The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 40 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.30% 0.32% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 1.28% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -22.85%
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South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 78 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.31% 25.24% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 24
Average daily rate £363 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Data Security
1 1 (16.67%) Security Management
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba