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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Consultant
Rank 584 557 546
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 23 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.047% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.051% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £511 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 -
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 18 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 22 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 -29 22 £325 -20.00% 3
South East -13 9 £413 +11.86% 1
East of England +12 5 - - 2
Berkshire -7 5 £413 +13.71% 1
Manchester - 4 £300 -
North West - 4 £300 -
Surrey - 4 - -
London -20 3 £325 -27.77%
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Reading +7 2 - -
Essex +3 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Royston - 1 - -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (61.02%) Firewall
3 35 (59.32%) Cisco
4 32 (54.24%) CheckPoint
5 22 (37.29%) Juniper
6 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (30.51%) F5
7 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
8 17 (28.81%) CISSP
8 17 (28.81%) Blue Coat
9 16 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (25.42%) Finance
11 14 (23.73%) DNS
12 12 (20.34%) DHCP
12 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
13 11 (18.64%) Information Security
13 11 (18.64%) CCNP
14 10 (16.95%) HP
14 10 (16.95%) CCIE
14 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
14 10 (16.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (15.25%) Network Architecture
15 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
15 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
15 9 (15.25%) ITIL
15 9 (15.25%) Wireless
16 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
16 8 (13.56%) Service Management
16 8 (13.56%) Change Management

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (61.02%) Firewall
3 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
5 14 (23.73%) DNS
6 12 (20.34%) DHCP
7 10 (16.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
8 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
8 9 (15.25%) Wireless
9 8 (13.56%) Multicast
10 7 (11.86%) VPN
11 6 (10.17%) VoIP
11 6 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (8.47%) SSL
13 4 (6.78%) DMZ
13 4 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (3.39%) Cisco PIX
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
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
1 8 (13.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.69%) SecurID
2 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Debian
3 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Information Security
2 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
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%) Network Management
5 5 (8.47%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (8.47%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) SIEM
7 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.39%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.39%) Security Management
9 1 (1.69%) CRM
9 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.69%) Data Security
9 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
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%) CCNA
8 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) CCDA
9 1 (1.69%) CCA
9 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.47%) GPG13
4 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Snort
2 4 (6.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Nagios
1 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
1 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.69%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) Cisco
2 32 (54.24%) CheckPoint
3 22 (37.29%) Juniper
4 18 (30.51%) F5
5 17 (28.81%) Blue Coat
6 10 (16.95%) HP
7 8 (13.56%) TIBCO
7 8 (13.56%) Bloomberg
7 8 (13.56%) Radianz
7 8 (13.56%) Citrix
7 8 (13.56%) TippingPoint
7 8 (13.56%) Tradeweb
7 8 (13.56%) LogLogic
7 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.56%) Tufin
7 8 (13.56%) NetScout
7 8 (13.56%) Lancope
8 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
9 6 (10.17%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.47%) Riverbed