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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 134 146 168
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 111 104 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 1.19% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 6.57% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 28
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£400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.20% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -43.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.15 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.35 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
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 £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 19 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
Berkshire -3 43 £450 +172.72% 9
Hampshire +11 42 £345 -16.36% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £350 +3.85% 3
Surrey -5 8 £438 +53.50% 9
West Sussex +4 2 £220 -53.68%
Kent -3 2 £405 +1.25% 6
Oxfordshire -4 1 £295 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 120 (57.14%) Firewall
2 119 (56.67%) Cisco
3 80 (38.10%) CheckPoint
4 75 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 69 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 57 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (26.19%) CCNP
9 52 (24.76%) Juniper
10 45 (21.43%) Windows
11 41 (19.52%) OSPF
12 36 (17.14%) LAN
12 36 (17.14%) WAN
12 36 (17.14%) Telecoms
13 35 (16.67%) UNIX
14 30 (14.29%) F5
15 29 (13.81%) Blue Coat
16 28 (13.33%) VPN
17 27 (12.86%) HP
17 27 (12.86%) CCNA
17 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP
17 27 (12.86%) Network Management
18 26 (12.38%) BGP
18 26 (12.38%) ITIL
19 25 (11.90%) Linux
20 23 (10.95%) Information Security
20 23 (10.95%) DV Cleared
21 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (10.48%) IPsec
21 22 (10.48%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 11 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (1.90%) IIS
4 3 (1.43%) nginx
4 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.95%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 120 (57.14%) Firewall
2 57 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
3 41 (19.52%) OSPF
4 36 (17.14%) LAN
4 36 (17.14%) WAN
5 28 (13.33%) VPN
6 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP
7 26 (12.38%) BGP
8 22 (10.48%) IPsec
9 21 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (9.52%) Internet
11 19 (9.05%) SAN
12 18 (8.57%) MPLS
12 18 (8.57%) Cisco PIX
13 16 (7.62%) SSL
14 15 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (6.67%) DNS
15 14 (6.67%) VLAN
16 13 (6.19%) SNMP
17 12 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) SQLite
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.95%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.43%) Subversion
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.52%) Finance
3 9 (4.29%) Military
4 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Billing
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (35.24%) Network Engineer
2 60 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 49 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 30 (14.29%) Consultant
5 27 (12.86%) Architect
6 21 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 18 (8.57%) Network Consultant
8 14 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 10 (4.76%) Analyst
9 10 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.29%) IP Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.81%) Network Design Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) Web Services
2 8 (3.81%) Middleware
3 7 (3.33%) .NET
4 6 (2.86%) JSON
5 5 (2.38%) XML
6 3 (1.43%) Drools
6 3 (1.43%) REST
6 3 (1.43%) XSLT
6 3 (1.43%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.48%) RESTful
8 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.48%) Direct3D
8 1 (0.48%) WAP
8 1 (0.48%) JSP
8 1 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.86%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.38%) PKI
4 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.90%) SecurID
6 3 (1.43%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.43%) Statistics
6 3 (1.43%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.95%) Firmware
7 2 (0.95%) DTV
7 2 (0.95%) Clustering
7 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.95%) Replication
7 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.43%) Windows
2 35 (16.67%) UNIX
3 25 (11.90%) Linux
4 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.81%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.81%) Android
7 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.90%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.43%) CentOS
9 3 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.43%) Debian
10 2 (0.95%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE
11 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.86%) Network Management
2 26 (12.38%) ITIL
3 23 (10.95%) Information Security
4 20 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 17 (8.10%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.14%) Project Management
6 15 (7.14%) Service Management
7 14 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 14 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 13 (6.19%) Network Design
8 13 (6.19%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.71%) Time Management
9 12 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.76%) Cyber Security
11 9 (4.29%) Change Control
11 9 (4.29%) Network Architecture
11 9 (4.29%) Migration
11 9 (4.29%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.10%) C
2 13 (6.19%) Python
2 13 (6.19%) Java
3 7 (3.33%) SQL
4 6 (2.86%) C++
5 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.43%) Golang
5 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.43%) PHP
5 3 (1.43%) VBScript
6 1 (0.48%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 55 (26.19%) CCNP
5 27 (12.86%) CCNA
6 23 (10.95%) DV Cleared
7 21 (10.00%) CISSP
8 19 (9.05%) CCIE
9 15 (7.14%) CCSA
9 15 (7.14%) CCSE
10 13 (6.19%) Degree
11 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (5.24%) CCSP
12 10 (4.76%) MCSE
13 6 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (2.38%) MCP
15 4 (1.90%) MCSA
15 4 (1.90%) CCDP
15 4 (1.90%) ISEB
15 4 (1.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.29%) QA
3 3 (1.43%) COBIT
4 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.48%) GPG13
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.19%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 10 (4.76%) vSphere
4 9 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.43%) Varnish
5 3 (1.43%) Nmap
5 3 (1.43%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.95%) Snort
7 1 (0.48%) Squid
7 1 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.90%) HP UCMDB
3 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.43%) Zenoss
4 3 (1.43%) SCOM
4 3 (1.43%) Puppet
4 3 (1.43%) Nessus
4 3 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.43%) Nagios
5 2 (0.95%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.48%) OpenView
6 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 119 (56.67%) Cisco
2 80 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 52 (24.76%) Juniper
4 30 (14.29%) F5
5 29 (13.81%) Blue Coat
6 27 (12.86%) HP
7 22 (10.48%) Microsoft
8 15 (7.14%) Nokia
9 13 (6.19%) VMware
10 11 (5.24%) 3PAR
10 11 (5.24%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.76%) Oracle
11 10 (4.76%) Citrix
12 8 (3.81%) IBM
12 8 (3.81%) Brocade
13 5 (2.38%) Symantec
14 4 (1.90%) McAfee
14 4 (1.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.90%) Websense
14 4 (1.90%) Sourcefire
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