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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Consultant
Rank 554 577 546
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 35 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.022% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
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£444 £450 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +22.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £390 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £475 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +61.01%
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 30 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 31 March 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 +14 32 £450 - 9
South East -16 15 £475 - 2
London +7 10 £450 -
Surrey - 8 - - 1
East of England - 5 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Hayes - - - -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 55 (96.49%) Network Security
2 40 (70.18%) Firewall
3 39 (68.42%) Cisco
4 34 (59.65%) CheckPoint
5 25 (43.86%) Juniper
6 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
8 19 (33.33%) F5
9 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (28.07%) CISSP
10 16 (28.07%) Blue Coat
11 14 (24.56%) Finance
12 13 (22.81%) CCNP
13 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
14 11 (19.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (17.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 10 (17.54%) HP
16 9 (15.79%) DNS
16 9 (15.79%) ITIL
16 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
16 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
16 9 (15.79%) Network Architecture
16 9 (15.79%) TippingPoint
17 8 (14.04%) Tradeweb
17 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
17 8 (14.04%) Tufin
17 8 (14.04%) LogLogic
17 8 (14.04%) NetScout
17 8 (14.04%) RMDS
17 8 (14.04%) DHCP

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (96.49%) Network Security
2 40 (70.18%) Firewall
3 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
5 11 (19.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (17.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
7 9 (15.79%) DNS
8 8 (14.04%) DHCP
8 8 (14.04%) Multicast
9 7 (12.28%) NetScaler
10 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (10.53%) Wireless
11 4 (7.02%) DMZ
11 4 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (3.51%) NetScreen
12 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
12 2 (3.51%) LAN
12 2 (3.51%) WAN
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) SecurID
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
1 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
1 9 (15.79%) Network Architecture
2 8 (14.04%) Service Management
2 8 (14.04%) Change Management
3 7 (12.28%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (8.77%) Information Security
4 5 (8.77%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (5.26%) SIEM
5 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.51%) Validation
6 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design
6 2 (3.51%) Security Management
6 2 (3.51%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.75%) Network Management
7 1 (1.75%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Data Security
7 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (28.07%) CISSP
3 13 (22.81%) CCNP
4 8 (14.04%) CCIE
5 7 (12.28%) CCNA
6 6 (10.53%) CCSP
6 6 (10.53%) CCSE
6 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 5 (8.77%) HP ASE
7 5 (8.77%) HP MASE
7 5 (8.77%) CCDP
7 5 (8.77%) JNCIP
7 5 (8.77%) JNCIE
8 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.53%) GPG13
2 6 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Snort
2 5 (8.77%) Squid
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 34 (59.65%) CheckPoint
3 25 (43.86%) Juniper
4 19 (33.33%) F5
5 16 (28.07%) Blue Coat
6 10 (17.54%) HP
7 9 (15.79%) TippingPoint
8 8 (14.04%) Tradeweb
8 8 (14.04%) NetScout
8 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
8 8 (14.04%) Tufin
8 8 (14.04%) TIBCO
8 8 (14.04%) Bloomberg
8 8 (14.04%) Radianz
8 8 (14.04%) LogLogic
9 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
9 7 (12.28%) Sourcefire
10 6 (10.53%) Citrix
11 5 (8.77%) Riverbed
11 5 (8.77%) Websense
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