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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 209 253 319
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +66
Contract jobs citing Network Security 586 422 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.80% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 6.11% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 247 131
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £269 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -51.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £14.60 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +35 537 £350 -12.50% 149
London +27 222 £350 -12.50% 59
South East -9 108 £375 +7.14% 28
North West +32 73 £325 -16.12% 11
West Midlands +28 47 £400 -11.11% 8
Manchester +25 47 £300 - 3
City of London -6 36 £400 +14.12% 20
Birmingham +19 35 £360 -20.00% 3
Scotland +22 32 £383 +42.99% 9
Oxfordshire +6 29 £375 - 1
Berkshire -24 28 £376 +7.50% 9
East of England +7 27 £350 -12.50% 6
Surrey +24 24 £350 +0.35% 5
South West -3 23 £475 +11.76% 17
Cheshire 0 19 £438 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -24 19 £325 -18.85% 13
Chester +15 17 £438 +29.62% 6
Edinburgh +9 13 £408 +52.33% 1
Hertfordshire +6 12 £328 +18.01% 4
North East -2 11 £282 -16.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 11 £282 -16.44% 1
Reading +1 10 £340 +4.61% 1
East Midlands -6 10 £400 - 3
Renfrewshire - 10 £345 -
Erskine - 10 £345 -
Wiltshire +4 9 £425 -1.44% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 9 £282 -16.44% 1
Milton Keynes +6 8 £375 +50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £375 +50.00% 5
West Yorkshire -4 8 £420 - 9

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 640 (53.78%) Firewall
2 632 (53.11%) Cisco
3 375 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
4 360 (30.25%) CheckPoint
5 293 (24.62%) WAN
6 290 (24.37%) Juniper
7 279 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
8 255 (21.43%) LAN
8 255 (21.43%) Finance
9 244 (20.50%) VPN
10 240 (20.17%) CCNP
11 227 (19.08%) Citrix
12 225 (18.91%) Windows
12 225 (18.91%) F5
13 220 (18.49%) Linux
14 190 (15.97%) BGP
15 187 (15.71%) ITIL
16 184 (15.46%) OSPF
17 181 (15.21%) Load Balancing
18 172 (14.45%) DNS
19 154 (12.94%) VMware
19 154 (12.94%) Security Cleared
20 147 (12.35%) Blue Coat
21 145 (12.18%) TCP/IP
21 145 (12.18%) Wireless
22 142 (11.93%) MPLS
23 129 (10.84%) CCNA
24 127 (10.67%) SSL
24 127 (10.67%) Microsoft
25 120 (10.08%) IPsec

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 85 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.19%) Apache
3 36 (3.03%) IIS
4 30 (2.52%) Confluence
5 17 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.18%) MediaWiki
6 14 (1.18%) Lync
7 12 (1.01%) nginx
8 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.59%) CMS
10 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.34%) JBoss
11 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.25%) FileNet
Applications
1 54 (4.54%) MS Office
2 53 (4.45%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.084%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) RMDS
2 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP EWM
3 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.084%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.084%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.60%) SaaS
5 18 (1.51%) PaaS
6 16 (1.34%) IaaS
7 14 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.59%) Office 365
9 5 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Route 53
12 2 (0.17%) Yammer
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 640 (53.78%) Firewall
2 293 (24.62%) WAN
3 279 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
4 255 (21.43%) LAN
5 244 (20.50%) VPN
6 190 (15.97%) BGP
7 184 (15.46%) OSPF
8 172 (14.45%) DNS
9 145 (12.18%) TCP/IP
9 145 (12.18%) Wireless
10 142 (11.93%) MPLS
11 127 (10.67%) SSL
12 120 (10.08%) IPsec
13 113 (9.50%) Internet
14 107 (8.99%) DHCP
15 104 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
16 95 (7.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 87 (7.31%) VoIP
18 86 (7.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 79 (6.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.52%) MySQL
3 21 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.51%) Big Data
5 10 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.59%) Redis
8 5 (0.42%) DB2
9 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.25%) HBase
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.17%) MS Access
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (2.52%) JIRA
2 25 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.43%) Hudson
4 14 (1.18%) Subversion
5 5 (0.42%) JUnit
6 4 (0.34%) MSI
7 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.17%) Maven
7 2 (0.17%) RSpec
7 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.084%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.084%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 255 (21.43%) Finance
2 85 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 59 (4.96%) Banking
4 27 (2.27%) Multimedia
5 25 (2.10%) Games
6 17 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.01%) Billing
7 12 (1.01%) Retail
8 11 (0.92%) Legal
9 10 (0.84%) Marketing
10 9 (0.76%) Publishing
11 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.50%) Back Office
12 6 (0.50%) Law
13 5 (0.42%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Electronics
14 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.25%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 3 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 379 (31.85%) Network Engineer
2 205 (17.23%) Security Engineer
3 171 (14.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 147 (12.35%) Analyst
5 114 (9.58%) Architect
6 113 (9.50%) Consultant
7 79 (6.64%) Security Analyst
8 75 (6.30%) Security Consultant
9 67 (5.63%) Network Consultant
10 59 (4.96%) Security Specialist
10 59 (4.96%) Network Security Consultant
11 55 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 53 (4.45%) Network Analyst
13 47 (3.95%) Network Specialist
14 45 (3.78%) Network Support
15 44 (3.70%) Network Architect
16 42 (3.53%) Network Security Specialist
17 41 (3.45%) Security Architect
17 41 (3.45%) Support Engineer
18 38 (3.19%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.95%) Web Services
2 16 (1.34%) CSS
3 13 (1.09%) HTML
4 12 (1.01%) .NET
4 12 (1.01%) Middleware
5 9 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (0.67%) Rendezvous
7 7 (0.59%) Kafka
8 6 (0.50%) LAMP
8 6 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.34%) Spring
9 4 (0.34%) Drools
9 4 (0.34%) Spring Boot
9 4 (0.34%) GTK+
10 3 (0.25%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.25%) XML
10 3 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.17%) SAML
11 2 (0.17%) J2EE
11 2 (0.17%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.04%) PKI
3 48 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 44 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.19%) Clustering
5 38 (3.19%) Cryptography
6 36 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 36 (3.03%) Fat Client
7 28 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.43%) SecurID
9 16 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.34%) Replication
9 16 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.18%) Wiki
11 13 (1.09%) Open Source
12 12 (1.01%) Online Games
13 11 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
14 10 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.76%) NHS
15 9 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 225 (18.91%) Windows
2 220 (18.49%) Linux
3 87 (7.31%) UNIX
4 58 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (2.02%) CentOS
8 23 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.26%) Debian
12 13 (1.09%) Solaris
12 13 (1.09%) AIX
13 10 (0.84%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.42%) Android
15 5 (0.42%) zOS
16 4 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (15.71%) ITIL
2 181 (15.21%) Load Balancing
3 120 (10.08%) Migration
4 92 (7.73%) Information Security
5 91 (7.65%) Network Management
6 84 (7.06%) Service Management
7 77 (6.47%) DevOps
8 73 (6.13%) Network Design
9 70 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 58 (4.87%) SIEM
11 56 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
12 54 (4.54%) Network Monitoring
12 54 (4.54%) Project Management
13 52 (4.37%) Time Management
14 48 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 47 (3.95%) Service Delivery
16 44 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (3.70%) Cyber Security
17 42 (3.53%) Incident Management
17 42 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (6.64%) SQL
2 57 (4.79%) Java
3 44 (3.70%) C
4 38 (3.19%) Ruby
5 33 (2.77%) Perl
6 28 (2.35%) Python
7 21 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.26%) PHP
9 12 (1.01%) C#
9 12 (1.01%) C++
10 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.59%) Go
11 7 (0.59%) Scala
11 7 (0.59%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.34%) VB
13 3 (0.25%) VBScript
13 3 (0.25%) Tcl
14 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 375 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (20.17%) CCNP
3 154 (12.94%) Security Cleared
4 129 (10.84%) CCNA
5 108 (9.08%) CISSP
6 98 (8.24%) SC Cleared
7 96 (8.07%) Degree
8 78 (6.55%) CCIE
9 68 (5.71%) CCSE
10 40 (3.36%) CISM
11 38 (3.19%) CCSA
12 30 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (2.18%) DV Cleared
14 25 (2.10%) CCDP
15 18 (1.51%) CISA
15 18 (1.51%) CISMP
16 17 (1.43%) CCSP
17 12 (1.01%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.01%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 41 (3.45%) QA
4 37 (3.11%) SLA
5 13 (1.09%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.42%) GPG13
9 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 2 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 111 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 110 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.61%) vSphere
4 42 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.68%) XenServer
6 16 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.26%) Snort
8 14 (1.18%) Samba
8 14 (1.18%) Postfix
8 14 (1.18%) Docker
8 14 (1.18%) iptables
9 13 (1.09%) XenApp
10 12 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.76%) Xen
12 7 (0.59%) vCloud
12 7 (0.59%) Squid
13 6 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.50%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 70 (5.88%) Puppet
2 32 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.10%) FortiGate
4 18 (1.51%) WhatsUp Gold
5 17 (1.43%) RANCID
6 16 (1.34%) Ansible
7 15 (1.26%) ZABBIX
8 12 (1.01%) TrustSec
9 11 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
10 10 (0.84%) SCCM
10 10 (0.84%) Salt
11 9 (0.76%) SCOM
12 7 (0.59%) Nessus
13 6 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
14 5 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
14 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.42%) Nmap
14 5 (0.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 632 (53.11%) Cisco
2 360 (30.25%) CheckPoint
3 290 (24.37%) Juniper
4 227 (19.08%) Citrix
5 225 (18.91%) F5
6 154 (12.94%) VMware
7 147 (12.35%) Blue Coat
8 127 (10.67%) Microsoft
9 111 (9.33%) HP
10 75 (6.30%) SolarWinds
10 75 (6.30%) Infoblox
11 58 (4.87%) Oracle
12 53 (4.45%) Red Hat
13 51 (4.29%) McAfee
14 47 (3.95%) Fortinet
15 39 (3.28%) Aruba
16 35 (2.94%) Imperva
17 33 (2.77%) TippingPoint
18 27 (2.27%) NetApp
19 26 (2.18%) IBM
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