The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Consultant
Rank 582 573 549
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 30 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.039% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.042% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 1
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£413 £406 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Network Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK.

Network Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Network Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK.

Network Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
England -10 28 £406 - 4
South East -4 12 £413 +10.00% 2
East of England - 6 - - 1
Surrey - 6 - - 1
Berkshire -4 5 £413 +10.00% 1
London -17 4 £438 -2.77%
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Manchester - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 3 £300 - 1
Reading -1 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £419 -
Hampshire -9 1 - -
West Midlands -14 1 £400 -11.11%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Chesterfield - 1 £438 -
Royston - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £438 -
Essex - 1 - -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Network Security Consultant in their job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Network Security
2 37 (62.71%) Firewall
2 37 (62.71%) Cisco
3 34 (57.63%) CheckPoint
4 23 (38.98%) Juniper
5 21 (35.59%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (32.20%) F5
7 18 (30.51%) Blue Coat
7 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
8 17 (28.81%) CISSP
9 16 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (25.42%) Finance
11 14 (23.73%) DNS
12 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
13 11 (18.64%) DHCP
13 11 (18.64%) CCNP
13 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
13 11 (18.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (16.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (16.95%) Information Security
14 10 (16.95%) CCIE
14 10 (16.95%) HP
15 9 (15.25%) ITIL
15 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
15 9 (15.25%) Network Architecture
15 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
15 9 (15.25%) TippingPoint
16 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
16 8 (13.56%) Tradeweb
16 8 (13.56%) Tufin

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Network Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (100.00%) Network Security
2 37 (62.71%) Firewall
3 21 (35.59%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
5 14 (23.73%) DNS
6 11 (18.64%) DHCP
6 11 (18.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (16.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
8 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
9 8 (13.56%) Wireless
9 8 (13.56%) Multicast
10 6 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (10.17%) VPN
11 5 (8.47%) VoIP
12 4 (6.78%) SSL
12 4 (6.78%) DMZ
12 4 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (5.08%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) SecurID
2 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
2 10 (16.95%) Information Security
3 9 (15.25%) Network Architecture
3 9 (15.25%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Service Management
4 8 (13.56%) Change Management
4 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.47%) Malware Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) Network Management
6 4 (6.78%) SIEM
7 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.39%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.39%) Security Management
9 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.69%) Data Security
9 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.69%) CRM
9 1 (1.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Java
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) CISSP
2 16 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (18.64%) CCNP
4 10 (16.95%) CCIE
5 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.17%) CCSP
6 6 (10.17%) CCSE
7 5 (8.47%) JNCIP
7 5 (8.47%) JNCIE
7 5 (8.47%) HP ASE
7 5 (8.47%) HP MASE
7 5 (8.47%) CCDP
8 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.78%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) CCDA
9 1 (1.69%) Degree
9 1 (1.69%) CCA
9 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.47%) GPG13
4 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Snort
2 4 (6.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) Cisco
2 34 (57.63%) CheckPoint
3 23 (38.98%) Juniper
4 19 (32.20%) F5
5 18 (30.51%) Blue Coat
6 10 (16.95%) HP
7 9 (15.25%) TippingPoint
8 8 (13.56%) Tradeweb
8 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
8 8 (13.56%) NetScout
8 8 (13.56%) Tufin
8 8 (13.56%) Citrix
8 8 (13.56%) LogLogic
8 8 (13.56%) Radianz
8 8 (13.56%) TIBCO
8 8 (13.56%) Bloomberg
9 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
10 6 (10.17%) Sourcefire
11 5 (8.47%) Riverbed
11 5 (8.47%) ScanSafe