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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / South East
Rank 140 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 100 117 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.34% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 6.55% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 66
Median daily rate £425 £381 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.19% +11.00%

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
1553 1786 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.29% 20.41% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 993 941
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 114
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £52.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 27 £463 +17.46% 8
Oxfordshire +15 21 £350 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +15 19 £450 +20.00% 4
Surrey +15 16 £475 +15.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £365 -18.88% 3
Middlesex - 4 £435 -
Kent +6 1 £450 +57.89% 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 135 (58.70%) Firewall
2 116 (50.43%) Cisco
3 74 (32.17%) CheckPoint
4 60 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (23.91%) Juniper
6 52 (22.61%) Data Centre
7 48 (20.87%) LAN
8 46 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 43 (18.70%) F5
10 42 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (16.96%) WAN
12 36 (15.65%) Load Balancing
13 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
13 35 (15.22%) Windows
14 32 (13.91%) SSL
15 31 (13.48%) CCNP
16 29 (12.61%) VPN
17 28 (12.17%) ITIL
18 27 (11.74%) Linux
18 27 (11.74%) MPLS
19 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
20 24 (10.43%) PCI DSS
20 24 (10.43%) VMware
20 24 (10.43%) Blue Coat
20 24 (10.43%) DNS
21 23 (10.00%) CCNA
22 22 (9.57%) TCP/IP
23 21 (9.13%) CCIE
23 21 (9.13%) Cisco Nexus
24 20 (8.70%) NetScaler

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) MS Office
2 6 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.48%) IaaS
2 8 (3.48%) Office 365
3 6 (2.61%) PaaS
4 4 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.74%) GitHub
4 4 (1.74%) SaaS
5 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 135 (58.70%) Firewall
2 48 (20.87%) LAN
3 42 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (16.96%) WAN
5 32 (13.91%) SSL
6 29 (12.61%) VPN
7 27 (11.74%) MPLS
8 24 (10.43%) DNS
9 22 (9.57%) TCP/IP
10 21 (9.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (8.70%) NetScaler
11 20 (8.70%) Wireless
12 15 (6.52%) DHCP
13 13 (5.65%) OSPF
14 12 (5.22%) Ethernet
15 11 (4.78%) BGP
16 10 (4.35%) IPsec
17 9 (3.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 9 (3.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 9 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (2.61%) MySQL
2 4 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (8.70%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (0.43%) Advertising
4 1 (0.43%) Banking
4 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (42.17%) Network Engineer
2 65 (28.26%) Security Engineer
3 62 (26.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (17.39%) Architect
5 25 (10.87%) Analyst
6 22 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (9.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 21 (9.13%) Network Architect
8 19 (8.26%) Network Analyst
8 19 (8.26%) Security Architect
9 16 (6.96%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 15 (6.52%) Consultant
11 14 (6.09%) Juniper Engineer
11 14 (6.09%) Network Security Architect
12 13 (5.65%) Cisco Architect
13 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
14 10 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
14 10 (4.35%) Support Engineer
15 9 (3.91%) Security Consultant
15 9 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.48%) Regular Expression
2 7 (3.04%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.61%) HTML
4 5 (2.17%) CSS
5 4 (1.74%) HTML5
5 4 (1.74%) REST
6 3 (1.30%) .NET
6 3 (1.30%) CSS3
7 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.87%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.87%) Java EE
7 2 (0.87%) Middleware
7 2 (0.87%) SAML
7 2 (0.87%) SOAP
7 2 (0.87%) Web Services
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) WPF
8 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.61%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.48%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.04%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.04%) Replication
6 4 (1.74%) PKI
6 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.30%) DataPower
7 3 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.87%) Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) CMDB
8 2 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.87%) User Experience
9 1 (0.43%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.22%) Windows
2 27 (11.74%) Linux
3 20 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.61%) Unix
5 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.87%) Solaris
8 2 (0.87%) VMS
8 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.65%) Load Balancing
2 28 (12.17%) ITIL
3 20 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 19 (8.26%) Web Filtering
5 18 (7.83%) Project Management
6 17 (7.39%) SIEM
7 16 (6.96%) Change Management
7 16 (6.96%) Information Security
8 14 (6.09%) Problem Management
9 13 (5.65%) Network Design
10 11 (4.78%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (4.35%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.35%) Network Architecture
11 10 (4.35%) Network Management
11 10 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (3.91%) Service Management
13 8 (3.48%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (3.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.35%) Java
2 8 (3.48%) SQL
3 7 (3.04%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.04%) PHP
4 5 (2.17%) Python
5 4 (1.74%) C#
5 4 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.87%) C
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Perl
7 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 31 (13.48%) CCNP
4 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 23 (10.00%) CCNA
6 21 (9.13%) CCIE
7 18 (7.83%) CISSP
8 15 (6.52%) MCSE
8 15 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (5.65%) CCSE
10 12 (5.22%) CCSA
11 11 (4.78%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.48%) JNCIP
12 8 (3.48%) JNCIS
13 7 (3.04%) CISM
13 7 (3.04%) Degree
13 7 (3.04%) JNCIA
14 6 (2.61%) CISA
15 5 (2.17%) CCSP
15 5 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.43%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (5.65%) HIPAA
4 11 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.74%) SLA
6 3 (1.30%) QA
7 2 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.87%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.43%) COBIT
8 1 (0.43%) GDPR
8 1 (0.43%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.43%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 17 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.74%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Xen
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.04%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.17%) Puppet
3 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.74%) SCOM
4 3 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.87%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.87%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.43%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Nessus
6 1 (0.43%) Netcool
6 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 116 (50.43%) Cisco
2 74 (32.17%) CheckPoint
3 55 (23.91%) Juniper
4 46 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 43 (18.70%) F5
6 24 (10.43%) Blue Coat
6 24 (10.43%) VMware
7 18 (7.83%) Microsoft
8 16 (6.96%) Brocade
9 14 (6.09%) Citrix
10 13 (5.65%) Intel Security
11 12 (5.22%) Extreme Networks
12 10 (4.35%) Dell
13 9 (3.91%) HP
14 8 (3.48%) Aruba
14 8 (3.48%) TippingPoint
15 6 (2.61%) FireEye
15 6 (2.61%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.61%) Oracle
15 6 (2.61%) Splunk
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