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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 226 260 284
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 482 355 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.74% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 5.39% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 196 138
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£400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 19
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.57 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.00 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +73 231 £417 +7.48% 49
South East +12 111 £400 +14.20% 40
South West -23 33 £450 +7.14% 12
West Midlands -7 30 £333 -11.33% 6
East of England -7 25 £351 +20.86% 5
North West -11 16 £425 +51.78% 10
East Midlands -1 12 £450 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -6 11 £475 +16.92% 14
Midlands - 3 - -
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 554 (62.11%) Firewall
2 493 (55.27%) Cisco
3 308 (34.53%) CheckPoint
4 265 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
5 223 (25.00%) Juniper
6 220 (24.66%) WAN
7 215 (24.10%) CCNP
8 209 (23.43%) LAN
9 193 (21.64%) Windows
10 171 (19.17%) Cisco ASA
11 166 (18.61%) F5
12 158 (17.71%) VPN
13 147 (16.48%) Security Cleared
14 145 (16.26%) TCP/IP
15 144 (16.14%) OSPF
16 139 (15.58%) Linux
17 136 (15.25%) BGP
18 130 (14.57%) Finance
19 128 (14.35%) Blue Coat
20 124 (13.90%) SC Cleared
21 120 (13.45%) ITIL
22 114 (12.78%) DNS
22 114 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
23 108 (12.11%) CISSP
23 108 (12.11%) Information Security
24 106 (11.88%) Load Balancing
25 102 (11.43%) VMware
26 99 (11.10%) HP
27 98 (10.99%) Microsoft
28 96 (10.76%) CCNA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (4.60%) Apache
2 26 (2.91%) IIS
3 25 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.02%) nginx
5 14 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.35%) MediaWiki
6 12 (1.35%) Confluence
7 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.78%) Lync
9 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
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 44 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.14%) MS Office
3 17 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) assyst
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.45%) PaaS
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.22%) Route 53
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 554 (62.11%) Firewall
2 220 (24.66%) WAN
3 209 (23.43%) LAN
4 171 (19.17%) Cisco ASA
5 158 (17.71%) VPN
6 145 (16.26%) TCP/IP
7 144 (16.14%) OSPF
8 136 (15.25%) BGP
9 114 (12.78%) DNS
9 114 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 80 (8.97%) SSL
10 80 (8.97%) IPsec
11 77 (8.63%) Cisco IOS
12 73 (8.18%) MPLS
13 71 (7.96%) Internet
14 67 (7.51%) Wireless
14 67 (7.51%) VLAN
15 66 (7.40%) DHCP
16 63 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 58 (6.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (2.02%) MySQL
3 15 (1.68%) DB2
4 12 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (0.78%) Big Data
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.34%) SQLite
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.22%) IDOL
11 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Jenkins
1 17 (1.91%) Hudson
2 16 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.79%) Subversion
3 12 (1.35%) JIRA
4 4 (0.45%) MSI
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 130 (14.57%) Finance
2 89 (9.98%) Telecoms
3 60 (6.73%) Banking
4 33 (3.70%) Retail
5 24 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.24%) Law
7 13 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.46%) Legal
8 9 (1.01%) Military
8 9 (1.01%) Local Government
9 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.78%) Publishing
10 7 (0.78%) German Language
11 5 (0.56%) Back Office
12 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.34%) International Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.22%) Marketing
14 2 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 280 (31.39%) Network Engineer
2 223 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 174 (19.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 106 (11.88%) Analyst
5 101 (11.32%) Consultant
6 95 (10.65%) Architect
7 70 (7.85%) Security Consultant
8 69 (7.74%) Security Analyst
9 61 (6.84%) Network Consultant
10 56 (6.28%) Security Specialist
11 48 (5.38%) Security Architect
12 47 (5.27%) Network Specialist
13 46 (5.16%) Network Security Consultant
14 42 (4.71%) Network Analyst
15 40 (4.48%) Network Architect
16 33 (3.70%) Network Security Specialist
17 31 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
18 29 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
18 29 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 28 (3.14%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.02%) Web Services
2 16 (1.79%) LAMP
3 12 (1.35%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.35%) Middleware
4 8 (0.90%) .NET
5 7 (0.78%) HTML
5 7 (0.78%) HTML5
6 6 (0.67%) JSON
6 6 (0.67%) XML
7 5 (0.56%) WAP
8 3 (0.34%) XSLT
8 3 (0.34%) Classic ASP
8 3 (0.34%) Drools
8 3 (0.34%) REST
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.22%) Lucene
9 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.11%) EDI
10 1 (0.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.02%) Fat Client
3 18 (2.02%) Thin Client
4 17 (1.91%) PKI
5 15 (1.68%) Cryptography
6 13 (1.46%) Replication
7 12 (1.35%) Wiki
7 12 (1.35%) Clustering
7 12 (1.35%) SecurID
8 11 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.12%) Statistics
10 9 (1.01%) Open Source
11 8 (0.90%) Firmware
12 7 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.67%) GIS
14 5 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 193 (21.64%) Windows
2 139 (15.58%) Linux
3 84 (9.42%) UNIX
4 66 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.80%) Solaris
7 20 (2.24%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.13%) Debian
9 16 (1.79%) AIX
10 15 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 15 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.57%) Android
11 14 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.46%) CentOS
13 12 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (1.35%) SUSE
14 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.90%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (13.45%) ITIL
2 108 (12.11%) Information Security
3 106 (11.88%) Load Balancing
4 83 (9.30%) Network Management
5 76 (8.52%) Network Design
6 58 (6.50%) Security Architecture
7 46 (5.16%) Migration
8 45 (5.04%) Change Control
9 43 (4.82%) Project Management
9 43 (4.82%) Service Management
9 43 (4.82%) E-Commerce
9 43 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
10 40 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 37 (4.15%) Network Architecture
12 36 (4.04%) Cyber Security
12 36 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
13 35 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
14 33 (3.70%) Risk Management
15 32 (3.59%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.17%) SQL
2 34 (3.81%) Perl
3 31 (3.48%) C
4 28 (3.14%) Java
5 21 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.13%) Ruby
7 18 (2.02%) PHP
8 15 (1.68%) Python
9 13 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.01%) VBScript
10 9 (1.01%) C++
11 8 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.67%) Tcl
14 5 (0.56%) VB
15 3 (0.34%) Golang
16 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
16 2 (0.22%) Lisp
17 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
17 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
2 215 (24.10%) CCNP
3 147 (16.48%) Security Cleared
4 124 (13.90%) SC Cleared
5 108 (12.11%) CISSP
6 96 (10.76%) CCNA
7 76 (8.52%) CCSE
8 54 (6.05%) CCIE
9 46 (5.16%) CCSA
10 34 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (3.81%) Degree
11 33 (3.70%) DV Cleared
12 32 (3.59%) MCSE
13 31 (3.48%) CISM
14 24 (2.69%) GIAC
14 24 (2.69%) CCSP
15 23 (2.58%) CCDP
16 21 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
17 17 (1.91%) CEH
18 14 (1.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.35%) QA
4 16 (1.79%) SLA
5 13 (1.46%) COBIT
6 9 (1.01%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.45%) GPG13
8 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 75 (8.41%) Active Directory
1 75 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.81%) vSphere
2 34 (3.81%) ProxySG
3 26 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.68%) Samba
6 13 (1.46%) Postfix
7 12 (1.35%) XenApp
7 12 (1.35%) XenServer
8 11 (1.23%) FreeRADIUS
9 10 (1.12%) Snort
10 9 (1.01%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (0.78%) UAG
12 6 (0.67%) Nmap
12 6 (0.67%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.56%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.45%) Squid
15 3 (0.34%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 22 (2.47%) Puppet
2 20 (2.24%) FortiGate
3 15 (1.68%) ZABBIX
3 15 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
4 11 (1.23%) Nessus
5 10 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (1.01%) OpenView
6 9 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.01%) SCCM
6 9 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (0.78%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.67%) SCOM
9 5 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 493 (55.27%) Cisco
2 308 (34.53%) CheckPoint
3 223 (25.00%) Juniper
4 166 (18.61%) F5
5 128 (14.35%) Blue Coat
6 102 (11.43%) VMware
7 99 (11.10%) HP
8 98 (10.99%) Microsoft
9 88 (9.87%) Citrix
10 44 (4.93%) McAfee
11 39 (4.37%) Fortinet
12 36 (4.04%) IBM
13 35 (3.92%) Oracle
14 32 (3.59%) Nokia
15 31 (3.48%) Red Hat
16 29 (3.25%) Websense
16 29 (3.25%) Infoblox
17 27 (3.03%) Sourcefire
18 21 (2.35%) Imperva
19 19 (2.13%) Symantec
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