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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 199 259 298
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +39
Contract jobs citing Network Security 558 357 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 0.73% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 5.50% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 230 147
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Average hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.74 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.87 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.65% -3.33%

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +52 521 £400 - 216
London +27 218 £413 -2.94% 93
South East +39 132 £376 +0.33% 44
City of London +37 69 £413 -8.33% 37
Berkshire +34 58 £375 +7.14% 18
South West -14 48 £325 -0.61% 17
West Midlands +36 42 £411 -1.79% 4
Scotland +3 28 £350 - 3
North West +8 24 £325 -7.14% 19
Yorkshire +12 23 £401 +23.23% 19
Oxfordshire -1 20 £463 - 3
Wiltshire -9 20 £550 +82.72% 4
Hampshire -29 20 £391 +4.68% 8
Swindon -10 18 £556 +84.80% 2
North Yorkshire +21 17 £401 +3.35% 1
East of England +5 17 £375 +15.38% 17
Surrey +6 16 £370 -17.77% 6
York +21 15 £401 +3.35% 1
Birmingham +11 14 £423 -29.58% 1
Manchester +8 14 £323 +9.32% 14
Edinburgh -1 13 £325 +14.03% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £353 -4.72% 3
Gloucestershire -14 11 £381 - 3
Milton Keynes +5 10 £353 -4.72% 1
East Midlands +13 9 £331 +50.56%
Reading +8 8 £369 -26.25% 8
North East - 8 £365 -
Shropshire - 8 £375 -
Telford - 7 £375 -
Oxford - 7 £500 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 619 (57.96%) Firewall
2 548 (51.31%) Cisco
3 334 (31.27%) CheckPoint
4 315 (29.49%) Cisco Certification
5 261 (24.44%) WAN
6 244 (22.85%) LAN
7 236 (22.10%) Cisco ASA
8 216 (20.22%) CCNP
9 215 (20.13%) F5
10 210 (19.66%) Windows
11 198 (18.54%) Juniper
12 186 (17.42%) VPN
13 181 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 178 (16.67%) OSPF
15 171 (16.01%) Finance
16 167 (15.64%) BGP
17 163 (15.26%) Linux
18 162 (15.17%) TCP/IP
19 145 (13.58%) ITIL
20 144 (13.48%) SC Cleared
21 142 (13.30%) Citrix
22 137 (12.83%) DNS
23 132 (12.36%) Load Balancing
24 131 (12.27%) Microsoft
25 130 (12.17%) Information Security
26 129 (12.08%) CCNA
27 127 (11.89%) VMware
28 125 (11.70%) Telecoms
28 125 (11.70%) CISSP
29 120 (11.24%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 42 (3.93%) Apache
2 41 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.09%) IIS
4 19 (1.78%) Confluence
5 16 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.12%) nginx
7 11 (1.03%) MediaWiki
8 10 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.66%) Lync
11 4 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.37%) CMS
11 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.094%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.094%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.094%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.93%) MS Office
3 13 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.28%) MS Project
7 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.094%) Maple
Business Applications
1 9 (0.84%) assyst
2 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.094%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.22%) IaaS
3 12 (1.12%) SaaS
4 8 (0.75%) PaaS
4 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.19%) Route 53
8 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 619 (57.96%) Firewall
2 261 (24.44%) WAN
3 244 (22.85%) LAN
4 236 (22.10%) Cisco ASA
5 186 (17.42%) VPN
6 178 (16.67%) OSPF
7 167 (15.64%) BGP
8 162 (15.17%) TCP/IP
9 137 (12.83%) DNS
10 120 (11.24%) Internet
11 107 (10.02%) SSL
12 102 (9.55%) MPLS
13 98 (9.18%) IPsec
13 98 (9.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 85 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
15 80 (7.49%) DHCP
16 78 (7.30%) Wireless
16 78 (7.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 69 (6.46%) VLAN
18 66 (6.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.59%) DB2
3 14 (1.31%) MySQL
4 12 (1.12%) Big Data
5 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.28%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.28%) SQLite
11 2 (0.19%) MS Access
11 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (1.78%) JIRA
2 14 (1.31%) Subversion
2 14 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.31%) Hudson
2 14 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.66%) MSI
4 5 (0.47%) JUnit
4 5 (0.47%) RSpec
5 2 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.094%) Moq
6 1 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.094%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.094%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.094%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.094%) Fiddler
General
1 171 (16.01%) Finance
2 125 (11.70%) Telecoms
3 69 (6.46%) Banking
4 34 (3.18%) Retail
5 22 (2.06%) Games
6 21 (1.97%) Legal
7 17 (1.59%) Law
8 16 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.03%) Local Government
11 9 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.56%) Electronics
12 6 (0.56%) Billing
12 6 (0.56%) Marketing
13 5 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.37%) Advertising
14 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.37%) Back Office
14 4 (0.37%) German Language
14 4 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 324 (30.34%) Network Engineer
2 197 (18.45%) Security Engineer
3 160 (14.98%) Network Security Engineer
4 144 (13.48%) Analyst
5 118 (11.05%) Consultant
6 102 (9.55%) Architect
7 77 (7.21%) Security Consultant
7 77 (7.21%) Security Analyst
8 72 (6.74%) Security Specialist
9 64 (5.99%) Network Consultant
10 55 (5.15%) Network Analyst
11 51 (4.78%) Security Architect
12 50 (4.68%) Network Security Consultant
13 47 (4.40%) Network Specialist
14 42 (3.93%) Project Manager
15 40 (3.75%) Network Architect
16 39 (3.65%) Network Security Specialist
17 35 (3.28%) Network Support
17 35 (3.28%) Design Engineer
18 34 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.18%) Web Services
2 19 (1.78%) Regular Expression
3 13 (1.22%) CSS
3 13 (1.22%) HTML
3 13 (1.22%) Middleware
4 10 (0.94%) .NET
5 8 (0.75%) JSON
5 8 (0.75%) Drools
6 7 (0.66%) OAuth
6 7 (0.66%) OpenID
6 7 (0.66%) LAMP
6 7 (0.66%) WAP
6 7 (0.66%) SAML
7 5 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (0.47%) HTML5
8 4 (0.37%) GTK+
8 4 (0.37%) XML
9 2 (0.19%) J2EE
9 2 (0.19%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.37%) Cryptography
4 32 (3.00%) Fat Client
4 32 (3.00%) Thin Client
5 24 (2.25%) SecurID
5 24 (2.25%) PKI
6 20 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.12%) Online Games
10 11 (1.03%) Wiki
11 10 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.84%) Online Banking
12 9 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.84%) CESG
13 8 (0.75%) NHS
13 8 (0.75%) Open Source
14 7 (0.66%) Replication
14 7 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 210 (19.66%) Windows
2 163 (15.26%) Linux
3 87 (8.15%) UNIX
4 53 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.34%) CentOS
6 20 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.87%) AIX
7 18 (1.69%) Android
8 15 (1.40%) Solaris
9 14 (1.31%) SUSE
9 14 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.12%) Debian
11 12 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.75%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (13.58%) ITIL
2 132 (12.36%) Load Balancing
3 130 (12.17%) Information Security
4 91 (8.52%) Network Design
5 81 (7.58%) Network Management
6 79 (7.40%) Migration
7 59 (5.52%) Service Management
8 55 (5.15%) Cyber Security
9 54 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
10 53 (4.96%) Project Management
10 53 (4.96%) E-Commerce
11 51 (4.78%) Risk Management
11 51 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (4.68%) Network Monitoring
13 49 (4.59%) Network Architecture
14 47 (4.40%) Penetration Testing
14 47 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (4.31%) Validation
16 44 (4.12%) Incident Management
17 42 (3.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.90%) SQL
2 48 (4.49%) C
3 38 (3.56%) Java
4 31 (2.90%) Python
5 27 (2.53%) Perl
6 22 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 21 (1.97%) Ruby
8 20 (1.87%) C++
9 14 (1.31%) PHP
10 13 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.94%) VB
11 10 (0.94%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.84%) VBScript
13 7 (0.66%) C#
14 3 (0.28%) Golang
15 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.19%) Korn
16 1 (0.094%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 315 (29.49%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (20.22%) CCNP
3 181 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 144 (13.48%) SC Cleared
5 129 (12.08%) CCNA
6 125 (11.70%) CISSP
7 69 (6.46%) Degree
8 62 (5.81%) CCSE
9 60 (5.62%) CCIE
10 47 (4.40%) DV Cleared
11 34 (3.18%) CCSA
12 33 (3.09%) CISM
13 29 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (2.53%) CCSP
15 26 (2.43%) GIAC
16 24 (2.25%) CCDP
17 19 (1.78%) CEH
18 18 (1.69%) CISA
19 17 (1.59%) MCSE
20 14 (1.31%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 38 (3.56%) SLA
4 25 (2.34%) QA
5 14 (1.31%) JSP 440
5 14 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.03%) GPG13
7 9 (0.84%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 90 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 86 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.68%) vSphere
4 31 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.72%) ProxySG
6 22 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.50%) FreeRADIUS
9 15 (1.40%) XenApp
10 14 (1.31%) Firmware
11 12 (1.12%) Samba
12 11 (1.03%) Snort
12 11 (1.03%) Postfix
12 11 (1.03%) XenServer
13 10 (0.94%) Nmap
14 7 (0.66%) Squid
14 7 (0.66%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.56%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.47%) UAG
17 3 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 37 (3.46%) Puppet
2 22 (2.06%) Nessus
3 21 (1.97%) FortiGate
4 15 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
5 13 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
6 12 (1.12%) SCCM
6 12 (1.12%) ZABBIX
7 10 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
7 10 (0.94%) Salt
8 9 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.66%) OpenView
9 7 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.56%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.56%) EdgeSight
11 5 (0.47%) Nagios
11 5 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 548 (51.31%) Cisco
2 334 (31.27%) CheckPoint
3 215 (20.13%) F5
4 198 (18.54%) Juniper
5 142 (13.30%) Citrix
6 131 (12.27%) Microsoft
7 127 (11.89%) VMware
8 112 (10.49%) Blue Coat
9 105 (9.83%) HP
10 55 (5.15%) Fortinet
11 49 (4.59%) McAfee
12 48 (4.49%) Oracle
13 43 (4.03%) Imperva
14 37 (3.46%) Nokia
15 36 (3.37%) Red Hat
16 32 (3.00%) Infoblox
17 31 (2.90%) SolarWinds
18 30 (2.81%) EMC
19 29 (2.72%) IBM
20 28 (2.62%) Websense
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
QUANTICA
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago