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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 139 125 178
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +53
Contract jobs citing Network Security 105 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 1.24% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 6.75% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £194 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £490 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
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 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
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 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
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 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 42 £347 -13.13% 2
Berkshire -4 40 £455 +13.04% 11
Surrey -2 10 £360 +2.85% 10
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £340 -20.00% 3
West Sussex +1 2 £220 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 -
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 125 (60.10%) Cisco
2 117 (56.25%) Firewall
3 78 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 74 (35.58%) Security Cleared
5 69 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (27.40%) CCNP
6 57 (27.40%) SC Cleared
7 54 (25.96%) Juniper
8 52 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (21.63%) Windows
10 40 (19.23%) LAN
10 40 (19.23%) OSPF
11 39 (18.75%) WAN
12 35 (16.83%) Telecoms
13 29 (13.94%) Blue Coat
14 28 (13.46%) VPN
14 28 (13.46%) UNIX
14 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
15 26 (12.50%) ITIL
15 26 (12.50%) F5
16 25 (12.02%) CCNA
16 25 (12.02%) BGP
17 24 (11.54%) TCP/IP
17 24 (11.54%) Information Security
17 24 (11.54%) Network Management
17 24 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (11.06%) HP
19 22 (10.58%) CISSP
19 22 (10.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 21 (10.10%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.88%) Apache
3 4 (1.92%) IIS
3 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.44%) nginx
5 2 (0.96%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) Route 53
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 117 (56.25%) Firewall
2 52 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (19.23%) LAN
3 40 (19.23%) OSPF
4 39 (18.75%) WAN
5 28 (13.46%) VPN
6 25 (12.02%) BGP
7 24 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 22 (10.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (10.10%) Internet
10 19 (9.13%) IPsec
11 18 (8.65%) MPLS
12 15 (7.21%) Cisco PIX
12 15 (7.21%) SAN
12 15 (7.21%) DNS
13 14 (6.73%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.25%) SSL
15 12 (5.77%) SNMP
15 12 (5.77%) VoIP
15 12 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) MySQL
4 2 (0.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.48%) SQLite
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.96%) Subversion
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 35 (16.83%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.65%) Finance
3 9 (4.33%) Military
4 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Retail
5 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (36.06%) Network Engineer
2 60 (28.85%) Security Engineer
3 51 (24.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 31 (14.90%) Consultant
5 28 (13.46%) Architect
6 22 (10.58%) Security Consultant
7 20 (9.62%) Network Consultant
8 14 (6.73%) Network Security Consultant
9 11 (5.29%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.33%) Design Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) Analyst
11 8 (3.85%) Network Specialist
11 8 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) IP Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.33%) Web Services
2 8 (3.85%) Middleware
2 8 (3.85%) .NET
3 5 (2.40%) XML
3 5 (2.40%) JSON
4 3 (1.44%) REST
4 3 (1.44%) XSLT
4 3 (1.44%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.96%) JSP
5 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.48%) J2EE
6 1 (0.48%) Direct3D
6 1 (0.48%) Drools
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.88%) Replication
3 5 (2.40%) PKI
3 5 (2.40%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.44%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.44%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.44%) SecurID
5 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.48%) DTV
7 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.48%) Firmware
7 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.48%) Open Source
7 1 (0.48%) Statistics
7 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.63%) Windows
2 28 (13.46%) UNIX
3 24 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (8.17%) Linux
6 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.92%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.44%) CentOS
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Android
9 2 (0.96%) VMS
9 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.96%) Debian
10 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.50%) ITIL
2 24 (11.54%) Information Security
2 24 (11.54%) Network Management
3 18 (8.65%) Load Balancing
4 15 (7.21%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.21%) Project Management
5 14 (6.73%) Service Management
6 13 (6.25%) Network Design
7 12 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.77%) Security Architecture
8 11 (5.29%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.29%) Migration
8 11 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (4.81%) Network Architecture
9 10 (4.81%) Time Management
10 9 (4.33%) Change Control
10 9 (4.33%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (3.85%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.85%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.77%) C
2 11 (5.29%) Java
3 6 (2.88%) SQL
4 5 (2.40%) Python
5 4 (1.92%) VBScript
5 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.92%) C++
6 3 (1.44%) PHP
7 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) Golang
8 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (35.58%) Security Cleared
2 69 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 57 (27.40%) CCNP
4 25 (12.02%) CCNA
5 22 (10.58%) CISSP
6 21 (10.10%) DV Cleared
7 19 (9.13%) CCIE
8 18 (8.65%) CCSA
8 18 (8.65%) CCSE
9 12 (5.77%) Degree
10 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (5.29%) CCSP
11 10 (4.81%) MCSE
12 6 (2.88%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (2.88%) CISA
13 5 (2.40%) MCP
14 4 (1.92%) CCDP
14 4 (1.92%) MCSA
14 4 (1.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.85%) QA
4 3 (1.44%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.96%) SLA
5 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.21%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.33%) ProxySG
5 8 (3.85%) vSphere
5 8 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.44%) Varnish
6 3 (1.44%) Nmap
6 3 (1.44%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.96%) Snort
8 1 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (3.37%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.40%) SCOM
2 5 (2.40%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (2.40%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.92%) SCCM
3 4 (1.92%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.44%) Puppet
4 3 (1.44%) Nagios
4 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.44%) Nessus
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.96%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.96%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.48%) Salt
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 125 (60.10%) Cisco
2 78 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 54 (25.96%) Juniper
4 29 (13.94%) Blue Coat
5 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
6 26 (12.50%) F5
7 23 (11.06%) HP
8 16 (7.69%) Nokia
9 11 (5.29%) VMware
10 10 (4.81%) Fortinet
10 10 (4.81%) 3PAR
11 9 (4.33%) Citrix
11 9 (4.33%) IBM
11 9 (4.33%) Oracle
12 7 (3.37%) Symantec
12 7 (3.37%) Brocade
13 5 (2.40%) Huawei
13 5 (2.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 4 (1.92%) Kaseya
14 4 (1.92%) IronPort
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