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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 151 145 142
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 100 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.10% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 6.07% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 49
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£388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £498 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -51.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+153.96% -55.00%
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
1765 1631 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.09% 18.16% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 689 620
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 166
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -14 28 £400 +14.28% 19
Surrey +20 21 £350 +3.70% 4
Oxfordshire 0 19 £450 - 3
Hampshire -20 9 £388 +1.63% 8
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £375 +11.11% 6
East Sussex - 7 £275 -
Middlesex +5 3 - -
West Sussex -22 3 £50 -90.26% 1
Kent +4 2 £525 +98.11% 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 136 (55.97%) Cisco
2 109 (44.86%) Firewall
3 76 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (30.86%) CheckPoint
5 65 (26.75%) Linux
6 64 (26.34%) WAN
7 61 (25.10%) Juniper
8 58 (23.87%) LAN
9 52 (21.40%) Windows
10 50 (20.58%) TCP/IP
11 48 (19.75%) CCNP
11 48 (19.75%) Cisco ASA
12 46 (18.93%) VPN
13 43 (17.70%) DNS
13 43 (17.70%) OSPF
14 42 (17.28%) VMware
14 42 (17.28%) F5
15 41 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
16 40 (16.46%) ITIL
17 39 (16.05%) Data Centre
18 37 (15.23%) IPsec
19 36 (14.81%) Blue Coat
19 36 (14.81%) SSL
20 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
20 32 (13.17%) Telecoms
20 32 (13.17%) Load Balancing
21 31 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (12.76%) CISSP
22 30 (12.35%) Wireless
22 30 (12.35%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 15 (6.17%) Confluence
2 11 (4.53%) IIS
3 9 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.47%) Apache
5 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.23%) Lync
6 2 (0.82%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (4.53%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.23%) MS Office
2 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.29%) RMDS
2 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.29%) IaaS
5 7 (2.88%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 109 (44.86%) Firewall
2 64 (26.34%) WAN
3 58 (23.87%) LAN
4 50 (20.58%) TCP/IP
5 48 (19.75%) Cisco ASA
6 46 (18.93%) VPN
7 43 (17.70%) DNS
7 43 (17.70%) OSPF
8 37 (15.23%) IPsec
9 36 (14.81%) SSL
10 30 (12.35%) Wireless
11 27 (11.11%) SAN
11 27 (11.11%) BGP
12 24 (9.88%) DHCP
13 22 (9.05%) VoIP
14 17 (7.00%) Internet
14 17 (7.00%) Wireshark
15 16 (6.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 15 (6.17%) MPLS
17 14 (5.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.17%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.82%) Hudson
2 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (13.17%) Telecoms
2 29 (11.93%) Finance
3 6 (2.47%) Billing
4 5 (2.06%) Marketing
4 5 (2.06%) Publishing
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (31.28%) Network Engineer
2 56 (23.05%) Security Engineer
3 41 (16.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 30 (12.35%) Analyst
5 28 (11.52%) Consultant
6 25 (10.29%) Security Analyst
7 24 (9.88%) Security Consultant
8 21 (8.64%) Network Analyst
8 21 (8.64%) Network Consultant
8 21 (8.64%) Network Security Consultant
9 18 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
10 17 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (7.00%) Support Engineer
11 15 (6.17%) Architect
12 12 (4.94%) Developer
12 12 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.53%) Design Engineer
13 11 (4.53%) Web Developer
14 10 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
15 9 (3.70%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) Web Services
2 13 (5.35%) HTML
2 13 (5.35%) CSS
3 8 (3.29%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.82%) OAuth
4 2 (0.82%) OpenID
4 2 (0.82%) boto
4 2 (0.82%) SAML
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.23%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (6.58%) SecurID
4 15 (6.17%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (4.53%) Raspberry Pi
7 8 (3.29%) Replication
8 5 (2.06%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.23%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.23%) PKI
11 2 (0.82%) DTV
11 2 (0.82%) Wiki
12 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.41%) IVR
12 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.75%) Linux
2 52 (21.40%) Windows
3 24 (9.88%) UNIX
4 20 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.82%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.82%) VMS
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.46%) ITIL
2 32 (13.17%) Load Balancing
3 27 (11.11%) DevOps
4 21 (8.64%) Time Management
4 21 (8.64%) Change Management
4 21 (8.64%) Information Security
5 20 (8.23%) Migration
6 19 (7.82%) Service Management
6 19 (7.82%) Cyber Security
7 14 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (5.76%) Validation
8 13 (5.35%) Project Management
8 13 (5.35%) Network Architecture
9 11 (4.53%) Systems Analysis
9 11 (4.53%) OO
9 11 (4.53%) Web Design
9 11 (4.53%) Network Design
10 10 (4.12%) Security Management
10 10 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.12%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.94%) SQL
2 9 (3.70%) Perl
3 6 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.06%) PHP
4 5 (2.06%) Java
5 4 (1.65%) Ruby
6 3 (1.23%) C++
6 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.82%) C
7 2 (0.82%) C#
7 2 (0.82%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 76 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (19.75%) CCNP
3 31 (12.76%) CISSP
4 30 (12.35%) Security Cleared
5 26 (10.70%) CCNA
6 24 (9.88%) SC Cleared
7 22 (9.05%) Degree
8 14 (5.76%) CCIE
9 7 (2.88%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.06%) CCSE
10 5 (2.06%) CCDP
10 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.65%) CCDA
11 4 (1.65%) CCSA
12 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.23%) CISM
13 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.82%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.70%) SLA
4 8 (3.29%) QA
5 4 (1.65%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.05%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.17%) vSphere
4 10 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.47%) Snort
7 4 (1.65%) XenServer
8 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.82%) Postfix
9 2 (0.82%) Samba
9 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.82%) iptables
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.35%) Puppet
2 14 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.12%) TrustSec
4 6 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.06%) SCOM
6 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.23%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.82%) Ansible
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.41%) Cacti
8 1 (0.41%) SCCM
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 136 (55.97%) Cisco
2 75 (30.86%) CheckPoint
3 61 (25.10%) Juniper
4 42 (17.28%) VMware
4 42 (17.28%) F5
5 36 (14.81%) Blue Coat
6 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
7 27 (11.11%) Oracle
8 25 (10.29%) Red Hat
8 25 (10.29%) Citrix
9 17 (7.00%) Tufin
10 16 (6.58%) Fortinet
11 15 (6.17%) NetScout
12 14 (5.76%) SolarWinds
13 13 (5.35%) McAfee
14 12 (4.94%) Lancope
15 11 (4.53%) Apple
15 11 (4.53%) CA
16 9 (3.70%) HP
16 9 (3.70%) AlgoSec
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