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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 141 136 174
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Security 118 134 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.40% 1.42% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 6.83% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 38
Average daily rate £400 £370 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -52.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -31.42%
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
1730 1962 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.49% 20.85% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 944 648
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 128
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £59.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +45 58 £425 +23.18% 10
Berkshire -18 23 £388 +3.33% 14
Surrey -15 16 £425 +14.86% 13
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £450 +26.76% 3
Oxfordshire -6 6 £400 +122.22% 2
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Kent -10 2 £263 -
Sussex - 1 £313 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 115 (53.00%) Firewall
2 114 (52.53%) Cisco
3 77 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (35.02%) LAN
5 75 (34.56%) WAN
6 60 (27.65%) CheckPoint
7 56 (25.81%) Windows
8 51 (23.50%) TCP/IP
8 51 (23.50%) Data Centre
9 46 (21.20%) CCNP
10 43 (19.82%) Security Cleared
11 40 (18.43%) CCNA
11 40 (18.43%) DNS
12 39 (17.97%) F5
13 38 (17.51%) ITIL
14 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
15 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
16 33 (15.21%) Telecoms
17 32 (14.75%) VPN
17 32 (14.75%) Linux
17 32 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (13.82%) VMware
19 29 (13.36%) Juniper
20 28 (12.90%) SSL
21 27 (12.44%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (11.98%) MPLS
22 26 (11.98%) VoIP
23 25 (11.52%) Information Security
23 25 (11.52%) Finance
24 24 (11.06%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (4.61%) IIS
2 5 (2.30%) JBoss
2 5 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.84%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.92%) Confluence
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) MS Office
2 4 (1.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.69%) IaaS
3 6 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.76%) Office 365
3 6 (2.76%) PaaS
4 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 115 (53.00%) Firewall
2 76 (35.02%) LAN
3 75 (34.56%) WAN
4 51 (23.50%) TCP/IP
5 40 (18.43%) DNS
6 32 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (14.75%) VPN
7 28 (12.90%) SSL
8 27 (12.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (11.98%) MPLS
9 26 (11.98%) VoIP
10 21 (9.68%) DHCP
10 21 (9.68%) OSPF
10 21 (9.68%) Wireless
11 20 (9.22%) BGP
12 18 (8.29%) Internet
13 17 (7.83%) EIGRP
13 17 (7.83%) IPsec
14 15 (6.91%) DMZ
15 13 (5.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.76%) DB2
3 5 (2.30%) MySQL
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Moq
1 9 (4.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.30%) Jasmine
3 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 3 (1.38%) NUnit
4 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) Ant
6 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 33 (15.21%) Telecoms
2 25 (11.52%) Finance
3 7 (3.23%) Banking
3 7 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (1.84%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Automotive
6 2 (0.92%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Military
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 47 (21.66%) Security Engineer
3 40 (18.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 33 (15.21%) Architect
5 17 (7.83%) Analyst
5 17 (7.83%) Security Architect
6 16 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (7.37%) Consultant
6 16 (7.37%) Network Architect
7 15 (6.91%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Design Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Network Design Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Network Security Architect
9 13 (5.99%) Security Analyst
10 12 (5.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Technical Architect
12 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.61%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.61%) .NET
2 10 (4.61%) SOAP
3 9 (4.15%) WCF
3 9 (4.15%) Web Services
4 8 (3.69%) REST
4 8 (3.69%) XML
5 6 (2.76%) COM
5 6 (2.76%) LINQ
5 6 (2.76%) Middleware
5 6 (2.76%) NHibernate
5 6 (2.76%) STL
6 3 (1.38%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.38%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.38%) RESTful
7 2 (0.92%) JSON
7 2 (0.92%) Spring
8 1 (0.46%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.50%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.99%) Cryptography
4 8 (3.69%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.23%) SecurID
6 6 (2.76%) DataPower
6 6 (2.76%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.30%) PKI
8 4 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.84%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.92%) Statistics
11 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.81%) Windows
2 32 (14.75%) Linux
3 18 (8.29%) Unix
4 16 (7.37%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.76%) AIX
6 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.30%) Solaris
8 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.92%) CentOS
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.51%) ITIL
2 25 (11.52%) Information Security
3 24 (11.06%) Project Management
4 23 (10.60%) Load Balancing
5 20 (9.22%) Migration
6 18 (8.29%) Network Design
7 17 (7.83%) Incident Management
8 16 (7.37%) Service Management
8 16 (7.37%) SIEM
9 14 (6.45%) Network Management
10 12 (5.53%) Change Management
10 12 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.53%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.07%) Computer Security
12 10 (4.61%) Capacity Management
12 10 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (4.61%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.61%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.37%) SQL
2 9 (4.15%) C#
2 9 (4.15%) Java
3 8 (3.69%) C++
4 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.76%) Python
5 3 (1.38%) Perl
6 2 (0.92%) C
7 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (21.20%) CCNP
3 43 (19.82%) Security Cleared
4 40 (18.43%) CCNA
5 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.29%) CISSP
7 17 (7.83%) CCIE
8 15 (6.91%) CCSE
9 12 (5.53%) Degree
10 10 (4.61%) CCSA
11 9 (4.15%) CCSP
12 7 (3.23%) CCDP
13 5 (2.30%) CISM
13 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.84%) CEH
14 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.38%) JNCIA
15 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.83%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.61%) SLA
3 6 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.30%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.84%) COBIT
5 4 (1.84%) QA
5 4 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.92%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 21 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 21 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.76%) vSphere
4 4 (1.84%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.46%) Docker
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.23%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.23%) Nessus
2 5 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.30%) SCOM
3 4 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.84%) Nmap
3 4 (1.84%) Puppet
4 3 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.92%) Endace
5 2 (0.92%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.92%) SCCM
5 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.46%) Ansible
6 1 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.46%) QRadar
6 1 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 114 (52.53%) Cisco
2 60 (27.65%) CheckPoint
3 39 (17.97%) F5
4 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
5 30 (13.82%) VMware
6 29 (13.36%) Juniper
7 21 (9.68%) Palo Alto
8 16 (7.37%) HP
9 15 (6.91%) Blue Coat
10 13 (5.99%) Intel Security
11 10 (4.61%) Cyberoam
11 10 (4.61%) IBM
12 9 (4.15%) Avaya
12 9 (4.15%) Citrix
12 9 (4.15%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.69%) NetApp
13 8 (3.69%) Nokia
13 8 (3.69%) Oracle
14 7 (3.23%) BT
15 6 (2.76%) Fortinet
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