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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 56 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.42% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 3.61% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£306 £350 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +37.20%
Network Security
England

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
89 83 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.43% 12.79% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 26
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £368 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £14.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.45% -28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 3 £306 -12.50%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
2 8 (66.67%) F5
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) SSL
4 6 (50.00%) Network Design
4 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (50.00%) Time Management
4 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (41.67%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (41.67%) Network Management
5 5 (41.67%) Junos
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) FileNet
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (58.33%) SSL
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (41.67%) Junos
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (8.33%) SMS
7 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) DataPower
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) Network Design
1 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (41.67%) Network Management
2 5 (41.67%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
1 4 (33.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
1 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
2 8 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 8 (66.67%) F5
3 7 (58.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) Crossbeam
6 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 1 (8.33%) Axway
7 1 (8.33%) Informatica
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Sun
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (8.33%) Siebel