The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 56 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.95% 1.32% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 12.82% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£338 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 78 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.26% 10.29% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 42
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £238 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £22.50
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 Milton Keynes

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) CCSA
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Network Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (15.38%) Hyperic
6 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) SCCM
6 2 (15.38%) SCOM
6 2 (15.38%) CCDP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) TACACS
5 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
2 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Security
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) CCSA
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CCDP
3 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) CCIP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (15.38%) Hyperic
1 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) SumTotal
4 1 (7.69%) Saba