The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Specialist
UK
Rank 580 614 575
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 16 4 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.008% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.008% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 34
Median daily rate £425 £338 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £248 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £401
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Network Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title.

Network Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Network Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 14 £425 +25.92% 2
London - 11 £425 -
Yorkshire +21 2 - -
West Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Leeds +10 2 - -
Swansea - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £425 -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Network Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 23 (92.00%) Network Security
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 19 (76.00%) Firewall
3 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (52.00%) F5
5 11 (44.00%) Juniper
6 10 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (36.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (36.00%) Infoblox
8 8 (32.00%) CCNP
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (28.00%) VMware
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (28.00%) Palo Alto
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (24.00%) DHCP
10 6 (24.00%) OSPF
11 5 (20.00%) BGP
11 5 (20.00%) Linux
11 5 (20.00%) Citrix
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
12 4 (16.00%) CCSE
12 4 (16.00%) VPN
12 4 (16.00%) CCSP
12 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
12 4 (16.00%) SNMP
12 4 (16.00%) MPLS

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Network Security
2 19 (76.00%) Firewall
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (28.00%) DNS
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (24.00%) DHCP
5 6 (24.00%) OSPF
6 5 (20.00%) BGP
6 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (16.00%) MPLS
7 4 (16.00%) SNMP
7 4 (16.00%) VPN
8 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (12.00%) Fast Ethernet
8 3 (12.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (12.00%) HSRP
8 3 (12.00%) IPsec
8 3 (12.00%) TACACS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (8.00%) Line Management
2 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (8.00%) Network Design
2 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (8.00%) Security Management
3 1 (4.00%) Database Security
3 1 (4.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
3 1 (4.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (4.00%) Information Security
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Network Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) CCNP
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCSE
2 4 (16.00%) CCSP
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) vCloud
3 2 (8.00%) pfSense
3 2 (8.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) EnCase
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (52.00%) F5
4 11 (44.00%) Juniper
5 10 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 9 (36.00%) Blue Coat
6 9 (36.00%) Infoblox
7 7 (28.00%) Palo Alto
7 7 (28.00%) VMware
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (12.00%) Arista
10 2 (8.00%) Imperva
10 2 (8.00%) Vyatta
11 1 (4.00%) CA
11 1 (4.00%) HP
11 1 (4.00%) IronPort
11 1 (4.00%) Nokia
11 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
11 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 1 (4.00%) Splunk