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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 146 142 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 132 113 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 1.23% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 6.17% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 55
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £295 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% +13.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -10.00%
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
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 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 53 £425 -6.07% 6
Oxfordshire +10 27 £350 +18.64% 12
Hampshire -24 21 £425 +22.74% 11
Surrey +1 12 £365 +1.38% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £400 +14.28% 3
West Sussex -9 5 £290 +31.81%
Kent +6 4 £375 -6.25% 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 130 (56.03%) Cisco
2 129 (55.60%) Firewall
3 75 (32.33%) CheckPoint
4 69 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (28.02%) WAN
6 61 (26.29%) Data Centre
7 53 (22.84%) Juniper
8 50 (21.55%) VPN
8 50 (21.55%) Windows
8 50 (21.55%) Linux
9 48 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 48 (20.69%) CCNP
9 48 (20.69%) Load Balancing
10 47 (20.26%) F5
11 46 (19.83%) LAN
12 45 (19.40%) CCNA
13 44 (18.97%) VMware
14 42 (18.10%) ITIL
15 39 (16.81%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (16.38%) DNS
17 34 (14.66%) Blue Coat
18 32 (13.79%) Telecoms
18 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 32 (13.79%) Security Cleared
19 31 (13.36%) SSL
20 30 (12.93%) McAfee
20 30 (12.93%) Information Security
21 28 (12.07%) CISSP
21 28 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (6.90%) IIS
2 9 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.02%) Confluence
4 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.72%) Lync
5 4 (1.72%) Apache
5 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.86%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
7 1 (0.43%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) MS Project
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.74%) IaaS
2 11 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.88%) PaaS
3 9 (3.88%) Office 365
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.29%) Yammer
5 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (55.60%) Firewall
2 65 (28.02%) WAN
3 50 (21.55%) VPN
4 48 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 46 (19.83%) LAN
6 39 (16.81%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (16.38%) DNS
8 31 (13.36%) SSL
9 27 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (10.78%) SAN
11 24 (10.34%) Wireless
12 23 (9.91%) VoIP
13 22 (9.48%) OSPF
14 21 (9.05%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (6.90%) NX-OS
15 16 (6.90%) BGP
16 15 (6.47%) IPsec
17 12 (5.17%) MPLS
18 11 (4.74%) VLAN
18 11 (4.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.59%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Moq
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 32 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.05%) Finance
3 10 (4.31%) Retail
4 8 (3.45%) Billing
5 3 (1.29%) Publishing
6 2 (0.86%) Legal
6 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (34.05%) Network Engineer
2 43 (18.53%) Security Engineer
3 33 (14.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (12.07%) Architect
5 25 (10.78%) Consultant
6 14 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.03%) Security Consultant
6 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.60%) Network Consultant
7 13 (5.60%) Network Security Consultant
8 11 (4.74%) Analyst
8 11 (4.74%) Network Architect
8 11 (4.74%) Security Architect
9 10 (4.31%) Security Specialist
9 10 (4.31%) Senior Support Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (3.88%) Development Engineer
11 8 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.02%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.88%) Web Services
2 5 (2.16%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.72%) HTML
3 4 (1.72%) CSS
4 3 (1.29%) .NET
4 3 (1.29%) boto
5 2 (0.86%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.43%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
6 1 (0.43%) LINQ
6 1 (0.43%) OAuth
6 1 (0.43%) REST
6 1 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) SOAP
6 1 (0.43%) STL
6 1 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (26.29%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.88%) Replication
4 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.02%) SecurID
7 5 (2.16%) PKI
7 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.86%) IVR
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.55%) Windows
1 50 (21.55%) Linux
2 22 (9.48%) UNIX
3 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.29%) Solaris
9 2 (0.86%) VMS
9 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 42 (18.10%) ITIL
3 30 (12.93%) Information Security
4 25 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (9.48%) Migration
6 16 (6.90%) Change Management
7 15 (6.47%) Network Design
7 15 (6.47%) DevOps
8 13 (5.60%) Security Architecture
9 12 (5.17%) Strategic Planning
9 12 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (4.74%) Service Management
11 10 (4.31%) Project Management
11 10 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.31%) Security Management
11 10 (4.31%) Database Security
12 9 (3.88%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.88%) Information Security Management
12 9 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.62%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.47%) SQL
3 10 (4.31%) Perl
4 7 (3.02%) C++
5 6 (2.59%) Java
5 6 (2.59%) C
6 5 (2.16%) PHP
7 4 (1.72%) Python
8 3 (1.29%) C#
8 3 (1.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.69%) CCNP
3 45 (19.40%) CCNA
4 32 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.07%) CISSP
6 25 (10.78%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.62%) CCSE
8 19 (8.19%) CCDP
9 17 (7.33%) CCSA
10 16 (6.90%) CCSP
11 12 (5.17%) Degree
12 11 (4.74%) CCIE
13 6 (2.59%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (1.29%) CCDA
16 3 (1.29%) CISM
17 2 (0.86%) CISA
17 2 (0.86%) JNCIS
17 2 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.90%) SLA
2 14 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.17%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.86%) COBIT
4 2 (0.86%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.78%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.90%) ProxySG
4 14 (6.03%) vSphere
5 12 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.59%) Snort
7 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.86%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) vCloud
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) Puppet
2 14 (6.03%) SCOM
3 11 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.16%) Cacti
4 5 (2.16%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.72%) Nagios
5 4 (1.72%) Icinga
5 4 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.29%) Ansible
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.29%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.86%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.86%) Nessus
7 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.86%) SCCM
7 2 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 130 (56.03%) Cisco
2 75 (32.33%) CheckPoint
3 53 (22.84%) Juniper
4 47 (20.26%) F5
5 44 (18.97%) VMware
6 34 (14.66%) Blue Coat
7 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 30 (12.93%) McAfee
9 25 (10.78%) Fortinet
10 24 (10.34%) Nokia
11 22 (9.48%) Citrix
12 19 (8.19%) HP
13 17 (7.33%) Red Hat
13 17 (7.33%) Tufin
14 16 (6.90%) TippingPoint
15 12 (5.17%) Oracle
16 8 (3.45%) Crossbeam
16 8 (3.45%) NetScout
16 8 (3.45%) SolarWinds
17 6 (2.59%) Imperva
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