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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 208 260 281
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +21
Contract jobs citing Network Security 534 343 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.73% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.33% 5.32% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 216 159
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £503 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £14.33 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £34.40 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +57 242 £425 +6.25% 55
South East +37 133 £410 +10.06% 29
South West -11 42 £250 -33.33% 10
West Midlands +6 36 £375 -10.71% 12
Yorkshire +8 22 £388 +19.23% 13
North West -7 22 £375 +22.95% 19
East of England -15 18 £375 +11.11% 14
North East - 10 £365 -
East Midlands +2 9 £331 -20.18% 1
Midlands - - - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 602 (59.25%) Firewall
2 546 (53.74%) Cisco
3 329 (32.38%) CheckPoint
4 303 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
5 255 (25.10%) WAN
6 237 (23.33%) LAN
7 223 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
8 219 (21.56%) CCNP
9 216 (21.26%) F5
10 210 (20.67%) Juniper
11 201 (19.78%) Windows
12 190 (18.70%) VPN
13 178 (17.52%) OSPF
14 174 (17.13%) Security Cleared
15 165 (16.24%) BGP
16 161 (15.85%) TCP/IP
17 150 (14.76%) Finance
18 147 (14.47%) Linux
19 144 (14.17%) SC Cleared
20 142 (13.98%) ITIL
21 135 (13.29%) DNS
22 134 (13.19%) Load Balancing
23 130 (12.80%) CCNA
24 128 (12.60%) Telecoms
25 126 (12.40%) CISSP
26 124 (12.20%) Microsoft
27 122 (12.01%) Information Security
28 116 (11.42%) Internet
28 116 (11.42%) Cisco Nexus
29 115 (11.32%) Blue Coat

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (3.44%) Apache
2 28 (2.76%) IIS
3 22 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.38%) Confluence
6 12 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.08%) nginx
8 6 (0.59%) MediaWiki
8 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.59%) Lync
9 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.20%) CMS
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.098%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.098%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.25%) MS Office
3 23 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) assyst
2 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.098%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.28%) IaaS
3 8 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.79%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.79%) SaaS
4 7 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (0.69%) PaaS
5 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.098%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.098%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 602 (59.25%) Firewall
2 255 (25.10%) WAN
3 237 (23.33%) LAN
4 223 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
5 190 (18.70%) VPN
6 178 (17.52%) OSPF
7 165 (16.24%) BGP
8 161 (15.85%) TCP/IP
9 135 (13.29%) DNS
10 116 (11.42%) Internet
10 116 (11.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 107 (10.53%) SSL
12 101 (9.94%) IPsec
13 95 (9.35%) MPLS
14 77 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 75 (7.38%) DHCP
16 70 (6.89%) Cisco IOS
17 68 (6.69%) Wireless
17 68 (6.69%) VLAN
18 59 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.77%) DB2
3 13 (1.28%) MySQL
4 11 (1.08%) Big Data
5 7 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.30%) SQLite
9 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.098%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.098%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (1.38%) JIRA
2 10 (0.98%) Subversion
2 10 (0.98%) Hudson
2 10 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.69%) MSI
5 5 (0.49%) RSpec
5 5 (0.49%) JUnit
6 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.098%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.098%) Moq
7 1 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.098%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.098%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (14.76%) Finance
2 128 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 57 (5.61%) Banking
4 42 (4.13%) Retail
5 21 (2.07%) Legal
6 18 (1.77%) Law
7 16 (1.57%) Games
8 13 (1.28%) Local Government
9 12 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.59%) Billing
11 5 (0.49%) German Language
11 5 (0.49%) Back Office
11 5 (0.49%) Publishing
11 5 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.30%) Marketing
13 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 326 (32.09%) Network Engineer
2 206 (20.28%) Security Engineer
3 169 (16.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 121 (11.91%) Analyst
5 112 (11.02%) Consultant
6 99 (9.74%) Architect
7 76 (7.48%) Security Consultant
8 69 (6.79%) Security Analyst
9 66 (6.50%) Network Consultant
10 63 (6.20%) Security Specialist
11 51 (5.02%) Security Architect
12 50 (4.92%) Network Security Consultant
13 48 (4.72%) Network Architect
14 43 (4.23%) Network Analyst
15 40 (3.94%) Network Specialist
16 36 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 36 (3.54%) Design Engineer
17 34 (3.35%) Network Support
18 32 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 32 (3.15%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.46%) Web Services
2 21 (2.07%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.18%) Middleware
4 11 (1.08%) HTML
5 8 (0.79%) LAMP
5 8 (0.79%) CSS
5 8 (0.79%) WAP
5 8 (0.79%) HTML5
5 8 (0.79%) JSON
5 8 (0.79%) Drools
6 6 (0.59%) .NET
7 5 (0.49%) OAuth
7 5 (0.49%) OpenID
7 5 (0.49%) SAML
8 4 (0.39%) XML
9 2 (0.20%) J2EE
9 2 (0.20%) RESTful
9 2 (0.20%) GTK+
9 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.20%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.56%) Cryptography
4 25 (2.46%) PKI
5 22 (2.17%) SecurID
6 20 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.98%) Clustering
12 9 (0.89%) Online Games
12 9 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.89%) NHS
13 8 (0.79%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.79%) Statistics
13 8 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.79%) Open Source
14 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 201 (19.78%) Windows
2 147 (14.47%) Linux
3 91 (8.96%) UNIX
4 48 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (2.36%) Solaris
6 20 (1.97%) CentOS
6 20 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.97%) AIX
7 17 (1.67%) Android
8 16 (1.57%) SUSE
8 16 (1.57%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 15 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.08%) Debian
11 10 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (13.98%) ITIL
2 134 (13.19%) Load Balancing
3 122 (12.01%) Information Security
4 105 (10.33%) Network Design
5 89 (8.76%) Network Management
6 60 (5.91%) Migration
7 52 (5.12%) Network Architecture
8 51 (5.02%) Service Management
8 51 (5.02%) Project Management
9 49 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
10 48 (4.72%) Cyber Security
10 48 (4.72%) Penetration Testing
11 47 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
12 44 (4.33%) E-Commerce
13 43 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (4.23%) Validation
14 41 (4.04%) Change Management
14 41 (4.04%) Security Architecture
15 40 (3.94%) Risk Assessment
16 39 (3.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (5.91%) SQL
2 30 (2.95%) Java
3 28 (2.76%) Perl
4 27 (2.66%) C
5 24 (2.36%) Python
6 17 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.57%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.48%) Ruby
9 14 (1.38%) C++
9 14 (1.38%) PHP
10 13 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.18%) VBScript
12 9 (0.89%) VB
13 7 (0.69%) Tcl
14 5 (0.49%) C#
14 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.30%) Golang
16 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.20%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 303 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (21.56%) CCNP
3 174 (17.13%) Security Cleared
4 144 (14.17%) SC Cleared
5 130 (12.80%) CCNA
6 126 (12.40%) CISSP
7 64 (6.30%) Degree
8 59 (5.81%) CCIE
9 58 (5.71%) CCSE
10 48 (4.72%) CCSA
11 45 (4.43%) DV Cleared
12 35 (3.44%) CISM
13 29 (2.85%) CCDP
13 29 (2.85%) GIAC
14 28 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (2.76%) CCSP
15 24 (2.36%) MCSE
16 21 (2.07%) Check Point Certification
16 21 (2.07%) CEH
17 17 (1.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (5.61%) PCI DSS
3 37 (3.64%) SLA
4 21 (2.07%) QA
5 14 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.89%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.89%) COBIT
7 6 (0.59%) GPG13
8 4 (0.39%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.098%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 93 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.63%) vSphere
4 34 (3.35%) ProxySG
5 22 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.67%) XenApp
7 17 (1.67%) FreeRADIUS
7 17 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.38%) Firmware
9 11 (1.08%) Snort
10 9 (0.89%) Nmap
11 8 (0.79%) Samba
11 8 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.69%) UAG
12 7 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.59%) Postfix
13 6 (0.59%) XenServer
13 6 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (3.35%) Puppet
2 25 (2.46%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.26%) Nessus
4 15 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
5 14 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
6 12 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.79%) OpenView
8 8 (0.79%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.79%) SCCM
8 8 (0.79%) Salt
9 7 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.59%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.59%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 5 (0.49%) SCOM
11 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 546 (53.74%) Cisco
2 329 (32.38%) CheckPoint
3 216 (21.26%) F5
4 210 (20.67%) Juniper
5 124 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 115 (11.32%) Blue Coat
7 107 (10.53%) VMware
8 99 (9.74%) Citrix
9 90 (8.86%) HP
10 54 (5.31%) Fortinet
11 49 (4.82%) McAfee
12 47 (4.63%) Oracle
13 40 (3.94%) Nokia
14 34 (3.35%) IBM
14 34 (3.35%) Red Hat
15 31 (3.05%) Sourcefire
16 28 (2.76%) Imperva
17 25 (2.46%) Websense
17 25 (2.46%) SolarWinds
17 25 (2.46%) Tufin
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £519.13 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Incisive Media
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: From £430 to £500 per day EXcellent salary + variable + excellent bene
Posted: 5 days ago