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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 60 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.25% - 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% - 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Average daily rate
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£365 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 - £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
132 45 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.54% 12.06% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 18 30
Average daily rate £349 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £307 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.84 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014. 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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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 - 9 £365 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) Firewall
3 13 (76.47%) CheckPoint
3 13 (76.47%) McAfee
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 13 (76.47%) SSL
3 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 13 (76.47%) Cryptography
3 13 (76.47%) Network Design
3 13 (76.47%) Load Balancing
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 13 (76.47%) F5
4 12 (70.59%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (70.59%) HP
5 11 (64.71%) LAN
5 11 (64.71%) WAN
5 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (64.71%) WhatsUp Gold
5 11 (64.71%) Network Management
5 11 (64.71%) TippingPoint
5 11 (64.71%) Incident Management
5 11 (64.71%) Service Management
6 9 (52.94%) Service Delivery
6 9 (52.94%) QA
6 9 (52.94%) Time Management
6 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (52.94%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) DNS
2 13 (76.47%) SSL
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
2 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (64.71%) LAN
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (47.06%) SAN
4 8 (47.06%) Junos
5 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (11.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Network Design
1 13 (76.47%) Load Balancing
2 12 (70.59%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (64.71%) Network Management
3 11 (64.71%) Incident Management
3 11 (64.71%) Service Management
4 9 (52.94%) Service Delivery
4 9 (52.94%) Time Management
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 3 (17.65%) SIEM
6 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
2 8 (47.06%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 8 (47.06%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (35.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) CheckPoint
2 13 (76.47%) McAfee
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
2 13 (76.47%) F5
3 12 (70.59%) HP
4 11 (64.71%) TippingPoint
5 8 (47.06%) EMC
5 8 (47.06%) 3PAR
6 3 (17.65%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds