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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Consultant
Rank 624 598 610
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 16 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.066% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.070% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 13
Average daily rate £385 £438 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £400 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.72% +15.00%
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 15 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 29 April 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
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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 -40 16 £385 -12.00% 7
London -15 6 - - 3
South East -24 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire -1 4 £400 -
East of England +5 2 £370 - 1
Manchester -6 2 - -
North West -8 2 - - 1
Southampton - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
Cambridge -8 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £445 -
Norwich - 1 £370 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £370 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 27 (72.97%) Network Security
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) Cisco
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (37.84%) CCNP
5 14 (37.84%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
7 11 (29.73%) CCIE
8 10 (27.03%) Juniper
9 8 (21.62%) LAN
9 8 (21.62%) F5
10 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (18.92%) CCNA
11 6 (16.22%) WAN
11 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (13.51%) VPN
12 5 (13.51%) Finance
12 5 (13.51%) CISSP
13 4 (10.81%) Migration
13 4 (10.81%) CCSA
13 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
13 4 (10.81%) Internet
13 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
13 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
13 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
14 3 (8.11%) CCSE
14 3 (8.11%) Nessus
14 3 (8.11%) CEH

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (72.97%) Network Security
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 14 (37.84%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (21.62%) LAN
5 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (16.22%) WAN
6 5 (13.51%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) Internet
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) BGP
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (8.11%) DHCP
8 3 (8.11%) DNS
8 3 (8.11%) NetScreen
8 3 (8.11%) OSPF
8 3 (8.11%) Wireless
9 2 (5.41%) BIG-IP
9 2 (5.41%) tcpdump
9 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) CentOS
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
1 4 (10.81%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Information Security
2 3 (8.11%) Network Design
2 3 (8.11%) SIEM
2 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.70%) Change Control
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (2.70%) Network Management
4 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNP
3 11 (29.73%) CCIE
4 7 (18.92%) CCNA
5 5 (13.51%) CISSP
6 4 (10.81%) CCSA
6 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) CCSE
7 3 (8.11%) CEH
8 2 (5.41%) CCSP
8 2 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (5.41%) CISA
8 2 (5.41%) CISM
9 1 (2.70%) CCDE
9 1 (2.70%) CCDP
9 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Snort
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
1 3 (8.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (27.03%) Juniper
4 8 (21.62%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
6 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) Brocade
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.70%) Sonus
8 1 (2.70%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec
8 1 (2.70%) VMware