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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 152 137 144
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 115 107 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 1.17% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 6.27% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 54
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
- +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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
1770 1706 1556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.53% 18.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 745 671
Average daily rate £360 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +4 45 £406 -4.41% 11
Hampshire -14 21 £388 +7.19% 9
Oxfordshire -4 17 £350 +18.64% 3
Surrey -4 9 £290 -16.84% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £400 +19.85% 3
West Sussex -9 6 - -
Kent - 6 £400 - 3
Middlesex +3 4 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 135 (53.15%) Cisco
2 122 (48.03%) Firewall
3 76 (29.92%) Linux
4 74 (29.13%) CheckPoint
5 71 (27.95%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (25.59%) WAN
7 62 (24.41%) Juniper
8 58 (22.83%) Windows
9 57 (22.44%) TCP/IP
10 53 (20.87%) Data Centre
11 50 (19.69%) LAN
12 46 (18.11%) VMware
12 46 (18.11%) Load Balancing
12 46 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
13 44 (17.32%) DNS
14 43 (16.93%) VPN
14 43 (16.93%) F5
15 41 (16.14%) CCNP
16 40 (15.75%) ITIL
17 38 (14.96%) Blue Coat
18 36 (14.17%) CCNA
18 36 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (12.20%) SAN
20 31 (12.20%) Finance
21 30 (11.81%) SSL
21 30 (11.81%) Puppet
22 29 (11.42%) Red Hat
23 28 (11.02%) Security Cleared
24 27 (10.63%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 14 (5.51%) Confluence
2 11 (4.33%) IIS
2 11 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.97%) Lync
3 5 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.57%) Apache
5 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.79%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) nginx
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) RMDS
2 3 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.54%) IaaS
4 7 (2.76%) PaaS
5 4 (1.57%) Office 365
5 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.18%) SaaS
6 3 (1.18%) Yammer
7 2 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 122 (48.03%) Firewall
2 65 (25.59%) WAN
3 57 (22.44%) TCP/IP
4 50 (19.69%) LAN
5 44 (17.32%) DNS
6 43 (16.93%) VPN
7 36 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (12.20%) SAN
9 30 (11.81%) SSL
10 25 (9.84%) VoIP
11 24 (9.45%) OSPF
11 24 (9.45%) Wireless
12 21 (8.27%) IPsec
13 19 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (7.48%) BGP
14 17 (6.69%) DHCP
15 14 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (5.51%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (5.12%) Wireshark
17 12 (4.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.36%) NoSQL
1 6 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (5.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Moq
2 1 (0.39%) Hudson
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 31 (12.20%) Finance
2 24 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.54%) Retail
4 7 (2.76%) Billing
5 6 (2.36%) Publishing
6 3 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.18%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (33.07%) Network Engineer
2 51 (20.08%) Security Engineer
3 40 (15.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 26 (10.24%) Consultant
5 24 (9.45%) Architect
6 23 (9.06%) Analyst
7 21 (8.27%) Security Consultant
8 20 (7.87%) Network Consultant
8 20 (7.87%) Network Security Consultant
9 17 (6.69%) Security Analyst
10 16 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.91%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.51%) Network Analyst
13 12 (4.72%) Development Engineer
14 10 (3.94%) Network Security Analyst
14 10 (3.94%) Security Architect
15 9 (3.54%) Senior Support Engineer
16 8 (3.15%) Network Architect
16 8 (3.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.06%) Web Services
2 9 (3.54%) HTML
2 9 (3.54%) CSS
3 7 (2.76%) Rendezvous
4 5 (1.97%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.79%) boto
5 2 (0.79%) .NET
6 1 (0.39%) COM
6 1 (0.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.39%) STL
6 1 (0.39%) LAMP
6 1 (0.39%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
6 1 (0.39%) LINQ
6 1 (0.39%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (7.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.94%) SecurID
6 8 (3.15%) Replication
7 7 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.97%) Raspberry Pi
10 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.57%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.57%) PKI
11 3 (1.18%) Streaming Video
11 3 (1.18%) User Experience
12 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.79%) IVR
12 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.92%) Linux
2 58 (22.83%) Windows
3 26 (10.24%) UNIX
4 24 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.97%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.18%) Solaris
10 2 (0.79%) VMS
11 1 (0.39%) Debian
11 1 (0.39%) CentOS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.11%) Load Balancing
2 40 (15.75%) ITIL
3 27 (10.63%) DevOps
4 25 (9.84%) Information Security
5 21 (8.27%) Migration
6 20 (7.87%) Change Management
7 19 (7.48%) Service Management
8 17 (6.69%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (5.51%) Cyber Security
10 14 (5.51%) Project Management
10 14 (5.51%) Time Management
11 12 (4.72%) Network Design
12 11 (4.33%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.94%) Security Architecture
13 10 (3.94%) Network Management
13 10 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.51%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.12%) Perl
3 12 (4.72%) SQL
4 9 (3.54%) PHP
5 7 (2.76%) C++
5 7 (2.76%) Java
6 6 (2.36%) C
7 3 (1.18%) C#
7 3 (1.18%) Ruby
8 2 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (27.95%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (16.14%) CCNP
3 36 (14.17%) CCNA
4 28 (11.02%) Security Cleared
5 24 (9.45%) CISSP
6 22 (8.66%) SC Cleared
7 16 (6.30%) CCIE
8 15 (5.91%) Degree
9 12 (4.72%) CCDP
10 11 (4.33%) CCSE
11 9 (3.54%) CCSA
12 8 (3.15%) CCSP
13 6 (2.36%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.57%) CCDA
14 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.79%) CISM
16 2 (0.79%) JNCIS
17 1 (0.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) SLA
2 11 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.54%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.76%) QA
5 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.57%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.51%) vSphere
4 10 (3.94%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.15%) ProxySG
5 8 (3.15%) Snort
6 5 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.18%) XenServer
8 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) Postfix
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.39%) Samba
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) vCloud
9 1 (0.39%) iptables
Systems Management
1 30 (11.81%) Puppet
2 15 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.54%) SCOM
4 5 (1.97%) Cacti
5 4 (1.57%) Nagios
5 4 (1.57%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.57%) Icinga
6 3 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.79%) Ansible
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) Salt
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 135 (53.15%) Cisco
2 74 (29.13%) CheckPoint
3 62 (24.41%) Juniper
4 46 (18.11%) VMware
5 43 (16.93%) F5
6 38 (14.96%) Blue Coat
7 29 (11.42%) Red Hat
8 27 (10.63%) Microsoft
8 27 (10.63%) Oracle
9 23 (9.06%) Citrix
10 20 (7.87%) McAfee
11 17 (6.69%) HP
11 17 (6.69%) NetScout
12 16 (6.30%) SolarWinds
13 15 (5.91%) Nokia
14 14 (5.51%) Tufin
15 13 (5.12%) Fortinet
15 13 (5.12%) TippingPoint
16 11 (4.33%) Lancope
17 8 (3.15%) Remedy
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