The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.49% - 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 32 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.84% 8.29% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 43
Average daily rate £347 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £24.25
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 the North East

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) McAfee
2 5 (83.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 5 (83.33%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Time Management
4 3 (50.00%) JSP 440
4 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (50.00%) Junos
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
1 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
1 5 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Budget Control
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Juniper
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
1 5 (83.33%) McAfee
1 5 (83.33%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint
2 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 2 (33.33%) Crossbeam