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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Consultant
Rank 610 570 592
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 16 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.068% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.072% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Average daily rate £563 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £331 -
% change year-on-year
+28.30% -
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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 16 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 14 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
England -27 16 £563 +23.96% 3
East of England - 6 £425 - 1
London -6 5 £700 +53.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
North West - 3 - -
South East -2 2 £425 -10.52%
Essex - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £425 -
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £425 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 33 (70.21%) Network Security
3 23 (48.94%) Cisco
4 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (38.30%) CCNP
6 16 (34.04%) Finance
7 14 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (27.66%) F5
9 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
10 11 (23.40%) Juniper
11 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (19.15%) Information Security
12 9 (19.15%) LAN
13 8 (17.02%) Linux
13 8 (17.02%) CCIE
13 8 (17.02%) Network Design
14 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (14.89%) Windows
14 7 (14.89%) SSL
14 7 (14.89%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) WAN
14 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
14 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
15 6 (12.77%) Security Auditing
15 6 (12.77%) FTP
15 6 (12.77%) Oracle
15 6 (12.77%) HTTPS
15 6 (12.77%) CCSA
15 6 (12.77%) Migration
16 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 33 (70.21%) Network Security
3 14 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (19.15%) LAN
5 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (14.89%) SSL
5 7 (14.89%) WAN
6 6 (12.77%) FTP
6 6 (12.77%) HTTPS
7 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (8.51%) OSPF
9 3 (6.38%) BGP
9 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.38%) tcpdump
9 3 (6.38%) VPN
9 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.26%) DNS
10 2 (4.26%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) CentOS
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Information Security
2 8 (17.02%) Network Design
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) Security Auditing
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) SIEM
6 3 (6.38%) Presales
6 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.26%) Network Management
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.13%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (38.30%) CCNP
3 8 (17.02%) CCIE
4 6 (12.77%) CCSA
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) CCSE
5 5 (10.64%) CISSP
6 4 (8.51%) CCDP
7 2 (4.26%) CCSP
7 2 (4.26%) CEH
7 2 (4.26%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) CISA
8 1 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Cisco
2 13 (27.66%) F5
3 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
4 11 (23.40%) Juniper
5 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle
7 5 (10.64%) Varonis
8 3 (6.38%) Forcepoint
8 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.26%) Brocade
9 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.13%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.13%) Qualys
10 1 (2.13%) Radware
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.13%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.13%) Splunk
10 1 (2.13%) VMware