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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 48 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.58% 1.78% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 10.00% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
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
69 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.45% 17.82% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 43
Average daily rate £438 £275 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -31.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £184 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) OSPF
3 9 (45.00%) BGP
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) SSL
5 7 (35.00%) FTP
5 7 (35.00%) VPN
5 7 (35.00%) LAN
5 7 (35.00%) WAN
5 7 (35.00%) SMTP
5 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (35.00%) IPsec
5 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (35.00%) IMAP
6 6 (30.00%) MPLS
6 6 (30.00%) VoIP
6 6 (30.00%) LDAP
6 6 (30.00%) Unix
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
7 4 (20.00%) Internet
7 4 (20.00%) Juniper
7 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) BGP
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) OSPF
3 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
3 7 (35.00%) FTP
3 7 (35.00%) IMAP
3 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (35.00%) IPsec
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) SMTP
3 7 (35.00%) SSL
3 7 (35.00%) VPN
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) LDAP
4 6 (30.00%) MPLS
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Development Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (15.00%) PMP
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) RHCE
6 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Nessus
2 1 (5.00%) QRadar
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
1 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Imperva
4 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds