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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 234 262 274
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 508 399 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 5.56% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 225 155
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 23
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £35.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -37.50%

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
8346 7182 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.60% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4594 3907 4135
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 402 677
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +21 472 £400 +6.66% 143
London +52 222 £400 +4.57% 53
South East -3 112 £400 - 34
City of London +58 78 £425 +9.67% 18
Hampshire +7 44 £346 -18.53% 5
Berkshire -13 42 £450 +12.50% 10
South West -16 33 £450 +7.14% 12
West Midlands -4 30 £325 -13.90% 9
East of England -11 24 £350 +20.68% 7
Scotland -11 21 £304 -11.69% 1
Wiltshire +6 18 £497 +18.31% 3
North West -8 18 £425 +51.78% 6
East Midlands -1 15 £425 +41.66% 2
Edinburgh +5 13 £500 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire -10 12 £325 +44.44%
Swindon +1 11 £497 +18.31% 2
Birmingham +1 11 £326 -40.68% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £350 -8.25% 2
Yorkshire -7 10 £475 +22.58% 18
West Yorkshire -7 10 £475 +9.19% 14
Surrey +3 9 £438 +53.50% 12
Cheshire +9 8 £495 +69.23%
Suffolk +6 8 £375 - 3
Ipswich +1 8 £375 - 3
Southampton -8 8 £315 -18.70% 1
Slough 0 7 £488 +34.48% 3
Milton Keynes -4 7 £330 -22.35%
Manchester -10 7 £413 +52.07% 5
Bracknell -1 6 £493 +21.62% 1
Reading -17 6 £450 +172.72% 4

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 577 (62.45%) Firewall
2 505 (54.65%) Cisco
3 312 (33.77%) CheckPoint
4 272 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
5 230 (24.89%) WAN
6 226 (24.46%) Juniper
7 221 (23.92%) LAN
7 221 (23.92%) CCNP
8 210 (22.73%) Windows
9 173 (18.72%) F5
10 167 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
11 164 (17.75%) VPN
12 147 (15.91%) Linux
12 147 (15.91%) Security Cleared
13 145 (15.69%) OSPF
14 143 (15.48%) TCP/IP
15 138 (14.94%) BGP
16 133 (14.39%) Finance
17 132 (14.29%) Blue Coat
18 128 (13.85%) ITIL
19 122 (13.20%) SC Cleared
20 116 (12.55%) DNS
21 114 (12.34%) Cisco Nexus
22 111 (12.01%) VMware
23 108 (11.69%) Microsoft
23 108 (11.69%) CISSP
24 107 (11.58%) Information Security
25 106 (11.47%) Load Balancing
26 101 (10.93%) HP
27 96 (10.39%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 43 (4.65%) Apache
2 28 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.81%) IIS
4 20 (2.16%) nginx
5 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.52%) Confluence
5 14 (1.52%) MediaWiki
6 11 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.76%) Lync
7 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 49 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.68%) MS Office
3 17 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Maple
Business Applications
1 13 (1.41%) assyst
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.65%) SaaS
3 5 (0.54%) PaaS
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.32%) Office 365
5 3 (0.32%) Route 53
5 3 (0.32%) IaaS
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 577 (62.45%) Firewall
2 230 (24.89%) WAN
3 221 (23.92%) LAN
4 167 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
5 164 (17.75%) VPN
6 145 (15.69%) OSPF
7 143 (15.48%) TCP/IP
8 138 (14.94%) BGP
9 116 (12.55%) DNS
10 114 (12.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 85 (9.20%) IPsec
12 81 (8.77%) Internet
13 79 (8.55%) Cisco IOS
14 75 (8.12%) SSL
15 73 (7.90%) MPLS
16 72 (7.79%) Wireless
17 71 (7.68%) DHCP
18 67 (7.25%) VLAN
19 61 (6.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 57 (6.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (2.16%) MySQL
3 15 (1.62%) DB2
3 15 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.97%) Big Data
8 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.32%) SQLite
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.22%) IDOL
12 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (2.27%) Hudson
1 21 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.06%) Subversion
3 18 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.52%) JIRA
5 4 (0.43%) MSI
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 133 (14.39%) Finance
2 85 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 60 (6.49%) Banking
4 31 (3.35%) Retail
5 24 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.62%) Law
7 13 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.19%) Legal
9 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.97%) Military
9 9 (0.97%) Local Government
10 8 (0.87%) Publishing
11 7 (0.76%) German Language
12 5 (0.54%) Back Office
13 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) International Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Marketing
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 284 (30.74%) Network Engineer
2 227 (24.57%) Security Engineer
3 178 (19.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 111 (12.01%) Analyst
5 104 (11.26%) Consultant
6 98 (10.61%) Architect
7 72 (7.79%) Security Analyst
8 65 (7.03%) Security Consultant
9 58 (6.28%) Network Consultant
10 52 (5.63%) Security Specialist
11 49 (5.30%) Network Specialist
12 47 (5.09%) Security Architect
13 42 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
14 41 (4.44%) Network Analyst
15 39 (4.22%) Network Architect
16 34 (3.68%) Network Security Specialist
17 32 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 31 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
19 29 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
20 28 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.03%) Web Services
2 18 (1.95%) LAMP
3 14 (1.52%) Middleware
4 12 (1.30%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.87%) .NET
6 7 (0.76%) HTML
6 7 (0.76%) HTML5
7 6 (0.65%) JSON
7 6 (0.65%) XML
8 5 (0.54%) WAP
9 3 (0.32%) XSLT
9 3 (0.32%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.32%) Drools
9 3 (0.32%) REST
10 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.22%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.22%) J2EE
10 2 (0.22%) CSS
10 2 (0.22%) JSP
10 2 (0.22%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.71%) Management Information System
2 55 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.06%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.06%) Thin Client
4 18 (1.95%) PKI
5 14 (1.52%) Replication
5 14 (1.52%) Wiki
6 13 (1.41%) Cryptography
7 12 (1.30%) CESG
7 12 (1.30%) SecurID
7 12 (1.30%) Open Source
7 12 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.19%) Clustering
9 10 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
10 9 (0.97%) Statistics
11 8 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.87%) Firmware
12 7 (0.76%) GIS
12 7 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 210 (22.73%) Windows
2 147 (15.91%) Linux
3 90 (9.74%) UNIX
4 72 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.81%) Windows 7
7 25 (2.71%) Solaris
8 21 (2.27%) Debian
9 18 (1.95%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.84%) AIX
10 17 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.73%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.62%) CentOS
13 13 (1.41%) Android
14 12 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (1.30%) SUSE
15 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (13.85%) ITIL
2 107 (11.58%) Information Security
3 106 (11.47%) Load Balancing
4 79 (8.55%) Network Management
5 73 (7.90%) Network Design
6 60 (6.49%) Security Architecture
7 51 (5.52%) Migration
8 46 (4.98%) Project Management
8 46 (4.98%) Change Control
9 45 (4.87%) E-Commerce
10 43 (4.65%) Service Management
10 43 (4.65%) Risk Management
10 43 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
11 40 (4.33%) Service Delivery
12 37 (4.00%) Network Architecture
12 37 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
13 36 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
14 33 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (6.71%) SQL
2 37 (4.00%) Perl
3 31 (3.35%) C
4 30 (3.25%) Java
5 24 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.27%) Ruby
7 20 (2.16%) PHP
8 14 (1.52%) Python
9 13 (1.41%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.97%) C++
10 9 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.97%) VBScript
11 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.65%) Tcl
13 5 (0.54%) VB
14 3 (0.32%) Golang
15 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
15 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.22%) Lisp
16 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
2 221 (23.92%) CCNP
3 147 (15.91%) Security Cleared
4 122 (13.20%) SC Cleared
5 108 (11.69%) CISSP
6 95 (10.28%) CCNA
7 81 (8.77%) CCSE
8 55 (5.95%) CCIE
9 49 (5.30%) CCSA
10 39 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (4.11%) Degree
12 34 (3.68%) MCSE
13 33 (3.57%) DV Cleared
14 31 (3.35%) CISM
15 25 (2.71%) CCSP
16 23 (2.49%) CCDP
16 23 (2.49%) GIAC
17 20 (2.16%) Check Point Certification
18 17 (1.84%) CEH
19 14 (1.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.38%) QA
4 17 (1.84%) SLA
5 13 (1.41%) COBIT
6 11 (1.19%) GPG13
7 7 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.65%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 85 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 83 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.79%) ProxySG
4 34 (3.68%) vSphere
5 26 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.84%) Samba
8 15 (1.62%) Postfix
9 14 (1.52%) XenServer
10 12 (1.30%) FreeRADIUS
10 12 (1.30%) XenApp
11 9 (0.97%) Snort
11 9 (0.97%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.76%) UAG
13 6 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.65%) Nmap
14 5 (0.54%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.32%) Squid
15 3 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 25 (2.71%) Puppet
2 18 (1.95%) FortiGate
3 17 (1.84%) ZABBIX
4 16 (1.73%) SCCM
5 12 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
6 11 (1.19%) Backup Exec
7 10 (1.08%) Nessus
7 10 (1.08%) SCOM
8 9 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
8 9 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (0.87%) OpenView
10 7 (0.76%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 505 (54.65%) Cisco
2 312 (33.77%) CheckPoint
3 226 (24.46%) Juniper
4 173 (18.72%) F5
5 132 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 111 (12.01%) VMware
7 108 (11.69%) Microsoft
8 101 (10.93%) HP
9 96 (10.39%) Citrix
10 45 (4.87%) Oracle
11 44 (4.76%) McAfee
12 40 (4.33%) IBM
13 38 (4.11%) Fortinet
14 34 (3.68%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.46%) Nokia
16 31 (3.35%) Infoblox
17 27 (2.92%) Websense
18 26 (2.81%) Sourcefire
19 24 (2.60%) Symantec
20 23 (2.49%) Imperva
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Markey Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Computer People
Rate: £40.00 - £50.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincolnshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 19 days ago