The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 125 168 168
Rank change year-on-year
+43 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 139 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 4.90% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 30
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £308 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £112.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% +136.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +47.67%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 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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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
Berkshire +8 43 £363 - 10
Oxfordshire +17 35 £324 - 2
Surrey +20 34 £370 -25.62% 4
Hampshire -12 18 £325 -18.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £350 -5.40% 2
Kent - 2 - - 2
Middlesex +1 1 - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 128 (48.30%) Cisco
1 128 (48.30%) Firewall
2 83 (31.32%) CheckPoint
3 76 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (23.02%) Linux
5 59 (22.26%) LAN
6 56 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (20.75%) WAN
8 54 (20.38%) F5
9 53 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 53 (20.00%) OSPF
10 52 (19.62%) Juniper
11 51 (19.25%) Windows
12 47 (17.74%) VPN
12 47 (17.74%) CCNP
12 47 (17.74%) IPsec
13 46 (17.36%) SSL
14 45 (16.98%) Telecoms
15 44 (16.60%) CISSP
15 44 (16.60%) TCP/IP
16 43 (16.23%) ITIL
17 40 (15.09%) SC Cleared
18 34 (12.83%) Blue Coat
18 34 (12.83%) Internet
18 34 (12.83%) DevOps
19 33 (12.45%) Puppet
20 32 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
21 31 (11.70%) Degree
21 31 (11.70%) BGP
22 30 (11.32%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 15 (5.66%) Confluence
2 8 (3.02%) IIS
3 7 (2.64%) Apache
4 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.75%) Lync
5 2 (0.75%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.51%) MS Office
2 4 (1.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) RMDS
2 3 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.51%) IaaS
5 3 (1.13%) SaaS
5 3 (1.13%) PaaS
5 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 128 (48.30%) Firewall
2 59 (22.26%) LAN
3 56 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
4 55 (20.75%) WAN
5 53 (20.00%) OSPF
6 47 (17.74%) VPN
6 47 (17.74%) IPsec
7 46 (17.36%) SSL
8 44 (16.60%) TCP/IP
9 34 (12.83%) Internet
10 31 (11.70%) BGP
11 29 (10.94%) DNS
12 23 (8.68%) Wireless
13 21 (7.92%) RIP
14 20 (7.55%) DHCP
15 19 (7.17%) MPLS
15 19 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (6.79%) Wireshark
17 17 (6.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 16 (6.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.51%) DB2
3 4 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.13%) Big Data
5 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.75%) SQLite
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.66%) JIRA
2 5 (1.89%) JUnit
2 5 (1.89%) RSpec
3 2 (0.75%) Hudson
3 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Moq
General
1 45 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.81%) Finance
3 6 (2.26%) Retail
4 5 (1.89%) Marketing
4 5 (1.89%) Publishing
5 4 (1.51%) Electronics
5 4 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Back Office
6 3 (1.13%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (1.13%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 2 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (29.81%) Network Engineer
2 71 (26.79%) Security Engineer
3 53 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 38 (14.34%) Consultant
5 34 (12.83%) Analyst
6 31 (11.70%) Security Consultant
7 29 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (10.19%) Security Analyst
9 25 (9.43%) Developer
10 22 (8.30%) Design Engineer
11 21 (7.92%) Network Consultant
11 21 (7.92%) Network Analyst
11 21 (7.92%) Network Security Consultant
12 17 (6.42%) Network Security Analyst
13 15 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
13 15 (5.66%) Architect
14 12 (4.53%) IP Engineer
15 11 (4.15%) Project Manager
15 11 (4.15%) Web Developer
16 9 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.57%) Web Services
2 15 (5.66%) HTML
3 14 (5.28%) CSS
4 7 (2.64%) SAML
4 7 (2.64%) Drools
4 7 (2.64%) OAuth
4 7 (2.64%) OpenID
5 6 (2.26%) Rendezvous
6 4 (1.51%) JSON
6 4 (1.51%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.13%) WAP
8 2 (0.75%) HTML5
8 2 (0.75%) Laravel
8 2 (0.75%) Backbone.js
8 2 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.75%) RESTful
8 2 (0.75%) XML
9 1 (0.38%) SOAP
9 1 (0.38%) .NET
9 1 (0.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.68%) SecurID
2 20 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.15%) Raspberry Pi
5 9 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.64%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.26%) PKI
8 4 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.51%) Statistics
8 4 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.13%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.13%) User Experience
10 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.75%) DTV
10 2 (0.75%) Wiki
10 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.38%) Open Source
11 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.02%) Linux
2 51 (19.25%) Windows
3 24 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (9.06%) UNIX
4 15 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.64%) CentOS
6 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.51%) SUSE
7 4 (1.51%) AIX
8 3 (1.13%) Solaris
8 3 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Debian
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.23%) ITIL
2 34 (12.83%) DevOps
3 24 (9.06%) Information Security
4 22 (8.30%) Time Management
5 21 (7.92%) Validation
5 21 (7.92%) Migration
6 19 (7.17%) Load Balancing
7 17 (6.42%) Project Management
8 16 (6.04%) Service Management
8 16 (6.04%) Change Management
8 16 (6.04%) eTOM
8 16 (6.04%) Network Architecture
9 15 (5.66%) Cyber Security
9 15 (5.66%) Incident Management
9 15 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.91%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (4.91%) Demand Forecasting
11 11 (4.15%) Network Management
11 11 (4.15%) Scrum
11 11 (4.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.04%) Java
2 14 (5.28%) SQL
3 12 (4.53%) Python
4 9 (3.40%) Ruby
4 9 (3.40%) Perl
5 8 (3.02%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.26%) C++
6 6 (2.26%) PHP
7 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.51%) C
9 2 (0.75%) Golang
9 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) C#
10 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 47 (17.74%) CCNP
4 44 (16.60%) CISSP
5 40 (15.09%) SC Cleared
6 31 (11.70%) Degree
7 23 (8.68%) CCNA
8 22 (8.30%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.15%) CCIE
10 10 (3.77%) VCP4
11 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.89%) CCSP
13 4 (1.51%) CISM
14 3 (1.13%) CCSE
14 3 (1.13%) CCSA
15 2 (0.75%) PMP
15 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.75%) CISA
15 2 (0.75%) CCDA
16 1 (0.38%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.06%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.64%) QA
4 6 (2.26%) SLA
5 4 (1.51%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.40%) vSphere
4 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.51%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (1.51%) Nmap
5 4 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.13%) Firmware
6 3 (1.13%) Snort
6 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.75%) Samba
7 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.75%) Postfix
7 2 (0.75%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.75%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) vCloud
8 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 33 (12.45%) Puppet
2 9 (3.40%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.51%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.51%) Nessus
5 3 (1.13%) OpenView
5 3 (1.13%) Netcool
6 2 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.75%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.75%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.38%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) Cacti
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 128 (48.30%) Cisco
2 83 (31.32%) CheckPoint
3 54 (20.38%) F5
4 52 (19.62%) Juniper
5 34 (12.83%) Blue Coat
6 30 (11.32%) Oracle
7 29 (10.94%) VMware
8 28 (10.57%) Microsoft
9 26 (9.81%) Red Hat
10 25 (9.43%) Fortinet
11 22 (8.30%) Tufin
12 20 (7.55%) Citrix
13 16 (6.04%) CA
14 15 (5.66%) AlgoSec
15 12 (4.53%) Apple
15 12 (4.53%) McAfee
16 11 (4.15%) HP
16 11 (4.15%) SolarWinds
17 10 (3.77%) NetScout
18 8 (3.02%) TippingPoint
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