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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 56 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 0.52% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.19% 5.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£282 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
108 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.86% 9.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 19
Average daily rate £294 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 -2 11 £282 -16.44% 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Juniper
2 11 (73.33%) HP
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 8 (53.33%) SSL
4 8 (53.33%) TippingPoint
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) F5
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (46.67%) Cryptography
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco
5 7 (46.67%) McAfee
6 5 (33.33%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (33.33%) Service Management
6 5 (33.33%) Time Management
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (26.67%) Network Management
7 4 (26.67%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (20.00%) JBoss
1 3 (20.00%) FileNet
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) SSL
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (26.67%) Junos
6 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) LDAP
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Build Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Cryptography
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) DataPower
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) AIX
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Network Design
1 5 (33.33%) Service Management
1 5 (33.33%) Time Management
1 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) CISMP
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 3 (20.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Juniper
1 11 (73.33%) HP
1 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 8 (53.33%) TippingPoint
3 7 (46.67%) F5
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) McAfee
4 3 (20.00%) Siebel
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Sun
4 3 (20.00%) Informatica
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Axway
4 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) Crossbeam