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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 227 251 273
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 500 411 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.78% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 5.78% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 228 162
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £259 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 23
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £17.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +17 466 £400 +5.96% 117
London +65 223 £400 +3.22% 47
South East -15 112 £375 -3.84% 33
City of London +57 77 £425 +9.67% 13
Hampshire +8 46 £347 -13.13% 3
Berkshire -3 41 £455 +13.04% 12
South West -19 32 £450 +7.14% 9
West Midlands -7 28 £330 -12.00% 3
East of England -9 28 £338 -12.90% 9
Wiltshire +1 22 £463 +10.11% 3
Scotland -12 19 £450 +43.76% 3
North West -18 15 £455 +62.50% 2
East Midlands -4 14 £450 +50.00%
Swindon 0 13 £463 +10.11% 3
Birmingham +8 12 £340 -38.18% 3
Bedfordshire -13 12 £325 +44.44% 3
Cheshire -4 11 £495 +76.78%
Edinburgh -5 11 £509 +13.20%
Surrey -1 10 £360 +2.85% 12
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £350 -8.25% 4
Reading -10 8 £475 +43.93% 3
Southampton -14 8 £315 -16.00% 1
Ipswich -1 7 £375 -
West Yorkshire -3 7 £475 +9.19% 11
Suffolk -4 7 £375 -
Yorkshire -12 7 £475 +16.92% 11
Bracknell +2 6 £493 +21.62% 1
Milton Keynes -11 6 £330 -22.35% 1
Bristol -14 6 £400 +6.66%
Wales -11 5 £450 -5.26% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 566 (62.20%) Firewall
2 499 (54.84%) Cisco
3 314 (34.51%) CheckPoint
4 269 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
5 233 (25.60%) Juniper
6 227 (24.95%) WAN
7 223 (24.51%) CCNP
8 222 (24.40%) LAN
9 209 (22.97%) Windows
10 180 (19.78%) F5
11 169 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
12 158 (17.36%) VPN
13 149 (16.37%) BGP
14 146 (16.04%) OSPF
15 143 (15.71%) Linux
16 136 (14.95%) Blue Coat
16 136 (14.95%) Security Cleared
17 131 (14.40%) TCP/IP
18 125 (13.74%) Finance
19 119 (13.08%) ITIL
20 115 (12.64%) DNS
21 112 (12.31%) VMware
22 111 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
23 110 (12.09%) Microsoft
24 108 (11.87%) SC Cleared
25 105 (11.54%) Load Balancing
26 100 (10.99%) Information Security
27 99 (10.88%) CISSP
28 94 (10.33%) HP
28 94 (10.33%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.18%) Apache
2 31 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.86%) IIS
4 20 (2.20%) nginx
5 15 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.54%) Confluence
6 14 (1.54%) MediaWiki
7 12 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.77%) Lync
10 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.63%) MS Office
3 17 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Maple
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) assyst
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.44%) SaaS
4 3 (0.33%) PaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Office 365
4 3 (0.33%) Route 53
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 566 (62.20%) Firewall
2 227 (24.95%) WAN
3 222 (24.40%) LAN
4 169 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
5 158 (17.36%) VPN
6 149 (16.37%) BGP
7 146 (16.04%) OSPF
8 131 (14.40%) TCP/IP
9 115 (12.64%) DNS
10 111 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 94 (10.33%) Cisco IOS
12 81 (8.90%) Internet
13 74 (8.13%) IPsec
14 73 (8.02%) Wireless
14 73 (8.02%) DHCP
15 71 (7.80%) MPLS
16 70 (7.69%) SSL
17 69 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 63 (6.92%) VLAN
19 60 (6.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.20%) MySQL
4 15 (1.65%) DB2
4 15 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.10%) Big Data
8 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.22%) IDOL
13 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.11%) MS Access
13 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Hudson
1 21 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.09%) Subversion
3 18 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.54%) JIRA
5 5 (0.55%) MSI
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 125 (13.74%) Finance
2 76 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 64 (7.03%) Banking
4 27 (2.97%) Retail
5 26 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.43%) Law
7 11 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.99%) Military
9 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.88%) Publishing
9 8 (0.88%) Local Government
10 7 (0.77%) German Language
10 7 (0.77%) Legal
11 6 (0.66%) Back Office
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 290 (31.87%) Network Engineer
2 233 (25.60%) Security Engineer
3 184 (20.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 101 (11.10%) Analyst
5 99 (10.88%) Architect
6 97 (10.66%) Consultant
7 67 (7.36%) Security Analyst
8 62 (6.81%) Security Consultant
9 54 (5.93%) Security Specialist
9 54 (5.93%) Network Specialist
10 52 (5.71%) Network Consultant
11 46 (5.05%) Security Architect
12 40 (4.40%) Network Security Consultant
13 39 (4.29%) Network Security Specialist
13 39 (4.29%) Network Analyst
14 38 (4.18%) Network Architect
15 32 (3.52%) Senior Network Engineer
16 31 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
17 30 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.30%) Web Services
2 18 (1.98%) LAMP
3 14 (1.54%) Middleware
4 10 (1.10%) .NET
4 10 (1.10%) Regular Expression
5 9 (0.99%) XML
6 7 (0.77%) HTML
7 6 (0.66%) HTML5
8 5 (0.55%) JSON
9 4 (0.44%) WAP
9 4 (0.44%) REST
10 3 (0.33%) XSLT
10 3 (0.33%) JSP
10 3 (0.33%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
11 2 (0.22%) J2EE
11 2 (0.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.82%) Management Information System
2 23 (2.53%) Thin Client
2 23 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.09%) Replication
4 17 (1.87%) PKI
5 14 (1.54%) Cryptography
5 14 (1.54%) Wiki
6 13 (1.43%) Open Source
7 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.32%) CESG
8 11 (1.21%) Clustering
9 10 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
9 10 (1.10%) SecurID
9 10 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.88%) GIS
10 8 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.77%) Firmware
11 7 (0.77%) SCADA
11 7 (0.77%) Statistics
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 209 (22.97%) Windows
2 143 (15.71%) Linux
3 87 (9.56%) UNIX
4 72 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.86%) Solaris
7 23 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.31%) Debian
9 17 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.87%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.76%) AIX
10 16 (1.76%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.65%) CentOS
12 10 (1.10%) SUSE
12 10 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.88%) Android
15 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (13.08%) ITIL
2 105 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 100 (10.99%) Information Security
4 67 (7.36%) Network Design
5 66 (7.25%) Network Management
6 55 (6.04%) Security Architecture
6 55 (6.04%) Migration
7 46 (5.05%) E-Commerce
7 46 (5.05%) Change Control
8 43 (4.73%) Service Management
8 43 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 40 (4.40%) Project Management
10 39 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
11 38 (4.18%) Service Delivery
11 38 (4.18%) Risk Management
12 37 (4.07%) Risk Assessment
13 36 (3.96%) Network Architecture
14 33 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (3.63%) Kalman Filter
15 32 (3.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.59%) SQL
2 35 (3.85%) Perl
3 32 (3.52%) C
4 30 (3.30%) Java
5 23 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.31%) Ruby
7 18 (1.98%) PHP
8 13 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.21%) Python
10 10 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.10%) VBScript
11 6 (0.66%) Tcl
12 5 (0.55%) C++
12 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.55%) VB
13 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.22%) C#
14 2 (0.22%) Lisp
14 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
15 1 (0.11%) Golang
Qualifications
1 269 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
2 223 (24.51%) CCNP
3 136 (14.95%) Security Cleared
4 108 (11.87%) SC Cleared
5 99 (10.88%) CISSP
6 89 (9.78%) CCNA
6 89 (9.78%) CCSE
7 52 (5.71%) CCSA
8 45 (4.95%) CCIE
9 38 (4.18%) Degree
10 34 (3.74%) DV Cleared
11 33 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (3.41%) CISM
13 29 (3.19%) MCSE
14 25 (2.75%) CCSP
15 21 (2.31%) CCDP
16 19 (2.09%) Check Point Certification
16 19 (2.09%) GIAC
17 15 (1.65%) CEH
17 15 (1.65%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.42%) QA
4 14 (1.54%) SLA
5 11 (1.21%) COBIT
5 11 (1.21%) GPG13
6 7 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.77%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 87 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 85 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.63%) ProxySG
4 31 (3.41%) vSphere
5 23 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.87%) Samba
7 15 (1.65%) Postfix
8 14 (1.54%) XenServer
9 11 (1.21%) XenApp
10 10 (1.10%) FreeRADIUS
11 9 (0.99%) Snort
11 9 (0.99%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.66%) Nmap
12 6 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.66%) UAG
13 5 (0.55%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.33%) OpenSSH
14 3 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (2.75%) Puppet
2 17 (1.87%) ZABBIX
3 14 (1.54%) SCCM
3 14 (1.54%) FortiGate
4 12 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 11 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
6 10 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
7 8 (0.88%) SCOM
8 7 (0.77%) OpenView
8 7 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.66%) Nessus
9 6 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.44%) HP NNM
11 4 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 499 (54.84%) Cisco
2 314 (34.51%) CheckPoint
3 233 (25.60%) Juniper
4 180 (19.78%) F5
5 136 (14.95%) Blue Coat
6 112 (12.31%) VMware
7 110 (12.09%) Microsoft
8 94 (10.33%) HP
8 94 (10.33%) Citrix
9 45 (4.95%) Oracle
10 42 (4.62%) McAfee
11 37 (4.07%) IBM
12 35 (3.85%) Infoblox
13 33 (3.63%) Fortinet
14 30 (3.30%) Red Hat
14 30 (3.30%) Nokia
15 27 (2.97%) Imperva
16 26 (2.86%) Websense
17 25 (2.75%) Sourcefire
18 21 (2.31%) TippingPoint
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