The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 588 551 574
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 16 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate
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£401 £413 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £379 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £413 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £413 -
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 9 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 28 July 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 -4 16 £401 -2.90% 1
North Yorkshire +6 6 £401 +33.50%
Yorkshire +6 6 £401 +33.50%
York - 6 £401 -
South East -23 3 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 40 (100.00%) Network Security
2 32 (80.00%) Firewall
3 30 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 30 (75.00%) Cisco
4 28 (70.00%) CCNP
4 28 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (67.50%) CCSE
5 27 (67.50%) Blue Coat
5 27 (67.50%) F5
6 26 (65.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 26 (65.00%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (65.00%) Citrix
6 26 (65.00%) DNS
6 26 (65.00%) DHCP
7 25 (62.50%) E-Commerce
7 25 (62.50%) Linux
7 25 (62.50%) VMware
7 25 (62.50%) Thin Client
7 25 (62.50%) OSPF
7 25 (62.50%) NetScreen
7 25 (62.50%) BGP
7 25 (62.50%) Fat Client
7 25 (62.50%) BIG-IP
7 25 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (62.50%) Infoblox
7 25 (62.50%) Imperva
7 25 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 25 (62.50%) DMVPN
7 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) Network Security
2 32 (80.00%) Firewall
3 26 (65.00%) Cisco IOS
3 26 (65.00%) DHCP
3 26 (65.00%) DNS
3 26 (65.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 25 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 25 (62.50%) OSPF
4 25 (62.50%) BGP
4 25 (62.50%) NetScreen
4 25 (62.50%) BIG-IP
4 25 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (62.50%) DMVPN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) FWSM
6 1 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Junos
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) International Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (62.50%) Thin Client
1 25 (62.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Change Control
4 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (70.00%) CCNP
1 28 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (67.50%) CCSE
3 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) CCSP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco
1 30 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 27 (67.50%) Blue Coat
2 27 (67.50%) F5
3 26 (65.00%) Citrix
4 25 (62.50%) VMware
4 25 (62.50%) Infoblox
4 25 (62.50%) Imperva
5 12 (30.00%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) Siebel
8 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.50%) Nokia
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec