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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Specialist
Rank 632 638 616
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 6 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.009% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.009% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 17
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 6 £425 -2.85% 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
South East +3 1 - - 1
London -8 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Network Security
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) Intel Security
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) Juniper
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) SSL
7 3 (30.00%) Unix
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) PBX
7 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) Symantec
7 3 (30.00%) TippingPoint
7 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
7 3 (30.00%) GFI Software
7 3 (30.00%) Rapid7
7 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
7 3 (30.00%) 802.1X

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Network Security
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) PBX
6 3 (30.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) MPLS
8 1 (10.00%) ADSL
8 1 (10.00%) CTI
8 1 (10.00%) FTP
8 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (10.00%) ISDN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 3 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCDP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) FireEye
4 3 (30.00%) GFI Software
4 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
4 3 (30.00%) Rapid7
4 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) TippingPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Avaya
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) Nortel
5 2 (20.00%) Red Box
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL