The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 52 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.62% 0.86% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 4.58% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£328 £278 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.01% -18.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
203 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.32% 18.85% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 31
Average daily rate £325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.86 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.40% +36.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Watford -2 2 £275 +6.28% 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £475 -
Royston - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £310 -
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) F5
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) CCDP
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Network Design
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) Apache
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) CISSP
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
8 2 (13.33%) Security Management
8 2 (13.33%) CISM
8 2 (13.33%) Banking

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) DSL
4 1 (6.67%) TACACS
4 1 (6.67%) NetScreen
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
2 2 (13.33%) Security Management
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Kanban
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNP
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCDP
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Xen
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) RANCID
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
5 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft