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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 135 131 166
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +35
Contract jobs citing Network Security 114 112 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.26% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 6.99% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 56 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -17.96%
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
1835 1602 1997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.78% 18.03% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 737 599
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 99 173
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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
Hampshire +11 45 £346 -13.44% 3
Berkshire -2 43 £453 +12.42% 13
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £350 +3.55% 2
Surrey 0 10 £360 +4.72% 12
West Sussex +3 2 £220 -
Kent -9 1 £400 +6.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 - 1
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 123 (57.75%) Cisco
2 119 (55.87%) Firewall
3 82 (38.50%) CheckPoint
4 77 (36.15%) Security Cleared
5 69 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (28.17%) SC Cleared
7 57 (26.76%) CCNP
8 54 (25.35%) Juniper
9 52 (24.41%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (22.07%) Windows
11 40 (18.78%) LAN
11 40 (18.78%) WAN
12 39 (18.31%) OSPF
13 35 (16.43%) Telecoms
14 31 (14.55%) Blue Coat
14 31 (14.55%) UNIX
15 29 (13.62%) VPN
16 27 (12.68%) ITIL
16 27 (12.68%) Microsoft
16 27 (12.68%) F5
17 25 (11.74%) DV Cleared
17 25 (11.74%) CCNA
17 25 (11.74%) BGP
18 24 (11.27%) HP
18 24 (11.27%) TCP/IP
18 24 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (11.27%) Network Management
19 23 (10.80%) Linux
19 23 (10.80%) Information Security
20 22 (10.33%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 12 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.29%) Apache
3 4 (1.88%) IIS
3 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.41%) nginx
5 2 (0.94%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 119 (55.87%) Firewall
2 52 (24.41%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (18.78%) LAN
3 40 (18.78%) WAN
4 39 (18.31%) OSPF
5 29 (13.62%) VPN
6 25 (11.74%) BGP
7 24 (11.27%) TCP/IP
8 22 (10.33%) Internet
8 22 (10.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (9.86%) IPsec
10 17 (7.98%) DNS
11 16 (7.51%) SAN
11 16 (7.51%) MPLS
12 15 (7.04%) SSL
12 15 (7.04%) Cisco PIX
13 14 (6.57%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (6.10%) VLAN
15 12 (5.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.41%) DB2
2 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Subversion
1 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 35 (16.43%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.39%) Finance
3 9 (4.23%) Military
4 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
6 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (35.21%) Network Engineer
2 61 (28.64%) Security Engineer
3 51 (23.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (13.62%) Consultant
5 28 (13.15%) Architect
6 20 (9.39%) Security Consultant
7 17 (7.98%) Network Consultant
8 12 (5.63%) Network Security Consultant
9 11 (5.16%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.23%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) Network Specialist
11 8 (3.76%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.76%) IP Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.23%) Web Services
2 8 (3.76%) Middleware
3 7 (3.29%) .NET
4 5 (2.35%) XML
5 4 (1.88%) JSON
6 3 (1.41%) REST
6 3 (1.41%) XSLT
6 3 (1.41%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.94%) JSP
7 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.47%) J2EE
8 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.47%) Direct3D
8 1 (0.47%) Drools
8 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.82%) Replication
3 5 (2.35%) PKI
3 5 (2.35%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.41%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.41%) SecurID
5 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.94%) Firmware
6 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.07%) Windows
2 31 (14.55%) UNIX
3 24 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (10.80%) Linux
5 21 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.82%) Android
6 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.88%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.41%) Debian
8 3 (1.41%) CentOS
8 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.94%) VMS
9 2 (0.94%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.68%) ITIL
2 24 (11.27%) Network Management
3 23 (10.80%) Information Security
4 20 (9.39%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.04%) Incident Management
5 15 (7.04%) Project Management
5 15 (7.04%) Service Management
6 13 (6.10%) Network Design
7 12 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.63%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.63%) Security Architecture
8 11 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.16%) Migration
8 11 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (4.69%) Time Management
10 9 (4.23%) Network Architecture
10 9 (4.23%) Change Control
10 9 (4.23%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (3.76%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.51%) C
2 11 (5.16%) Java
3 9 (4.23%) Python
4 7 (3.29%) SQL
5 4 (1.88%) VBScript
5 4 (1.88%) C++
5 4 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Golang
Qualifications
1 77 (36.15%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (28.17%) SC Cleared
4 57 (26.76%) CCNP
5 25 (11.74%) CCNA
5 25 (11.74%) DV Cleared
6 22 (10.33%) CISSP
7 19 (8.92%) CCIE
8 18 (8.45%) CCSA
8 18 (8.45%) CCSE
9 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (5.16%) Degree
9 11 (5.16%) CCSP
10 10 (4.69%) MCSE
11 6 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.82%) CISA
12 5 (2.35%) MCP
13 4 (1.88%) CCDP
13 4 (1.88%) ISEB
13 4 (1.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.69%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.76%) QA
4 3 (1.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.94%) SLA
5 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.16%) ProxySG
5 9 (4.23%) vSphere
6 8 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.41%) Varnish
7 3 (1.41%) Nmap
7 3 (1.41%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.94%) Snort
9 1 (0.47%) Squid
9 1 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.82%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (2.35%) SCOM
3 5 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.88%) SCCM
4 4 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.88%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.41%) Puppet
5 3 (1.41%) Zenoss
5 3 (1.41%) Nagios
5 3 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.41%) Nessus
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.94%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 123 (57.75%) Cisco
2 82 (38.50%) CheckPoint
3 54 (25.35%) Juniper
4 31 (14.55%) Blue Coat
5 27 (12.68%) Microsoft
5 27 (12.68%) F5
6 24 (11.27%) HP
7 17 (7.98%) Nokia
8 13 (6.10%) VMware
9 11 (5.16%) Citrix
10 10 (4.69%) IBM
10 10 (4.69%) Oracle
10 10 (4.69%) Fortinet
10 10 (4.69%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.29%) Brocade
11 7 (3.29%) Symantec
12 5 (2.35%) Huawei
12 5 (2.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 4 (1.88%) Kaseya
13 4 (1.88%) Ericsson
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