The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Milton Keynes 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 59 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.67% 1.12% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 11.94% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£334 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.47% +23.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +12.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 67 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.56% 9.40% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 37
Average daily rate £330 £388 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £240 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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
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 30 July 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 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) CCNP
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) CCSA
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Network Management
5 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
6 2 (15.38%) Hyperic
6 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (15.38%) SNMP
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
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%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) TACACS
5 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security 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%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Security
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) CCSA
4 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CCDP
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CCSE
5 1 (7.69%) CCDA
5 1 (7.69%) CCIP
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Hyperic
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper