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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 169 211 247
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 766 591 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.12% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 7.89% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 331 276
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £397 £394
% change year-on-year
-5.54% +0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 6
Median hourly rate £41.75 £42.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +107.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.30 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +121.05%
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
7887 7492 7543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 14.14% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4355 4121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 468 428
Median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £47.83 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +28 285 £463 +8.18% 120
South East +55 201 £400 +3.22% 55
North West +48 75 £381 -2.24% 71
East of England +48 56 £340 -2.85% 33
West Midlands -4 49 £325 +1.96% 35
Yorkshire +11 47 £383 +9.42% 39
South West -34 28 £375 -16.66% 23
East Midlands -10 14 £300 -14.28% 40
North East -30 2 £250 -52.38% 3
South Coast - 1 £450 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 764 (48.66%) Firewall
2 642 (40.89%) Cisco
3 402 (25.61%) Java
4 395 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
5 384 (24.46%) CheckPoint
6 371 (23.63%) JavaScript
7 368 (23.44%) CRM
8 361 (22.99%) Web Development
9 360 (22.93%) ERP
10 358 (22.80%) PHP
10 358 (22.80%) Digital Media
11 342 (21.78%) WAN
12 321 (20.45%) LAN
13 280 (17.83%) CCNP
13 280 (17.83%) Data Centre
14 256 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
15 244 (15.54%) VPN
16 235 (14.97%) Windows
17 220 (14.01%) Juniper
18 216 (13.76%) Wireless
19 214 (13.63%) Finance
20 196 (12.48%) Security Cleared
21 193 (12.29%) Linux
21 193 (12.29%) TCP/IP
21 193 (12.29%) CCNA
22 188 (11.97%) Microsoft
23 181 (11.53%) F5
24 172 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
25 169 (10.76%) Active Directory
26 167 (10.64%) ITIL

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 46 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 31 (1.97%) Apache
4 20 (1.27%) JBoss
5 19 (1.21%) IIS
6 17 (1.08%) nginx
7 16 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.89%) Skype for Business
9 13 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.76%) Confluence
10 12 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 11 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.57%) NServiceBus
14 8 (0.51%) CMS
15 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 101 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.08%) MS Office
4 12 (0.76%) MS Project
5 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.064%) Houdini
8 1 (0.064%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Magento
3 7 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.064%) Eikon
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.064%) Primavera
7 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.82%) IaaS
4 49 (3.12%) Office 365
5 40 (2.55%) PaaS
6 20 (1.27%) SaaS
7 15 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.32%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.25%) Trello
10 4 (0.25%) Yammer
11 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.13%) GitHub
13 1 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 764 (48.66%) Firewall
2 342 (21.78%) WAN
3 321 (20.45%) LAN
4 256 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
5 244 (15.54%) VPN
6 216 (13.76%) Wireless
7 193 (12.29%) TCP/IP
8 137 (8.73%) DNS
9 132 (8.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 112 (7.13%) SSL
11 103 (6.56%) BGP
12 98 (6.24%) DHCP
13 95 (6.05%) OSPF
14 93 (5.92%) VoIP
15 85 (5.41%) Internet
16 82 (5.22%) IPsec
17 77 (4.90%) MPLS
18 69 (4.39%) VLAN
19 60 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
20 50 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.95%) MySQL
3 28 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (1.34%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.02%) OLAP
7 15 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.89%) Big Data
9 12 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.45%) DB2
14 7 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
15 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (3.69%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.53%) JIRA
4 20 (1.27%) Subversion
5 11 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.57%) gulp
7 8 (0.51%) FxCop
7 8 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.51%) StyleCop
7 8 (0.51%) Xcode
8 7 (0.45%) Grunt
8 7 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.38%) Maven
9 6 (0.38%) Selenium
10 4 (0.25%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.25%) Hudson
10 4 (0.25%) JUnit
10 4 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 214 (13.63%) Finance
2 106 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.82%) Retail
4 54 (3.44%) Banking
5 26 (1.66%) Legal
6 23 (1.46%) Marketing
7 17 (1.08%) Games
7 17 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.64%) German Language
9 9 (0.57%) French Language
10 7 (0.45%) Billing
11 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.32%) Law
11 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.25%) Advertising
12 4 (0.25%) Back Office
12 4 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 414 (26.37%) Network Engineer
2 235 (14.97%) Security Engineer
3 225 (14.33%) Architect
4 206 (13.12%) Developer
5 203 (12.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 139 (8.85%) Consultant
7 132 (8.41%) Analyst
8 120 (7.64%) Security Architect
9 102 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
10 100 (6.37%) Security Consultant
11 95 (6.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 76 (4.84%) Network Architect
13 73 (4.65%) Firewall Engineer
14 71 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
15 66 (4.20%) Security Analyst
16 59 (3.76%) Project Manager
17 56 (3.57%) Network Analyst
18 55 (3.50%) Network Security Architect
19 53 (3.38%) Network Consultant
20 52 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (7.64%) HTML
2 109 (6.94%) CSS
3 84 (5.35%) .NET
4 69 (4.39%) HTML5
5 49 (3.12%) CSS3
5 49 (3.12%) jQuery
6 48 (3.06%) 802.1X
6 48 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 42 (2.68%) Web Services
8 38 (2.42%) REST
9 32 (2.04%) ASP.NET
10 29 (1.85%) Node.js
11 25 (1.59%) JSON
11 25 (1.59%) RESTful
12 23 (1.46%) J2EE
13 22 (1.40%) Middleware
14 20 (1.27%) LAMP
14 20 (1.27%) XML
15 19 (1.21%) .NET Framework
16 18 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 358 (22.80%) Digital Media
2 280 (17.83%) Data Centre
3 76 (4.84%) PKI
4 71 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (1.46%) User Experience
10 21 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.21%) Clustering
12 17 (1.08%) iPad
13 15 (0.96%) CESG
14 14 (0.89%) Replication
15 13 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.70%) Cryptography
17 11 (0.70%) Private Cloud
18 10 (0.64%) DataPower
19 9 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 235 (14.97%) Windows
2 193 (12.29%) Linux
3 122 (7.77%) Unix
4 106 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.34%) VMS
9 19 (1.21%) Solaris
10 17 (1.08%) CentOS
11 16 (1.02%) AIX
12 12 (0.76%) Android
12 12 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.76%) Windows Phone
13 10 (0.64%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.45%) Debian
16 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (23.44%) CRM
2 361 (22.99%) Web Development
3 360 (22.93%) ERP
4 172 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (10.64%) ITIL
6 147 (9.36%) SIEM
7 136 (8.66%) Load Balancing
8 126 (8.03%) Migration
9 119 (7.58%) Information Security
10 111 (7.07%) Network Design
11 94 (5.99%) Network Management
12 88 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 85 (5.41%) DevOps
14 80 (5.10%) Project Management
15 77 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
16 76 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
17 73 (4.65%) Vulnerability Management
18 72 (4.59%) E-Commerce
19 63 (4.01%) High Availability
20 62 (3.95%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 402 (25.61%) Java
2 371 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 358 (22.80%) PHP
4 116 (7.39%) SQL
5 66 (4.20%) C#
6 43 (2.74%) Perl
7 37 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 35 (2.23%) Python
9 32 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.34%) Ruby
11 19 (1.21%) Scala
12 12 (0.76%) Apple Swift
12 12 (0.76%) Objective-C
13 11 (0.70%) C
14 10 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.57%) C++
16 8 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.32%) VB.NET
19 3 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 395 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
2 280 (17.83%) CCNP
3 196 (12.48%) Security Cleared
4 193 (12.29%) CCNA
5 150 (9.55%) SC Cleared
6 146 (9.30%) CISSP
7 95 (6.05%) CCIE
8 82 (5.22%) Degree
9 71 (4.52%) CISM
10 60 (3.82%) CCSE
11 54 (3.44%) CCSA
12 38 (2.42%) CCDP
13 35 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (2.17%) DV Cleared
15 27 (1.72%) JNCIS
16 23 (1.46%) CISA
17 22 (1.40%) JNCIA
17 22 (1.40%) JNCIP
18 21 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
19 19 (1.21%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (4.14%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.42%) SLA
4 24 (1.53%) QA
5 23 (1.46%) COBIT
6 10 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.064%) Basel II
11 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.064%) GPG13
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.064%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.064%) PMBOK
System Software
1 169 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.15%) Docker
5 18 (1.15%) vSphere
6 17 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (1.02%) KVM
7 16 (1.02%) Samba
8 14 (0.89%) Xen
9 13 (0.83%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.83%) UAG
9 13 (0.83%) XenApp
10 11 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.57%) Snort
13 8 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.38%) NFS
15 5 (0.32%) vCloud
16 4 (0.25%) iptables
Systems Management
1 81 (5.16%) Puppet
2 65 (4.14%) FortiGate
3 47 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (2.29%) SCOM
5 35 (2.23%) Nagios
6 19 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (1.15%) SCCM
8 17 (1.08%) Cacti
8 17 (1.08%) Nessus
9 16 (1.02%) SmoothWall
10 12 (0.76%) Graphite
11 11 (0.70%) Ganglia
11 11 (0.70%) StatsD
11 11 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.64%) SmokePing
13 9 (0.57%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
14 8 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 642 (40.89%) Cisco
2 384 (24.46%) CheckPoint
3 220 (14.01%) Juniper
4 188 (11.97%) Microsoft
5 181 (11.53%) F5
6 150 (9.55%) Palo Alto
7 125 (7.96%) VMware
8 99 (6.31%) Citrix
9 83 (5.29%) Fortinet
10 69 (4.39%) Oracle
11 68 (4.33%) Intel Security
12 54 (3.44%) HP
13 53 (3.38%) Blue Coat
14 47 (2.99%) Red Hat
15 40 (2.55%) Aruba
15 40 (2.55%) Splunk
16 39 (2.48%) SolarWinds
16 39 (2.48%) Symantec
17 34 (2.17%) Dell
18 33 (2.10%) IBM
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