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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 201 234 274
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +40
Contract jobs citing Network Security 532 414 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.86% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 6.27% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 229 171
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £276 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £378 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.99% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.61% -51.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £14.00 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+177.65% -51.53%
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
7183 6601 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.79% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4114 3608 3363
Average daily rate £370 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 374 501
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +41 246 £375 -6.25% 52
South East -16 107 £390 +12.15% 40
North West 0 37 £325 -3.70% 8
South West -15 35 £450 +5.88% 9
West Midlands +23 33 £345 -8.00% 3
Yorkshire -6 31 £388 - 9
East of England -13 17 £350 +8.52% 9
North East -13 12 £315 -6.74% 1
East Midlands -7 10 £388 -3.12% 7
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 579 (52.68%) Firewall
2 577 (52.50%) Cisco
3 337 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
4 313 (28.48%) CheckPoint
5 279 (25.39%) WAN
6 264 (24.02%) Data Centre
7 246 (22.38%) Juniper
8 237 (21.57%) LAN
9 236 (21.47%) Finance
10 228 (20.75%) VPN
10 228 (20.75%) Windows
11 224 (20.38%) CCNP
12 220 (20.02%) Cisco ASA
13 210 (19.11%) Linux
14 196 (17.83%) Citrix
15 172 (15.65%) BGP
16 171 (15.56%) ITIL
17 167 (15.20%) Load Balancing
18 164 (14.92%) TCP/IP
19 161 (14.65%) DNS
19 161 (14.65%) F5
20 152 (13.83%) VMware
21 147 (13.38%) OSPF
22 142 (12.92%) Wireless
23 138 (12.56%) MPLS
24 136 (12.37%) CCNA
25 121 (11.01%) Blue Coat
26 120 (10.92%) Migration
27 117 (10.65%) Security Cleared
28 116 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 81 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.55%) IIS
3 38 (3.46%) Apache
4 27 (2.46%) Confluence
5 17 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.18%) Lync
8 11 (1.00%) MediaWiki
9 10 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.91%) nginx
10 9 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.64%) CMS
11 7 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.55%) Eucalyptus
13 5 (0.45%) JBoss
14 4 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 41 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.55%) MS Office
3 19 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.091%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) RMDS
2 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.27%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.091%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (1.91%) IaaS
5 20 (1.82%) SaaS
6 18 (1.64%) PaaS
7 16 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.91%) Office 365
9 3 (0.27%) Route 53
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.27%) Yammer
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 579 (52.68%) Firewall
2 279 (25.39%) WAN
3 237 (21.57%) LAN
4 228 (20.75%) VPN
5 220 (20.02%) Cisco ASA
6 172 (15.65%) BGP
7 164 (14.92%) TCP/IP
8 161 (14.65%) DNS
9 147 (13.38%) OSPF
10 142 (12.92%) Wireless
11 138 (12.56%) MPLS
12 116 (10.56%) SSL
13 114 (10.37%) IPsec
14 101 (9.19%) Internet
15 99 (9.01%) VoIP
16 87 (7.92%) Cisco IOS
17 84 (7.64%) DHCP
18 82 (7.46%) SAN
19 80 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
20 78 (7.10%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.46%) MySQL
3 20 (1.82%) Big Data
4 17 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.55%) Redis
9 5 (0.45%) DB2
10 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.27%) HBase
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.091%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.091%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.091%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.091%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) JIRA
2 21 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.27%) Hudson
5 11 (1.00%) Subversion
6 6 (0.55%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.36%) MSI
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
8 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.091%) Moq
9 1 (0.091%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.091%) GCC
9 1 (0.091%) JUnit
9 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.091%) AdminStudio
General
1 236 (21.47%) Finance
2 55 (5.00%) Banking
3 41 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.91%) Multimedia
5 18 (1.64%) Retail
6 17 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.18%) Billing
7 13 (1.18%) Games
8 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.82%) Publishing
9 8 (0.73%) Legal
10 6 (0.55%) Law
10 6 (0.55%) Marketing
11 5 (0.45%) Military
12 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Front Office
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 377 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 173 (15.74%) Security Engineer
3 144 (13.10%) Network Security Engineer
4 135 (12.28%) Analyst
5 99 (9.01%) Architect
6 91 (8.28%) Consultant
7 77 (7.01%) Security Analyst
8 62 (5.64%) Security Consultant
9 51 (4.64%) Network Consultant
9 51 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
10 50 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
11 47 (4.28%) Network Analyst
12 41 (3.73%) Support Engineer
13 39 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (3.46%) Firewall Engineer
15 37 (3.37%) Security Architect
16 35 (3.18%) Security Specialist
16 35 (3.18%) Network Support
17 34 (3.09%) Network Security Analyst
18 31 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.00%) Web Services
2 16 (1.46%) CSS
3 14 (1.27%) HTML
4 10 (0.91%) LAMP
5 9 (0.82%) Middleware
6 8 (0.73%) Rendezvous
6 8 (0.73%) .NET
6 8 (0.73%) Kafka
7 6 (0.55%) XMPP
8 5 (0.45%) XML
9 4 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.36%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.27%) Servlets
11 2 (0.18%) SOAP
11 2 (0.18%) JSP
11 2 (0.18%) MFC
11 2 (0.18%) Spring
11 2 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 264 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.28%) PKI
3 50 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 43 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 38 (3.46%) Clustering
7 30 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.82%) Cryptography
9 17 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.55%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.18%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.09%) Replication
12 12 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.00%) NHS
13 11 (1.00%) Wiki
14 10 (0.91%) SecurID
15 9 (0.82%) iPad
16 8 (0.73%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 228 (20.75%) Windows
2 210 (19.11%) Linux
3 85 (7.73%) UNIX
4 56 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.82%) CentOS
9 18 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.46%) Solaris
12 14 (1.27%) AIX
12 14 (1.27%) Debian
13 11 (1.00%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.91%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.55%) Android
16 5 (0.45%) zOS
16 5 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.36%) SUSE
18 3 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (15.56%) ITIL
2 167 (15.20%) Load Balancing
3 120 (10.92%) Migration
4 85 (7.73%) Network Management
5 81 (7.37%) Information Security
6 73 (6.64%) DevOps
7 68 (6.19%) Service Management
8 63 (5.73%) Kalman Filter
9 60 (5.46%) Project Management
10 59 (5.37%) Network Design
11 53 (4.82%) SIEM
12 51 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
13 49 (4.46%) E-Commerce
14 45 (4.09%) Service Delivery
15 44 (4.00%) Time Management
16 43 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
16 43 (3.91%) Cyber Security
17 42 (3.82%) Security Architecture
18 41 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
18 41 (3.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 79 (7.19%) SQL
2 43 (3.91%) Java
3 35 (3.18%) Perl
4 31 (2.82%) Ruby
5 27 (2.46%) C
6 20 (1.82%) Python
7 17 (1.55%) PHP
8 15 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.91%) VB
11 9 (0.82%) C#
11 9 (0.82%) C++
12 8 (0.73%) Scala
12 8 (0.73%) Go
13 7 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.45%) Tcl
14 5 (0.45%) VBScript
15 4 (0.36%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.18%) Groovy
17 1 (0.091%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 337 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (20.38%) CCNP
3 136 (12.37%) CCNA
4 117 (10.65%) Security Cleared
5 91 (8.28%) CISSP
6 75 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 74 (6.73%) CCIE
8 71 (6.46%) Degree
9 40 (3.64%) CISM
10 36 (3.28%) CCSE
11 33 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (2.64%) CCSA
13 23 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.91%) CCDP
14 21 (1.91%) DV Cleared
15 19 (1.73%) CISMP
15 19 (1.73%) CISA
16 14 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (1.27%) CCSP
17 13 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (3.64%) SLA
3 36 (3.28%) QA
4 33 (3.00%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.55%) COBIT
7 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) BS7799
9 1 (0.091%) GPG13
System Software
1 116 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (10.19%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.73%) Hyper-V
3 41 (3.73%) vSphere
4 20 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (1.73%) XenServer
6 17 (1.55%) Snort
7 14 (1.27%) XenApp
7 14 (1.27%) Docker
8 11 (1.00%) iptables
8 11 (1.00%) Postfix
8 11 (1.00%) Samba
9 10 (0.91%) vCloud
10 8 (0.73%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.73%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.55%) Xen
12 5 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.36%) Squid
13 4 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 67 (6.10%) Puppet
2 31 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 18 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.55%) RANCID
6 13 (1.18%) Ansible
7 12 (1.09%) ZABBIX
7 12 (1.09%) Nmap
8 11 (1.00%) Nagios
9 10 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
9 10 (0.91%) SCCM
9 10 (0.91%) SCOM
10 9 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.64%) Cacti
12 7 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.64%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.45%) Salt
13 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.45%) Icinga
Vendors
1 577 (52.50%) Cisco
2 313 (28.48%) CheckPoint
3 246 (22.38%) Juniper
4 196 (17.83%) Citrix
5 161 (14.65%) F5
6 152 (13.83%) VMware
7 121 (11.01%) Blue Coat
8 113 (10.28%) Microsoft
9 93 (8.46%) HP
10 90 (8.19%) SolarWinds
11 64 (5.82%) Red Hat
12 60 (5.46%) Oracle
12 60 (5.46%) Infoblox
13 44 (4.00%) Aruba
13 44 (4.00%) McAfee
14 39 (3.55%) IBM
15 31 (2.82%) NetApp
16 29 (2.64%) Sourcefire
17 28 (2.55%) Fortinet
18 26 (2.37%) Dell
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £42.46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day + Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Derbyshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 21 days ago