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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 198 245 234
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 574 489 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 0.97% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.44% 6.77% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 300 318
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 10
Median hourly rate £28.56 £42.46 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.74% +17.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £22.28 £21.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +16.37%
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
6801 7219 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.33% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4120 4290 4372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 434 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +17 235 £475 +11.76% 57
South East +36 123 £401 -5.76% 19
East of England +21 49 £350 -12.50% 7
North West +5 45 £550 +36.22% 15
West Midlands +11 37 £400 -8.57% 19
Yorkshire +11 33 £390 -2.43% 15
South West +11 28 £413 +10.00% 12
North East -15 13 £324 -7.33% 2
East Midlands -6 10 £335 -16.25% 1
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 725 (54.43%) Firewall
2 585 (43.92%) Cisco
3 366 (27.48%) CheckPoint
4 341 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
5 315 (23.65%) LAN
6 293 (22.00%) WAN
7 244 (18.32%) CCNP
8 240 (18.02%) Data Centre
9 233 (17.49%) Juniper
10 215 (16.14%) Security Cleared
11 209 (15.69%) VPN
12 204 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
13 199 (14.94%) Windows
14 189 (14.19%) SC Cleared
15 186 (13.96%) Java
16 177 (13.29%) Finance
17 175 (13.14%) Microsoft
17 175 (13.14%) F5
18 174 (13.06%) Wireless
19 173 (12.99%) JavaScript
20 169 (12.69%) PHP
21 168 (12.61%) Palo Alto
22 165 (12.39%) CRM
23 164 (12.31%) Web Development
24 162 (12.16%) ERP
25 161 (12.09%) CCNA
26 159 (11.94%) Digital Media
27 157 (11.79%) Linux
28 153 (11.49%) Information Security
29 141 (10.59%) TCP/IP

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 47 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 21 (1.58%) Apache
3 17 (1.28%) IIS
4 16 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.98%) JBoss
8 10 (0.75%) CMS
9 9 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.60%) Confluence
10 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.60%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.53%) FileNet
11 7 (0.53%) nginx
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 63 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.10%) MS Office
2 28 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.38%) Magento
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.075%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.15%) Office 365
4 33 (2.48%) IaaS
5 25 (1.88%) PaaS
6 17 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.75%) SaaS
8 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.30%) G Suite
10 4 (0.30%) GitHub
10 4 (0.30%) Trello
10 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.075%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.075%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 725 (54.43%) Firewall
2 315 (23.65%) LAN
3 293 (22.00%) WAN
4 209 (15.69%) VPN
5 204 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
6 174 (13.06%) Wireless
7 141 (10.59%) TCP/IP
8 140 (10.51%) DNS
9 122 (9.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 108 (8.11%) SSL
11 101 (7.58%) DHCP
12 95 (7.13%) Internet
13 94 (7.06%) BGP
14 93 (6.98%) OSPF
15 84 (6.31%) VoIP
16 82 (6.16%) MPLS
17 77 (5.78%) Intrusion Detection
18 74 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
19 70 (5.26%) IPsec
20 61 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.63%) MySQL
3 13 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (0.83%) Big Data
5 9 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.38%) Cloudera CDH
7 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.38%) HBase
7 5 (0.38%) Informix
7 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.23%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.23%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.15%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.15%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.15%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.15%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 27 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.98%) JIRA
4 8 (0.60%) Subversion
4 8 (0.60%) Xcode
5 7 (0.53%) Grunt
5 7 (0.53%) gulp
5 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.30%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.23%) FxCop
8 3 (0.23%) Selenium
8 3 (0.23%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.15%) Hudson
9 2 (0.15%) Maven
9 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 177 (13.29%) Finance
2 70 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.05%) Retail
4 48 (3.60%) Banking
5 24 (1.80%) Legal
6 18 (1.35%) Law
7 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.90%) Marketing
8 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.75%) Games
10 7 (0.53%) Advertising
11 6 (0.45%) Automotive
12 5 (0.38%) Billing
12 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.15%) Military
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (28.60%) Network Engineer
2 240 (18.02%) Security Engineer
3 214 (16.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 210 (15.77%) Architect
5 134 (10.06%) Analyst
6 113 (8.48%) Consultant
7 108 (8.11%) Security Architect
8 106 (7.96%) Developer
9 96 (7.21%) Cisco Engineer
10 91 (6.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 88 (6.61%) Network Architect
12 78 (5.86%) Security Analyst
13 71 (5.33%) Security Consultant
14 58 (4.35%) Network Analyst
15 57 (4.28%) Network Security Architect
16 56 (4.20%) Firewall Engineer
17 53 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
18 47 (3.53%) Network Consultant
19 43 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
20 40 (3.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.73%) HTML
2 60 (4.50%) CSS
3 44 (3.30%) 802.1X
4 39 (2.93%) .NET
5 38 (2.85%) HTML5
6 36 (2.70%) Web Services
7 30 (2.25%) CSS3
8 28 (2.10%) jQuery
9 27 (2.03%) REST
10 21 (1.58%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.43%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.20%) Node.js
13 14 (1.05%) XML
14 13 (0.98%) RESTful
15 12 (0.90%) Regular Expression
16 11 (0.83%) Cocoa
16 11 (0.83%) LAMP
16 11 (0.83%) Middleware
17 10 (0.75%) .NET Framework
18 9 (0.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 240 (18.02%) Data Centre
2 159 (11.94%) Digital Media
3 79 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 54 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 43 (3.23%) PKI
6 43 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.65%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.35%) CESG
10 16 (1.20%) iPad
11 15 (1.13%) Clustering
12 14 (1.05%) User Experience
13 12 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.83%) DataPower
15 10 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.75%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.68%) Equities
16 9 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 199 (14.94%) Windows
2 157 (11.79%) Linux
3 89 (6.68%) Unix
4 77 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 14 (1.05%) CentOS
10 10 (0.75%) Android
11 9 (0.68%) SUSE
12 7 (0.53%) AIX
12 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.45%) Solaris
14 5 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (12.39%) CRM
2 164 (12.31%) Web Development
3 162 (12.16%) ERP
4 153 (11.49%) Information Security
5 138 (10.36%) ITIL
6 121 (9.08%) Load Balancing
7 116 (8.71%) SIEM
8 112 (8.41%) Network Management
9 104 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
10 99 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
11 93 (6.98%) Network Design
12 84 (6.31%) Migration
13 64 (4.80%) Change Management
14 61 (4.58%) Project Management
14 61 (4.58%) Security Operations
15 60 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (4.13%) Penetration Testing
16 55 (4.13%) Security Architecture
16 55 (4.13%) Vulnerability Management
17 53 (3.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 186 (13.96%) Java
2 173 (12.99%) JavaScript
3 169 (12.69%) PHP
4 76 (5.71%) SQL
5 35 (2.63%) C#
6 30 (2.25%) Python
7 26 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 25 (1.88%) Perl
9 21 (1.58%) Ruby
10 16 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.75%) C
12 10 (0.75%) Scala
13 8 (0.60%) Apple Swift
13 8 (0.60%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.53%) C++
15 4 (0.30%) XAML
16 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.15%) AWK
17 2 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 341 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
2 244 (18.32%) CCNP
3 215 (16.14%) Security Cleared
4 189 (14.19%) SC Cleared
5 161 (12.09%) CCNA
6 125 (9.38%) CISSP
7 93 (6.98%) CCIE
8 66 (4.95%) CISM
9 56 (4.20%) CCSA
10 49 (3.68%) Degree
11 45 (3.38%) CCSE
12 36 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (2.55%) JNCIP
14 29 (2.18%) CCDP
14 29 (2.18%) JNCIS
15 23 (1.73%) CCSP
15 23 (1.73%) CISA
16 22 (1.65%) DV Cleared
17 21 (1.58%) JNCIA
18 20 (1.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.93%) PCI DSS
2 64 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.33%) QA
4 24 (1.80%) SLA
5 22 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.05%) COBIT
6 14 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.60%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.30%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.075%) Basel II
13 1 (0.075%) GPG13
13 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 140 (10.51%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.13%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.60%) Firmware
7 8 (0.60%) Snort
7 8 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.60%) vSphere
8 7 (0.53%) Docker
9 6 (0.45%) Xen
10 5 (0.38%) HDFS
10 5 (0.38%) KVM
10 5 (0.38%) vCloud
10 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.38%) XenServer
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.30%) XenApp
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (3.83%) FortiGate
2 50 (3.75%) Puppet
3 28 (2.10%) Nagios
4 27 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.80%) SCCM
6 20 (1.50%) SCOM
7 16 (1.20%) Nessus
8 11 (0.83%) Cacti
9 10 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (0.75%) Graphite
10 9 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 9 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.60%) WSUS
12 7 (0.53%) Ansible
12 7 (0.53%) EnCase
13 6 (0.45%) SmoothWall
14 5 (0.38%) Grafana
14 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 585 (43.92%) Cisco
2 366 (27.48%) CheckPoint
3 233 (17.49%) Juniper
4 175 (13.14%) F5
4 175 (13.14%) Microsoft
5 168 (12.61%) Palo Alto
6 114 (8.56%) VMware
7 93 (6.98%) Citrix
8 91 (6.83%) Fortinet
9 64 (4.80%) Blue Coat
10 62 (4.65%) Intel Security
11 46 (3.45%) Dell
11 46 (3.45%) HP
12 44 (3.30%) Red Hat
13 36 (2.70%) Riverbed
14 35 (2.63%) Sourcefire
15 33 (2.48%) Aruba
15 33 (2.48%) Oracle
16 31 (2.33%) Splunk
17 27 (2.03%) SolarWinds
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Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
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Networkers
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £400- £500 per day
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ComputAppoint
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