The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 224 271 255
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Security 439 332 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 5.19% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 199 190
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £361
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
Average hourly rate £28.25 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.23 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £39.50 £45.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +10.65%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Network Security
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +55 187 £400 - 60
South East +3 106 £355 -11.25% 36
South West -8 44 £450 +7.14% 10
East of England -12 33 £325 -21.21% 13
West Midlands -15 21 £350 -3.44% 13
North West -5 14 £455 +62.50% 5
East Midlands -13 13 £400 +10.34% 6
Yorkshire +1 12 £388 +19.23% 26
North East - 5 £400 -
Midlands - - - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 505 (60.12%) Firewall
2 489 (58.21%) Cisco
3 291 (34.64%) CheckPoint
4 266 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
5 233 (27.74%) Juniper
6 228 (27.14%) CCNP
7 185 (22.02%) WAN
8 184 (21.90%) LAN
9 175 (20.83%) Windows
10 168 (20.00%) F5
11 162 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
12 137 (16.31%) Linux
13 135 (16.07%) VPN
14 133 (15.83%) OSPF
15 132 (15.71%) Finance
16 131 (15.60%) BGP
17 128 (15.24%) Security Cleared
18 121 (14.40%) Blue Coat
19 115 (13.69%) ITIL
20 104 (12.38%) DNS
21 102 (12.14%) VMware
22 99 (11.79%) Microsoft
23 94 (11.19%) Load Balancing
24 92 (10.95%) TCP/IP
25 91 (10.83%) SC Cleared
26 90 (10.71%) CISSP
27 89 (10.60%) CCNA
27 89 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
28 83 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
28 83 (9.88%) HP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (3.57%) Apache
2 27 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.14%) IIS
4 16 (1.90%) nginx
5 15 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.43%) Confluence
6 12 (1.43%) MediaWiki
7 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.71%) Lync
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.36%) Documentum
10 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.74%) MS Office
3 17 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) assyst
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.71%) SaaS
2 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.71%) Route 53
2 6 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.60%) PaaS
4 3 (0.36%) Office 365
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 505 (60.12%) Firewall
2 185 (22.02%) WAN
3 184 (21.90%) LAN
4 162 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
5 135 (16.07%) VPN
6 133 (15.83%) OSPF
7 131 (15.60%) BGP
8 104 (12.38%) DNS
9 92 (10.95%) TCP/IP
10 89 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 82 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
12 74 (8.81%) MPLS
13 71 (8.45%) Wireless
14 68 (8.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 65 (7.74%) DHCP
16 64 (7.62%) IPsec
16 64 (7.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 59 (7.02%) Internet
18 58 (6.90%) SSL
19 45 (5.36%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.02%) MySQL
4 13 (1.55%) DB2
4 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (1.19%) Big Data
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.24%) IDOL
11 1 (0.12%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.12%) QlikView
11 1 (0.12%) SQLite
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (2.38%) Hudson
1 20 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.55%) Subversion
4 12 (1.43%) JIRA
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.36%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.36%) MSI
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) GDB
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 132 (15.71%) Finance
2 74 (8.81%) Banking
3 73 (8.69%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.74%) Retail
6 15 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.07%) Back Office
7 9 (1.07%) Law
7 9 (1.07%) Local Government
7 9 (1.07%) Military
8 7 (0.83%) Publishing
9 5 (0.60%) German Language
10 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.36%) International Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Marketing
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 280 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 225 (26.79%) Security Engineer
3 183 (21.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 114 (13.57%) Architect
5 80 (9.52%) Consultant
6 74 (8.81%) Analyst
7 62 (7.38%) Security Consultant
8 57 (6.79%) Security Architect
9 54 (6.43%) Network Specialist
10 48 (5.71%) Network Consultant
11 45 (5.36%) Network Architect
11 45 (5.36%) Security Specialist
12 44 (5.24%) Security Analyst
13 40 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
13 40 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
14 37 (4.40%) Network Security Consultant
15 32 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
16 30 (3.57%) Network Analyst
17 29 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
18 27 (3.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.02%) Web Services
2 16 (1.90%) LAMP
3 15 (1.79%) XML
4 13 (1.55%) Middleware
5 11 (1.31%) .NET
6 6 (0.71%) HTML
6 6 (0.71%) JSON
7 5 (0.60%) HTML5
7 5 (0.60%) REST
7 5 (0.60%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.36%) XSLT
8 3 (0.36%) J2EE
8 3 (0.36%) Classic ASP
9 2 (0.24%) DOM
9 2 (0.24%) JSP
9 2 (0.24%) Lucene
9 2 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.24%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.29%) Management Information System
2 25 (2.98%) Thin Client
2 25 (2.98%) Fat Client
3 20 (2.38%) Replication
4 12 (1.43%) Clustering
4 12 (1.43%) Cryptography
4 12 (1.43%) Wiki
5 11 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.31%) Open Source
6 10 (1.19%) PKI
7 9 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.71%) Statistics
8 6 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.71%) GIS
9 5 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.60%) SecurID
9 5 (0.60%) CESG
10 4 (0.48%) Economics
10 4 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.48%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 175 (20.83%) Windows
2 137 (16.31%) Linux
3 70 (8.33%) UNIX
4 59 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.74%) Solaris
7 18 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.90%) Debian
9 15 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 13 (1.55%) VMS
10 13 (1.55%) CentOS
10 13 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.07%) AIX
12 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.48%) SUSE
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (13.69%) ITIL
2 94 (11.19%) Load Balancing
3 80 (9.52%) Information Security
4 67 (7.98%) Network Design
5 63 (7.50%) Network Management
6 51 (6.07%) Security Architecture
7 46 (5.48%) Migration
8 45 (5.36%) E-Commerce
9 40 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
10 39 (4.64%) Project Management
10 39 (4.64%) Change Control
11 34 (4.05%) SIEM
11 34 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (3.69%) Service Delivery
12 31 (3.69%) Change Management
12 31 (3.69%) Network Architecture
13 30 (3.57%) Service Management
14 29 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (2.86%) TOGAF
15 24 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.24%) SQL
2 33 (3.93%) Perl
3 32 (3.81%) C
4 30 (3.57%) Java
5 21 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.26%) Ruby
7 15 (1.79%) PHP
8 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.07%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.95%) VB
10 7 (0.83%) Tcl
11 5 (0.60%) Python
12 4 (0.48%) VBScript
13 3 (0.36%) C++
14 2 (0.24%) XPath
14 2 (0.24%) Lisp
14 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.24%) KiXtart
15 1 (0.12%) Golang
Qualifications
1 266 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (27.14%) CCNP
3 128 (15.24%) Security Cleared
4 91 (10.83%) SC Cleared
5 90 (10.71%) CISSP
6 89 (10.60%) CCNA
7 83 (9.88%) CCSE
8 50 (5.95%) CCIE
9 49 (5.83%) CCSA
10 37 (4.40%) Degree
11 32 (3.81%) CCDP
12 31 (3.69%) CISM
13 30 (3.57%) DV Cleared
14 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (3.33%) MCSE
15 20 (2.38%) CCSP
16 14 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
16 14 (1.67%) JNCIS
17 10 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.19%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.26%) SLA
4 18 (2.14%) QA
5 9 (1.07%) COBIT
6 7 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.71%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.36%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 83 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (9.64%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.98%) ProxySG
4 21 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.38%) vSphere
6 16 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.90%) Samba
7 13 (1.55%) Postfix
8 12 (1.43%) XenServer
9 11 (1.31%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.71%) Snort
10 6 (0.71%) Nmap
11 5 (0.60%) XenApp
11 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.60%) UAG
12 3 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.36%) OpenSSH
12 3 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.36%) Squid
13 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (2.62%) Tivoli
1 22 (2.62%) Puppet
2 16 (1.90%) ZABBIX
3 13 (1.55%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
5 9 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (0.83%) OpenView
6 7 (0.83%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.83%) SCCM
6 7 (0.83%) SCOM
7 6 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (0.60%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.60%) Nessus
8 5 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.48%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (0.48%) Cacti
Vendors
1 489 (58.21%) Cisco
2 291 (34.64%) CheckPoint
3 233 (27.74%) Juniper
4 168 (20.00%) F5
5 121 (14.40%) Blue Coat
6 102 (12.14%) VMware
7 99 (11.79%) Microsoft
8 83 (9.88%) HP
8 83 (9.88%) Citrix
9 48 (5.71%) McAfee
10 37 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 36 (4.29%) Infoblox
12 34 (4.05%) IBM
13 32 (3.81%) Oracle
14 27 (3.21%) Fortinet
15 25 (2.98%) Imperva
16 22 (2.62%) Nokia
17 21 (2.50%) Websense
18 20 (2.38%) Sourcefire
19 16 (1.90%) TippingPoint
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago