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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 227 267 300
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +33
Contract jobs citing Network Security 472 355 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.74% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 5.40% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 192 123
Average daily rate
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£408 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.70 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £12.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £38.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -26.07%
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
7863 6570 7874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.80% 13.66% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3670 3807
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 410 592
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +82 259 £425 +6.25% 64
South East -13 99 £388 +14.98% 35
West Midlands -12 26 £325 -13.90% 10
South West -19 25 £435 -1.69% 10
East of England -22 15 £375 -0.99% 7
Yorkshire -8 14 £438 +12.96% 9
North West -23 14 £400 +42.85% 14
North East - 9 £349 -
East Midlands -4 6 £400 - 3
Midlands - 3 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 553 (61.38%) Firewall
2 475 (52.72%) Cisco
3 292 (32.41%) CheckPoint
4 252 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
5 220 (24.42%) WAN
6 206 (22.86%) Juniper
7 205 (22.75%) LAN
8 199 (22.09%) CCNP
9 198 (21.98%) Windows
10 171 (18.98%) F5
11 164 (18.20%) Cisco ASA
12 154 (17.09%) VPN
13 150 (16.65%) Security Cleared
14 143 (15.87%) TCP/IP
15 134 (14.87%) OSPF
16 132 (14.65%) Linux
16 132 (14.65%) Finance
17 128 (14.21%) SC Cleared
18 126 (13.98%) BGP
19 122 (13.54%) Information Security
20 121 (13.43%) Blue Coat
20 121 (13.43%) ITIL
21 116 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
22 113 (12.54%) CISSP
23 112 (12.43%) DNS
24 103 (11.43%) Load Balancing
25 102 (11.32%) VMware
26 96 (10.65%) CCNA
27 95 (10.54%) HP
28 94 (10.43%) Telecoms

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 38 (4.22%) Apache
2 27 (3.00%) IIS
3 23 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.55%) nginx
5 11 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.00%) Confluence
6 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.00%) MediaWiki
7 7 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.67%) Lync
9 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 39 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.00%) MS Office
3 19 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.44%) assyst
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.00%) IaaS
3 6 (0.67%) SaaS
4 5 (0.55%) PaaS
4 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.33%) Route 53
7 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 553 (61.38%) Firewall
2 220 (24.42%) WAN
3 205 (22.75%) LAN
4 164 (18.20%) Cisco ASA
5 154 (17.09%) VPN
6 143 (15.87%) TCP/IP
7 134 (14.87%) OSPF
8 126 (13.98%) BGP
9 116 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 112 (12.43%) DNS
11 82 (9.10%) Internet
12 80 (8.88%) SSL
13 75 (8.32%) IPsec
14 68 (7.55%) VLAN
15 65 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
16 64 (7.10%) Wireless
16 64 (7.10%) MPLS
17 60 (6.66%) DHCP
17 60 (6.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 55 (6.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.89%) DB2
3 15 (1.66%) MySQL
4 12 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.78%) Big Data
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.33%) SQLite
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.22%) IDOL
11 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (1.55%) Hudson
1 14 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.44%) Subversion
3 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.00%) JIRA
5 5 (0.55%) MSI
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.11%) Moq
8 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 132 (14.65%) Finance
2 94 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 65 (7.21%) Banking
4 43 (4.77%) Retail
5 21 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.11%) Law
7 17 (1.89%) Legal
8 14 (1.55%) Local Government
9 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.89%) Publishing
12 6 (0.67%) German Language
13 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.44%) Back Office
13 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.33%) Billing
14 3 (0.33%) Military
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 270 (29.97%) Network Engineer
2 201 (22.31%) Security Engineer
3 152 (16.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 113 (12.54%) Analyst
5 108 (11.99%) Consultant
6 95 (10.54%) Architect
7 73 (8.10%) Security Consultant
8 72 (7.99%) Security Analyst
9 66 (7.33%) Network Consultant
10 54 (5.99%) Security Specialist
11 50 (5.55%) Security Architect
12 48 (5.33%) Network Security Consultant
13 44 (4.88%) Network Architect
14 41 (4.55%) Network Analyst
15 40 (4.44%) Network Specialist
16 31 (3.44%) Project Manager
16 31 (3.44%) Firewall Engineer
17 28 (3.11%) Network Security Analyst
17 28 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.00%) Web Services
2 14 (1.55%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.33%) Middleware
3 12 (1.33%) LAMP
4 8 (0.89%) HTML
5 7 (0.78%) .NET
5 7 (0.78%) HTML5
6 6 (0.67%) JSON
7 5 (0.55%) WAP
8 3 (0.33%) XML
8 3 (0.33%) REST
8 3 (0.33%) Drools
9 2 (0.22%) CSS
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.22%) Lucene
9 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.11%) LINQ
10 1 (0.11%) SAML
10 1 (0.11%) JSP
10 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.33%) Management Information System
2 47 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.11%) Cryptography
3 19 (2.11%) PKI
4 16 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 12 (1.33%) SecurID
5 12 (1.33%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.22%) Clustering
7 10 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.00%) Open Source
8 9 (1.00%) Statistics
8 9 (1.00%) Wiki
9 8 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.78%) Replication
10 7 (0.78%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.67%) CESG
11 6 (0.67%) GIS
12 5 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 198 (21.98%) Windows
2 132 (14.65%) Linux
3 84 (9.32%) UNIX
4 60 (6.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (2.66%) Solaris
6 18 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.78%) Android
7 16 (1.78%) AIX
8 15 (1.66%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.66%) Debian
9 14 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (1.55%) CentOS
9 14 (1.55%) SUSE
10 10 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (13.54%) Information Security
2 121 (13.43%) ITIL
3 103 (11.43%) Load Balancing
4 83 (9.21%) Network Design
5 79 (8.77%) Network Management
6 53 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 52 (5.77%) Migration
8 51 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
8 51 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 50 (5.55%) Project Management
10 44 (4.88%) Service Management
11 42 (4.66%) Change Control
12 41 (4.55%) Cyber Security
12 41 (4.55%) Risk Management
13 39 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
14 37 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
14 37 (4.11%) E-Commerce
15 36 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
16 35 (3.88%) Incident Management
17 34 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.99%) SQL
2 33 (3.66%) Perl
3 26 (2.89%) C
4 25 (2.77%) Java
5 17 (1.89%) Python
5 17 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 16 (1.78%) Ruby
7 15 (1.66%) PHP
8 14 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.22%) C++
10 10 (1.11%) VBScript
11 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.78%) Tcl
13 6 (0.67%) VB
14 4 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.33%) Golang
16 2 (0.22%) Lisp
16 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
17 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 252 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (22.09%) CCNP
3 150 (16.65%) Security Cleared
4 128 (14.21%) SC Cleared
5 113 (12.54%) CISSP
6 96 (10.65%) CCNA
7 67 (7.44%) CCSE
8 53 (5.88%) CCIE
9 44 (4.88%) Degree
10 41 (4.55%) CCSA
11 36 (4.00%) DV Cleared
12 31 (3.44%) CISM
13 30 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (3.22%) GIAC
15 28 (3.11%) MCSE
16 26 (2.89%) CCSP
17 25 (2.77%) Check Point Certification
18 22 (2.44%) CCDP
19 18 (2.00%) CEH
20 15 (1.66%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.44%) QA
4 17 (1.89%) SLA
5 13 (1.44%) COBIT
6 10 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.00%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.44%) GPG13
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 82 (9.10%) Active Directory
2 69 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.11%) vSphere
4 33 (3.66%) ProxySG
5 26 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.55%) FreeRADIUS
7 13 (1.44%) XenApp
8 11 (1.22%) Samba
9 10 (1.11%) Firmware
9 10 (1.11%) Snort
10 9 (1.00%) XenServer
10 9 (1.00%) Postfix
11 8 (0.89%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.89%) Nmap
12 7 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.78%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.78%) UAG
13 4 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (2.89%) FortiGate
2 19 (2.11%) Puppet
3 16 (1.78%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (1.55%) Nessus
5 11 (1.22%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
7 8 (0.89%) SCCM
8 7 (0.78%) OpenView
8 7 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.55%) SCOM
10 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 475 (52.72%) Cisco
2 292 (32.41%) CheckPoint
3 206 (22.86%) Juniper
4 171 (18.98%) F5
5 121 (13.43%) Blue Coat
6 102 (11.32%) VMware
7 95 (10.54%) HP
8 90 (9.99%) Microsoft
9 83 (9.21%) Citrix
10 44 (4.88%) McAfee
11 42 (4.66%) Fortinet
12 38 (4.22%) Nokia
12 38 (4.22%) IBM
13 34 (3.77%) Oracle
14 30 (3.33%) Websense
15 29 (3.22%) Sourcefire
16 28 (3.11%) Red Hat
17 22 (2.44%) Imperva
18 20 (2.22%) TippingPoint
18 20 (2.22%) Infoblox
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