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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 93 147 149
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 189 123 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.27% 1.25% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.65% 7.18% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 80 61
Median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +203.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-34.52% +121.05%
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
1494 1713 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.94% 17.35% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 942 872
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 98
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 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
Hampshire +44 53 £400 -5.88% 11
Berkshire +9 51 £450 +13.92% 7
Surrey +32 31 £425 +1.19% 9
Buckinghamshire +26 17 £363 -9.37% 8
Kent +9 10 £200 -46.66% 3
Middlesex - 10 £419 - 1
West Sussex +5 7 £460 +58.62%
Oxfordshire -23 7 £400 +14.28% 7
East Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £725 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 200 (55.56%) Firewall
2 191 (53.06%) Cisco
3 125 (34.72%) LAN
4 114 (31.67%) CheckPoint
5 111 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (29.17%) WAN
7 79 (21.94%) Cisco ASA
8 77 (21.39%) Data Centre
9 75 (20.83%) CCNP
10 67 (18.61%) Security Cleared
11 63 (17.50%) SC Cleared
12 61 (16.94%) Windows
13 57 (15.83%) CCNA
14 54 (15.00%) VPN
15 52 (14.44%) Linux
16 49 (13.61%) Palo Alto
17 48 (13.33%) Wireless
18 47 (13.06%) Java
18 47 (13.06%) DNS
19 46 (12.78%) CRM
19 46 (12.78%) F5
20 45 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
20 45 (12.50%) ERP
21 44 (12.22%) JavaScript
21 44 (12.22%) PHP
21 44 (12.22%) Web Development
21 44 (12.22%) Digital Media
22 36 (10.00%) Juniper
23 34 (9.44%) Telecoms
23 34 (9.44%) VMware

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 9 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.94%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.83%) Apache
4 3 (0.83%) IIS
4 3 (0.83%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.83%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.33%) PaaS
4 11 (3.06%) IaaS
5 7 (1.94%) Office 365
6 6 (1.67%) SaaS
7 5 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.56%) Yammer
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 200 (55.56%) Firewall
2 125 (34.72%) LAN
3 105 (29.17%) WAN
4 79 (21.94%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (15.00%) VPN
6 48 (13.33%) Wireless
7 47 (13.06%) DNS
8 45 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (8.89%) DHCP
9 32 (8.89%) TCP/IP
9 32 (8.89%) VoIP
10 31 (8.61%) MPLS
11 29 (8.06%) SSL
12 25 (6.94%) Internet
13 23 (6.39%) IPsec
14 20 (5.56%) VLAN
15 16 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 15 (4.17%) BGP
16 15 (4.17%) NetScaler
17 14 (3.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.22%) MySQL
3 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) DB2
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.94%) Subversion
3 2 (0.56%) Ant
3 2 (0.56%) Grunt
3 2 (0.56%) gulp
3 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) Maven
3 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.28%) Log4j
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (9.44%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.61%) Finance
3 12 (3.33%) Retail
4 5 (1.39%) Billing
5 3 (0.83%) Automotive
5 3 (0.83%) German Language
5 3 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) Law
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (35.56%) Network Engineer
2 76 (21.11%) Architect
3 70 (19.44%) Security Engineer
4 58 (16.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 34 (9.44%) Firewall Engineer
6 31 (8.61%) Security Architect
7 30 (8.33%) Developer
7 30 (8.33%) Network Architect
8 26 (7.22%) Analyst
8 26 (7.22%) Consultant
8 26 (7.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 24 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 24 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 20 (5.56%) Network Analyst
11 19 (5.28%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
13 15 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.17%) Security Consultant
13 15 (4.17%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.89%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.39%) HTML
2 20 (5.56%) CSS
3 17 (4.72%) .NET
4 14 (3.89%) REST
5 12 (3.33%) jQuery
6 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.06%) Regular Expression
7 10 (2.78%) 802.1X
7 10 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.50%) Entity Framework
8 9 (2.50%) HTML5
9 7 (1.94%) CSS3
9 7 (1.94%) Web Services
10 6 (1.67%) Middleware
10 6 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.39%) JSON
12 4 (1.11%) Ajax
12 4 (1.11%) RESTful
12 4 (1.11%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 44 (12.22%) Digital Media
3 20 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.22%) PKI
7 7 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.67%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.67%) LPAR
8 6 (1.67%) Replication
9 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.83%) Clustering
11 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.83%) User Experience
12 2 (0.56%) SCADA
13 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.94%) Windows
2 52 (14.44%) Linux
3 32 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.72%) Unix
5 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.39%) Solaris
7 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.11%) VMS
8 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.56%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) Android
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.78%) CRM
2 45 (12.50%) ERP
3 44 (12.22%) Web Development
4 33 (9.17%) Network Design
5 31 (8.61%) Load Balancing
6 26 (7.22%) ITIL
7 25 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (6.39%) Project Management
9 22 (6.11%) Migration
10 20 (5.56%) Change Management
11 19 (5.28%) MVC
11 19 (5.28%) SIEM
12 16 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (4.44%) Service Management
13 15 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (3.89%) Configuration Management
14 14 (3.89%) Email Filtering
14 14 (3.89%) Web Filtering
15 13 (3.61%) Data Protection
15 13 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.06%) Java
2 44 (12.22%) JavaScript
2 44 (12.22%) PHP
3 16 (4.44%) C#
4 12 (3.33%) SQL
5 6 (1.67%) Python
6 5 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.39%) Ruby
7 3 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.56%) C++
8 2 (0.56%) Go
8 2 (0.56%) Rust
8 2 (0.56%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 111 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (20.83%) CCNP
3 67 (18.61%) Security Cleared
4 63 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 57 (15.83%) CCNA
6 25 (6.94%) CCIE
7 23 (6.39%) CCSA
7 23 (6.39%) CCSE
8 20 (5.56%) Degree
9 17 (4.72%) CISSP
10 15 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.78%) CCDP
11 10 (2.78%) CISM
11 10 (2.78%) MCSE
12 8 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.39%) CCDA
13 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.39%) PMP
13 5 (1.39%) SANS
14 4 (1.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) SLA
2 13 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.39%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.11%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.56%) QA
8 1 (0.28%) COBIT
8 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.39%) vSphere
4 4 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.83%) vCloud
5 3 (0.83%) XenApp
6 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (9.17%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.22%) Puppet
3 7 (1.94%) SCOM
4 6 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.11%) Nessus
5 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.56%) Ansible
7 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.56%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.56%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.28%) Cacti
8 1 (0.28%) Netcool
8 1 (0.28%) SELinux
8 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 191 (53.06%) Cisco
2 114 (31.67%) CheckPoint
3 49 (13.61%) Palo Alto
4 46 (12.78%) F5
5 36 (10.00%) Juniper
6 34 (9.44%) VMware
7 26 (7.22%) Citrix
7 26 (7.22%) Microsoft
8 19 (5.28%) Fortinet
9 13 (3.61%) Extreme Networks
9 13 (3.61%) Oracle
10 11 (3.06%) Dell
10 11 (3.06%) HP
11 10 (2.78%) AlgoSec
11 10 (2.78%) IBM
11 10 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.78%) Tufin
12 9 (2.50%) Blue Coat
12 9 (2.50%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.67%) Brocade
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago