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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 212 242 248
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 628 488 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.88% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 5.98% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 296 228
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £293 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.75 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +26 580 £400 - 189
London +8 213 £430 +6.83% 89
South East +6 136 £391 +4.33% 37
South West +29 72 £450 - 14
Berkshire +10 55 £425 -6.59% 7
Wiltshire +23 50 £475 +2.70% 6
City of London -23 47 £450 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire +6 42 £350 -26.31% 6
North West -9 38 £388 -14.83% 16
Swindon +15 36 £475 +2.70% 4
West Yorkshire -1 28 £400 -15.78% 4
Oxfordshire +2 26 £350 +18.64% 7
Scotland +2 26 £325 -27.72% 7
East Midlands +2 23 £350 -22.22% 3
Leeds -8 23 £400 +23.07% 3
Reading +5 21 £343 -27.89% 3
West Midlands -5 21 £319 -6.25% 14
Hampshire -29 21 £425 +22.30% 10
East of England -5 20 £350 +3.70% 8
Edinburgh -7 18 £325 -36.19% 3
Cheshire -4 15 £401 -18.93% 3
Essex +9 13 - - 1
Oxford -9 12 £325 +10.16% 1
Manchester -10 12 £350 -12.50% 10
Gloucestershire +5 11 £450 - 1
Surrey -2 11 £365 +1.38% 4
North East -17 11 £525 +16.66% 3
Warwickshire +12 10 £366 - 2
Derbyshire +7 10 £300 -40.59%
Milton Keynes -5 9 £400 +21.21% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 653 (53.26%) Cisco
2 652 (53.18%) Firewall
3 389 (31.73%) Cisco Certification
4 351 (28.63%) CheckPoint
5 328 (26.75%) WAN
6 304 (24.80%) Data Centre
7 288 (23.49%) Juniper
8 286 (23.33%) CCNP
9 280 (22.84%) LAN
10 252 (20.55%) VPN
11 250 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
12 246 (20.07%) Finance
13 245 (19.98%) Windows
14 205 (16.72%) ITIL
15 197 (16.07%) F5
16 186 (15.17%) Citrix
17 183 (14.93%) Load Balancing
18 182 (14.85%) Linux
19 173 (14.11%) TCP/IP
19 173 (14.11%) BGP
20 169 (13.78%) DNS
21 165 (13.46%) CCNA
22 160 (13.05%) MPLS
23 157 (12.81%) Wireless
24 147 (11.99%) Blue Coat
24 147 (11.99%) Security Cleared
25 146 (11.91%) OSPF
26 143 (11.66%) Migration
27 141 (11.50%) VMware
27 141 (11.50%) SSL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 92 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.77%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.28%) IIS
4 21 (1.71%) Apache
5 17 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.39%) Lync
6 13 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (0.98%) Confluence
8 10 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.65%) Eucalyptus
10 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.57%) CMS
10 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.49%) JBoss
12 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.33%) FileNet
13 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.43%) MS Office
3 21 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) RMDS
1 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.24%) SAP EWM
2 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.082%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.082%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.96%) IaaS
4 22 (1.79%) Office 365
5 20 (1.63%) PaaS
6 18 (1.47%) SaaS
7 15 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.65%) Yammer
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.24%) Route 53
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 652 (53.18%) Firewall
2 328 (26.75%) WAN
3 280 (22.84%) LAN
4 252 (20.55%) VPN
5 250 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
6 173 (14.11%) TCP/IP
6 173 (14.11%) BGP
7 169 (13.78%) DNS
8 160 (13.05%) MPLS
9 157 (12.81%) Wireless
10 146 (11.91%) OSPF
11 141 (11.50%) SSL
12 126 (10.28%) IPsec
13 110 (8.97%) VoIP
14 103 (8.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 101 (8.24%) VLAN
16 100 (8.16%) EIGRP
17 95 (7.75%) Internet
18 92 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
19 89 (7.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.79%) MySQL
3 21 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 14 (1.14%) Big Data
5 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.41%) Redis
8 4 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.082%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.082%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (1.06%) JIRA
1 13 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.57%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.49%) AdminStudio
5 5 (0.41%) MSI
6 4 (0.33%) Hudson
7 3 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.24%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) Subversion
8 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.082%) Moq
9 1 (0.082%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.082%) GCC
9 1 (0.082%) Ant
9 1 (0.082%) JUnit
9 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio
General
1 246 (20.07%) Finance
2 68 (5.55%) Telecoms
3 61 (4.98%) Banking
4 31 (2.53%) Multimedia
5 25 (2.04%) Retail
6 18 (1.47%) Billing
7 16 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.31%) Legal
8 11 (0.90%) Military
9 10 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.57%) Publishing
11 7 (0.57%) Marketing
12 4 (0.33%) Advertising
12 4 (0.33%) Back Office
13 3 (0.24%) Front Office
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Automotive
13 3 (0.24%) Law
13 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 425 (34.67%) Network Engineer
2 205 (16.72%) Security Engineer
3 170 (13.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 132 (10.77%) Analyst
5 111 (9.05%) Architect
6 96 (7.83%) Consultant
7 69 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 56 (4.57%) Security Consultant
9 46 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 42 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (3.34%) Firewall Engineer
12 40 (3.26%) Network Consultant
12 40 (3.26%) Security Architect
13 37 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
15 34 (2.77%) Senior Network Engineer
16 33 (2.69%) Support Engineer
17 32 (2.61%) Administrator
18 31 (2.53%) Network Architect
19 30 (2.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.20%) Web Services
3 13 (1.06%) Middleware
4 12 (0.98%) Kafka
5 9 (0.73%) LAMP
5 9 (0.73%) .NET
6 8 (0.65%) CSS
7 6 (0.49%) XMPP
7 6 (0.49%) HTML
7 6 (0.49%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.24%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.24%) Servlets
9 3 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.24%) boto
10 2 (0.16%) WCF
10 2 (0.16%) SOAP
10 2 (0.16%) JSP
10 2 (0.16%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 304 (24.80%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 66 (5.38%) PKI
4 47 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.18%) Clustering
7 27 (2.20%) Cryptography
8 24 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.06%) CESG
11 13 (1.06%) Replication
11 13 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.98%) IVR
12 12 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.82%) NHS
14 9 (0.73%) Statistics
15 8 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 245 (19.98%) Windows
2 182 (14.85%) Linux
3 102 (8.32%) UNIX
4 53 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.06%) Solaris
9 13 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.82%) AIX
11 10 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.82%) Android
12 9 (0.73%) CentOS
13 6 (0.49%) Debian
14 3 (0.24%) zOS
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (16.72%) ITIL
2 183 (14.93%) Load Balancing
3 143 (11.66%) Migration
4 101 (8.24%) Information Security
5 100 (8.16%) Network Management
6 96 (7.83%) Kalman Filter
7 81 (6.61%) Network Design
8 68 (5.55%) Project Management
9 65 (5.30%) SIEM
9 65 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
10 62 (5.06%) Service Delivery
11 58 (4.73%) DevOps
12 55 (4.49%) Service Management
13 54 (4.40%) Time Management
14 53 (4.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 46 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (3.75%) Incident Management
15 46 (3.75%) DDoS Mitigation
16 44 (3.59%) Security Architecture
17 42 (3.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (6.69%) SQL
2 43 (3.51%) Java
3 30 (2.45%) Perl
3 30 (2.45%) Ruby
4 28 (2.28%) PowerShell
5 18 (1.47%) C
6 16 (1.31%) Python
7 14 (1.14%) VB
8 12 (0.98%) PHP
8 12 (0.98%) Scala
8 12 (0.98%) Go
9 9 (0.73%) C++
10 7 (0.57%) VBScript
10 7 (0.57%) C#
10 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.49%) Tcl
12 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.16%) Groovy
15 1 (0.082%) JCL
Qualifications
1 389 (31.73%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (23.33%) CCNP
3 165 (13.46%) CCNA
4 147 (11.99%) Security Cleared
5 117 (9.54%) CISSP
6 103 (8.40%) SC Cleared
7 101 (8.24%) Degree
8 94 (7.67%) CCIE
9 63 (5.14%) CCSA
10 52 (4.24%) CISM
11 49 (4.00%) CCSE
12 33 (2.69%) CCSP
13 32 (2.61%) CCDP
14 28 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (1.96%) DV Cleared
17 21 (1.71%) CISA
18 18 (1.47%) CISMP
19 16 (1.31%) JNCIS
19 16 (1.31%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (4.65%) SLA
3 40 (3.26%) QA
4 35 (2.85%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.06%) COBIT
7 11 (0.90%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.57%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.082%) BS7799
10 1 (0.082%) COSO
System Software
1 105 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 92 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.59%) vSphere
4 40 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.45%) ProxySG
6 26 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.39%) Docker
8 15 (1.22%) XenApp
8 15 (1.22%) Snort
9 12 (0.98%) XenServer
10 9 (0.73%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.73%) vCloud
10 9 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.41%) Xen
12 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.24%) Squid
13 2 (0.16%) Firmware
13 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.082%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 48 (3.92%) Puppet
2 27 (2.20%) FortiGate
2 27 (2.20%) SCOM
3 25 (2.04%) SCCM
4 24 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (1.63%) RANCID
7 17 (1.39%) Ansible
7 17 (1.39%) Nmap
8 15 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
9 14 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
10 11 (0.90%) Nessus
11 10 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.73%) Nagios
12 9 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.49%) Cacti
14 5 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
14 5 (0.41%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 653 (53.26%) Cisco
2 351 (28.63%) CheckPoint
3 288 (23.49%) Juniper
4 197 (16.07%) F5
5 186 (15.17%) Citrix
6 147 (11.99%) Blue Coat
7 141 (11.50%) VMware
8 139 (11.34%) Microsoft
9 111 (9.05%) HP
10 90 (7.34%) McAfee
11 87 (7.10%) SolarWinds
12 69 (5.63%) Fortinet
13 53 (4.32%) Oracle
14 48 (3.92%) Red Hat
15 47 (3.83%) Infoblox
16 43 (3.51%) Nokia
17 42 (3.43%) TippingPoint
18 40 (3.26%) Aruba
19 39 (3.18%) Sourcefire
20 37 (3.02%) IronPort
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Man
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago