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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 125 163 166
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 135 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 0.81% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 4.69% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 26
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£378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.65% -3.33%
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
1859 1450 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.13% 17.21% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 611 622
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 163
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +36 58 £388 +10.71% 17
Hampshire -28 23 £375 +0.40% 7
Oxfordshire +3 20 £463 - 3
Surrey +6 16 £370 -17.77% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £353 -4.72% 3
Kent -6 5 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 131 (55.51%) Firewall
2 112 (47.46%) Cisco
3 80 (33.90%) CheckPoint
4 69 (29.24%) Security Cleared
5 68 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (26.69%) Cisco ASA
7 56 (23.73%) OSPF
8 54 (22.88%) SC Cleared
9 53 (22.46%) CCNP
10 51 (21.61%) LAN
10 51 (21.61%) F5
11 48 (20.34%) Telecoms
12 46 (19.49%) WAN
13 44 (18.64%) VPN
14 43 (18.22%) Linux
15 41 (17.37%) SSL
15 41 (17.37%) CISSP
15 41 (17.37%) IPsec
16 40 (16.95%) Windows
17 38 (16.10%) Juniper
18 35 (14.83%) Internet
19 31 (13.14%) BGP
19 31 (13.14%) DV Cleared
20 30 (12.71%) ITIL
21 28 (11.86%) UNIX
21 28 (11.86%) TCP/IP
21 28 (11.86%) Degree
22 26 (11.02%) Fortinet
22 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
22 26 (11.02%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (4.24%) Apache
2 8 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.39%) Confluence
2 8 (3.39%) IIS
3 6 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.27%) nginx
5 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) Lync
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (2.12%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon S3
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (55.51%) Firewall
2 63 (26.69%) Cisco ASA
3 56 (23.73%) OSPF
4 51 (21.61%) LAN
5 46 (19.49%) WAN
6 44 (18.64%) VPN
7 41 (17.37%) SSL
7 41 (17.37%) IPsec
8 35 (14.83%) Internet
9 31 (13.14%) BGP
10 28 (11.86%) TCP/IP
11 22 (9.32%) RIP
12 20 (8.47%) Wireless
12 20 (8.47%) VLAN
13 19 (8.05%) MPLS
14 18 (7.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (7.20%) Cisco ISE
15 17 (7.20%) DNS
16 14 (5.93%) SAN
16 14 (5.93%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) DB2
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.27%) MySQL
4 3 (1.27%) SQLite
4 3 (1.27%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) JIRA
2 5 (2.12%) JUnit
2 5 (2.12%) RSpec
3 4 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Moq
4 1 (0.42%) Hudson
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (20.34%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.63%) Finance
3 8 (3.39%) Retail
4 5 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.12%) Electronics
5 4 (1.69%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Billing
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) German Language
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (30.51%) Network Engineer
2 66 (27.97%) Security Engineer
3 46 (19.49%) Network Security Engineer
4 34 (14.41%) Consultant
5 26 (11.02%) Security Consultant
6 23 (9.75%) Design Engineer
7 22 (9.32%) Developer
8 19 (8.05%) Analyst
9 16 (6.78%) Network Design Engineer
9 16 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (6.36%) Network Consultant
11 14 (5.93%) Architect
11 14 (5.93%) Security Analyst
11 14 (5.93%) Network Security Consultant
12 13 (5.51%) IP Engineer
13 10 (4.24%) Network Analyst
14 9 (3.81%) Software Engineer
15 8 (3.39%) Project Manager
15 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (3.39%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.20%) Web Services
2 9 (3.81%) HTML
3 8 (3.39%) CSS
3 8 (3.39%) Drools
4 7 (2.97%) OAuth
4 7 (2.97%) JSON
4 7 (2.97%) SAML
4 7 (2.97%) OpenID
5 5 (2.12%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.69%) WAP
7 3 (1.27%) Middleware
7 3 (1.27%) XML
8 2 (0.85%) J2EE
8 2 (0.85%) RESTful
8 2 (0.85%) HTML5
8 2 (0.85%) Laravel
8 2 (0.85%) Backbone.js
8 2 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.42%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.42%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.20%) SecurID
2 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.39%) PKI
4 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.12%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.12%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.69%) Statistics
7 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.27%) DTV
9 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.42%) Wiki
10 1 (0.42%) Open Source
10 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.42%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.22%) Linux
2 40 (16.95%) Windows
3 28 (11.86%) UNIX
4 15 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.81%) CentOS
5 9 (3.81%) Mac OS X
5 9 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.39%) Android
7 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (2.12%) SUSE
8 5 (2.12%) AIX
9 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.27%) Debian
10 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.85%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.71%) ITIL
2 26 (11.02%) Information Security
3 21 (8.90%) Validation
4 18 (7.63%) DevOps
5 17 (7.20%) eTOM
6 16 (6.78%) Incident Management
6 16 (6.78%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.36%) Migration
8 14 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (5.93%) Time Management
8 14 (5.93%) Cyber Security
9 13 (5.51%) Demand Forecasting
9 13 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (5.51%) Network Management
9 13 (5.51%) Project Management
10 12 (5.08%) Change Management
10 12 (5.08%) UML
10 12 (5.08%) Scrum
11 11 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.66%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.32%) Python
2 19 (8.05%) Java
3 12 (5.08%) SQL
3 12 (5.08%) C
4 9 (3.81%) C++
5 8 (3.39%) Ruby
6 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.12%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.12%) Perl
7 5 (2.12%) PHP
8 3 (1.27%) Golang
8 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.42%) C#
Qualifications
1 69 (29.24%) Security Cleared
2 68 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (22.88%) SC Cleared
4 53 (22.46%) CCNP
5 41 (17.37%) CISSP
6 31 (13.14%) DV Cleared
7 28 (11.86%) Degree
8 25 (10.59%) CCNA
9 9 (3.81%) CCIE
10 8 (3.39%) CCSP
10 8 (3.39%) CCSE
11 7 (2.97%) CCSA
12 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.69%) CISM
14 3 (1.27%) CISA
15 2 (0.85%) PMP
15 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.42%) GIAC
16 1 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.17%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.54%) SLA
4 5 (2.12%) QA
5 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.66%) vSphere
4 7 (2.97%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.12%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.12%) Firmware
7 4 (1.69%) Nmap
8 3 (1.27%) Varnish
9 2 (0.85%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.85%) Snort
10 1 (0.42%) Postfix
10 1 (0.42%) Samba
10 1 (0.42%) XenServer
10 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (8.47%) Puppet
2 11 (4.66%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.12%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.69%) OpenView
4 4 (1.69%) Netcool
4 4 (1.69%) Nessus
5 3 (1.27%) Nagios
5 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.27%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.85%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.42%) Cacti
7 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 112 (47.46%) Cisco
2 80 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 51 (21.61%) F5
4 38 (16.10%) Juniper
5 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
5 26 (11.02%) Fortinet
5 26 (11.02%) VMware
6 23 (9.75%) Blue Coat
7 19 (8.05%) Citrix
8 17 (7.20%) HP
8 17 (7.20%) CA
9 16 (6.78%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.78%) Oracle
9 16 (6.78%) Tufin
10 15 (6.36%) AlgoSec
11 9 (3.81%) McAfee
12 7 (2.97%) IBM
12 7 (2.97%) Nokia
13 6 (2.54%) Splunk
13 6 (2.54%) Apple
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago