The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills 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 over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 214 241 288
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +47
Contract jobs citing Network Security 583 437 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.81% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.44% 5.95% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 243 180
Average daily rate
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£375 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £279 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.61% -51.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £10.40 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -51.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Security
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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 +32 537 £375 -3.22% 148
London +36 241 £350 -12.50% 62
South East -23 104 £395 +14.08% 44
City of London -16 47 £450 +5.88% 11
North West +11 43 £325 -3.70% 6
West Midlands +26 38 £340 -9.33% 1
Berkshire -3 37 £419 +11.66% 14
South West -5 33 £450 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire -7 31 £388 -3.12% 9
Scotland +24 30 £375 -25.00% 1
Manchester +12 27 £300 - 2
Birmingham +9 23 £325 -21.21%
West Yorkshire +13 22 £400 +18.51% 8
East of England -13 20 £350 +10.67% 10
Leeds -5 19 £400 +18.51% 7
Cheshire +2 16 £438 +12.90% 3
Edinburgh +14 15 £375 -25.00% 1
Chester +8 15 £438 +29.62% 3
Oxfordshire -14 15 £450 +52.54% 5
Surrey +4 14 £400 +18.51% 7
North East -5 13 £282 -16.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -8 13 £282 -16.44%
Wiltshire -8 13 £425 -10.52%
Hampshire -26 13 £388 +12.31% 7
Swindon -2 12 £425 -15.00%
Reading +4 10 £340 +4.61% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 10 £282 -16.44%
East Midlands -9 10 £388 -3.12% 7
Renfrewshire - 10 £465 -
Erskine - 10 £465 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Security also 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 that cited Network Security.

1 619 (52.46%) Firewall
2 604 (51.19%) Cisco
3 353 (29.92%) Cisco Certification
4 340 (28.81%) CheckPoint
5 297 (25.17%) WAN
6 288 (24.41%) Data Centre
7 267 (22.63%) Juniper
8 256 (21.69%) LAN
9 253 (21.44%) Finance
10 239 (20.25%) VPN
11 237 (20.08%) Windows
12 234 (19.83%) Cisco ASA
13 232 (19.66%) CCNP
14 222 (18.81%) Citrix
15 221 (18.73%) Linux
16 183 (15.51%) ITIL
17 179 (15.17%) BGP
17 179 (15.17%) Load Balancing
18 177 (15.00%) F5
19 166 (14.07%) TCP/IP
20 163 (13.81%) DNS
21 159 (13.47%) VMware
22 152 (12.88%) OSPF
23 147 (12.46%) Wireless
24 139 (11.78%) MPLS
25 135 (11.44%) CCNA
26 133 (11.27%) Blue Coat
27 132 (11.19%) Migration
28 129 (10.93%) Security Cleared
29 121 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Security also 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 that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.47%) Apache
3 38 (3.22%) IIS
4 28 (2.37%) Confluence
5 21 (1.78%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.10%) Lync
8 12 (1.02%) MediaWiki
9 10 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.85%) nginx
10 9 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.51%) CMS
12 6 (0.51%) Eucalyptus
13 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.42%) JBoss
13 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (3.64%) MS Office
1 43 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) RMDS
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.085%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.085%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (1.86%) IaaS
5 21 (1.78%) SaaS
6 19 (1.61%) PaaS
7 16 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.93%) Office 365
9 3 (0.25%) Route 53
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.25%) Yammer
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 619 (52.46%) Firewall
2 297 (25.17%) WAN
3 256 (21.69%) LAN
4 239 (20.25%) VPN
5 234 (19.83%) Cisco ASA
6 179 (15.17%) BGP
7 166 (14.07%) TCP/IP
8 163 (13.81%) DNS
9 152 (12.88%) OSPF
10 147 (12.46%) Wireless
11 139 (11.78%) MPLS
12 121 (10.25%) SSL
13 117 (9.92%) IPsec
14 108 (9.15%) Internet
15 99 (8.39%) VoIP
16 90 (7.63%) Cisco IOS
17 86 (7.29%) DHCP
18 85 (7.20%) SAN
19 83 (7.03%) EIGRP
20 82 (6.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.63%) MySQL
3 20 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 20 (1.69%) Big Data
3 20 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.68%) Redis
6 7 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.42%) DB2
8 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.25%) HBase
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.085%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.085%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.085%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (2.37%) JIRA
2 26 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.27%) Hudson
5 12 (1.02%) Subversion
6 6 (0.51%) MSI
7 5 (0.42%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
9 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.085%) Moq
10 1 (0.085%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.085%) GCC
10 1 (0.085%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.085%) JUnit
10 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
General
1 253 (21.44%) Finance
2 64 (5.42%) Banking
3 56 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.71%) Multimedia
5 18 (1.53%) Retail
6 17 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.19%) Games
8 12 (1.02%) Billing
9 10 (0.85%) Legal
10 9 (0.76%) Publishing
10 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.59%) Marketing
12 6 (0.51%) Law
13 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.42%) Military
13 5 (0.42%) Back Office
14 4 (0.34%) Advertising
15 3 (0.25%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 389 (32.97%) Network Engineer
2 189 (16.02%) Security Engineer
3 155 (13.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 145 (12.29%) Analyst
5 112 (9.49%) Architect
6 102 (8.64%) Consultant
7 81 (6.86%) Security Analyst
8 67 (5.68%) Security Consultant
9 57 (4.83%) Network Consultant
10 55 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (4.49%) Network Security Consultant
12 51 (4.32%) Network Analyst
13 47 (3.98%) Security Architect
14 40 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 40 (3.39%) Support Engineer
15 39 (3.31%) Security Specialist
15 39 (3.31%) Firewall Engineer
16 36 (3.05%) Network Security Analyst
17 35 (2.97%) Network Support
18 33 (2.80%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.73%) Web Services
2 17 (1.44%) CSS
3 15 (1.27%) HTML
4 11 (0.93%) Middleware
5 9 (0.76%) LAMP
6 8 (0.68%) Rendezvous
6 8 (0.68%) .NET
6 8 (0.68%) Kafka
7 6 (0.51%) XMPP
7 6 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.42%) XML
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.34%) Spring
9 4 (0.34%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.34%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.25%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.25%) Servlets
11 2 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 288 (24.41%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.00%) PKI
4 45 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 38 (3.22%) Clustering
7 30 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.95%) Cryptography
9 20 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 20 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.10%) SecurID
11 13 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.10%) Replication
12 12 (1.02%) Wiki
12 12 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.93%) NHS
14 9 (0.76%) Raspberry Pi
15 8 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 237 (20.08%) Windows
2 221 (18.73%) Linux
3 89 (7.54%) UNIX
4 58 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.78%) CentOS
9 19 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.27%) Solaris
12 14 (1.19%) Debian
13 13 (1.10%) AIX
14 11 (0.93%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.59%) Android
17 5 (0.42%) zOS
17 5 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.34%) CoreOS
19 3 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (15.51%) ITIL
2 179 (15.17%) Load Balancing
3 132 (11.19%) Migration
4 92 (7.80%) Information Security
5 87 (7.37%) Network Management
6 78 (6.61%) DevOps
7 73 (6.19%) Service Management
8 64 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
9 61 (5.17%) Network Design
10 59 (5.00%) Project Management
10 59 (5.00%) SIEM
11 55 (4.66%) E-Commerce
12 52 (4.41%) Security Architecture
13 51 (4.32%) Time Management
14 50 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
15 49 (4.15%) Service Delivery
16 46 (3.90%) Cyber Security
17 43 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (6.69%) SQL
2 48 (4.07%) Java
3 34 (2.88%) Perl
4 32 (2.71%) C
4 32 (2.71%) Ruby
5 20 (1.69%) Python
6 19 (1.61%) PHP
7 16 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.93%) VB
10 9 (0.76%) C#
10 9 (0.76%) C++
11 8 (0.68%) Scala
11 8 (0.68%) Go
12 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.51%) VBScript
14 3 (0.25%) Tcl
15 2 (0.17%) Groovy
15 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 353 (29.92%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (19.66%) CCNP
3 135 (11.44%) CCNA
4 129 (10.93%) Security Cleared
5 99 (8.39%) CISSP
6 87 (7.37%) Degree
7 85 (7.20%) SC Cleared
8 76 (6.44%) CCIE
9 53 (4.49%) CCSE
10 44 (3.73%) CISM
11 39 (3.31%) CCSA
12 32 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (2.03%) CCDP
14 23 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.69%) CISA
16 19 (1.61%) CISMP
16 19 (1.61%) DV Cleared
17 14 (1.19%) JNCIS
17 14 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.19%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.47%) SLA
3 40 (3.39%) QA
4 36 (3.05%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.51%) COBIT
7 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 1 (0.085%) GPG13
System Software
1 121 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (9.83%) Active Directory
3 42 (3.56%) vSphere
4 41 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.69%) XenServer
5 20 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.44%) Snort
7 16 (1.36%) Docker
8 15 (1.27%) XenApp
9 12 (1.02%) iptables
9 12 (1.02%) Postfix
9 12 (1.02%) Samba
10 10 (0.85%) vCloud
11 9 (0.76%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.76%) Xen
12 7 (0.59%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 72 (6.10%) Puppet
2 34 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.12%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.44%) RANCID
5 16 (1.36%) SCCM
6 15 (1.27%) Ansible
7 13 (1.10%) Nmap
7 13 (1.10%) ZABBIX
8 12 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
9 11 (0.93%) SCOM
9 11 (0.93%) Nagios
10 10 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
11 8 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.59%) Cacti
12 7 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.51%) Salt
13 6 (0.51%) Nessus
14 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 604 (51.19%) Cisco
2 340 (28.81%) CheckPoint
3 267 (22.63%) Juniper
4 222 (18.81%) Citrix
5 177 (15.00%) F5
6 159 (13.47%) VMware
7 133 (11.27%) Blue Coat
8 116 (9.83%) Microsoft
9 108 (9.15%) HP
10 89 (7.54%) SolarWinds
11 64 (5.42%) Infoblox
11 64 (5.42%) Red Hat
12 62 (5.25%) Oracle
13 47 (3.98%) McAfee
14 45 (3.81%) Aruba
15 38 (3.22%) Fortinet
15 38 (3.22%) IBM
16 30 (2.54%) NetApp
16 30 (2.54%) TippingPoint
17 29 (2.46%) Sourcefire
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Hays Talent Solutions
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Rate: £730 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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East Midlands
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Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per annum
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