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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 230 259 292
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +33
Contract jobs citing Network Security 479 344 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.73% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 5.34% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 193 117
Average daily rate
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£407 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.90 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £12.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £39.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.90 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% -39.03%
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
7832 6446 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.68% 13.68% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 3618 3723
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 413 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 +80 261 £425 +6.25% 68
South East -18 101 £405 +20.00% 39
West Midlands -7 27 £323 -18.86% 16
South West -21 26 £411 -7.06% 10
Yorkshire -13 16 £394 +1.67% 9
North West -22 15 £400 +42.85% 18
East of England -22 14 £375 +1.35% 12
North East - 8 £349 -
East Midlands -9 6 £400 -3.61% 4
Midlands - 3 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 557 (61.41%) Firewall
2 477 (52.59%) Cisco
3 292 (32.19%) CheckPoint
4 255 (28.11%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (24.48%) WAN
6 207 (22.82%) LAN
7 204 (22.49%) Juniper
8 202 (22.27%) Windows
9 201 (22.16%) CCNP
10 173 (19.07%) F5
11 164 (18.08%) Cisco ASA
12 155 (17.09%) VPN
13 152 (16.76%) Security Cleared
14 143 (15.77%) TCP/IP
15 134 (14.77%) Linux
15 134 (14.77%) Finance
16 132 (14.55%) OSPF
17 129 (14.22%) SC Cleared
18 124 (13.67%) BGP
18 124 (13.67%) ITIL
19 122 (13.45%) Information Security
20 119 (13.12%) Blue Coat
21 113 (12.46%) Cisco Nexus
22 111 (12.24%) CISSP
23 110 (12.13%) DNS
24 104 (11.47%) VMware
25 101 (11.14%) Load Balancing
26 96 (10.58%) CCNA
27 93 (10.25%) HP
27 93 (10.25%) Telecoms

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (3.97%) Apache
2 25 (2.76%) IIS
3 23 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.54%) nginx
5 11 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.99%) Confluence
6 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.99%) MediaWiki
7 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.66%) Lync
9 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 39 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.98%) MS Office
3 19 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.43%) assyst
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.10%) IaaS
2 9 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.55%) SaaS
5 4 (0.44%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.22%) Route 53
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 557 (61.41%) Firewall
2 222 (24.48%) WAN
3 207 (22.82%) LAN
4 164 (18.08%) Cisco ASA
5 155 (17.09%) VPN
6 143 (15.77%) TCP/IP
7 132 (14.55%) OSPF
8 124 (13.67%) BGP
9 113 (12.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 110 (12.13%) DNS
11 82 (9.04%) SSL
12 81 (8.93%) Internet
13 75 (8.27%) IPsec
14 67 (7.39%) VLAN
15 64 (7.06%) Cisco IOS
15 64 (7.06%) MPLS
16 62 (6.84%) Wireless
16 62 (6.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 60 (6.62%) DHCP
18 53 (5.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.65%) DB2
2 15 (1.65%) MySQL
3 12 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.77%) Big Data
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.33%) SQLite
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.22%) IDOL
9 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (1.43%) Subversion
1 13 (1.43%) Hudson
1 13 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.99%) JIRA
4 5 (0.55%) MSI
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Moq
7 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 134 (14.77%) Finance
2 93 (10.25%) Telecoms
3 66 (7.28%) Banking
4 41 (4.52%) Retail
5 21 (2.32%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.09%) Law
7 17 (1.87%) Legal
8 15 (1.65%) Local Government
9 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.88%) Publishing
11 6 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.44%) Back Office
12 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 3 (0.33%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (29.99%) Network Engineer
2 202 (22.27%) Security Engineer
3 154 (16.98%) Network Security Engineer
4 119 (13.12%) Analyst
5 109 (12.02%) Consultant
6 95 (10.47%) Architect
7 74 (8.16%) Security Consultant
7 74 (8.16%) Security Analyst
8 66 (7.28%) Network Consultant
9 54 (5.95%) Security Specialist
10 49 (5.40%) Network Security Consultant
11 47 (5.18%) Security Architect
12 44 (4.85%) Network Analyst
13 43 (4.74%) Network Architect
14 40 (4.41%) Network Specialist
15 32 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
16 31 (3.42%) Project Manager
17 30 (3.31%) Network Security Analyst
18 29 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 28 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.98%) Web Services
2 15 (1.65%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.32%) Middleware
3 12 (1.32%) LAMP
4 8 (0.88%) HTML
5 7 (0.77%) .NET
5 7 (0.77%) HTML5
6 6 (0.66%) JSON
7 5 (0.55%) WAP
8 3 (0.33%) XML
8 3 (0.33%) CSS
8 3 (0.33%) REST
8 3 (0.33%) Drools
9 2 (0.22%) OAuth
9 2 (0.22%) OpenID
9 2 (0.22%) SAML
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.22%) Lucene
9 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.11%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 46 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (1.98%) Cryptography
3 18 (1.98%) PKI
4 16 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 12 (1.32%) SecurID
5 12 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.21%) Clustering
7 10 (1.10%) Open Source
7 10 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.99%) Statistics
8 9 (0.99%) Wiki
9 8 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (0.88%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.77%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.66%) Replication
11 6 (0.66%) CESG
11 6 (0.66%) GIS
12 5 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 202 (22.27%) Windows
2 134 (14.77%) Linux
3 86 (9.48%) UNIX
4 60 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (2.65%) Solaris
6 18 (1.98%) Windows XP
6 18 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.76%) Android
7 16 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.65%) Debian
8 15 (1.65%) CentOS
9 14 (1.54%) AIX
10 12 (1.32%) SUSE
10 12 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (13.67%) ITIL
2 122 (13.45%) Information Security
3 101 (11.14%) Load Balancing
4 82 (9.04%) Network Design
5 77 (8.49%) Network Management
6 55 (6.06%) Migration
7 54 (5.95%) Network Architecture
8 50 (5.51%) Security Architecture
8 50 (5.51%) Penetration Testing
8 50 (5.51%) Project Management
9 43 (4.74%) Service Management
10 42 (4.63%) Change Control
11 41 (4.52%) Cyber Security
11 41 (4.52%) Risk Management
12 40 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
13 38 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
14 36 (3.97%) E-Commerce
14 36 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (3.97%) Risk Assessment
15 35 (3.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.73%) SQL
2 33 (3.64%) Perl
3 26 (2.87%) C
4 25 (2.76%) Java
5 17 (1.87%) Python
5 17 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 16 (1.76%) Ruby
7 15 (1.65%) PHP
8 14 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.21%) C++
10 10 (1.10%) VBScript
11 8 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.77%) Tcl
13 6 (0.66%) VB
14 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.33%) Golang
15 2 (0.22%) Lisp
15 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
16 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 255 (28.11%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (22.16%) CCNP
3 152 (16.76%) Security Cleared
4 129 (14.22%) SC Cleared
5 111 (12.24%) CISSP
6 96 (10.58%) CCNA
7 66 (7.28%) CCSE
8 55 (6.06%) CCIE
9 44 (4.85%) Degree
10 40 (4.41%) CCSA
11 37 (4.08%) DV Cleared
12 31 (3.42%) CISM
13 30 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (3.20%) GIAC
15 28 (3.09%) MCSE
16 27 (2.98%) CCSP
17 25 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
18 23 (2.54%) CCDP
19 18 (1.98%) CEH
20 14 (1.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.21%) QA
4 17 (1.87%) SLA
5 13 (1.43%) COBIT
6 12 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.99%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.44%) GPG13
9 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 86 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 71 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.86%) vSphere
4 32 (3.53%) ProxySG
5 25 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.54%) XenApp
7 13 (1.43%) FreeRADIUS
8 11 (1.21%) Samba
9 10 (1.10%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.10%) Firmware
9 10 (1.10%) Snort
10 9 (0.99%) XenServer
10 9 (0.99%) Postfix
11 8 (0.88%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.88%) Nmap
12 7 (0.77%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.77%) UAG
13 4 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 27 (2.98%) FortiGate
2 18 (1.98%) Puppet
3 16 (1.76%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (1.54%) Nessus
5 11 (1.21%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (0.99%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.88%) SCCM
8 8 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (0.77%) OpenView
9 7 (0.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.55%) SCOM
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 477 (52.59%) Cisco
2 292 (32.19%) CheckPoint
3 204 (22.49%) Juniper
4 173 (19.07%) F5
5 119 (13.12%) Blue Coat
6 104 (11.47%) VMware
7 93 (10.25%) HP
8 91 (10.03%) Microsoft
9 82 (9.04%) Citrix
10 45 (4.96%) McAfee
11 42 (4.63%) Fortinet
12 38 (4.19%) Nokia
13 37 (4.08%) IBM
14 35 (3.86%) Oracle
15 29 (3.20%) Websense
15 29 (3.20%) Sourcefire
16 27 (2.98%) Red Hat
17 25 (2.76%) Imperva
18 20 (2.21%) TippingPoint
18 20 (2.21%) Infoblox
Central London / West End
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £150 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £150 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £360 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £401 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £466.00 - £571.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago