The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 201 231 201
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -30
Contract jobs citing Network Security 575 545 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.05% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 7.20% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 298 323
Median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Median hourly rate £18.50 £50.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.00% +115.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £43.48 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £53.00 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.88% +17.64%

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
6797 7566 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.55% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4474 4313
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 315 455
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 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 +27 537 £425 +3.03% 130
London +41 246 £450 +5.88% 56
South East +6 99 £425 +6.25% 29
West Midlands +52 55 £400 -8.57% 14
North West +14 38 £400 +10.34% 7
Yorkshire +14 34 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London +3 30 £475 +5.55% 13
East of England +4 28 £450 -24.21% 11
Manchester +14 27 £488 +34.48% 2
Hampshire -18 27 £463 +15.62% 10
South West +4 26 £381 +1.66% 4
Oxfordshire +17 21 £350 -12.50% 5
Scotland +28 20 £425 +21.42% 5
Birmingham +18 19 £300 - 8
West Yorkshire +22 18 £425 -1.73% 3
Berkshire +10 18 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +12 15 £475 +15.15% 1
Oxford +9 12 £350 +55.55% 4
Wiltshire +6 12 £381 +16.41%
Leeds +2 12 £550 +27.16% 3
Warwickshire - 12 £438 -
Coventry +4 11 £410 -18.00% 1
Hertfordshire +3 11 £488 -22.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £380 -15.55% 3
Suffolk - 11 £525 - 1
Reading +22 10 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +20 10 £538 +53.57% 3
Bristol -7 10 £375 +7.14% 2
Wales +17 9 £363 -15.94%
Glasgow +7 9 £400 +10.34% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 656 (53.55%) Firewall
2 526 (42.94%) Cisco
3 305 (24.90%) Cisco Certification
4 298 (24.33%) CheckPoint
5 273 (22.29%) LAN
6 261 (21.31%) WAN
7 222 (18.12%) Juniper
8 202 (16.49%) Finance
9 200 (16.33%) Data Centre
10 197 (16.08%) Windows
11 196 (16.00%) CCNP
12 188 (15.35%) Security Cleared
13 185 (15.10%) F5
14 183 (14.94%) VPN
15 177 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
16 160 (13.06%) SC Cleared
17 158 (12.90%) Linux
18 148 (12.08%) ITIL
18 148 (12.08%) TCP/IP
19 144 (11.76%) Wireless
20 143 (11.67%) Information Security
21 136 (11.10%) Palo Alto
22 135 (11.02%) DNS
23 129 (10.53%) Microsoft
24 122 (9.96%) CCNA
25 117 (9.55%) Active Directory
26 116 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
27 107 (8.73%) VMware
27 107 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
28 106 (8.65%) Load Balancing

Network Security
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 32 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.06%) IIS
5 12 (0.98%) CMS
5 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.82%) Apache
6 10 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.82%) JBoss
7 9 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.57%) FileNet
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.33%) Confluence
11 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.37%) MS Office
3 20 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.082%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.082%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.43%) Office 365
4 35 (2.86%) IaaS
5 25 (2.04%) PaaS
6 15 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.06%) SaaS
8 12 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.57%) GitHub
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.16%) Yammer
15 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
15 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 656 (53.55%) Firewall
2 273 (22.29%) LAN
3 261 (21.31%) WAN
4 183 (14.94%) VPN
5 177 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
6 148 (12.08%) TCP/IP
7 144 (11.76%) Wireless
8 135 (11.02%) DNS
9 98 (8.00%) MPLS
10 90 (7.35%) DHCP
11 89 (7.27%) BGP
11 89 (7.27%) OSPF
12 87 (7.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 86 (7.02%) SSL
14 85 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
15 70 (5.71%) Internet
16 68 (5.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 67 (5.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 63 (5.14%) VoIP
19 53 (4.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.96%) MySQL
3 17 (1.39%) Big Data
4 15 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.57%) HBase
8 5 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.41%) Cloudera CDH
8 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.33%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.33%) DB2
9 4 (0.33%) Informix
10 3 (0.24%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.16%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 21 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.06%) JIRA
4 9 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.57%) git-flow
6 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.41%) Subversion
7 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.24%) AppScan
8 3 (0.24%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.16%) FxCop
9 2 (0.16%) Grunt
9 2 (0.16%) gulp
9 2 (0.16%) JUnit
9 2 (0.16%) Selenium
9 2 (0.16%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 202 (16.49%) Finance
2 74 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.96%) Banking
4 47 (3.84%) Retail
5 28 (2.29%) Legal
6 25 (2.04%) Law
7 16 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.22%) Electronics
9 11 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.57%) Marketing
11 5 (0.41%) Advertising
11 5 (0.41%) Automotive
11 5 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.33%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Games
13 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 366 (29.88%) Network Engineer
2 246 (20.08%) Security Engineer
3 211 (17.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 209 (17.06%) Architect
5 142 (11.59%) Analyst
6 108 (8.82%) Consultant
7 103 (8.41%) Security Architect
8 83 (6.78%) Network Architect
9 78 (6.37%) Security Analyst
10 75 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
11 73 (5.96%) Security Consultant
12 72 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 66 (5.39%) Network Analyst
14 59 (4.82%) Developer
15 56 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
16 51 (4.16%) Network Consultant
17 47 (3.84%) Network Security Architect
18 45 (3.67%) Network Specialist
19 41 (3.35%) Network Security Consultant
20 40 (3.27%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.10%) HTML
2 34 (2.78%) CSS
3 31 (2.53%) Web Services
4 29 (2.37%) 802.1X
5 25 (2.04%) HTML5
6 23 (1.88%) CSS3
7 21 (1.71%) .NET
8 16 (1.31%) RESTful
9 13 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.98%) jQuery
10 12 (0.98%) JSON
11 11 (0.90%) REST
12 9 (0.73%) D3.js
12 9 (0.73%) Middleware
12 9 (0.73%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (0.65%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.57%) Java EE
14 7 (0.57%) Node.js
14 7 (0.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 200 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 116 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 58 (4.73%) Digital Media
5 50 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 35 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 34 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.96%) PKI
9 22 (1.80%) User Experience
10 20 (1.63%) iPad
11 18 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.90%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.90%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.82%) CESG
14 10 (0.82%) Clustering
14 10 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.82%) DataPower
14 10 (0.82%) iSeries
14 10 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 197 (16.08%) Windows
2 158 (12.90%) Linux
3 103 (8.41%) Unix
4 62 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.31%) AIX
10 15 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.82%) OpenVMS
12 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.73%) Solaris
14 8 (0.65%) CentOS
15 7 (0.57%) SUSE
16 5 (0.41%) VMS
16 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.33%) Android
17 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (12.08%) ITIL
2 143 (11.67%) Information Security
3 107 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (8.65%) Load Balancing
5 95 (7.76%) Network Management
6 83 (6.78%) Network Design
7 82 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (6.20%) SIEM
9 66 (5.39%) Migration
9 66 (5.39%) Project Management
10 65 (5.31%) Change Management
10 65 (5.31%) CRM
11 62 (5.06%) Penetration Testing
11 62 (5.06%) Web Development
12 61 (4.98%) ERP
13 55 (4.49%) Security Architecture
13 55 (4.49%) Security Operations
14 49 (4.00%) Network Architecture
15 48 (3.92%) Configuration Management
16 46 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 99 (8.08%) Java
2 93 (7.59%) SQL
3 74 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 68 (5.55%) PHP
5 34 (2.78%) Python
6 28 (2.29%) PowerShell
7 25 (2.04%) C#
7 25 (2.04%) Perl
8 19 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.31%) Ruby
10 11 (0.90%) Apple Swift
10 11 (0.90%) C
11 10 (0.82%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.49%) Korn
14 5 (0.41%) VBScript
15 4 (0.33%) C++
15 4 (0.33%) Scala
16 2 (0.16%) XAML
17 1 (0.082%) VB
Qualifications
1 305 (24.90%) Cisco Certification
2 196 (16.00%) CCNP
3 188 (15.35%) Security Cleared
4 160 (13.06%) SC Cleared
5 122 (9.96%) CCNA
6 93 (7.59%) CISSP
7 83 (6.78%) CCIE
8 73 (5.96%) Degree
9 46 (3.76%) CISM
10 42 (3.43%) CCSE
10 42 (3.43%) CCSP
11 40 (3.27%) CCSA
12 29 (2.37%) DV Cleared
12 29 (2.37%) JNCIS
13 26 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (1.96%) JNCIP
15 18 (1.47%) MCSE
15 18 (1.47%) SANS
16 16 (1.31%) CCDA
17 15 (1.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.96%) PCI DSS
2 48 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.37%) SLA
4 24 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (1.80%) QA
6 13 (1.06%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.65%) COBIT
8 7 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.49%) ISO27002
10 5 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.24%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.16%) Basel II
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) RMADS
13 1 (0.082%) GDPR
13 1 (0.082%) GPG13
13 1 (0.082%) GxP
13 1 (0.082%) MiFID
System Software
1 117 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 72 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.39%) ProxySG
5 16 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.98%) Docker
7 11 (0.90%) Snort
8 10 (0.82%) RACF
9 9 (0.73%) Firmware
9 9 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.57%) HDFS
11 6 (0.49%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.49%) SRDF
12 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.41%) pfSense
13 4 (0.33%) vCloud
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (3.67%) FortiGate
2 36 (2.94%) Puppet
3 29 (2.37%) SCCM
4 26 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.04%) Nagios
6 16 (1.31%) Ansible
7 15 (1.22%) SCOM
8 10 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.57%) Forum Sentry
11 7 (0.57%) Kibana
11 7 (0.57%) Nessus
11 7 (0.57%) QRadar
11 7 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
11 7 (0.57%) WSUS
12 6 (0.49%) EnCase
12 6 (0.49%) Graphite
Vendors
1 526 (42.94%) Cisco
2 298 (24.33%) CheckPoint
3 222 (18.12%) Juniper
4 185 (15.10%) F5
5 136 (11.10%) Palo Alto
6 129 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 107 (8.73%) VMware
8 88 (7.18%) Fortinet
9 81 (6.61%) Blue Coat
10 80 (6.53%) Citrix
11 59 (4.82%) HP
12 50 (4.08%) Dell
13 37 (3.02%) Intel Security
14 35 (2.86%) Brocade
15 34 (2.78%) IBM
16 33 (2.69%) Red Hat
17 32 (2.61%) Sourcefire
18 31 (2.53%) Oracle
19 30 (2.45%) Splunk
20 29 (2.37%) Aruba
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