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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 190 250 302
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +52
Contract jobs citing Network Security 571 397 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.80% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 6.03% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 221 110
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £266 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £384 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £15.75 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £72.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.38 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+56.42% -13.10%
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
7505 6585 6638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.26% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3550 3419
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 368 539
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 216 £350 -9.67% 56
South East +19 139 £350 -3.44% 51
North West +11 62 £325 -7.14% 18
West Midlands +31 47 £400 - 3
East of England +31 39 £388 -3.12% 5
South West +5 27 £425 - 12
Yorkshire -24 21 £375 -6.36% 9
East Midlands +7 13 £400 -27.27% 3
North East -1 6 £265 -24.28%
Midlands +3 1 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 607 (55.23%) Cisco
2 578 (52.59%) Firewall
3 371 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
4 335 (30.48%) CheckPoint
5 275 (25.02%) Cisco ASA
6 262 (23.84%) WAN
7 247 (22.47%) Juniper
8 242 (22.02%) CCNP
9 225 (20.47%) VPN
9 225 (20.47%) LAN
10 221 (20.11%) F5
11 216 (19.65%) Finance
12 213 (19.38%) Citrix
13 209 (19.02%) Windows
14 204 (18.56%) Linux
15 193 (17.56%) OSPF
16 190 (17.29%) BGP
17 179 (16.29%) Load Balancing
18 175 (15.92%) ITIL
19 160 (14.56%) DNS
20 157 (14.29%) VMware
21 137 (12.47%) Security Cleared
22 135 (12.28%) Blue Coat
23 132 (12.01%) MPLS
24 131 (11.92%) CCNA
25 130 (11.83%) TCP/IP
26 128 (11.65%) Wireless
27 125 (11.37%) SSL
28 123 (11.19%) Microsoft
29 119 (10.83%) IPsec

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 69 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.82%) IIS
3 36 (3.28%) Apache
4 34 (3.09%) Confluence
5 14 (1.27%) MediaWiki
6 13 (1.18%) nginx
7 12 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.82%) Lync
10 8 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.64%) CMS
12 4 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.27%) JBoss
13 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 52 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.82%) MS Office
3 19 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) RMDS
2 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.091%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.091%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (1.64%) PaaS
4 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.36%) SaaS
6 14 (1.27%) IaaS
7 13 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.45%) Office 365
9 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.27%) Route 53
12 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 578 (52.59%) Firewall
2 275 (25.02%) Cisco ASA
3 262 (23.84%) WAN
4 225 (20.47%) LAN
4 225 (20.47%) VPN
5 193 (17.56%) OSPF
6 190 (17.29%) BGP
7 160 (14.56%) DNS
8 132 (12.01%) MPLS
9 130 (11.83%) TCP/IP
10 128 (11.65%) Wireless
11 125 (11.37%) SSL
12 119 (10.83%) IPsec
13 105 (9.55%) Internet
14 101 (9.19%) DHCP
15 95 (8.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 93 (8.46%) Cisco IOS
17 87 (7.92%) VoIP
18 86 (7.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 80 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.91%) Big Data
3 20 (1.82%) MySQL
4 17 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.82%) DB2
8 8 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.27%) HBase
11 3 (0.27%) Redis
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.18%) MS Access
13 1 (0.091%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (3.09%) JIRA
2 23 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.64%) Hudson
4 15 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.27%) Subversion
6 6 (0.55%) JUnit
7 5 (0.45%) MSI
8 3 (0.27%) RSpec
9 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.18%) Maven
10 1 (0.091%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.091%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.091%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 216 (19.65%) Finance
2 87 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.64%) Banking
4 30 (2.73%) Games
5 17 (1.55%) Multimedia
6 15 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.18%) Retail
8 10 (0.91%) Billing
8 10 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.82%) Marketing
10 8 (0.73%) Legal
10 8 (0.73%) Publishing
11 6 (0.55%) Law
12 5 (0.45%) Automotive
12 5 (0.45%) Back Office
12 5 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 361 (32.85%) Network Engineer
2 207 (18.84%) Security Engineer
3 173 (15.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 129 (11.74%) Analyst
5 106 (9.65%) Consultant
6 100 (9.10%) Architect
7 71 (6.46%) Security Consultant
7 71 (6.46%) Security Analyst
8 61 (5.55%) Security Specialist
9 59 (5.37%) Network Consultant
9 59 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 54 (4.91%) Network Security Consultant
11 48 (4.37%) Network Analyst
12 47 (4.28%) Network Specialist
13 44 (4.00%) Network Security Specialist
14 43 (3.91%) Network Support
15 41 (3.73%) Design Engineer
16 35 (3.18%) Support Engineer
16 35 (3.18%) Security Architect
16 35 (3.18%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.73%) Web Services
2 18 (1.64%) CSS
3 16 (1.46%) HTML
4 10 (0.91%) Middleware
5 9 (0.82%) .NET
6 8 (0.73%) Rendezvous
6 8 (0.73%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.64%) LAMP
8 5 (0.45%) Drools
8 5 (0.45%) OAuth
8 5 (0.45%) OpenID
8 5 (0.45%) SAML
8 5 (0.45%) XML
9 4 (0.36%) Kafka
9 4 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.36%) GTK+
10 3 (0.27%) HTML5
10 3 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.27%) JSON
10 3 (0.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.46%) PKI
3 41 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.37%) Thin Client
4 37 (3.37%) Fat Client
5 33 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.73%) Clustering
7 24 (2.18%) Cryptography
8 22 (2.00%) SecurID
9 15 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.27%) Wiki
10 14 (1.27%) Online Games
11 13 (1.18%) Replication
12 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.00%) NHS
12 11 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.00%) Open Source
12 11 (1.00%) Raspberry Pi
13 10 (0.91%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 209 (19.02%) Windows
2 204 (18.56%) Linux
3 75 (6.82%) UNIX
4 49 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.18%) CentOS
7 18 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.46%) AIX
9 15 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 14 (1.27%) Solaris
10 14 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.18%) Debian
12 8 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.64%) SUSE
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.45%) zOS
15 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (16.29%) Load Balancing
2 175 (15.92%) ITIL
3 109 (9.92%) Migration
4 78 (7.10%) Information Security
4 78 (7.10%) Network Design
4 78 (7.10%) DevOps
5 72 (6.55%) Service Management
6 69 (6.28%) Network Management
7 67 (6.10%) E-Commerce
8 57 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
9 53 (4.82%) SIEM
10 49 (4.46%) Project Management
10 49 (4.46%) Network Monitoring
11 44 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
12 43 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (3.73%) Change Management
13 41 (3.73%) Time Management
14 38 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (3.37%) Service Delivery
15 37 (3.37%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (6.37%) SQL
2 46 (4.19%) Java
3 37 (3.37%) C
4 27 (2.46%) Perl
4 27 (2.46%) Ruby
5 22 (2.00%) Python
6 21 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.27%) PHP
8 13 (1.18%) C#
8 13 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.82%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.73%) C++
11 6 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.55%) VB
12 4 (0.36%) VBScript
12 4 (0.36%) Scala
12 4 (0.36%) Go
13 3 (0.27%) Tcl
14 2 (0.18%) Groovy
15 1 (0.091%) JCL
Qualifications
1 371 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (22.02%) CCNP
3 137 (12.47%) Security Cleared
4 131 (11.92%) CCNA
5 112 (10.19%) CISSP
6 91 (8.28%) SC Cleared
7 90 (8.19%) Degree
8 67 (6.10%) CCIE
9 64 (5.82%) CCSE
10 35 (3.18%) CCSA
11 32 (2.91%) CISM
12 30 (2.73%) DV Cleared
13 29 (2.64%) CCDP
14 27 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.73%) CCSP
16 18 (1.64%) CISMP
17 15 (1.36%) CISA
18 12 (1.09%) CCENT
19 10 (0.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (4.91%) PCI DSS
3 42 (3.82%) SLA
4 31 (2.82%) QA
5 11 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.64%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.45%) GPG13
8 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.18%) BS7799
9 2 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 111 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (9.74%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.91%) vSphere
4 30 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.82%) XenServer
6 15 (1.36%) Samba
6 15 (1.36%) iptables
7 14 (1.27%) ProxySG
7 14 (1.27%) Postfix
7 14 (1.27%) XenApp
8 13 (1.18%) Snort
9 10 (0.91%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.73%) Docker
11 7 (0.64%) vCloud
12 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.55%) Xen
12 6 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
13 5 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 70 (6.37%) Puppet
2 28 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.55%) RANCID
5 15 (1.36%) ZABBIX
5 15 (1.36%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (1.00%) Nessus
7 10 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (0.91%) Salt
7 10 (0.91%) Ansible
8 8 (0.73%) SCCM
8 8 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.73%) OpenView
9 6 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
10 5 (0.45%) SCOM
10 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 607 (55.23%) Cisco
2 335 (30.48%) CheckPoint
3 247 (22.47%) Juniper
4 221 (20.11%) F5
5 213 (19.38%) Citrix
6 157 (14.29%) VMware
7 135 (12.28%) Blue Coat
8 123 (11.19%) Microsoft
9 90 (8.19%) HP
10 70 (6.37%) Infoblox
11 69 (6.28%) SolarWinds
12 61 (5.55%) Oracle
13 58 (5.28%) Red Hat
14 47 (4.28%) Fortinet
15 39 (3.55%) McAfee
16 38 (3.46%) Imperva
17 33 (3.00%) Aruba
18 29 (2.64%) NetApp
19 27 (2.46%) IBM
20 26 (2.37%) Sourcefire
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Negotiable Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago