The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 50 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.41% 1.52% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 7.29% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
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£350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
Network Security
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 96 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.14% 20.78% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 53
Average daily rate £338 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 6
Average hourly rate £26.75 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.25 £32.14 £29.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Essex region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Essex region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) Citrix
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) DNS
5 7 (63.64%) CCNP
5 7 (63.64%) DHCP
6 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
6 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (54.55%) F5
7 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
7 5 (45.45%) DMVPN
7 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (45.45%) Infoblox
7 5 (45.45%) Imperva
7 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
7 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
7 5 (45.45%) CCSE
7 5 (45.45%) BIG-IP
7 5 (45.45%) BGP
7 5 (45.45%) NetScreen
7 5 (45.45%) OSPF
7 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
7 5 (45.45%) Linux
8 4 (36.36%) Information Security
9 3 (27.27%) Qualys

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 7 (63.64%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (45.45%) DMVPN
4 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (45.45%) BIG-IP
4 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) NetScreen
4 5 (45.45%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 1 (9.09%) VPN
7 1 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Security Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Network Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
1 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Information Governance
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) CCSE
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 6 (54.55%) F5
5 5 (45.45%) Infoblox
5 5 (45.45%) Imperva
5 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
6 3 (27.27%) Qualys
6 3 (27.27%) ScanSafe
6 3 (27.27%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Dell
7 2 (18.18%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) TippingPoint
8 1 (9.09%) McAfee