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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 221 205 279
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +74
Contract jobs citing Network Security 498 535 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.14% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 7.57% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 286 214
Average daily rate £419 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £519 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -24.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 218 £425 +3.03% 69
South East +2 120 £400 +8.10% 40
North West +9 50 £371 +9.19% 11
Yorkshire -12 32 £400 -0.12% 11
East of England +4 30 £594 +48.43% 13
South West -18 29 £350 -3.44% 8
West Midlands -44 9 £438 +6.38% 12
East Midlands -19 6 £400 - 3
Midlands - 2 £563 -
North East -23 1 - - 1
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 526 (52.76%) Firewall
2 518 (51.96%) Cisco
3 312 (31.29%) WAN
4 308 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
5 302 (30.29%) LAN
6 257 (25.78%) CheckPoint
7 239 (23.97%) Data Centre
8 230 (23.07%) CCNP
9 211 (21.16%) Finance
10 209 (20.96%) Windows
11 184 (18.46%) VPN
12 179 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
13 176 (17.65%) Juniper
14 170 (17.05%) F5
15 161 (16.15%) ITIL
16 150 (15.05%) Information Security
17 148 (14.84%) TCP/IP
18 137 (13.74%) CCNA
19 134 (13.44%) Linux
20 127 (12.74%) Microsoft
21 124 (12.44%) BGP
22 123 (12.34%) Security Cleared
23 118 (11.84%) CISSP
24 116 (11.63%) OSPF
25 115 (11.53%) Migration
26 114 (11.43%) DNS
27 113 (11.33%) MPLS
27 113 (11.33%) VMware
28 111 (11.13%) Wireless
29 109 (10.93%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 55 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.21%) IIS
2 22 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 19 (1.91%) JBoss
4 12 (1.20%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.00%) Apache
7 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.50%) Confluence
8 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.50%) Smallworld
9 4 (0.40%) nginx
10 3 (0.30%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.20%) CMS
11 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 36 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.31%) MS Office
3 21 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.30%) Relativity
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.11%) Office 365
4 16 (1.60%) IaaS
5 12 (1.20%) PaaS
6 11 (1.10%) SaaS
7 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 526 (52.76%) Firewall
2 312 (31.29%) WAN
3 302 (30.29%) LAN
4 184 (18.46%) VPN
5 179 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
6 148 (14.84%) TCP/IP
7 124 (12.44%) BGP
8 116 (11.63%) OSPF
9 114 (11.43%) DNS
10 113 (11.33%) MPLS
11 111 (11.13%) Wireless
12 101 (10.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 92 (9.23%) SSL
14 88 (8.83%) DHCP
15 83 (8.32%) Internet
16 72 (7.22%) VLAN
16 72 (7.22%) VoIP
17 70 (7.02%) EIGRP
17 70 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
18 66 (6.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.51%) MySQL
3 16 (1.60%) DB2
4 9 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.50%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.40%) Big Data
9 4 (0.40%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.20%) Redis
12 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.90%) Metasploit
4 9 (0.90%) Moq
5 6 (0.60%) JIRA
5 6 (0.60%) Subversion
5 6 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.50%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.30%) NUnit
7 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.20%) FxCop
8 2 (0.20%) Hudson
8 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.20%) StyleCop
8 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.10%) Ant
9 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 211 (21.16%) Finance
2 70 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 69 (6.92%) Banking
4 26 (2.61%) Retail
5 23 (2.31%) Legal
6 11 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.00%) Games
8 9 (0.90%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.80%) Law
10 7 (0.70%) Advertising
11 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.60%) Military
12 5 (0.50%) Automotive
12 5 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Billing
13 4 (0.40%) Local Government
13 4 (0.40%) Marketing
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 342 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 199 (19.96%) Security Engineer
3 168 (16.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 147 (14.74%) Architect
5 108 (10.83%) Analyst
6 91 (9.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 86 (8.63%) Consultant
8 85 (8.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 80 (8.02%) Security Architect
10 74 (7.42%) Security Analyst
11 64 (6.42%) Security Consultant
12 62 (6.22%) Senior Network Engineer
13 56 (5.62%) Network Architect
14 53 (5.32%) Network Analyst
15 41 (4.11%) Network Security Analyst
15 41 (4.11%) Network Security Architect
15 41 (4.11%) Project Manager
16 38 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
17 37 (3.71%) Firewall Engineer
18 33 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.51%) Web Services
2 25 (2.51%) 802.1X
3 19 (1.91%) Middleware
4 18 (1.81%) .NET
5 14 (1.40%) SOAP
6 10 (1.00%) XML
7 9 (0.90%) WCF
8 8 (0.80%) REST
9 6 (0.60%) COM
9 6 (0.60%) LINQ
9 6 (0.60%) NHibernate
9 6 (0.60%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.60%) STL
10 5 (0.50%) LAMP
11 4 (0.40%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.40%) JRuby
11 4 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.30%) Grails
12 3 (0.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 239 (23.97%) Data Centre
2 88 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.72%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.71%) Cryptography
4 37 (3.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 19 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.60%) CESG
9 14 (1.40%) PKI
10 13 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.00%) Clustering
11 10 (1.00%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.00%) Statistics
11 10 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.80%) SecurID
13 7 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 209 (20.96%) Windows
2 134 (13.44%) Linux
3 89 (8.93%) Unix
4 58 (5.82%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.30%) AIX
10 11 (1.10%) Solaris
11 9 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.80%) CentOS
12 8 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.80%) SUSE
13 6 (0.60%) Android
13 6 (0.60%) Debian
13 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.40%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (16.15%) ITIL
2 150 (15.05%) Information Security
3 115 (11.53%) Migration
4 93 (9.33%) Network Design
5 79 (7.92%) Load Balancing
6 77 (7.72%) Project Management
7 70 (7.02%) SIEM
8 62 (6.22%) Kalman Filter
8 62 (6.22%) Network Monitoring
9 56 (5.62%) Security Architecture
10 54 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (4.91%) Security Operations
12 48 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
13 45 (4.51%) Service Delivery
14 42 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (4.21%) Incident Management
15 41 (4.11%) Network Management
16 37 (3.71%) Risk Management
17 36 (3.61%) High Availability
17 36 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (4.61%) SQL
2 28 (2.81%) Java
3 18 (1.81%) Python
4 17 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 17 (1.71%) Ruby
5 16 (1.60%) Perl
6 15 (1.50%) C
7 12 (1.20%) C++
8 11 (1.10%) C#
9 5 (0.50%) Scala
10 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.40%) Lisp
10 4 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.20%) Go
12 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.10%) VB
12 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 308 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (23.07%) CCNP
3 137 (13.74%) CCNA
4 123 (12.34%) Security Cleared
5 118 (11.84%) CISSP
6 96 (9.63%) SC Cleared
7 68 (6.82%) CCIE
8 66 (6.62%) CCSE
9 61 (6.12%) Degree
10 59 (5.92%) CCSA
11 44 (4.41%) CISM
12 33 (3.31%) JNCIP
13 22 (2.21%) JNCIS
14 18 (1.81%) Check Point Certification
15 17 (1.71%) CCDP
15 17 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (1.60%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.60%) GIAC
16 16 (1.60%) JNCIA
17 15 (1.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (5.72%) PCI DSS
3 45 (4.51%) SLA
4 18 (1.81%) COBIT
5 10 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.80%) ISO27002
6 8 (0.80%) QA
7 6 (0.60%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.50%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.20%) COSO
10 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.10%) BS25999
11 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 86 (8.63%) Active Directory
1 86 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (3.71%) Hyper-V
3 33 (3.31%) vSphere
4 18 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.40%) ProxySG
6 9 (0.90%) Firmware
6 9 (0.90%) XenApp
6 9 (0.90%) XenServer
7 5 (0.50%) NFS
7 5 (0.50%) Snort
8 4 (0.40%) Docker
8 4 (0.40%) vCloud
8 4 (0.40%) Xen
9 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.30%) KVM
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.20%) Postfix
10 2 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (3.11%) FortiGate
2 28 (2.81%) Nessus
3 21 (2.11%) Puppet
4 16 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.50%) Nmap
6 13 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.30%) SCOM
7 12 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.00%) SCCM
9 9 (0.90%) Nagios
9 9 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.90%) QRadar
10 8 (0.80%) Proventia
11 7 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
12 6 (0.60%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.60%) MIMEsweeper
13 5 (0.50%) Ansible
13 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
14 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 518 (51.96%) Cisco
2 257 (25.78%) CheckPoint
3 176 (17.65%) Juniper
4 170 (17.05%) F5
5 127 (12.74%) Microsoft
6 113 (11.33%) VMware
7 109 (10.93%) Citrix
8 98 (9.83%) Blue Coat
9 93 (9.33%) Palo Alto
10 60 (6.02%) HP
11 51 (5.12%) Intel Security
12 48 (4.81%) Fortinet
13 41 (4.11%) Nokia
14 39 (3.91%) Oracle
15 32 (3.21%) SolarWinds
16 30 (3.01%) IBM
17 28 (2.81%) IronPort
17 28 (2.81%) NetApp
18 26 (2.61%) Symantec
19 24 (2.41%) Riverbed
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