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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Specialist
UK
Rank 570 609 579
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 11 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.019% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 28
Median daily rate £430 £401 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £255 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -
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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 6 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 22 January 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 +42 11 £430 +5.78% 3
London +14 9 £425 +4.61% 1
South East +13 1 £435 +93.33% 2
Hampshire - 1 £435 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
1 15 (83.33%) Network Security
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 9 (50.00%) Juniper
5 8 (44.44%) F5
6 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
7 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 5 (27.78%) Infoblox
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (22.22%) CCNP
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
10 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
11 2 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (11.11%) Migration
11 2 (11.11%) VMware
11 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (11.11%) CCSP
11 2 (11.11%) MPLS
11 2 (11.11%) Windows
11 2 (11.11%) SNMP
11 2 (11.11%) DNS
12 1 (5.56%) SLA
12 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Akamai
1 1 (5.56%) G Suite
1 1 (5.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Network Security
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) TACACS
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Migration
1 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
2 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Database Security
2 1 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (5.56%) DevOps
2 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (5.56%) Information Security
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Network Design
2 1 (5.56%) Network Management
2 1 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCSP
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCSA
3 1 (5.56%) CCSE
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) vCloud
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 9 (50.00%) Juniper
4 8 (44.44%) F5
5 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
6 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (27.78%) Infoblox
8 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
9 2 (11.11%) VMware
10 1 (5.56%) CA
10 1 (5.56%) Citrix
10 1 (5.56%) Google
10 1 (5.56%) HP
10 1 (5.56%) IBM
10 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
10 1 (5.56%) IronPort
10 1 (5.56%) Nokia
10 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (5.56%) Splunk