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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 65 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.94% - 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.51% - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£418 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.52% -40.93%
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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
127 27 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.05% 8.18% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 10 34
Average daily rate £348 £250 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.09% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 October 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Service Management
2 9 (90.00%) Cryptography
2 9 (90.00%) Incident Management
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Juniper
2 9 (90.00%) McAfee
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (90.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 9 (90.00%) Network Management
2 9 (90.00%) F5
2 9 (90.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (80.00%) SAN
3 8 (80.00%) HP
3 8 (80.00%) QA
3 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (70.00%) Network Design
4 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (70.00%) EMC
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) SSL
4 7 (70.00%) MS Office
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 7 (70.00%) MS Office
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (80.00%) SAN
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) SSL
4 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (70.00%) Junos
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Service Management
1 9 (90.00%) Incident Management
1 9 (90.00%) Network Management
1 9 (90.00%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Network Design
3 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) Budget Control
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (70.00%) vSphere
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) Juniper
1 9 (90.00%) McAfee
1 9 (90.00%) F5
2 8 (80.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) EMC
3 7 (70.00%) 3PAR
3 7 (70.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Crossbeam
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed