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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 236 274 305
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +31
Contract jobs citing Network Security 511 366 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 5.19% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 201 125
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.70 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -35.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £12.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £38.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.70 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -35.31%

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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 +40 481 £405 +8.00% 182
London +71 255 £425 +3.03% 68
South East -12 107 £419 +24.25% 41
City of London +62 86 £438 +12.90% 26
Hampshire -4 39 £324 -13.66% 11
Berkshire +1 36 £450 +172.72% 11
West Midlands +4 27 £323 -13.42% 14
South West -12 26 £388 -12.42% 12
Yorkshire -2 18 £388 -4.61% 13
Scotland +2 16 £260 +13.04% 1
West Yorkshire -1 16 £369 -15.22% 10
North West -21 15 £400 +36.75% 14
Edinburgh -1 14 £255 -43.33% 1
East of England -19 14 £375 +4.16% 14
Buckinghamshire -21 13 £369 +9.25% 7
Suffolk - 11 £375 -
Ipswich - 11 £375 -
Slough 0 9 £450 +24.13% 4
Leeds -6 9 £350 -19.54% 8
Milton Keynes -15 9 £439 +30.00% 1
North East - 9 £348 -
Reading -2 8 £450 +172.72% 1
Southampton -5 8 £315 +10.52% 3
Tyne and Wear - 8 £348 -
Manchester -11 7 £413 +57.14% 11
Wales -22 7 £463 - 1
Worcestershire - 7 £210 -
East Midlands -8 6 £400 -3.61% 4
Oxfordshire -15 6 £500 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £347 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 600 (61.73%) Firewall
2 503 (51.75%) Cisco
3 305 (31.38%) CheckPoint
4 267 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
5 244 (25.10%) WAN
6 227 (23.35%) LAN
7 219 (22.53%) Juniper
8 212 (21.81%) Windows
9 207 (21.30%) CCNP
10 183 (18.83%) F5
11 172 (17.70%) Cisco ASA
12 166 (17.08%) VPN
13 162 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 152 (15.64%) TCP/IP
15 145 (14.92%) Linux
16 140 (14.40%) ITIL
17 139 (14.30%) SC Cleared
18 137 (14.09%) Finance
19 136 (13.99%) OSPF
20 131 (13.48%) BGP
21 130 (13.37%) Information Security
22 113 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
23 112 (11.52%) DNS
23 112 (11.52%) Blue Coat
24 110 (11.32%) CISSP
25 106 (10.91%) VMware
26 105 (10.80%) CCNA
27 102 (10.49%) Load Balancing
28 101 (10.39%) HP
29 99 (10.19%) Telecoms

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 37 (3.81%) Apache
2 23 (2.37%) IIS
3 22 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.75%) nginx
5 15 (1.54%) Confluence
6 12 (1.23%) MediaWiki
7 11 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.62%) Lync
10 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.10%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.29%) MS Office
3 19 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) Maple
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) assyst
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.13%) IaaS
3 6 (0.62%) SaaS
3 6 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.51%) PaaS
5 4 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.21%) Route 53
8 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 600 (61.73%) Firewall
2 244 (25.10%) WAN
3 227 (23.35%) LAN
4 172 (17.70%) Cisco ASA
5 166 (17.08%) VPN
6 152 (15.64%) TCP/IP
7 136 (13.99%) OSPF
8 131 (13.48%) BGP
9 113 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 112 (11.52%) DNS
11 94 (9.67%) Internet
12 85 (8.74%) SSL
13 79 (8.13%) IPsec
14 72 (7.41%) VLAN
15 68 (7.00%) MPLS
16 63 (6.48%) Cisco IOS
17 60 (6.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 59 (6.07%) DHCP
19 57 (5.86%) Wireless
19 57 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.85%) MySQL
3 15 (1.54%) DB2
4 13 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.93%) Big Data
8 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.31%) SQLite
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.21%) IDOL
13 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.10%) MS Access
13 1 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (1.75%) Subversion
1 17 (1.75%) Hudson
1 17 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.54%) JIRA
3 5 (0.51%) MSI
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.21%) RSpec
6 1 (0.10%) Moq
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Maven
6 1 (0.10%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.10%) JUnit
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (14.09%) Finance
2 99 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 68 (7.00%) Banking
4 39 (4.01%) Retail
5 21 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.95%) Law
6 19 (1.95%) Legal
7 14 (1.44%) Local Government
8 11 (1.13%) Publishing
8 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.62%) German Language
9 6 (0.62%) International Banking
10 4 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.41%) Back Office
10 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 300 (30.86%) Network Engineer
2 217 (22.33%) Security Engineer
3 167 (17.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 128 (13.17%) Analyst
5 111 (11.42%) Consultant
6 99 (10.19%) Architect
7 81 (8.33%) Security Analyst
8 69 (7.10%) Security Consultant
9 61 (6.28%) Network Consultant
10 49 (5.04%) Security Specialist
11 48 (4.94%) Security Architect
12 45 (4.63%) Network Analyst
13 44 (4.53%) Network Architect
13 44 (4.53%) Network Security Consultant
14 38 (3.91%) Network Specialist
15 32 (3.29%) Project Manager
16 30 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.09%) Firewall Engineer
16 30 (3.09%) Network Security Analyst
17 28 (2.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.09%) Web Services
2 16 (1.65%) Regular Expression
3 15 (1.54%) LAMP
4 13 (1.34%) Middleware
5 9 (0.93%) HTML
6 8 (0.82%) HTML5
7 7 (0.72%) JSON
8 6 (0.62%) .NET
8 6 (0.62%) WAP
9 5 (0.51%) CSS
10 4 (0.41%) XML
11 3 (0.31%) Drools
12 2 (0.21%) OAuth
12 2 (0.21%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.21%) OpenID
12 2 (0.21%) SAML
12 2 (0.21%) Lucene
12 2 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.21%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.61%) Management Information System
2 50 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.26%) Cryptography
4 19 (1.95%) PKI
5 18 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.44%) CESG
7 13 (1.34%) SecurID
8 12 (1.23%) Wiki
9 11 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (1.13%) Clustering
9 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.13%) Open Source
10 10 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.93%) Statistics
12 8 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.82%) SCADA
13 7 (0.72%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.62%) GIS
14 6 (0.62%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 212 (21.81%) Windows
2 145 (14.92%) Linux
3 96 (9.88%) UNIX
4 63 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.57%) Solaris
7 22 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.16%) CentOS
9 18 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.75%) Debian
10 17 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.65%) Android
12 15 (1.54%) AIX
13 14 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.34%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.23%) SUSE
16 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.93%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (14.40%) ITIL
2 130 (13.37%) Information Security
3 102 (10.49%) Load Balancing
4 85 (8.74%) Network Design
5 80 (8.23%) Network Management
6 61 (6.28%) Migration
7 56 (5.76%) Risk Management
8 55 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 54 (5.56%) Project Management
10 51 (5.25%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (5.25%) Security Architecture
11 48 (4.94%) Service Management
12 46 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
14 43 (4.42%) Change Control
14 43 (4.42%) Cyber Security
15 42 (4.32%) Incident Management
16 41 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
17 39 (4.01%) Risk Assessment
18 38 (3.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (5.45%) SQL
2 38 (3.91%) Perl
3 30 (3.09%) Java
4 25 (2.57%) C
5 22 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.16%) Ruby
7 18 (1.85%) PHP
8 16 (1.65%) Python
9 14 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.13%) C++
11 10 (1.03%) VBScript
12 9 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.72%) Tcl
14 6 (0.62%) VB
15 3 (0.31%) Golang
16 2 (0.21%) KiXtart
16 2 (0.21%) Lisp
16 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.21%) C#
16 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 267 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
2 207 (21.30%) CCNP
3 162 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 139 (14.30%) SC Cleared
5 110 (11.32%) CISSP
6 105 (10.80%) CCNA
7 68 (7.00%) CCSE
8 56 (5.76%) CCIE
9 49 (5.04%) Degree
10 48 (4.94%) CCSA
11 38 (3.91%) DV Cleared
12 35 (3.60%) CCSP
13 30 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (3.09%) CISM
14 29 (2.98%) GIAC
15 24 (2.47%) CCDP
15 24 (2.47%) MCSE
16 23 (2.37%) Check Point Certification
17 19 (1.95%) CEH
18 15 (1.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.47%) QA
4 19 (1.95%) SLA
5 15 (1.54%) COBIT
6 12 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.23%) GPG13
7 11 (1.13%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 86 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 74 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.01%) vSphere
4 33 (3.40%) ProxySG
5 29 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.44%) XenApp
7 14 (1.44%) Samba
7 14 (1.44%) FreeRADIUS
8 12 (1.23%) XenServer
8 12 (1.23%) Postfix
9 11 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.03%) Firmware
10 10 (1.03%) Snort
11 9 (0.93%) Nmap
12 8 (0.82%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.72%) UAG
13 7 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 29 (2.98%) Puppet
2 26 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 17 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
4 15 (1.54%) Nessus
5 14 (1.44%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.13%) SCCM
7 9 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (0.93%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
8 8 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.72%) SCOM
9 7 (0.72%) OpenView
9 7 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.51%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 503 (51.75%) Cisco
2 305 (31.38%) CheckPoint
3 219 (22.53%) Juniper
4 183 (18.83%) F5
5 112 (11.52%) Blue Coat
6 106 (10.91%) VMware
7 101 (10.39%) HP
8 98 (10.08%) Microsoft
9 83 (8.54%) Citrix
10 48 (4.94%) Oracle
10 48 (4.94%) McAfee
11 45 (4.63%) Fortinet
12 40 (4.12%) Nokia
13 39 (4.01%) IBM
14 36 (3.70%) Red Hat
15 30 (3.09%) Sourcefire
16 27 (2.78%) Websense
17 26 (2.67%) TippingPoint
18 23 (2.37%) Imperva
19 22 (2.26%) Symantec
West London
Harris Global
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead
Church International
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £360 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago