0.18%) BS7799
System Software
1 117 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (9.97%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.79%) vSphere
4 35 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.75%) XenServer
6 15 (1.39%) Snort
6 15 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.29%) Docker
8 13 (1.20%) Samba
8 13 (1.20%) Postfix
8 13 (1.20%) iptables
9 12 (1.11%) XenApp
10 10 (0.92%) vCloud
10 10 (0.92%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.65%) Squid
12 6 (0.55%) Xen
12 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.55%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.46%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (6.46%) Puppet
2 34 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.94%) FortiGate
4 18 (1.66%) RANCID
5 15 (1.39%) Ansible
6 14 (1.29%) ZABBIX
7 12 (1.11%) TrustSec
8 10 (0.92%) SCCM
8 10 (0.92%) SCOM
8 10 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
9 9 (0.83%) Salt
10 7 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.55%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.55%) Nagios
12 5 (0.46%) OpenView
12 5 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.46%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
12 5 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 581 (53.65%) Cisco
2 314 (28.99%) CheckPoint
3 250 (23.08%) Juniper
4 209 (19.30%) Citrix
5 183 (16.90%) F5
6 157 (14.50%) VMware
7 133 (12.28%) Blue Coat
8 122 (11.27%) Microsoft
9 92 (8.49%) HP
10 77 (7.11%) SolarWinds
11 75 (6.93%) Infoblox
12 58 (5.36%) Oracle
13 55 (5.08%) Red Hat
14 46 (4.25%) McAfee
15 40 (3.69%) Aruba
16 36 (3.32%) Imperva
17 35 (3.23%) Fortinet
18 33 (3.05%) IBM
19 29 (2.68%) NetApp
20 26 (2.40%) Sourcefire
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £39 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 21 days ago
Crewe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 25 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 25 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £340 - £360 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago