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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Consultant
Rank 569 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 26 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.015% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £382 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £341
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +8.42%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 22 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 19 December 2014. 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 -11 26 £400 - 3
London +25 14 £450 +5.88%
South East -15 6 £481 -
Berkshire +3 2 - -
Kent - 2 £500 -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 3

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 50 (94.34%) Network Security
2 40 (75.47%) Firewall
2 40 (75.47%) Cisco
3 31 (58.49%) CheckPoint
4 24 (45.28%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (35.85%) Juniper
7 17 (32.08%) CCNP
8 16 (30.19%) Blue Coat
9 14 (26.42%) F5
10 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
11 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.87%) CCNA
13 9 (16.98%) VPN
13 9 (16.98%) LAN
13 9 (16.98%) WAN
13 9 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
14 8 (15.09%) Information Security
14 8 (15.09%) CCSE
15 7 (13.21%) Sourcefire
15 7 (13.21%) Junos
15 7 (13.21%) Cisco PIX
15 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
15 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
15 7 (13.21%) Finance
15 7 (13.21%) OSPF
15 7 (13.21%) BGP

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 50 (94.34%) Network Security
2 40 (75.47%) Firewall
3 24 (45.28%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
5 9 (16.98%) LAN
5 9 (16.98%) WAN
5 9 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (13.21%) Junos
6 7 (13.21%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (13.21%) OSPF
6 7 (13.21%) BGP
7 6 (11.32%) MPLS
7 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (9.43%) NetScreen
9 2 (3.77%) DNS
9 2 (3.77%) SSL
9 2 (3.77%) TACACS
9 2 (3.77%) IPsec
General
1 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Legal
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Local Government
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
2 8 (15.09%) Information Security
3 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) Cyber Security
5 3 (5.66%) Network Management
5 3 (5.66%) Network Design
5 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.66%) Validation
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) SIEM
6 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.89%) Change Control
7 1 (1.89%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (32.08%) CCNP
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) CCSE
5 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) CCSA
7 4 (7.55%) CCIE
8 3 (5.66%) CISSP
8 3 (5.66%) CCDP
9 2 (3.77%) CCSP
9 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.89%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (11.32%) GPG13
3 2 (3.77%) SLA
4 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Snort
1 5 (9.43%) Squid
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Cacti
1 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.89%) OpenView
1 1 (1.89%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 31 (58.49%) CheckPoint
3 19 (35.85%) Juniper
4 16 (30.19%) Blue Coat
5 14 (26.42%) F5
6 7 (13.21%) Sourcefire
7 6 (11.32%) Websense
8 5 (9.43%) TippingPoint
8 5 (9.43%) Nokia
9 4 (7.55%) McAfee
10 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.66%) HP
11 2 (3.77%) EMC
11 2 (3.77%) Remedy
12 1 (1.89%) Stonesoft
12 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.89%) VMware
12 1 (1.89%) Symantec