The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 58 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.60% 0.16% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 0.99% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£364 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £340 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £361
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +10.65%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 101 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.97% 16.40% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 51
Average daily rate £275 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Watford - 2 £364 - 3
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) CCSE
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) Data Security
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) CCSA
6 2 (20.00%) MPLS
6 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (10.00%) Multicast
6 1 (10.00%) Junos
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Data Security
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCSE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) Crossbeam
6 1 (10.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat