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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / South East
Rank 134 160 136
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 110 97 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.17% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 5.87% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 72
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
- +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-58.19% -0.09%

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
1529 1653 1882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.38% 19.86% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 893 915
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.92 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -2 32 £450 +10.76% 6
Berkshire +11 22 £450 +20.00% 8
Oxfordshire +14 19 £338 -15.62% 2
Surrey +24 18 £488 +16.76% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 10 £380 -10.58% 3
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
West Sussex - 3 - - 2
Kent -1 2 £325 +35.41% 3
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 145 (56.64%) Firewall
2 135 (52.73%) Cisco
3 82 (32.03%) CheckPoint
4 72 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 61 (23.83%) LAN
7 52 (20.31%) Juniper
8 49 (19.14%) Cisco ASA
8 49 (19.14%) Palo Alto
9 48 (18.75%) F5
9 48 (18.75%) WAN
10 39 (15.23%) Load Balancing
11 38 (14.84%) Security Cleared
12 37 (14.45%) CCNP
13 36 (14.06%) Windows
14 34 (13.28%) VPN
14 34 (13.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (12.89%) SSL
16 31 (12.11%) ITIL
17 29 (11.33%) MPLS
18 28 (10.94%) CCNA
18 28 (10.94%) Linux
19 27 (10.55%) DNS
19 27 (10.55%) TCP/IP
19 27 (10.55%) VMware
19 27 (10.55%) SC Cleared
19 27 (10.55%) PCI DSS
20 26 (10.16%) Wireless
21 25 (9.77%) CCIE
21 25 (9.77%) Finance

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 10 (3.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.78%) Apache
3 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) MS Office
2 4 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.52%) IaaS
3 7 (2.73%) Office 365
3 7 (2.73%) PaaS
4 4 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.78%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 145 (56.64%) Firewall
2 61 (23.83%) LAN
3 49 (19.14%) Cisco ASA
4 48 (18.75%) WAN
5 34 (13.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (13.28%) VPN
6 33 (12.89%) SSL
7 29 (11.33%) MPLS
8 27 (10.55%) DNS
8 27 (10.55%) TCP/IP
9 26 (10.16%) Wireless
10 20 (7.81%) NetScaler
11 18 (7.03%) DHCP
12 15 (5.86%) OSPF
13 14 (5.47%) BGP
14 12 (4.69%) Ethernet
14 12 (4.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 12 (4.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (4.69%) IPsec
14 12 (4.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.73%) MySQL
2 6 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.78%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.34%) Subversion
3 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.39%) Ant
4 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (9.77%) Finance
2 21 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.34%) Retail
4 3 (1.17%) Legal
5 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.78%) Automotive
5 2 (0.78%) Billing
5 2 (0.78%) German Language
5 2 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (41.02%) Network Engineer
2 69 (26.95%) Security Engineer
3 66 (25.78%) Network Security Engineer
4 48 (18.75%) Architect
5 31 (12.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 31 (12.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 26 (10.16%) Analyst
7 23 (8.98%) Network Architect
8 20 (7.81%) Network Analyst
8 20 (7.81%) Security Architect
9 19 (7.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 17 (6.64%) Consultant
11 15 (5.86%) Network Security Architect
12 14 (5.47%) Cisco Architect
12 14 (5.47%) Juniper Engineer
13 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (4.69%) Firewall Engineer
15 11 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
16 9 (3.52%) Developer
16 9 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 8 (3.13%) Regular Expression
2 7 (2.73%) HTML
2 7 (2.73%) REST
3 6 (2.34%) CSS
4 5 (1.95%) HTML5
5 4 (1.56%) .NET
5 4 (1.56%) CSS3
5 4 (1.56%) RAML
6 3 (1.17%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.17%) Middleware
6 3 (1.17%) PostGIS
7 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.78%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.78%) jQuery
7 2 (0.78%) Laravel
7 2 (0.78%) SAML
7 2 (0.78%) SOAP
7 2 (0.78%) Symfony
7 2 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.91%) Digital Media
5 8 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.73%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.34%) PKI
7 6 (2.34%) Replication
8 4 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.17%) Clustering
9 3 (1.17%) DataPower
9 3 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.78%) CMDB
10 2 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.78%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.06%) Windows
2 28 (10.94%) Linux
3 18 (7.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.13%) Unix
5 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.78%) VMS
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.39%) Android
9 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.39%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.23%) Load Balancing
2 31 (12.11%) ITIL
3 22 (8.59%) Kalman Filter
4 21 (8.20%) Change Management
4 21 (8.20%) Web Filtering
5 19 (7.42%) Project Management
6 16 (6.25%) Information Security
7 15 (5.86%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.47%) Network Design
8 14 (5.47%) Problem Management
8 14 (5.47%) Service Management
9 12 (4.69%) SIEM
10 11 (4.30%) Network Management
11 10 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.91%) CRM
11 10 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.91%) ERP
11 10 (3.91%) Migration
11 10 (3.91%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.69%) Java
2 10 (3.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (3.91%) PHP
3 6 (2.34%) SQL
4 5 (1.95%) Python
5 4 (1.56%) C
6 3 (1.17%) C#
6 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.17%) Ruby
7 2 (0.78%) C++
7 2 (0.78%) Go
7 2 (0.78%) Rust
7 2 (0.78%) Scala
8 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 72 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (14.84%) Security Cleared
3 37 (14.45%) CCNP
4 28 (10.94%) CCNA
5 27 (10.55%) SC Cleared
6 25 (9.77%) CCIE
7 18 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (6.64%) CISSP
9 15 (5.86%) CCSA
10 14 (5.47%) CCSE
10 14 (5.47%) MCSE
11 10 (3.91%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.13%) CCDP
12 8 (3.13%) JNCIP
12 8 (3.13%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.73%) CCSP
13 7 (2.73%) JNCIA
14 6 (2.34%) CISM
14 6 (2.34%) Degree
15 4 (1.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.55%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (4.30%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.34%) SLA
6 3 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.17%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.17%) QA
7 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.39%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.39%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 19 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.78%) Docker
4 2 (0.78%) vCloud
4 2 (0.78%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (2.73%) FortiGate
1 7 (2.73%) Puppet
2 4 (1.56%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.56%) SCOM
3 3 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.78%) Nessus
4 2 (0.78%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.39%) Ansible
5 1 (0.39%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.39%) Cacti
5 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) SELinux
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (52.73%) Cisco
2 82 (32.03%) CheckPoint
3 52 (20.31%) Juniper
4 49 (19.14%) Palo Alto
5 48 (18.75%) F5
6 27 (10.55%) VMware
7 22 (8.59%) Blue Coat
7 22 (8.59%) Microsoft
8 16 (6.25%) Brocade
8 16 (6.25%) Citrix
9 13 (5.08%) Intel Security
10 12 (4.69%) Extreme Networks
11 9 (3.52%) Dell
11 9 (3.52%) Oracle
12 8 (3.13%) Aruba
12 8 (3.13%) HP
12 8 (3.13%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.13%) TippingPoint
13 6 (2.34%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.34%) Splunk