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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK / England
Rank 195 230 208
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 537 466 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.02% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.53% 7.04% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 259 280
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Median hourly rate £16.78 £45.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.72% +35.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £39.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.73 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £43.73 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-61.12% +2.89%

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
6292 6623 6753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.46% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3867 3907 3869
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 339 377
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% +21.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 +17 227 £450 +5.88% 56
South East +26 112 £425 +6.25% 26
West Midlands +33 47 £375 -14.28% 10
East of England +8 41 £375 -14.28% 6
South West +19 37 £413 +10.00% 6
North West +5 32 £444 +20.74% 14
Yorkshire +13 27 £425 +4.23% 7
North East -10 5 £329 -6.10% 2
East Midlands -4 4 £200 -50.00% 2
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 646 (53.21%) Firewall
2 523 (43.08%) Cisco
3 313 (25.78%) CheckPoint
4 310 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
5 276 (22.73%) LAN
6 266 (21.91%) WAN
7 227 (18.70%) Juniper
8 216 (17.79%) Data Centre
9 201 (16.56%) Finance
10 197 (16.23%) Windows
11 194 (15.98%) CCNP
12 183 (15.07%) Security Cleared
13 175 (14.42%) VPN
14 173 (14.25%) Cisco ASA
15 167 (13.76%) F5
16 156 (12.85%) SC Cleared
17 150 (12.36%) Information Security
18 144 (11.86%) Microsoft
18 144 (11.86%) Palo Alto
19 141 (11.61%) ITIL
20 140 (11.53%) Linux
21 139 (11.45%) TCP/IP
22 133 (10.96%) Wireless
23 132 (10.87%) Java
24 131 (10.79%) CCNA
25 126 (10.38%) Active Directory
26 114 (9.39%) DNS
27 113 (9.31%) Cisco Nexus
28 111 (9.14%) JavaScript
29 104 (8.57%) 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 44 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.15%) IIS
5 12 (0.99%) Apache
5 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.82%) JBoss
8 9 (0.74%) CMS
8 9 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.58%) FileNet
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.33%) Confluence
13 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.55%) MS Office
3 23 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.33%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.082%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.29%) Office 365
4 30 (2.47%) IaaS
5 21 (1.73%) PaaS
6 15 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.24%) SaaS
7 12 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.16%) G Suite
12 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.16%) Trello
13 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 646 (53.21%) Firewall
2 276 (22.73%) LAN
3 266 (21.91%) WAN
4 175 (14.42%) VPN
5 173 (14.25%) Cisco ASA
6 139 (11.45%) TCP/IP
7 133 (10.96%) Wireless
8 114 (9.39%) DNS
9 113 (9.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 88 (7.25%) MPLS
10 88 (7.25%) OSPF
10 88 (7.25%) SSL
11 85 (7.00%) BGP
12 84 (6.92%) Intrusion Detection
13 81 (6.67%) DHCP
14 64 (5.27%) Internet
15 55 (4.53%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (4.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 53 (4.37%) VoIP
17 52 (4.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.31%) MySQL
3 17 (1.40%) Big Data
4 15 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.58%) HBase
8 6 (0.49%) Informix
8 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.41%) Cloudera CDH
9 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.33%) DB2
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.16%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.66%) JIRA
4 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.41%) Subversion
6 4 (0.33%) Grunt
6 4 (0.33%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.33%) Xcode
7 3 (0.25%) AppScan
7 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.25%) gulp
7 3 (0.25%) Selenium
8 2 (0.16%) FxCop
8 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.16%) JUnit
8 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.16%) StyleCop
8 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 201 (16.56%) Finance
2 83 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 65 (5.35%) Banking
4 50 (4.12%) Retail
5 31 (2.55%) Legal
6 18 (1.48%) Law
7 16 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.24%) Electronics
9 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.82%) Marketing
10 6 (0.49%) Advertising
10 6 (0.49%) Games
10 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Automotive
12 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.25%) Billing
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
12 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 357 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 232 (19.11%) Security Engineer
3 212 (17.46%) Architect
4 204 (16.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 131 (10.79%) Analyst
6 101 (8.32%) Consultant
6 101 (8.32%) Security Architect
7 82 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
8 79 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 78 (6.43%) Security Analyst
10 77 (6.34%) Developer
10 77 (6.34%) Network Architect
11 65 (5.35%) Security Consultant
12 60 (4.94%) Network Analyst
13 55 (4.53%) Firewall Engineer
14 45 (3.71%) Senior Network Engineer
15 44 (3.62%) Network Security Architect
16 41 (3.38%) Network Consultant
17 40 (3.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 37 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.37%) HTML
2 50 (4.12%) CSS
3 34 (2.80%) Web Services
4 32 (2.64%) HTML5
5 27 (2.22%) 802.1X
5 27 (2.22%) CSS3
6 25 (2.06%) .NET
7 20 (1.65%) jQuery
7 20 (1.65%) REST
8 15 (1.24%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.91%) Node.js
11 10 (0.82%) D3.js
12 9 (0.74%) Cocoa
12 9 (0.74%) JSON
12 9 (0.74%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.74%) RESTful
12 9 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (0.74%) XML
13 8 (0.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 216 (17.79%) Data Centre
2 97 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (7.58%) Digital Media
4 65 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 54 (4.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 37 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 25 (2.06%) PKI
9 18 (1.48%) User Experience
10 16 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.24%) iPad
12 12 (0.99%) CESG
13 11 (0.91%) DataPower
14 10 (0.82%) Clustering
15 9 (0.74%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.74%) Equities
15 9 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.74%) iSeries
15 9 (0.74%) Tandem
15 9 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 197 (16.23%) Windows
2 140 (11.53%) Linux
3 94 (7.74%) Unix
4 66 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.91%) CentOS
11 9 (0.74%) OpenVMS
11 9 (0.74%) SUSE
12 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.58%) AIX
13 7 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.49%) Android
15 4 (0.33%) Solaris
15 4 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (12.36%) Information Security
2 141 (11.61%) ITIL
3 104 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (8.32%) Load Balancing
4 101 (8.32%) Network Management
5 100 (8.24%) SIEM
6 99 (8.15%) CRM
7 97 (7.99%) Web Development
8 95 (7.83%) ERP
9 83 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (6.18%) Network Design
11 71 (5.85%) Migration
12 65 (5.35%) Change Management
13 63 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
14 60 (4.94%) Project Management
15 59 (4.86%) Security Architecture
16 55 (4.53%) Security Operations
17 50 (4.12%) Risk Management
18 49 (4.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 48 (3.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (10.87%) Java
2 111 (9.14%) JavaScript
3 102 (8.40%) PHP
4 94 (7.74%) SQL
5 28 (2.31%) Python
6 26 (2.14%) C#
7 25 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.32%) Perl
8 16 (1.32%) Ruby
9 12 (0.99%) C
10 11 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 7 (0.58%) C++
12 7 (0.58%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.49%) Scala
14 3 (0.25%) XAML
15 2 (0.16%) Go
15 2 (0.16%) Rust
16 1 (0.082%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 310 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (15.98%) CCNP
3 183 (15.07%) Security Cleared
4 156 (12.85%) SC Cleared
5 131 (10.79%) CCNA
6 104 (8.57%) CISSP
7 93 (7.66%) CCIE
8 65 (5.35%) Degree
9 54 (4.45%) CISM
10 50 (4.12%) CCSA
11 40 (3.29%) CCSE
12 39 (3.21%) CCSP
12 39 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (2.64%) JNCIP
14 31 (2.55%) JNCIS
15 28 (2.31%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.73%) CCDP
17 18 (1.48%) MCSE
18 17 (1.40%) CCDA
18 17 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 55 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.39%) QA
4 27 (2.22%) SLA
5 26 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 12 (0.99%) COBIT
8 11 (0.91%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.16%) Basel II
12 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.16%) RMADS
13 1 (0.082%) GPG13
13 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.082%) MiFID
System Software
1 126 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.91%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.74%) RACF
7 9 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.58%) Firmware
8 7 (0.58%) HDFS
8 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.49%) Docker
9 6 (0.49%) Snort
9 6 (0.49%) SRDF
10 5 (0.41%) vCloud
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.33%) XenApp
12 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 34 (2.80%) Puppet
3 24 (1.98%) SCCM
4 19 (1.57%) Nagios
4 19 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.24%) Nessus
6 14 (1.15%) SCOM
7 10 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (0.82%) WSUS
8 9 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.66%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.58%) Kibana
11 6 (0.49%) Ansible
11 6 (0.49%) EnCase
11 6 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.49%) QRadar
12 5 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 5 (0.41%) Grafana
12 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 523 (43.08%) Cisco
2 313 (25.78%) CheckPoint
3 227 (18.70%) Juniper
4 167 (13.76%) F5
5 144 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 144 (11.86%) Palo Alto
6 100 (8.24%) VMware
7 84 (6.92%) Fortinet
8 73 (6.01%) Citrix
9 65 (5.35%) Blue Coat
10 50 (4.12%) Dell
10 50 (4.12%) HP
11 40 (3.29%) Intel Security
12 36 (2.97%) Oracle
13 34 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 33 (2.72%) Splunk
15 32 (2.64%) Brocade
16 31 (2.55%) IBM
17 30 (2.47%) Aruba
18 29 (2.39%) Sourcefire
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