The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 596 562 586
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 10 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.032% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.035% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£438 £388 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -20.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Network Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 10 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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 -24 10 £438 +12.90%
London +18 3 £438 -
South East -14 3 - -
Dartford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
York - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Network Security
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 29 (74.36%) CheckPoint
4 27 (69.23%) Cisco
5 26 (66.67%) CCSE
6 25 (64.10%) F5
6 25 (64.10%) CCNP
6 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (61.54%) Citrix
7 24 (61.54%) DNS
7 24 (61.54%) DHCP
7 24 (61.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 24 (61.54%) Blue Coat
7 24 (61.54%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (58.97%) Fat Client
8 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (58.97%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (58.97%) Infoblox
8 23 (58.97%) Imperva
8 23 (58.97%) BIG-IP
8 23 (58.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 23 (58.97%) DMVPN
8 23 (58.97%) E-Commerce
8 23 (58.97%) Linux
8 23 (58.97%) Thin Client
8 23 (58.97%) OSPF
8 23 (58.97%) BGP
8 23 (58.97%) NetScreen
8 23 (58.97%) VMware
9 10 (25.64%) C

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) Network Security
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 24 (61.54%) DNS
3 24 (61.54%) DHCP
3 24 (61.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 24 (61.54%) Cisco IOS
4 23 (58.97%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (58.97%) BIG-IP
4 23 (58.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 23 (58.97%) DMVPN
4 23 (58.97%) OSPF
4 23 (58.97%) BGP
4 23 (58.97%) NetScreen
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) FWSM
6 2 (5.13%) Internet
6 2 (5.13%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) SSL
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) International Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 23 (58.97%) Fat Client
1 23 (58.97%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) E-Commerce
2 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Network Design
4 2 (5.13%) Change Control
4 2 (5.13%) Cyber Security
4 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) C
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) CCSE
2 25 (64.10%) CCNP
2 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
4 2 (5.13%) CCSP
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CISM
5 1 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) COBIT
1 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) CheckPoint
2 27 (69.23%) Cisco
3 25 (64.10%) F5
4 24 (61.54%) Citrix
4 24 (61.54%) Blue Coat
5 23 (58.97%) Infoblox
5 23 (58.97%) Imperva
5 23 (58.97%) VMware
6 10 (25.64%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) Juniper
8 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.13%) IBM
9 2 (5.13%) Siebel
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 2 (5.13%) SAP
10 1 (2.56%) Nokia
10 1 (2.56%) Apple
10 1 (2.56%) Symantec
10 1 (2.56%) McAfee