The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 131 141 166
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 107 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 1.06% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 5.80% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Network Security
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +12 46 £425 -10.52% 20
Hampshire +2 36 £362 -4.86% 7
Surrey -2 11 £349 -16.46% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £334 -21.47% 5
West Sussex -5 2 £220 -43.94%
Middlesex - 2 £650 - 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £295 -1.66% 1
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 129 (62.32%) Cisco
2 113 (54.59%) Firewall
3 78 (37.68%) CheckPoint
4 74 (35.75%) Security Cleared
5 68 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (28.02%) CCNP
7 57 (27.54%) Juniper
8 54 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 51 (24.64%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (19.81%) Windows
11 38 (18.36%) LAN
11 38 (18.36%) OSPF
12 36 (17.39%) WAN
13 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
14 31 (14.98%) Microsoft
15 30 (14.49%) ITIL
16 28 (13.53%) VPN
16 28 (13.53%) CISSP
16 28 (13.53%) Blue Coat
17 26 (12.56%) Information Security
17 26 (12.56%) UNIX
18 25 (12.08%) BGP
19 23 (11.11%) CCNA
19 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (11.11%) Network Management
19 23 (11.11%) F5
20 22 (10.63%) DV Cleared
20 22 (10.63%) Cisco Nexus
21 21 (10.14%) Internet
21 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.90%) Apache
4 3 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (0.97%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.48%) Route 53
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 113 (54.59%) Firewall
2 51 (24.64%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (18.36%) LAN
3 38 (18.36%) OSPF
4 36 (17.39%) WAN
5 28 (13.53%) VPN
6 25 (12.08%) BGP
7 22 (10.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (10.14%) Internet
8 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP
9 19 (9.18%) MPLS
10 18 (8.70%) DNS
11 17 (8.21%) IPsec
12 16 (7.73%) Cisco PIX
13 14 (6.76%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.28%) VoIP
15 12 (5.80%) SNMP
15 12 (5.80%) SAN
16 11 (5.31%) VLAN
17 10 (4.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.42%) DB2
1 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.70%) Finance
3 9 (4.35%) Military
4 4 (1.93%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (37.20%) Network Engineer
2 62 (29.95%) Security Engineer
3 55 (26.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 32 (15.46%) Architect
5 27 (13.04%) Consultant
6 22 (10.63%) Security Consultant
7 16 (7.73%) Network Consultant
8 11 (5.31%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.31%) Network Security Consultant
9 10 (4.83%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.35%) Network Specialist
10 9 (4.35%) Design Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Analyst
11 8 (3.86%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) IP Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.83%) .NET
2 7 (3.38%) XML
3 6 (2.90%) Middleware
3 6 (2.90%) Web Services
4 3 (1.45%) REST
4 3 (1.45%) XSLT
4 3 (1.45%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.97%) JSP
5 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.97%) JSON
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
6 1 (0.48%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
1 8 (3.86%) Replication
2 4 (1.93%) PKI
3 3 (1.45%) Cryptography
3 3 (1.45%) SecurID
3 3 (1.45%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.45%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.97%) Clustering
4 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.48%) CESG
5 1 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.48%) DTV
5 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.48%) Open Source
5 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.81%) Windows
2 26 (12.56%) UNIX
3 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (6.76%) Linux
6 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.42%) VMS
8 4 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.93%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.48%) CentOS
10 1 (0.48%) AIX
10 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.49%) ITIL
2 26 (12.56%) Information Security
3 23 (11.11%) Network Management
4 16 (7.73%) Project Management
5 15 (7.25%) Network Design
5 15 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 14 (6.76%) Service Management
7 13 (6.28%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.31%) Security Architecture
8 11 (5.31%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (4.83%) Migration
9 10 (4.83%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.83%) Network Architecture
9 10 (4.83%) Change Control
9 10 (4.83%) Time Management
10 9 (4.35%) SIEM
10 9 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.35%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.86%) TOGAF
11 8 (3.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.31%) C
2 7 (3.38%) Java
3 5 (2.42%) SQL
4 3 (1.45%) PHP
5 2 (0.97%) VBScript
5 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (35.75%) Security Cleared
2 68 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (28.02%) CCNP
4 54 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 28 (13.53%) CISSP
6 23 (11.11%) CCNA
7 22 (10.63%) DV Cleared
8 19 (9.18%) CCSA
9 17 (8.21%) CCSE
9 17 (8.21%) CCIE
10 11 (5.31%) MCSE
10 11 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (5.31%) Degree
11 10 (4.83%) CCSP
12 6 (2.90%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (2.90%) CISA
12 6 (2.90%) CISM
13 5 (2.42%) CCDP
14 4 (1.93%) MCP
14 4 (1.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.90%) QA
4 5 (2.42%) SLA
5 3 (1.45%) COBIT
5 3 (1.45%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.48%) GPG13
System Software
1 20 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.28%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.38%) vSphere
4 7 (3.38%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.45%) Nmap
7 1 (0.48%) Squid
7 1 (0.48%) Varnish
7 1 (0.48%) Snort
7 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.83%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.42%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (2.42%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.93%) HP UCMDB
3 4 (1.93%) SCCM
4 3 (1.45%) SCOM
4 3 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.97%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.48%) Cacti
6 1 (0.48%) Munin
6 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 129 (62.32%) Cisco
2 78 (37.68%) CheckPoint
3 57 (27.54%) Juniper
4 31 (14.98%) Microsoft
5 28 (13.53%) Blue Coat
6 23 (11.11%) F5
7 18 (8.70%) HP
8 12 (5.80%) Nokia
8 12 (5.80%) VMware
9 10 (4.83%) Fortinet
9 10 (4.83%) Oracle
10 9 (4.35%) IBM
10 9 (4.35%) Citrix
11 7 (3.38%) McAfee
12 6 (2.90%) Brocade
12 6 (2.90%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (2.42%) Huawei
14 4 (1.93%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.93%) Ericsson
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