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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 116 154 154
Rank change year-on-year
+38 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 166 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.78% 1.16% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 5.86% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 44 51
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £295 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.60% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +122.22%
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
1923 1843 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.67% 19.78% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 896 714
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 101
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +76.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +28 68 £340 -15.00% 19
Hampshire +30 45 £406 +4.83% 8
Surrey -6 23 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire +14 12 £325 -13.33% 17
Middlesex - 9 £475 -
Kent -9 5 £290 -44.76% 6
Oxfordshire -17 2 £363 -9.37% 1
East Sussex -1 1 £413 +50.00% 3
West Sussex -26 1 £450 +800.00% 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 147 (52.31%) Firewall
2 144 (51.25%) Cisco
3 93 (33.10%) LAN
4 90 (32.03%) WAN
5 88 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (25.98%) CheckPoint
7 71 (25.27%) Data Centre
8 56 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (19.57%) Windows
10 54 (19.22%) DNS
11 49 (17.44%) CCNA
11 49 (17.44%) Security Cleared
12 48 (17.08%) Linux
13 47 (16.73%) TCP/IP
14 46 (16.37%) VPN
14 46 (16.37%) SC Cleared
14 46 (16.37%) F5
15 44 (15.66%) CCNP
16 43 (15.30%) Telecoms
17 39 (13.88%) DHCP
18 38 (13.52%) Java
19 36 (12.81%) MPLS
19 36 (12.81%) Cisco Nexus
20 35 (12.46%) VMware
21 31 (11.03%) Wireless
21 31 (11.03%) Juniper
21 31 (11.03%) ERP
21 31 (11.03%) Network Design
22 30 (10.68%) CRM
22 30 (10.68%) ITIL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.49%) JBoss
2 6 (2.14%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.42%) IIS
3 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.71%) Confluence
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.36%) Node.js
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Primavera
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.27%) PaaS
4 9 (3.20%) IaaS
5 7 (2.49%) SaaS
6 5 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.78%) Office 365
7 2 (0.71%) Yammer
8 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 147 (52.31%) Firewall
2 93 (33.10%) LAN
3 90 (32.03%) WAN
4 56 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (19.22%) DNS
6 47 (16.73%) TCP/IP
7 46 (16.37%) VPN
8 39 (13.88%) DHCP
9 36 (12.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (12.81%) MPLS
10 31 (11.03%) Wireless
11 30 (10.68%) IPsec
12 27 (9.61%) VLAN
13 26 (9.25%) VoIP
14 21 (7.47%) SSL
15 19 (6.76%) Internet
16 17 (6.05%) SNMP
17 15 (5.34%) BGP
18 14 (4.98%) Ethernet
18 14 (4.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.14%) MySQL
3 4 (1.42%) DB2
3 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.36%) Grunt
4 1 (0.36%) gulp
4 1 (0.36%) Log4j
4 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 43 (15.30%) Telecoms
2 27 (9.61%) Finance
3 9 (3.20%) Retail
4 6 (2.14%) Banking
5 3 (1.07%) Billing
5 3 (1.07%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 95 (33.81%) Network Engineer
2 73 (25.98%) Architect
3 65 (23.13%) Security Engineer
4 52 (18.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 33 (11.74%) Security Architect
6 26 (9.25%) Network Architect
7 22 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (7.47%) Firewall Engineer
9 20 (7.12%) Consultant
10 19 (6.76%) Security Consultant
11 18 (6.41%) Developer
12 16 (5.69%) Analyst
12 16 (5.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (5.69%) Network Security Architect
13 14 (4.98%) Support Engineer
13 14 (4.98%) Technical Architect
14 12 (4.27%) Network Analyst
15 11 (3.91%) Security Analyst
16 10 (3.56%) Cisco Engineer
16 10 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.34%) HTML
2 14 (4.98%) 802.1X
3 13 (4.63%) CSS
4 10 (3.56%) .NET
4 10 (3.56%) jQuery
5 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.14%) HTML5
5 6 (2.14%) Web Services
6 5 (1.78%) Middleware
6 5 (1.78%) SOAP
7 4 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.42%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.42%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.42%) RESTful
7 4 (1.42%) Spring
7 4 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.07%) Ajax
8 3 (1.07%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (1.07%) REST
8 3 (1.07%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (25.27%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.96%) Digital Media
3 25 (8.90%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.91%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.20%) Cryptography
7 7 (2.49%) Replication
8 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.14%) LPAR
8 6 (2.14%) PKI
8 6 (2.14%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (1.78%) DataPower
9 5 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.78%) Statistics
10 4 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.42%) User Experience
11 3 (1.07%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.71%) Clustering
12 2 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.57%) Windows
2 48 (17.08%) Linux
3 22 (7.83%) Unix
3 22 (7.83%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.14%) AIX
6 5 (1.78%) CentOS
6 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.78%) Solaris
6 5 (1.78%) VMS
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.03%) ERP
1 31 (11.03%) Network Design
2 30 (10.68%) CRM
2 30 (10.68%) ITIL
3 28 (9.96%) Web Development
4 27 (9.61%) Project Management
5 24 (8.54%) Migration
6 23 (8.19%) Information Security
6 23 (8.19%) SIEM
7 22 (7.83%) Service Management
8 20 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.76%) Change Management
9 19 (6.76%) Load Balancing
9 19 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (4.98%) MVC
12 12 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (4.27%) Network Management
13 11 (3.91%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.91%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.52%) Java
2 28 (9.96%) JavaScript
2 28 (9.96%) PHP
3 21 (7.47%) SQL
4 10 (3.56%) C#
5 7 (2.49%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.71%) C
6 2 (0.71%) C++
6 2 (0.71%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (17.44%) CCNA
2 49 (17.44%) Security Cleared
3 46 (16.37%) SC Cleared
4 44 (15.66%) CCNP
5 21 (7.47%) Degree
6 19 (6.76%) CCIE
6 19 (6.76%) CISSP
7 16 (5.69%) CCSE
8 10 (3.56%) CCSA
9 7 (2.49%) CISM
10 5 (1.78%) CEH
10 5 (1.78%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.42%) CCDA
11 4 (1.42%) CCSP
11 4 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.07%) CCA
12 3 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.07%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.07%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.20%) SLA
3 7 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.42%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.07%) COBIT
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 5 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.42%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.42%) XenApp
6 3 (1.07%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.71%) UAG
8 1 (0.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.36%) KVM
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.69%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.85%) Puppet
2 8 (2.85%) SCOM
3 7 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.49%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.78%) SCCM
6 4 (1.42%) Nessus
7 3 (1.07%) Nmap
7 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.07%) WSUS
8 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.71%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.36%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) QRadar
9 1 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 144 (51.25%) Cisco
2 73 (25.98%) CheckPoint
3 46 (16.37%) F5
4 35 (12.46%) VMware
5 31 (11.03%) Juniper
6 26 (9.25%) Microsoft
7 20 (7.12%) Blue Coat
8 16 (5.69%) HP
9 14 (4.98%) IBM
9 14 (4.98%) Palo Alto
10 13 (4.63%) Fortinet
10 13 (4.63%) Oracle
11 12 (4.27%) Citrix
12 10 (3.56%) Cyberoam
12 10 (3.56%) Red Hat
13 9 (3.20%) Avaya
14 8 (2.85%) Brocade
14 8 (2.85%) NetApp
15 7 (2.49%) Barracuda Networks
15 7 (2.49%) Forcepoint
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Acumin
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago