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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 130 167 165
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 133 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 0.82% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 4.92% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 40 24
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£410 £373 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% +17.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 17
Average hourly rate £11.35 £27.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% +32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +42 56 £400 -11.11% 14
Hampshire -22 26 £350 -6.66% 3
Oxfordshire -11 14 £494 - 5
Surrey -1 13 £446 +8.18% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £394 +6.41%
Kent +1 7 £500 +117.39%
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Middlesex 0 1 - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 142 (58.20%) Firewall
2 120 (49.18%) Cisco
3 87 (35.66%) CheckPoint
4 78 (31.97%) Security Cleared
5 74 (30.33%) Cisco ASA
6 70 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (26.64%) SC Cleared
8 59 (24.18%) CCNP
9 55 (22.54%) OSPF
10 50 (20.49%) Telecoms
10 50 (20.49%) F5
11 47 (19.26%) Windows
12 46 (18.85%) VPN
13 44 (18.03%) Juniper
14 43 (17.62%) LAN
15 42 (17.21%) WAN
15 42 (17.21%) Linux
16 38 (15.57%) CISSP
17 36 (14.75%) SSL
18 35 (14.34%) Internet
19 34 (13.93%) IPsec
19 34 (13.93%) UNIX
20 31 (12.70%) ITIL
20 31 (12.70%) DV Cleared
21 29 (11.89%) BGP
21 29 (11.89%) CCNA
22 27 (11.07%) Information Security
22 27 (11.07%) Degree
23 26 (10.66%) PCI DSS
24 25 (10.25%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (3.28%) Apache
1 8 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.87%) Confluence
2 7 (2.87%) IIS
3 6 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.23%) nginx
5 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Lync
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.41%) MS Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon S3
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (58.20%) Firewall
2 74 (30.33%) Cisco ASA
3 55 (22.54%) OSPF
4 46 (18.85%) VPN
5 43 (17.62%) LAN
6 42 (17.21%) WAN
7 36 (14.75%) SSL
8 35 (14.34%) Internet
9 34 (13.93%) IPsec
10 29 (11.89%) BGP
11 25 (10.25%) TCP/IP
12 23 (9.43%) MPLS
13 22 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (8.61%) VLAN
14 21 (8.61%) RIP
15 16 (6.56%) SAN
15 16 (6.56%) DNS
15 16 (6.56%) Cisco PIX
16 15 (6.15%) Wireless
17 13 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.05%) DB2
3 4 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.23%) SQLite
4 3 (1.23%) Big Data
4 3 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) JIRA
2 5 (2.05%) RSpec
2 5 (2.05%) JUnit
3 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Moq
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (20.49%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.79%) Finance
3 7 (2.87%) Retail
4 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.64%) Back Office
5 3 (1.23%) German Language
5 3 (1.23%) Billing
5 3 (1.23%) Electronics
5 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (33.61%) Network Engineer
2 72 (29.51%) Security Engineer
3 54 (22.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 35 (14.34%) Consultant
5 26 (10.66%) Security Consultant
6 20 (8.20%) Design Engineer
7 17 (6.97%) Developer
7 17 (6.97%) Network Consultant
8 16 (6.56%) Architect
8 16 (6.56%) Network Design Engineer
9 15 (6.15%) Network Security Consultant
9 15 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.69%) IP Engineer
12 9 (3.69%) Network Specialist
12 9 (3.69%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.28%) Network Architect
13 8 (3.28%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.97%) Web Services
2 8 (3.28%) Drools
3 7 (2.87%) JSON
4 5 (2.05%) OAuth
4 5 (2.05%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.05%) OpenID
4 5 (2.05%) SAML
5 4 (1.64%) HTML
5 4 (1.64%) WAP
6 3 (1.23%) XML
6 3 (1.23%) CSS
6 3 (1.23%) Middleware
7 2 (0.82%) J2EE
7 2 (0.82%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.82%) Laravel
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.82%) HTML5
7 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 1 (0.41%) Ajax
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.74%) SecurID
2 11 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.69%) PKI
4 8 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.64%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.64%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.64%) Statistics
8 2 (0.82%) DTV
8 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.41%) Open Source
9 1 (0.41%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.26%) Windows
2 42 (17.21%) Linux
3 34 (13.93%) UNIX
4 15 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.69%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.28%) CentOS
8 8 (3.28%) Android
9 5 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.05%) AIX
9 5 (2.05%) SUSE
10 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.23%) Debian
11 2 (0.82%) Solaris
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.70%) ITIL
2 27 (11.07%) Information Security
3 19 (7.79%) Project Management
4 18 (7.38%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.38%) Load Balancing
5 17 (6.97%) eTOM
5 17 (6.97%) DevOps
6 16 (6.56%) Change Management
7 15 (6.15%) Network Management
7 15 (6.15%) Validation
7 15 (6.15%) Migration
8 14 (5.74%) Network Design
8 14 (5.74%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (4.92%) Scrum
10 12 (4.92%) UML
10 12 (4.92%) Demand Forecasting
11 11 (4.51%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (4.51%) Security Architecture
11 11 (4.51%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.02%) Python
2 18 (7.38%) Java
3 14 (5.74%) C
4 12 (4.92%) SQL
5 9 (3.69%) C++
6 7 (2.87%) Ruby
7 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.05%) PHP
8 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.64%) Perl
9 4 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.23%) Golang
10 3 (1.23%) VBScript
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 78 (31.97%) Security Cleared
2 70 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (26.64%) SC Cleared
4 59 (24.18%) CCNP
5 38 (15.57%) CISSP
6 31 (12.70%) DV Cleared
7 29 (11.89%) CCNA
8 27 (11.07%) Degree
9 15 (6.15%) CCIE
10 12 (4.92%) CCSP
11 11 (4.51%) CCSA
12 10 (4.10%) CCSE
13 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.64%) CISM
15 3 (1.23%) MCSE
15 3 (1.23%) CISA
16 2 (0.82%) PMP
16 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.66%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.87%) SLA
4 5 (2.05%) QA
5 4 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.92%) vSphere
3 8 (3.28%) ProxySG
4 7 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.05%) Nmap
5 5 (2.05%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (2.05%) Firmware
6 3 (1.23%) Varnish
6 3 (1.23%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.82%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.41%) vCloud
8 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (7.79%) Puppet
2 11 (4.51%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.05%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (2.05%) Nessus
4 4 (1.64%) OpenView
4 4 (1.64%) Netcool
5 3 (1.23%) SCOM
5 3 (1.23%) Zenoss
5 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.23%) Nagios
5 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 120 (49.18%) Cisco
2 87 (35.66%) CheckPoint
3 50 (20.49%) F5
4 44 (18.03%) Juniper
5 25 (10.25%) VMware
6 23 (9.43%) Microsoft
6 23 (9.43%) Blue Coat
7 22 (9.02%) HP
7 22 (9.02%) Fortinet
8 16 (6.56%) Oracle
8 16 (6.56%) Citrix
9 15 (6.15%) Red Hat
10 14 (5.74%) Tufin
11 13 (5.33%) AlgoSec
12 12 (4.92%) CA
13 11 (4.51%) Nokia
14 8 (3.28%) McAfee
14 8 (3.28%) IBM
14 8 (3.28%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.05%) Brocade
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