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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 156 141 140
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 106 106 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.17% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 6.11% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 54
Average daily rate
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£395 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -51.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.63 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+157.93% -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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1784 1735 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.05% 19.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 760 660
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 94 166
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 36 £419 +15.51% 10
Oxfordshire -7 17 £450 +52.54% 4
Surrey +4 15 £400 +18.51% 5
Hampshire -23 13 £388 +12.31% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £375 +11.11% 5
West Sussex -16 6 £50 -90.47% 1
East Sussex - 6 £275 -
Middlesex +5 4 - - 1
Kent -5 3 £475 +79.24% 3
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 125 (51.44%) Cisco
2 108 (44.44%) Firewall
3 79 (32.51%) Linux
4 68 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (27.98%) CheckPoint
5 63 (25.93%) WAN
6 59 (24.28%) Juniper
7 58 (23.87%) TCP/IP
7 58 (23.87%) Windows
8 54 (22.22%) LAN
9 46 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
10 45 (18.52%) VMware
11 44 (18.11%) DNS
12 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
13 39 (16.05%) CCNP
14 38 (15.64%) VPN
15 37 (15.23%) Load Balancing
16 36 (14.81%) F5
16 36 (14.81%) Blue Coat
17 35 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (13.99%) ITIL
19 32 (13.17%) Finance
20 31 (12.76%) SAN
20 31 (12.76%) Puppet
21 30 (12.35%) Red Hat
21 30 (12.35%) OSPF
22 29 (11.93%) SSL
23 28 (11.52%) CCNA
23 28 (11.52%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (6.17%) Confluence
2 11 (4.53%) IIS
3 9 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.47%) Apache
5 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.82%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.82%) Lync
7 2 (0.82%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.23%) MS Office
2 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.29%) RMDS
2 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.70%) IaaS
5 7 (2.88%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (44.44%) Firewall
2 63 (25.93%) WAN
3 58 (23.87%) TCP/IP
4 54 (22.22%) LAN
5 44 (18.11%) DNS
6 38 (15.64%) VPN
7 34 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (12.76%) SAN
9 30 (12.35%) OSPF
10 29 (11.93%) SSL
11 26 (10.70%) IPsec
12 25 (10.29%) Wireless
13 24 (9.88%) VoIP
14 22 (9.05%) BGP
15 20 (8.23%) DHCP
16 16 (6.58%) Wireshark
17 14 (5.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 13 (5.35%) EIGRP
18 13 (5.35%) Internet
19 12 (4.94%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.47%) NoSQL
1 6 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.17%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.82%) Hudson
2 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) Moq
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (13.17%) Finance
2 19 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.12%) Retail
4 6 (2.47%) Billing
5 5 (2.06%) Publishing
6 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (30.04%) Network Engineer
2 49 (20.16%) Security Engineer
3 36 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (11.52%) Consultant
4 28 (11.52%) Analyst
5 24 (9.88%) Security Consultant
6 22 (9.05%) Security Analyst
6 22 (9.05%) Network Consultant
6 22 (9.05%) Network Security Consultant
7 19 (7.82%) Architect
7 19 (7.82%) Network Analyst
8 17 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Network Security Analyst
11 12 (4.94%) Development Engineer
12 11 (4.53%) Developer
13 10 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (3.70%) Web Developer
14 9 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) Web Services
2 14 (5.76%) HTML
2 14 (5.76%) CSS
3 8 (3.29%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.82%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) boto
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) SAML
5 1 (0.41%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) STL
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.41%) WCF
5 1 (0.41%) LINQ
5 1 (0.41%) OAuth
5 1 (0.41%) OpenID
5 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.23%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (4.53%) SecurID
6 9 (3.70%) Raspberry Pi
7 8 (3.29%) Replication
7 8 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.06%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.23%) User Experience
11 3 (1.23%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.82%) IVR
12 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.82%) Wiki
12 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.41%) PKI
13 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 79 (32.51%) Linux
2 58 (23.87%) Windows
3 26 (10.70%) UNIX
4 24 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.23%) Solaris
9 2 (0.82%) VMS
9 2 (0.82%) CentOS
9 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.23%) Load Balancing
2 34 (13.99%) ITIL
3 28 (11.52%) DevOps
4 24 (9.88%) Information Security
5 21 (8.64%) Migration
6 20 (8.23%) Service Management
6 20 (8.23%) Change Management
7 18 (7.41%) Cyber Security
8 17 (7.00%) Time Management
9 14 (5.76%) Project Management
9 14 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.94%) Network Architecture
11 10 (4.12%) Network Management
11 10 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.12%) Security Management
11 10 (4.12%) Network Design
11 10 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.35%) Perl
2 12 (4.94%) SQL
3 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.70%) PHP
5 8 (3.29%) Java
6 7 (2.88%) C++
7 5 (2.06%) C
8 4 (1.65%) Ruby
9 3 (1.23%) C#
10 2 (0.82%) Python
10 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (16.05%) CCNP
3 28 (11.52%) CCNA
4 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.23%) CISSP
6 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
7 15 (6.17%) Degree
8 12 (4.94%) CCIE
9 5 (2.06%) CCDP
9 5 (2.06%) CCSE
9 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.06%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.65%) CCSA
10 4 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.65%) CCDA
11 3 (1.23%) CCSP
12 2 (0.82%) CISM
12 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.82%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.94%) SLA
3 10 (4.12%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.29%) QA
5 4 (1.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.70%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.17%) vSphere
4 10 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.70%) Snort
6 6 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.65%) XenServer
8 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.82%) Postfix
9 2 (0.82%) Samba
9 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.82%) iptables
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (12.76%) Puppet
2 15 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.47%) Cacti
4 5 (2.06%) SCOM
4 5 (2.06%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.65%) Nagios
5 4 (1.65%) Icinga
6 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.23%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.82%) Ansible
7 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.82%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) vMotion
8 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (51.44%) Cisco
2 68 (27.98%) CheckPoint
3 59 (24.28%) Juniper
4 45 (18.52%) VMware
5 36 (14.81%) Blue Coat
5 36 (14.81%) F5
6 30 (12.35%) Red Hat
7 27 (11.11%) Oracle
8 26 (10.70%) Microsoft
9 25 (10.29%) Citrix
10 18 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 17 (7.00%) NetScout
12 15 (6.17%) McAfee
13 12 (4.94%) Lancope
14 10 (4.12%) Tufin
14 10 (4.12%) Apple
14 10 (4.12%) HP
15 8 (3.29%) TIBCO
15 8 (3.29%) Bloomberg
15 8 (3.29%) Radianz
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