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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 161 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 883 590 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.03% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 7.42% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 313 264
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +81.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £52.25 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.46 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-1.08% +97.48%

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +65 831 £400 - 344
London +35 297 £463 +12.12% 92
South East +73 212 £375 -3.53% 33
North West +53 87 £388 +14.81% 73
Berkshire +23 79 £350 -12.50% 10
Hampshire +42 63 £375 -3.22% 4
City of London +57 62 £425 -5.55% 31
Yorkshire +14 56 £388 +6.89% 32
West Midlands +4 56 £325 -4.41% 23
Manchester +25 50 £375 +25.00% 43
East of England +50 49 £350 - 36
South West +1 44 £375 -16.66% 11
West Yorkshire +19 41 £388 -3.12% 28
Scotland +13 39 £381 +4.95% 9
Leeds +17 38 £400 - 21
Reading +20 36 £450 +28.57% 6
Southampton +32 32 £388 - 1
Cheshire +18 26 £413 +17.85% 13
Surrey +10 26 £400 +37.93% 6
Hertfordshire +30 19 £375 +36.36% 16
Buckinghamshire +22 19 £300 -25.00% 6
Bristol +10 17 £550 - 2
Edinburgh 0 17 £488 +39.28% 6
East Midlands +1 16 £375 +7.14% 42
Wiltshire -16 14 £350 -22.22% 4
Bracknell 0 12 £325 -31.57%
Renfrewshire -9 11 £343 -32.30%
Birmingham -14 11 £300 -11.76% 8
Erskine -14 11 £343 -32.30%
Milton Keynes +16 10 £400 - 4

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 807 (48.94%) Firewall
2 678 (41.12%) Cisco
3 420 (25.47%) CheckPoint
4 417 (25.29%) Cisco Certification
5 395 (23.95%) Java
6 358 (21.71%) JavaScript
7 357 (21.65%) CRM
8 354 (21.47%) WAN
9 347 (21.04%) Web Development
10 346 (20.98%) PHP
11 345 (20.92%) ERP
12 343 (20.80%) Digital Media
13 335 (20.32%) LAN
14 301 (18.25%) CCNP
15 293 (17.77%) Data Centre
16 274 (16.62%) Windows
16 274 (16.62%) Cisco ASA
17 257 (15.59%) VPN
18 238 (14.43%) Wireless
19 235 (14.25%) Finance
19 235 (14.25%) Juniper
19 235 (14.25%) Security Cleared
20 225 (13.64%) F5
21 223 (13.52%) Linux
22 217 (13.16%) CCNA
23 203 (12.31%) TCP/IP
24 196 (11.89%) Microsoft
25 179 (10.86%) SC Cleared
26 176 (10.67%) ITIL
27 171 (10.37%) Active Directory

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 53 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.18%) Apache
3 34 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 26 (1.58%) JBoss
4 26 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.46%) IIS
6 20 (1.21%) nginx
7 19 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.73%) MQSeries
10 12 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.67%) Confluence
11 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.42%) CMS
14 7 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 114 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.58%) MS Office
3 21 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.73%) MS Project
5 10 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.061%) Houdini
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Magento
3 7 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.061%) Eikon
7 1 (0.061%) Primavera
7 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 91 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (3.82%) IaaS
4 59 (3.58%) Office 365
5 46 (2.79%) PaaS
6 19 (1.15%) SaaS
7 17 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.24%) Yammer
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.18%) Trello
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.061%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 807 (48.94%) Firewall
2 354 (21.47%) WAN
3 335 (20.32%) LAN
4 274 (16.62%) Cisco ASA
5 257 (15.59%) VPN
6 238 (14.43%) Wireless
7 203 (12.31%) TCP/IP
8 151 (9.16%) DNS
9 121 (7.34%) SSL
10 115 (6.97%) Internet
11 114 (6.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 110 (6.67%) VoIP
13 103 (6.25%) DHCP
14 99 (6.00%) BGP
15 95 (5.76%) OSPF
16 92 (5.58%) IPsec
17 77 (4.67%) MPLS
18 73 (4.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 72 (4.37%) VLAN
20 68 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.82%) MySQL
3 33 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.97%) OLAP
7 15 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.67%) Big Data
8 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.55%) DB2
10 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
13 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.39%) JIRA
4 22 (1.33%) Subversion
5 13 (0.79%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.55%) FxCop
7 9 (0.55%) gulp
7 9 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.55%) StyleCop
8 7 (0.42%) Grunt
8 7 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.42%) Xcode
9 6 (0.36%) JUnit
9 6 (0.36%) Maven
9 6 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.30%) Selenium
11 4 (0.24%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.24%) Hudson
11 4 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 235 (14.25%) Finance
2 115 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 68 (4.12%) Banking
4 61 (3.70%) Retail
5 22 (1.33%) Legal
6 21 (1.27%) Marketing
7 17 (1.03%) Games
7 17 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.61%) French Language
10 8 (0.49%) German Language
11 7 (0.42%) Billing
11 7 (0.42%) Law
12 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.24%) Back Office
13 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.24%) Military
13 4 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.18%) Advertising
14 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 467 (28.32%) Network Engineer
2 255 (15.46%) Security Engineer
3 227 (13.77%) Architect
4 218 (13.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 197 (11.95%) Developer
6 146 (8.85%) Analyst
7 145 (8.79%) Consultant
8 128 (7.76%) Security Architect
9 107 (6.49%) Security Consultant
10 105 (6.37%) Cisco Engineer
11 95 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 85 (5.15%) Security Analyst
13 82 (4.97%) Firewall Engineer
14 78 (4.73%) Network Architect
15 74 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
16 68 (4.12%) Network Analyst
17 61 (3.70%) Project Manager
18 57 (3.46%) Network Security Architect
19 55 (3.34%) Network Consultant
20 52 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.10%) HTML
2 105 (6.37%) CSS
3 87 (5.28%) .NET
4 67 (4.06%) HTML5
5 54 (3.27%) 802.1X
6 46 (2.79%) CSS3
6 46 (2.79%) jQuery
7 45 (2.73%) AngularJS
8 39 (2.37%) Web Services
9 36 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 31 (1.88%) REST
11 29 (1.76%) Middleware
12 27 (1.64%) JSON
13 26 (1.58%) Node.js
13 26 (1.58%) RESTful
14 25 (1.52%) XML
15 24 (1.46%) J2EE
16 23 (1.39%) LAMP
17 21 (1.27%) .NET Framework
18 19 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 343 (20.80%) Digital Media
2 293 (17.77%) Data Centre
3 87 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.85%) PKI
5 72 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.46%) Cryptography
8 24 (1.46%) User Experience
9 23 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 19 (1.15%) Clustering
12 18 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.97%) iPad
14 15 (0.91%) CESG
15 14 (0.85%) Replication
16 12 (0.73%) DataPower
16 12 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.73%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 274 (16.62%) Windows
2 223 (13.52%) Linux
3 150 (9.10%) Unix
4 106 (6.43%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 26 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.46%) AIX
9 24 (1.46%) Solaris
10 23 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (1.27%) VMS
12 20 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.97%) CentOS
14 14 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.79%) SUSE
16 11 (0.67%) Android
16 11 (0.67%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.67%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (21.65%) CRM
2 347 (21.04%) Web Development
3 345 (20.92%) ERP
4 176 (10.67%) ITIL
5 168 (10.19%) Load Balancing
6 165 (10.01%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (7.82%) SIEM
8 128 (7.76%) Migration
9 123 (7.46%) Network Design
10 118 (7.16%) Information Security
11 107 (6.49%) Network Management
12 91 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
14 89 (5.40%) Project Management
15 86 (5.22%) DevOps
16 73 (4.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 71 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
17 71 (4.31%) Security Architecture
18 68 (4.12%) High Availability
19 66 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 395 (23.95%) Java
2 358 (21.71%) JavaScript
3 346 (20.98%) PHP
4 117 (7.10%) SQL
5 67 (4.06%) C#
6 45 (2.73%) Perl
7 38 (2.30%) Python
8 36 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 27 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.09%) Ruby
10 18 (1.09%) Scala
11 12 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.67%) Apple Swift
12 11 (0.67%) Objective-C
13 10 (0.61%) C
14 7 (0.42%) C++
14 7 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 417 (25.29%) Cisco Certification
2 301 (18.25%) CCNP
3 235 (14.25%) Security Cleared
4 217 (13.16%) CCNA
5 179 (10.86%) SC Cleared
6 148 (8.98%) CISSP
7 100 (6.06%) Degree
8 88 (5.34%) CCIE
9 68 (4.12%) CISM
10 65 (3.94%) CCSE
11 50 (3.03%) CCSA
12 36 (2.18%) CCDP
12 36 (2.18%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.76%) Check Point Certification
14 28 (1.70%) JNCIS
15 26 (1.58%) CISMP
16 24 (1.46%) CEH
16 24 (1.46%) CISA
16 24 (1.46%) JNCIA
17 23 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (2.97%) PCI DSS
2 49 (2.97%) SLA
3 20 (1.21%) QA
4 19 (1.15%) COBIT
5 10 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.12%) GPG13
8 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.061%) Basel II
9 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.061%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 171 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 92 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (1.39%) vSphere
5 20 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.21%) KVM
6 18 (1.09%) Xen
7 17 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.97%) Docker
8 16 (0.97%) ProxySG
8 16 (0.97%) Samba
9 14 (0.85%) UAG
10 12 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.73%) XenApp
11 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.55%) Snort
13 8 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.36%) NFS
15 5 (0.30%) Firmware
16 4 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 82 (4.97%) Puppet
2 72 (4.37%) FortiGate
3 53 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (2.18%) Nagios
4 36 (2.18%) SCOM
5 22 (1.33%) SCCM
6 19 (1.15%) Cacti
7 18 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.79%) SmoothWall
9 12 (0.73%) Graphite
10 11 (0.67%) Ganglia
10 11 (0.67%) StatsD
10 11 (0.67%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.61%) Nessus
12 9 (0.55%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.55%) SmokePing
13 8 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (0.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 8 (0.49%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 678 (41.12%) Cisco
2 420 (25.47%) CheckPoint
3 235 (14.25%) Juniper
4 225 (13.64%) F5
5 196 (11.89%) Microsoft
6 144 (8.73%) Palo Alto
7 134 (8.13%) VMware
8 109 (6.61%) Citrix
9 97 (5.88%) Fortinet
10 82 (4.97%) Oracle
11 81 (4.91%) HP
12 74 (4.49%) Blue Coat
13 70 (4.24%) Intel Security
14 50 (3.03%) Red Hat
15 47 (2.85%) Symantec
16 40 (2.43%) IBM
17 37 (2.24%) SolarWinds
18 36 (2.18%) Aruba
19 35 (2.12%) Splunk
20 33 (2.00%) Dell
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £300 to £374 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
FT Select
Rate: From £175 to £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £185 - £215 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £535 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £220 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday