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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 208 276 285
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 566 359 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 5.16% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 221 161
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £267 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £14.33 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £34.40 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +52 534 £400 - 156
London +57 242 £425 +6.25% 55
South East +37 133 £410 +10.06% 29
City of London +42 77 £427 -5.22% 23
Berkshire +42 56 £400 -11.11% 14
South West -11 42 £250 -33.33% 10
West Midlands +6 36 £375 -10.71% 12
Hampshire -22 26 £350 -6.66% 3
Yorkshire +8 22 £388 +19.23% 13
North West -7 22 £375 +22.95% 19
Scotland +4 20 £388 +17.42% 1
East of England -15 18 £375 +11.11% 14
Wiltshire -10 14 £456 +65.90% 3
Oxfordshire -11 14 £494 - 5
Surrey -1 13 £446 +8.18% 4
Swindon -3 13 £456 +73.80% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £394 +6.41%
North Yorkshire +3 11 £394 +19.39% 2
Edinburgh -1 11 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -10 11 £394 +6.41%
Ipswich - 11 £375 -
Suffolk - 11 £375 - 1
North East - 10 £365 -
Reading +20 9 £388 -22.50% 2
Birmingham +4 9 £425 -29.16% 3
East Midlands +2 9 £331 -20.18% 1
West Yorkshire -2 9 £350 +42.85% 10
Southampton -3 9 £370 +13.84% 1
Manchester -6 9 £325 +18.18% 12
Tyne and Wear - 9 £365 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 645 (59.50%) Firewall
2 575 (53.04%) Cisco
3 350 (32.29%) CheckPoint
4 312 (28.78%) Cisco Certification
5 275 (25.37%) WAN
6 258 (23.80%) LAN
7 234 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
8 230 (21.22%) Juniper
9 228 (21.03%) F5
10 227 (20.94%) CCNP
11 217 (20.02%) Windows
12 198 (18.27%) VPN
13 187 (17.25%) Security Cleared
14 180 (16.61%) OSPF
15 170 (15.68%) TCP/IP
16 168 (15.50%) BGP
17 159 (14.67%) ITIL
18 157 (14.48%) Linux
19 156 (14.39%) SC Cleared
20 152 (14.02%) Finance
21 137 (12.64%) DNS
21 137 (12.64%) Load Balancing
22 132 (12.18%) Microsoft
22 132 (12.18%) Information Security
23 131 (12.08%) CCNA
24 130 (11.99%) Telecoms
25 126 (11.62%) CISSP
26 125 (11.53%) Internet
27 117 (10.79%) Blue Coat
27 117 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (3.32%) Apache
2 28 (2.58%) IIS
3 25 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.38%) Confluence
6 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.11%) nginx
7 9 (0.83%) Lync
8 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.65%) MediaWiki
10 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.28%) CMS
13 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.092%) Adobe CQ
14 1 (0.092%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 65 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.87%) MS Office
3 23 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) MS Project
5 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.092%) Maple
Business Applications
1 13 (1.20%) assyst
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.092%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.20%) IaaS
3 11 (1.01%) SaaS
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (0.65%) PaaS
6 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.18%) Route 53
8 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.092%) Office 365
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 645 (59.50%) Firewall
2 275 (25.37%) WAN
3 258 (23.80%) LAN
4 234 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
5 198 (18.27%) VPN
6 180 (16.61%) OSPF
7 170 (15.68%) TCP/IP
8 168 (15.50%) BGP
9 137 (12.64%) DNS
10 125 (11.53%) Internet
11 117 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 108 (9.96%) SSL
13 103 (9.50%) MPLS
14 102 (9.41%) IPsec
15 78 (7.20%) Cisco IOS
16 77 (7.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 75 (6.92%) DHCP
17 75 (6.92%) VLAN
18 71 (6.55%) Wireless
19 68 (6.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.66%) DB2
3 14 (1.29%) MySQL
4 11 (1.01%) Big Data
5 7 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.28%) SQLite
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (1.38%) JIRA
2 12 (1.11%) Subversion
2 12 (1.11%) Hudson
2 12 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.65%) MSI
5 6 (0.55%) JUnit
6 5 (0.46%) RSpec
7 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.18%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.092%) Moq
8 1 (0.092%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.092%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.092%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.092%) Maven
General
1 152 (14.02%) Finance
2 130 (11.99%) Telecoms
3 61 (5.63%) Banking
4 42 (3.87%) Retail
5 23 (2.12%) Legal
6 18 (1.66%) Law
7 16 (1.48%) Games
8 13 (1.20%) Local Government
9 12 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.55%) Publishing
10 6 (0.55%) Billing
11 5 (0.46%) German Language
11 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.46%) Back Office
12 4 (0.37%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Marketing
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 348 (32.10%) Network Engineer
2 219 (20.20%) Security Engineer
3 179 (16.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 127 (11.72%) Analyst
5 120 (11.07%) Consultant
6 109 (10.06%) Architect
7 77 (7.10%) Security Consultant
8 75 (6.92%) Security Analyst
9 66 (6.09%) Network Consultant
10 63 (5.81%) Security Specialist
11 54 (4.98%) Security Architect
12 50 (4.61%) Network Security Consultant
13 49 (4.52%) Network Architect
14 43 (3.97%) Network Analyst
14 43 (3.97%) Network Specialist
15 38 (3.51%) Project Manager
16 36 (3.32%) Design Engineer
17 35 (3.23%) Network Support
18 33 (3.04%) Senior Network Engineer
18 33 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.32%) Web Services
2 21 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 13 (1.20%) Middleware
4 11 (1.01%) HTML
5 10 (0.92%) .NET
6 9 (0.83%) CSS
6 9 (0.83%) LAMP
7 8 (0.74%) WAP
7 8 (0.74%) JSON
7 8 (0.74%) HTML5
7 8 (0.74%) Drools
8 5 (0.46%) OAuth
8 5 (0.46%) OpenID
8 5 (0.46%) SAML
8 5 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.37%) XML
10 3 (0.28%) J2EE
11 2 (0.18%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.18%) GTK+
11 2 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 59 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.32%) Cryptography
4 26 (2.40%) PKI
5 22 (2.03%) SecurID
5 22 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.29%) CESG
7 14 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.92%) Clustering
10 10 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
11 9 (0.83%) Open Source
11 9 (0.83%) Online Games
11 9 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.83%) NHS
12 8 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 217 (20.02%) Windows
2 157 (14.48%) Linux
3 101 (9.32%) UNIX
4 56 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (2.21%) Solaris
6 22 (2.03%) AIX
7 21 (1.94%) CentOS
8 20 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.57%) Android
10 16 (1.48%) SUSE
10 16 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.11%) Debian
12 12 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (14.67%) ITIL
2 137 (12.64%) Load Balancing
3 132 (12.18%) Information Security
4 106 (9.78%) Network Design
5 95 (8.76%) Network Management
6 66 (6.09%) Migration
7 59 (5.44%) Service Management
8 58 (5.35%) Project Management
9 53 (4.89%) Risk Management
9 53 (4.89%) Network Architecture
9 53 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
10 52 (4.80%) Penetration Testing
11 50 (4.61%) Cyber Security
12 48 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
13 46 (4.24%) Incident Management
14 45 (4.15%) E-Commerce
14 45 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (4.06%) Change Management
15 44 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (4.06%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 65 (6.00%) SQL
2 36 (3.32%) Java
3 35 (3.23%) Perl
4 31 (2.86%) C
5 28 (2.58%) Python
6 20 (1.85%) Ruby
7 19 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 18 (1.66%) C++
9 17 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.38%) PHP
11 13 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.11%) VBScript
13 10 (0.92%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.83%) VB
15 7 (0.65%) Tcl
16 5 (0.46%) C#
17 3 (0.28%) Golang
18 2 (0.18%) Lisp
18 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 312 (28.78%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (20.94%) CCNP
3 187 (17.25%) Security Cleared
4 156 (14.39%) SC Cleared
5 131 (12.08%) CCNA
6 126 (11.62%) CISSP
7 68 (6.27%) Degree
8 62 (5.72%) CCSE
9 60 (5.54%) CCIE
10 51 (4.70%) CCSA
11 45 (4.15%) DV Cleared
12 35 (3.23%) CISM
13 32 (2.95%) CCSP
14 29 (2.68%) GIAC
14 29 (2.68%) CCDP
15 28 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (2.21%) MCSE
17 21 (1.94%) Check Point Certification
17 21 (1.94%) CEH
18 17 (1.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (5.54%) PCI DSS
3 38 (3.51%) SLA
4 28 (2.58%) QA
5 14 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.29%) JSP 440
6 13 (1.20%) GPG13
7 10 (0.92%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.092%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 97 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 68 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (4.80%) vSphere
4 35 (3.23%) ProxySG
5 29 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.66%) FreeRADIUS
8 17 (1.57%) XenApp
8 17 (1.57%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.29%) Firmware
10 11 (1.01%) Snort
11 9 (0.83%) Nmap
11 9 (0.83%) Samba
12 8 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.74%) UAG
13 7 (0.65%) Postfix
13 7 (0.65%) XenServer
13 7 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.55%) Squid
14 6 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 35 (3.23%) Puppet
2 27 (2.49%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.12%) Nessus
4 16 (1.48%) WhatsUp Gold
5 15 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
8 10 (0.92%) SCCM
9 9 (0.83%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.74%) OpenView
10 8 (0.74%) Salt
11 7 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.65%) SCOM
12 6 (0.55%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.55%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (0.55%) EdgeSight
13 5 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 575 (53.04%) Cisco
2 350 (32.29%) CheckPoint
3 230 (21.22%) Juniper
4 228 (21.03%) F5
5 132 (12.18%) Microsoft
6 117 (10.79%) Blue Coat
7 111 (10.24%) VMware
8 103 (9.50%) Citrix
9 102 (9.41%) HP
10 60 (5.54%) McAfee
11 56 (5.17%) Fortinet
12 54 (4.98%) Oracle
13 41 (3.78%) Nokia
14 37 (3.41%) IBM
15 35 (3.23%) Red Hat
16 32 (2.95%) TippingPoint
17 31 (2.86%) Sourcefire
18 28 (2.58%) Imperva
19 27 (2.49%) EMC
19 27 (2.49%) SolarWinds
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £519.13 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Incisive Media
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago