The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 252 327 275
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -52
Contract jobs citing Network Security 424 229 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.84% 3.17% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 117 174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £29.50 £31.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £13.40 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £39.75 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +40 401 £400 - 119
London +52 169 £400 -3.03% 47
South East -1 96 £369 -7.81% 29
City of London +3 49 £388 -3.12% 10
Berkshire +1 39 £350 - 13
South West +4 37 £425 -5.55% 6
North West +16 33 £325 -23.52% 6
Gloucestershire +25 25 £450 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +7 25 £400 -5.88% 6
East of England -14 22 £400 +14.28% 11
Manchester +7 21 £300 -29.41% 1
Yorkshire -5 20 £401 -0.43% 12
West Midlands -6 14 £400 +158.06% 4
North Yorkshire - 12 £401 - 3
York - 12 £401 - 1
Surrey -2 11 £463 +46.82% 3
Reading -7 11 £375 -21.05% 6
Gloucester -5 10 £450 - 2
Cheltenham - 10 £395 -
Cheshire - 10 £394 - 3
Newbury +5 9 £400 +33.33%
Scotland -4 8 £285 -8.80% 3
Bedfordshire -11 8 £475 +40.74% 6
Buckinghamshire -17 8 £250 -42.85% 3
Milton Keynes -14 7 £250 -42.85% 1
Essex - 7 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 6 - - 2
Birmingham -4 6 £450 +114.28% 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £280 -30.00% 3
South Wales -13 6 £365 +55.31% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 414 (53.63%) Firewall
2 407 (52.72%) Cisco
3 254 (32.90%) Cisco Certification
4 238 (30.83%) CheckPoint
5 192 (24.87%) WAN
6 191 (24.74%) Windows
7 188 (24.35%) CCNP
8 185 (23.96%) Juniper
9 170 (22.02%) LAN
10 144 (18.65%) F5
11 137 (17.75%) BGP
12 136 (17.62%) Finance
13 134 (17.36%) Linux
14 132 (17.10%) Microsoft
15 130 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
16 125 (16.19%) OSPF
17 119 (15.41%) VPN
18 116 (15.03%) TCP/IP
19 113 (14.64%) CCNA
20 107 (13.86%) Security Cleared
21 105 (13.60%) MPLS
21 105 (13.60%) ITIL
22 102 (13.21%) VMware
23 95 (12.31%) Banking
24 92 (11.92%) DNS
25 91 (11.79%) HP
26 86 (11.14%) Active Directory
27 79 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
27 79 (10.23%) SC Cleared
28 75 (9.72%) Cisco IOS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.50%) Apache
3 17 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (2.20%) IIS
4 14 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.17%) nginx
8 8 (1.04%) Documentum
9 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.52%) Confluence
9 4 (0.52%) MediaWiki
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.37%) MS Office
3 11 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.78%) MS Project
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) assyst
2 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.65%) Route 53
3 5 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.52%) SaaS
4 4 (0.52%) PaaS
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 414 (53.63%) Firewall
2 192 (24.87%) WAN
3 170 (22.02%) LAN
4 137 (17.75%) BGP
5 130 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
6 125 (16.19%) OSPF
7 119 (15.41%) VPN
8 116 (15.03%) TCP/IP
9 105 (13.60%) MPLS
10 92 (11.92%) DNS
11 75 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
12 72 (9.33%) Wireless
13 68 (8.81%) VoIP
14 65 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 63 (8.16%) DHCP
16 54 (6.99%) IPsec
17 51 (6.61%) VLAN
18 49 (6.35%) Internet
19 48 (6.22%) EIGRP
20 47 (6.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.59%) MySQL
3 18 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.30%) DB2
4 10 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.17%) Big Data
5 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.26%) IDOL
11 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.17%) Hudson
2 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.04%) ClearQuest
4 7 (0.91%) Subversion
5 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.65%) JIRA
6 5 (0.65%) Moq
7 4 (0.52%) Apache Continuum
8 3 (0.39%) MSI
9 2 (0.26%) JUnit
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
9 2 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 136 (17.62%) Finance
2 95 (12.31%) Banking
3 65 (8.42%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.94%) Marketing
5 15 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.42%) Retail
7 10 (1.30%) Back Office
8 9 (1.17%) Law
9 8 (1.04%) Legal
10 7 (0.91%) French Language
10 7 (0.91%) Military
11 5 (0.65%) German Language
11 5 (0.65%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.52%) Local Government
13 3 (0.39%) Advertising
13 3 (0.39%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (30.05%) Network Engineer
2 157 (20.34%) Security Engineer
3 141 (18.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 112 (14.51%) Architect
5 81 (10.49%) Analyst
6 59 (7.64%) Consultant
7 54 (6.99%) Security Architect
8 44 (5.70%) Security Consultant
8 44 (5.70%) Security Analyst
9 40 (5.18%) Network Architect
10 37 (4.79%) Network Analyst
11 32 (4.15%) Firewall Engineer
12 29 (3.76%) Network Specialist
13 28 (3.63%) Security Specialist
14 26 (3.37%) Network Consultant
14 26 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
14 26 (3.37%) Network Security Specialist
15 24 (3.11%) Network Security Architect
15 24 (3.11%) Developer
16 23 (2.98%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.50%) XML
2 25 (3.24%) .NET
3 16 (2.07%) Middleware
4 10 (1.30%) HTML
5 8 (1.04%) J2EE
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.91%) JSON
6 7 (0.91%) Web Services
6 7 (0.91%) SOAP
7 6 (0.78%) COM
8 5 (0.65%) LINQ
8 5 (0.65%) LAMP
9 3 (0.39%) REST
9 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.39%) Drools
9 3 (0.39%) DOM
9 3 (0.39%) XSLT
9 3 (0.39%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.39%) CSS
10 2 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.50%) Management Information System
2 19 (2.46%) Replication
3 18 (2.33%) Cryptography
4 17 (2.20%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.20%) Thin Client
5 13 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.42%) PKI
7 10 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.30%) e-Health
8 8 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.78%) CESG
11 5 (0.65%) SecurID
11 5 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.52%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.52%) Open Source
12 4 (0.52%) Wiki
12 4 (0.52%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 191 (24.74%) Windows
2 134 (17.36%) Linux
3 70 (9.07%) UNIX
4 60 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.85%) VMS
8 17 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.81%) AIX
9 14 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.42%) Solaris
10 11 (1.42%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.04%) CentOS
11 8 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.78%) Android
12 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
13 5 (0.65%) Debian
13 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (13.60%) ITIL
2 69 (8.94%) Information Security
3 59 (7.64%) Load Balancing
4 58 (7.51%) Network Design
5 57 (7.38%) Network Management
6 53 (6.87%) Project Management
7 44 (5.70%) Change Management
7 44 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (4.53%) Migration
8 35 (4.53%) SIEM
8 35 (4.53%) Security Architecture
9 30 (3.89%) TOGAF
10 29 (3.76%) E-Commerce
10 29 (3.76%) PRINCE2
11 28 (3.63%) Risk Management
11 28 (3.63%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (3.50%) Time Management
13 26 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (2.85%) Service Delivery
14 22 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.53%) SQL
2 33 (4.27%) Java
3 28 (3.63%) C
4 21 (2.72%) Perl
5 20 (2.59%) PHP
6 17 (2.20%) Python
7 13 (1.68%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.68%) VB
7 13 (1.68%) C++
8 9 (1.17%) Ruby
9 8 (1.04%) C#
9 8 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.52%) Golang
13 3 (0.39%) XPath
14 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.13%) Tcl
15 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 254 (32.90%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (24.35%) CCNP
3 113 (14.64%) CCNA
4 107 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 79 (10.23%) SC Cleared
6 75 (9.72%) CISSP
7 51 (6.61%) CCIE
8 45 (5.83%) CCSE
9 37 (4.79%) CISM
10 33 (4.27%) CCDP
10 33 (4.27%) Degree
11 28 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (3.11%) DV Cleared
13 23 (2.98%) MCSE
13 23 (2.98%) CCSA
14 21 (2.72%) CCSP
15 13 (1.68%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.42%) CISA
17 8 (1.04%) MCSA
17 8 (1.04%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.40%) SLA
2 26 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.94%) QA
5 8 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.78%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) GPG13
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 86 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 79 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.98%) vSphere
4 18 (2.33%) ProxySG
5 15 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.30%) ISA Server
9 9 (1.17%) XenServer
10 7 (0.91%) Samba
11 5 (0.65%) KVM
11 5 (0.65%) Postfix
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.39%) XenApp
13 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.26%) Snort
13 2 (0.26%) VMware GSX
13 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 20 (2.59%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.46%) CiscoWorks
3 18 (2.33%) Puppet
4 17 (2.20%) SCCM
5 10 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.17%) OpenView
7 7 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (0.91%) Cacti
8 6 (0.78%) ARCserve
8 6 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (0.78%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.65%) SCOM
9 5 (0.65%) WSUS
9 5 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (0.65%) Netcool
10 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.39%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 407 (52.72%) Cisco
2 238 (30.83%) CheckPoint
3 185 (23.96%) Juniper
4 144 (18.65%) F5
5 132 (17.10%) Microsoft
6 102 (13.21%) VMware
7 91 (11.79%) HP
8 75 (9.72%) Blue Coat
9 56 (7.25%) Citrix
10 44 (5.70%) Oracle
11 41 (5.31%) McAfee
12 39 (5.05%) Red Hat
13 28 (3.63%) IBM
14 25 (3.24%) Imperva
15 22 (2.85%) Infoblox
15 22 (2.85%) Avaya
16 20 (2.59%) Nortel
17 18 (2.33%) SolarWinds
18 17 (2.20%) ArcSight
18 17 (2.20%) Nokia
London
Acumin
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago