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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 149 211 248
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +37
Contract jobs citing Network Security 841 547 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 1.06% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 7.42% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 309 242
Median daily rate £400 £397 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 9
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.73 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.99% +114.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.54 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £52.25 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.24% +130.15%
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
8068 7376 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.29% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4275 3606
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 393
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +31 301 £463 +15.62% 97
South East +56 207 £375 -6.25% 49
North West +44 90 £375 +15.38% 63
Yorkshire +19 58 £375 +7.14% 43
West Midlands +5 58 £325 -7.14% 35
East of England +49 49 £350 - 37
South West +12 47 £375 -16.66% 13
East Midlands +6 18 £356 +1.78% 27
North East -49 6 £331 +5.24% 1
Network Security
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 736 (48.36%) Firewall
2 616 (40.47%) Cisco
3 379 (24.90%) Cisco Certification
4 368 (24.18%) Java
5 365 (23.98%) CheckPoint
6 337 (22.14%) WAN
7 335 (22.01%) CRM
8 333 (21.88%) JavaScript
9 323 (21.22%) ERP
9 323 (21.22%) Web Development
10 321 (21.09%) PHP
10 321 (21.09%) Digital Media
11 314 (20.63%) LAN
12 280 (18.40%) Data Centre
13 269 (17.67%) CCNP
14 258 (16.95%) Windows
15 253 (16.62%) Cisco ASA
16 249 (16.36%) VPN
17 220 (14.45%) Wireless
18 216 (14.19%) Finance
19 208 (13.67%) Linux
19 208 (13.67%) Security Cleared
20 201 (13.21%) Juniper
21 194 (12.75%) TCP/IP
21 194 (12.75%) F5
22 187 (12.29%) CCNA
23 178 (11.70%) Microsoft
24 167 (10.97%) ITIL
25 160 (10.51%) Active Directory
26 159 (10.45%) SC Cleared

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 52 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.91%) Apache
3 24 (1.58%) JBoss
4 22 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.31%) IIS
6 18 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 18 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.12%) nginx
8 15 (0.99%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.79%) MQSeries
11 11 (0.72%) Confluence
12 10 (0.66%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.46%) CMS
14 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.45%) MS Office
3 20 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.79%) MS Project
5 10 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.066%) Houdini
9 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.53%) Magento
3 7 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.066%) Eikon
7 1 (0.066%) Primavera
7 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.81%) IaaS
3 58 (3.81%) Office 365
4 41 (2.69%) PaaS
5 18 (1.18%) SaaS
6 15 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.26%) Yammer
9 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.13%) Trello
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.066%) GitHub
11 1 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 736 (48.36%) Firewall
2 337 (22.14%) WAN
3 314 (20.63%) LAN
4 253 (16.62%) Cisco ASA
5 249 (16.36%) VPN
6 220 (14.45%) Wireless
7 194 (12.75%) TCP/IP
8 145 (9.53%) DNS
9 112 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 112 (7.36%) SSL
10 103 (6.77%) VoIP
11 98 (6.44%) DHCP
12 96 (6.31%) BGP
13 93 (6.11%) Internet
14 89 (5.85%) IPsec
15 88 (5.78%) OSPF
16 75 (4.93%) MPLS
17 70 (4.60%) VLAN
18 59 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
19 54 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.81%) MySQL
3 30 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (1.31%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.05%) OLAP
7 15 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.72%) Big Data
8 11 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.59%) DB2
10 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
13 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.45%) JIRA
4 21 (1.38%) Subversion
5 13 (0.85%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.59%) FxCop
7 9 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.59%) StyleCop
8 8 (0.53%) gulp
9 7 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.39%) JUnit
10 6 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.39%) Xcode
11 5 (0.33%) Grunt
11 5 (0.33%) Maven
11 5 (0.33%) Selenium
12 4 (0.26%) Hudson
12 4 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
13 3 (0.20%) Axure RP
General
1 216 (14.19%) Finance
2 111 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.94%) Banking
3 60 (3.94%) Retail
4 22 (1.45%) Legal
5 20 (1.31%) Marketing
6 16 (1.05%) Games
6 16 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.66%) French Language
9 8 (0.53%) German Language
10 6 (0.39%) Billing
11 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.26%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Law
12 4 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.20%) Advertising
13 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.20%) Military
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 423 (27.79%) Network Engineer
2 243 (15.97%) Security Engineer
3 217 (14.26%) Architect
4 209 (13.73%) Network Security Engineer
5 185 (12.16%) Developer
6 129 (8.48%) Analyst
7 128 (8.41%) Consultant
8 125 (8.21%) Security Architect
9 93 (6.11%) Security Consultant
10 90 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
11 81 (5.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 77 (5.06%) Firewall Engineer
13 76 (4.99%) Senior Network Engineer
14 75 (4.93%) Network Architect
15 72 (4.73%) Security Analyst
16 63 (4.14%) Network Analyst
17 57 (3.75%) Project Manager
18 55 (3.61%) Network Security Architect
19 52 (3.42%) Support Engineer
20 43 (2.83%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (6.96%) HTML
2 94 (6.18%) CSS
3 79 (5.19%) .NET
4 63 (4.14%) HTML5
5 49 (3.22%) 802.1X
6 44 (2.89%) AngularJS
6 44 (2.89%) CSS3
7 41 (2.69%) jQuery
8 37 (2.43%) Web Services
9 29 (1.91%) ASP.NET
9 29 (1.91%) REST
10 26 (1.71%) JSON
10 26 (1.71%) Middleware
11 25 (1.64%) Node.js
11 25 (1.64%) RESTful
12 24 (1.58%) J2EE
13 20 (1.31%) LAMP
13 20 (1.31%) XML
14 19 (1.25%) Spring
15 17 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 321 (21.09%) Digital Media
2 280 (18.40%) Data Centre
3 72 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.60%) PKI
5 67 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.45%) User Experience
9 20 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 19 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.18%) Clustering
12 16 (1.05%) iPad
13 15 (0.99%) Cryptography
14 13 (0.85%) DataPower
15 12 (0.79%) CESG
15 12 (0.79%) Replication
15 12 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
16 11 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (16.95%) Windows
2 208 (13.67%) Linux
3 144 (9.46%) Unix
4 99 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (1.58%) AIX
7 24 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.45%) Solaris
9 22 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.38%) VMS
11 17 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.99%) CentOS
13 14 (0.92%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.72%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.66%) SUSE
15 10 (0.66%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.59%) Android
16 9 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (22.01%) CRM
2 323 (21.22%) ERP
2 323 (21.22%) Web Development
3 167 (10.97%) ITIL
4 149 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (8.67%) Load Balancing
6 124 (8.15%) Migration
7 118 (7.75%) SIEM
8 116 (7.62%) Network Design
9 101 (6.64%) Information Security
10 90 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
11 88 (5.78%) Project Management
12 82 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 81 (5.32%) DevOps
14 73 (4.80%) Network Management
15 70 (4.60%) Cybersecurity
16 65 (4.27%) E-Commerce
16 65 (4.27%) Vulnerability Management
17 62 (4.07%) High Availability
17 62 (4.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 368 (24.18%) Java
2 333 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 321 (21.09%) PHP
4 110 (7.23%) SQL
5 58 (3.81%) C#
6 42 (2.76%) Perl
7 33 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.04%) Python
9 27 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.18%) Scala
11 16 (1.05%) Ruby
12 11 (0.72%) Apple Swift
12 11 (0.72%) C
13 10 (0.66%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.46%) C++
15 7 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.39%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 379 (24.90%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (17.67%) CCNP
3 208 (13.67%) Security Cleared
4 187 (12.29%) CCNA
5 159 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 134 (8.80%) CISSP
7 93 (6.11%) Degree
8 79 (5.19%) CCIE
9 64 (4.20%) CISM
10 59 (3.88%) CCSE
11 42 (2.76%) CCSA
12 36 (2.37%) DV Cleared
13 35 (2.30%) CCDP
14 29 (1.91%) Check Point Certification
15 28 (1.84%) JNCIS
16 24 (1.58%) JNCIA
17 21 (1.38%) CISA
17 21 (1.38%) JNCIP
17 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (1.31%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (3.29%) SLA
3 49 (3.22%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.18%) COBIT
5 15 (0.99%) QA
6 9 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.066%) Basel II
10 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.066%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.066%) GPG13
10 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.066%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
System Software
1 160 (10.51%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (1.51%) vSphere
5 19 (1.25%) KVM
6 18 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.18%) Xen
7 17 (1.12%) ProxySG
7 17 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (1.05%) Docker
8 16 (1.05%) Samba
9 14 (0.92%) UAG
10 13 (0.85%) XenApp
11 11 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.66%) Snort
13 8 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.39%) Firmware
14 6 (0.39%) NFS
15 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 78 (5.12%) Puppet
2 68 (4.47%) FortiGate
3 51 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (2.37%) SCOM
5 33 (2.17%) Nagios
6 20 (1.31%) SCCM
7 18 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.99%) Cacti
9 13 (0.85%) SmoothWall
10 12 (0.79%) Graphite
11 11 (0.72%) Ganglia
11 11 (0.72%) StatsD
11 11 (0.72%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.59%) Nessus
12 9 (0.59%) SmokePing
13 8 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 616 (40.47%) Cisco
2 365 (23.98%) CheckPoint
3 201 (13.21%) Juniper
4 194 (12.75%) F5
5 178 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 142 (9.33%) Palo Alto
7 129 (8.48%) VMware
8 105 (6.90%) Citrix
9 80 (5.26%) Oracle
10 72 (4.73%) Blue Coat
10 72 (4.73%) Fortinet
11 65 (4.27%) Intel Security
12 53 (3.48%) HP
13 46 (3.02%) Symantec
14 44 (2.89%) Red Hat
15 41 (2.69%) IBM
16 36 (2.37%) SolarWinds
17 35 (2.30%) Splunk
18 33 (2.17%) Aruba
19 32 (2.10%) Dell
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