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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Consultant
Rank 595 570 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 18 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.042% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.045% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 6
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£400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £515 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 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 3 July 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 -36 17 £400 +6.66% 3
Berkshire +16 7 £425 +21.25%
South East -14 7 £425 +19.21% 1
North West -12 4 £300 -
London -20 4 £325 -27.77% 1
Manchester - 4 £300 -
Reading +6 2 - -
East of England +2 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Royston - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -

Network Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (100.00%) Network Security
2 33 (62.26%) Firewall
3 32 (60.38%) Cisco
4 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
5 18 (33.96%) Juniper
6 17 (32.08%) CISSP
6 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (30.19%) F5
8 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
8 15 (28.30%) DNS
9 14 (26.42%) Finance
10 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
10 13 (24.53%) DHCP
11 11 (20.75%) CCNP
12 10 (18.87%) CCIE
12 10 (18.87%) ITIL
12 10 (18.87%) Wireless
12 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
13 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
13 9 (16.98%) Network Architecture
13 9 (16.98%) Information Security
13 9 (16.98%) HP
13 9 (16.98%) LogLogic
13 9 (16.98%) NetScaler
13 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
14 8 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (15.09%) Lancope
14 8 (15.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (100.00%) Network Security
2 33 (62.26%) Firewall
3 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
4 15 (28.30%) DNS
5 13 (24.53%) DHCP
6 10 (18.87%) Wireless
7 9 (16.98%) NetScaler
7 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
8 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (15.09%) Multicast
9 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (11.32%) VPN
9 6 (11.32%) VoIP
10 5 (9.43%) SSL
11 4 (7.55%) DMZ
11 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) SecurID
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) Debian
4 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.89%) CentOS
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
1 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.98%) Information Security
2 9 (16.98%) Network Architecture
3 8 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (15.09%) Service Management
3 8 (15.09%) Change Management
4 5 (9.43%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (9.43%) Malware Analysis
4 5 (9.43%) Network Management
5 4 (7.55%) SIEM
6 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.77%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.77%) Security Management
7 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) SDLC
8 1 (1.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.89%) Analytics
8 1 (1.89%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) CISSP
2 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.75%) CCNP
4 10 (18.87%) CCIE
5 6 (11.32%) CCSP
5 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) HP ASE
6 5 (9.43%) HP MASE
6 5 (9.43%) CCDP
6 5 (9.43%) CCSE
6 5 (9.43%) JNCIP
6 5 (9.43%) JNCIE
6 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) CCA
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) CCDA
8 1 (1.89%) CISM
8 1 (1.89%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.89%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Snort
2 1 (1.89%) Squid
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Nagios
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.89%) Nmap
2 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.89%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Cisco
2 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
3 18 (33.96%) Juniper
4 16 (30.19%) F5
5 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
6 9 (16.98%) LogLogic
6 9 (16.98%) HP
7 8 (15.09%) Citrix
7 8 (15.09%) TIBCO
7 8 (15.09%) Bloomberg
7 8 (15.09%) Radianz
7 8 (15.09%) Tufin
7 8 (15.09%) NetScout
7 8 (15.09%) TippingPoint
7 8 (15.09%) Tradeweb
7 8 (15.09%) SolarWinds
7 8 (15.09%) Lancope
8 6 (11.32%) Fortinet
9 5 (9.43%) Riverbed
9 5 (9.43%) ScanSafe