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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 229 212 265
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +53
Contract jobs citing Network Security 527 558 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.10% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.01% 7.42% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 300 225
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £24.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £19.93 £24.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £61.50 £99.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 489 £418 +4.37% 197
London -7 211 £425 +3.03% 83
South East -17 118 £400 +8.10% 44
Hampshire +41 59 £425 +14.86% 9
North West +8 49 £368 +13.07% 12
Yorkshire +4 33 £420 +4.86% 13
East of England +10 30 £594 +58.33% 17
South West -17 29 £363 +1.75% 10
City of London +4 26 £450 +9.09% 20
Manchester -5 26 £365 +13.17% 7
Berkshire -23 26 £388 - 8
Scotland -19 20 £313 -25.37% 5
West Yorkshire +13 19 £438 +2.94% 9
Cheshire +9 18 £398 - 1
Leeds +1 18 £450 +5.88% 6
Edinburgh -8 18 £350 -20.00% 1
Southampton +20 17 £338 -7.53% 4
Warrington - 17 - - 1
Bedfordshire +22 14 £613 - 2
Bristol +5 13 £350 -9.09% 3
South Yorkshire +1 13 £343 +8.73%
Sheffield -2 12 £285 -9.52%
Surrey -18 12 £418 +12.83% 14
Reading -11 9 £425 +15.25% 3
Hook - 9 £475 -
Wiltshire -12 8 £230 -58.18% 5
West Midlands -48 8 £438 +6.06% 14
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £450 +27.65% 4
East Midlands -11 7 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire - 7 £625 - 3

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 573 (52.33%) Firewall
2 566 (51.69%) Cisco
3 337 (30.78%) Cisco Certification
4 331 (30.23%) WAN
5 322 (29.41%) LAN
6 281 (25.66%) Data Centre
7 275 (25.11%) CheckPoint
8 251 (22.92%) CCNP
9 245 (22.37%) Finance
10 223 (20.37%) Windows
11 203 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
12 193 (17.63%) Juniper
13 189 (17.26%) VPN
14 186 (16.99%) F5
15 184 (16.80%) ITIL
16 165 (15.07%) TCP/IP
17 158 (14.43%) CCNA
18 157 (14.34%) Information Security
19 142 (12.97%) Migration
20 139 (12.69%) Citrix
21 136 (12.42%) Microsoft
22 135 (12.33%) CISSP
22 135 (12.33%) Linux
23 129 (11.78%) BGP
23 129 (11.78%) Security Cleared
24 127 (11.60%) Wireless
25 123 (11.23%) MPLS
25 123 (11.23%) DNS
26 121 (11.05%) OSPF
27 113 (10.32%) VMware

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 87 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.10%) Lync
3 22 (2.01%) IIS
4 18 (1.64%) JBoss
5 12 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.91%) Apache
8 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.46%) Confluence
9 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.46%) Smallworld
9 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.37%) nginx
11 3 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.18%) CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.47%) MS Office
3 21 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.27%) Relativity
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.091%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.28%) Office 365
4 16 (1.46%) IaaS
5 12 (1.10%) SaaS
6 11 (1.00%) PaaS
7 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.37%) Symantec.cloud
8 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.091%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.091%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 573 (52.33%) Firewall
2 331 (30.23%) WAN
3 322 (29.41%) LAN
4 203 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
5 189 (17.26%) VPN
6 165 (15.07%) TCP/IP
7 129 (11.78%) BGP
8 127 (11.60%) Wireless
9 123 (11.23%) DNS
9 123 (11.23%) MPLS
10 121 (11.05%) OSPF
11 107 (9.77%) Cisco Nexus
12 103 (9.41%) SSL
13 93 (8.49%) DHCP
14 85 (7.76%) Internet
15 78 (7.12%) VLAN
16 77 (7.03%) Intrusion Detection
16 77 (7.03%) VoIP
17 73 (6.67%) EIGRP
17 73 (6.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.19%) MySQL
3 16 (1.46%) DB2
4 9 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.46%) EDRMS
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.37%) Big Data
9 4 (0.37%) GIS
9 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.91%) Metasploit
3 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.82%) Moq
5 6 (0.55%) JIRA
5 6 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.46%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.46%) Subversion
7 3 (0.27%) NUnit
8 2 (0.18%) FxCop
8 2 (0.18%) Hudson
8 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.18%) StyleCop
8 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.091%) Ant
9 1 (0.091%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.091%) Boxen
9 1 (0.091%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 245 (22.37%) Finance
2 99 (9.04%) Banking
3 78 (7.12%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.37%) Retail
5 24 (2.19%) Legal
6 11 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.82%) Military
7 9 (0.82%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.73%) Games
8 8 (0.73%) Law
8 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.64%) Advertising
10 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.46%) Automotive
12 4 (0.37%) Billing
12 4 (0.37%) Local Government
12 4 (0.37%) Marketing
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 370 (33.79%) Network Engineer
2 214 (19.54%) Security Engineer
3 182 (16.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 153 (13.97%) Architect
5 113 (10.32%) Analyst
6 104 (9.50%) Consultant
7 103 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 97 (8.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 79 (7.21%) Security Architect
10 75 (6.85%) Security Analyst
11 73 (6.67%) Security Consultant
12 59 (5.39%) Network Architect
13 56 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
14 54 (4.93%) Network Analyst
15 53 (4.84%) Project Manager
16 46 (4.20%) Firewall Engineer
17 41 (3.74%) Network Security Analyst
17 41 (3.74%) Network Security Architect
18 40 (3.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 39 (3.56%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.11%) Web Services
2 29 (2.65%) 802.1X
3 18 (1.64%) .NET
3 18 (1.64%) Middleware
4 14 (1.28%) SOAP
5 10 (0.91%) XML
6 9 (0.82%) REST
6 9 (0.82%) WCF
7 7 (0.64%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.55%) COM
8 6 (0.55%) LINQ
8 6 (0.55%) NHibernate
8 6 (0.55%) STL
9 5 (0.46%) LAMP
10 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.37%) JRuby
10 4 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.27%) Grails
11 3 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 281 (25.66%) Data Centre
2 106 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.74%) Cryptography
5 38 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.55%) Taxonomies
10 16 (1.46%) CESG
10 16 (1.46%) PKI
11 14 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (1.00%) Statistics
14 10 (0.91%) Clustering
14 10 (0.91%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.91%) SecurID
14 10 (0.91%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
16 8 (0.73%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 223 (20.37%) Windows
2 135 (12.33%) Linux
3 107 (9.77%) Unix
4 62 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.00%) AIX
9 11 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.91%) Solaris
11 8 (0.73%) CentOS
12 7 (0.64%) SUSE
13 6 (0.55%) Android
13 6 (0.55%) Debian
13 6 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.37%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (16.80%) ITIL
2 157 (14.34%) Information Security
3 142 (12.97%) Migration
4 100 (9.13%) Network Design
5 90 (8.22%) Load Balancing
6 88 (8.04%) SIEM
7 87 (7.95%) Project Management
8 73 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
9 64 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
11 57 (5.21%) Network Management
11 57 (5.21%) Security Architecture
12 51 (4.66%) Cybersecurity
13 50 (4.57%) Service Delivery
14 48 (4.38%) Incident Management
14 48 (4.38%) Security Operations
15 44 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (3.93%) Change Management
17 38 (3.47%) Penetration Testing
18 36 (3.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 53 (4.84%) SQL
2 27 (2.47%) Java
3 19 (1.74%) Python
4 18 (1.64%) Ruby
5 17 (1.55%) C
5 17 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.46%) Perl
7 12 (1.10%) C++
8 11 (1.00%) C#
9 5 (0.46%) Scala
10 4 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.37%) Lisp
10 4 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.18%) Go
11 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.091%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.091%) VB
12 1 (0.091%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.091%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 337 (30.78%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (22.92%) CCNP
3 158 (14.43%) CCNA
4 135 (12.33%) CISSP
5 129 (11.78%) Security Cleared
6 96 (8.77%) SC Cleared
7 84 (7.67%) CCIE
8 67 (6.12%) CCSE
9 66 (6.03%) CCSA
10 59 (5.39%) Degree
11 45 (4.11%) CISM
12 35 (3.20%) JNCIP
13 22 (2.01%) JNCIS
14 20 (1.83%) CCDP
15 19 (1.74%) Check Point Certification
15 19 (1.74%) CISMP
15 19 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (1.64%) GIAC
17 17 (1.55%) DV Cleared
18 16 (1.46%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 41 (3.74%) SLA
4 19 (1.74%) COBIT
5 12 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.73%) ISO27002
6 8 (0.73%) QA
7 7 (0.64%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.46%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.18%) COSO
10 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.091%) BS25999
11 1 (0.091%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.091%) RMADS
System Software
1 88 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 86 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.01%) vSphere
5 20 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.46%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.82%) Firmware
7 9 (0.82%) XenApp
7 9 (0.82%) XenServer
8 5 (0.46%) NFS
8 5 (0.46%) Snort
9 4 (0.37%) Docker
9 4 (0.37%) vCloud
10 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.27%) Xen
10 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.18%) KVM
11 2 (0.18%) Postfix
11 2 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (3.29%) FortiGate
2 29 (2.65%) Nessus
3 23 (2.10%) Puppet
3 23 (2.10%) QRadar
4 16 (1.46%) Nmap
4 16 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.19%) SCOM
7 11 (1.00%) Proventia
8 10 (0.91%) Nagios
8 10 (0.91%) SCCM
9 9 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.64%) OpenView
10 7 (0.64%) OPNET
11 6 (0.55%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.55%) Ansible
12 5 (0.46%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 566 (51.69%) Cisco
2 275 (25.11%) CheckPoint
3 193 (17.63%) Juniper
4 186 (16.99%) F5
5 139 (12.69%) Citrix
6 136 (12.42%) Microsoft
7 113 (10.32%) VMware
8 106 (9.68%) Blue Coat
9 100 (9.13%) Palo Alto
10 71 (6.48%) HP
11 56 (5.11%) Fortinet
12 55 (5.02%) McAfee
13 41 (3.74%) Nokia
14 36 (3.29%) Oracle
15 35 (3.20%) SolarWinds
16 31 (2.83%) IBM
16 31 (2.83%) Splunk
17 29 (2.65%) IronPort
18 28 (2.56%) NetApp
19 25 (2.28%) Symantec
West Midlands
ECS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £186 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day DAY RATE
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London
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Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: 450/Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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