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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 194 253 301
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +48
Contract jobs citing Network Security 516 334 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 5.60% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 218 141
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 18
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.74 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £88.28 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +15.45%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +38 216 £413 -2.94% 95
South East +50 133 £375 +0.80% 34
South West -10 47 £356 +8.94% 23
West Midlands +34 42 £411 +17.50% 5
North West +14 25 £325 +8.33% 17
Yorkshire +1 21 £401 +23.23% 20
East of England +4 16 £375 +15.38% 18
East Midlands +23 10 £350 +59.09%
North East - 6 £393 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 563 (56.98%) Firewall
2 514 (52.02%) Cisco
3 310 (31.38%) CheckPoint
4 308 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
5 242 (24.49%) WAN
6 222 (22.47%) LAN
7 219 (22.17%) Cisco ASA
8 208 (21.05%) CCNP
9 200 (20.24%) F5
10 198 (20.04%) Windows
11 179 (18.12%) OSPF
12 178 (18.02%) Juniper
13 176 (17.81%) VPN
14 165 (16.70%) Finance
15 163 (16.50%) BGP
16 161 (16.30%) Security Cleared
17 156 (15.79%) Linux
18 151 (15.28%) TCP/IP
19 141 (14.27%) Citrix
20 128 (12.96%) DNS
20 128 (12.96%) SC Cleared
20 128 (12.96%) Load Balancing
21 127 (12.85%) CCNA
22 125 (12.65%) ITIL
22 125 (12.65%) VMware
23 124 (12.55%) Microsoft
24 122 (12.35%) CISSP
25 120 (12.15%) Information Security
26 115 (11.64%) Telecoms
27 113 (11.44%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 43 (4.35%) Apache
2 40 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.54%) IIS
4 20 (2.02%) Confluence
5 14 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.32%) nginx
7 12 (1.21%) MediaWiki
8 10 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.40%) Lync
10 4 (0.40%) CMS
10 4 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) JBoss
13 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 49 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.54%) MS Office
3 13 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) assyst
2 5 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.32%) IaaS
3 8 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.81%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.81%) SaaS
3 8 (0.81%) PaaS
4 7 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) Route 53
6 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 563 (56.98%) Firewall
2 242 (24.49%) WAN
3 222 (22.47%) LAN
4 219 (22.17%) Cisco ASA
5 179 (18.12%) OSPF
6 176 (17.81%) VPN
7 163 (16.50%) BGP
8 151 (15.28%) TCP/IP
9 128 (12.96%) DNS
10 113 (11.44%) Internet
11 103 (10.43%) SSL
12 97 (9.82%) IPsec
13 95 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 89 (9.01%) MPLS
15 80 (8.10%) Cisco IOS
16 76 (7.69%) Wireless
16 76 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 75 (7.59%) DHCP
18 59 (5.97%) VLAN
19 58 (5.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.72%) DB2
3 15 (1.52%) MySQL
4 13 (1.32%) Big Data
5 12 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.30%) HBase
11 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.20%) SQLite
12 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.20%) MS Access
12 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (2.02%) JIRA
2 15 (1.52%) Subversion
2 15 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.52%) Hudson
2 15 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.71%) MSI
4 5 (0.51%) JUnit
4 5 (0.51%) RSpec
5 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.10%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.10%) Moq
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Fiddler
General
1 165 (16.70%) Finance
2 115 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 62 (6.28%) Banking
4 34 (3.44%) Retail
5 22 (2.23%) Games
6 19 (1.92%) Legal
7 18 (1.82%) Law
8 16 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.91%) Local Government
11 6 (0.61%) Marketing
11 6 (0.61%) Billing
11 6 (0.61%) Electronics
12 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
13 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.40%) Back Office
13 4 (0.40%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 299 (30.26%) Network Engineer
2 181 (18.32%) Security Engineer
3 147 (14.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 129 (13.06%) Analyst
5 116 (11.74%) Consultant
6 88 (8.91%) Architect
7 78 (7.89%) Security Consultant
8 72 (7.29%) Security Specialist
9 67 (6.78%) Security Analyst
10 65 (6.58%) Network Consultant
11 51 (5.16%) Network Security Consultant
12 49 (4.96%) Network Analyst
13 44 (4.45%) Security Architect
14 41 (4.15%) Network Specialist
15 39 (3.95%) Network Security Specialist
16 37 (3.74%) Project Manager
17 36 (3.64%) Network Architect
18 34 (3.44%) Design Engineer
18 34 (3.44%) Network Support
19 31 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.63%) Web Services
2 19 (1.92%) Regular Expression
3 14 (1.42%) CSS
3 14 (1.42%) HTML
4 13 (1.32%) Middleware
5 7 (0.71%) WAP
5 7 (0.71%) SAML
5 7 (0.71%) OpenID
5 7 (0.71%) Drools
5 7 (0.71%) OAuth
6 6 (0.61%) JSON
6 6 (0.61%) LAMP
6 6 (0.61%) .NET
7 5 (0.51%) HTML5
8 4 (0.40%) GTK+
8 4 (0.40%) XML
9 2 (0.20%) RESTful
9 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.20%) Laravel
9 2 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.04%) Fat Client
3 30 (3.04%) Thin Client
4 28 (2.83%) Cryptography
5 23 (2.33%) SecurID
5 23 (2.33%) PKI
6 18 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.21%) Online Games
9 12 (1.21%) Wiki
10 10 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.91%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.91%) Online Banking
11 9 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.81%) Open Source
12 8 (0.81%) NHS
13 7 (0.71%) Clustering
14 6 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 198 (20.04%) Windows
2 156 (15.79%) Linux
3 78 (7.89%) UNIX
4 47 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.63%) CentOS
7 21 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.82%) Android
8 18 (1.82%) AIX
9 14 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (1.42%) SUSE
9 14 (1.42%) Solaris
10 13 (1.32%) Debian
11 12 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.21%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.21%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (12.96%) Load Balancing
2 125 (12.65%) ITIL
3 120 (12.15%) Information Security
4 86 (8.70%) Network Design
5 73 (7.39%) Migration
5 73 (7.39%) Network Management
6 54 (5.47%) Service Management
6 54 (5.47%) Cyber Security
7 52 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 52 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 48 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (4.76%) Network Architecture
10 45 (4.55%) Project Management
11 44 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
12 42 (4.25%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (4.15%) Risk Management
13 41 (4.15%) Validation
14 38 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (3.64%) DevOps
16 35 (3.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 62 (6.28%) SQL
2 40 (4.05%) C
3 31 (3.14%) Java
4 28 (2.83%) Python
5 22 (2.23%) Bash Shell
5 22 (2.23%) Perl
6 18 (1.82%) Ruby
7 15 (1.52%) PHP
8 14 (1.42%) C++
9 13 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.01%) VB
11 9 (0.91%) VBScript
12 7 (0.71%) C#
13 6 (0.61%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.20%) Golang
14 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 308 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
2 208 (21.05%) CCNP
3 161 (16.30%) Security Cleared
4 128 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 127 (12.85%) CCNA
6 122 (12.35%) CISSP
7 67 (6.78%) Degree
8 58 (5.87%) CCSE
8 58 (5.87%) CCIE
9 46 (4.66%) DV Cleared
10 31 (3.14%) CCSA
10 31 (3.14%) CISM
11 28 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (2.53%) GIAC
13 24 (2.43%) CCDP
14 22 (2.23%) CCSP
15 18 (1.82%) CEH
15 18 (1.82%) CISA
16 16 (1.62%) MCSE
17 14 (1.42%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 38 (3.85%) SLA
4 20 (2.02%) QA
5 14 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.91%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.71%) GPG13
8 6 (0.61%) COBIT
9 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 86 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 45 (4.55%) vSphere
4 26 (2.63%) ProxySG
5 23 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.62%) XenApp
8 15 (1.52%) FreeRADIUS
9 13 (1.32%) Firmware
9 13 (1.32%) Samba
10 12 (1.21%) XenServer
10 12 (1.21%) Postfix
11 11 (1.11%) Snort
12 7 (0.71%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.61%) Squid
13 6 (0.61%) Nmap
13 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.40%) UAG
15 3 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (3.85%) Puppet
2 20 (2.02%) Nessus
3 19 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.32%) ZABBIX
6 12 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
7 10 (1.01%) SCCM
7 10 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.91%) Salt
9 7 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.61%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.61%) Nagios
10 6 (0.61%) OpenView
11 5 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 514 (52.02%) Cisco
2 310 (31.38%) CheckPoint
3 200 (20.24%) F5
4 178 (18.02%) Juniper
5 141 (14.27%) Citrix
6 125 (12.65%) VMware
7 124 (12.55%) Microsoft
8 111 (11.23%) Blue Coat
9 90 (9.11%) HP
10 50 (5.06%) Fortinet
11 44 (4.45%) Oracle
12 43 (4.35%) Imperva
13 41 (4.15%) McAfee
14 37 (3.74%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.24%) Infoblox
15 32 (3.24%) Nokia
16 30 (3.04%) SolarWinds
17 28 (2.83%) Websense
18 26 (2.63%) Tufin
18 26 (2.63%) EMC
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago