The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 149 214 271
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +57
Contract jobs citing Network Security 885 598 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.07% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 7.41% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 314 238
Median daily rate £390 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 11
Median hourly rate £37.75 £39.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +150.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £17.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.63 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +157.93%

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +65 815 £393 +10.56% 354
London +30 296 £448 +27.85% 94
South East +58 181 £375 -3.84% 49
North West +35 93 £388 +19.23% 63
Berkshire +33 77 £339 -19.10% 17
City of London +43 61 £425 -5.55% 37
Scotland +6 61 £350 -6.66% 4
Manchester +23 57 £350 +16.66% 36
Yorkshire +22 52 £368 +1.37% 32
West Midlands -11 52 £325 -4.41% 33
East of England +41 50 £350 - 31
South West +13 46 £375 -13.79% 16
Hampshire +38 44 £375 -3.22% 9
West Yorkshire +22 41 £383 -4.37% 25
Leeds +17 40 £383 -4.37% 17
Reading +19 33 £395 +16.17% 8
Renfrewshire -24 26 £310 -10.14%
Erskine -27 26 £310 -10.14%
East Midlands +12 24 £319 -20.31% 32
Cheshire 0 24 £413 -5.71% 14
Surrey +5 22 £363 -9.37% 9
Southampton +29 21 £375 -3.22% 2
Hertfordshire +28 18 £350 +12.90% 12
Edinburgh +1 17 £538 +43.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 16 £275 -26.66% 6
Bristol +15 14 £488 -2.50% 10
Bracknell +4 14 £320 -32.63%
Wiltshire -5 14 £350 -6.66% 1
North East -56 14 £325 +15.24% 3
Tyne and Wear -57 14 £325 +15.24% 3

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 723 (46.98%) Firewall
2 648 (42.11%) Cisco
3 406 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
4 368 (23.91%) CheckPoint
5 348 (22.61%) Java
6 347 (22.55%) WAN
7 320 (20.79%) LAN
8 318 (20.66%) CRM
9 311 (20.21%) JavaScript
10 303 (19.69%) ERP
10 303 (19.69%) Web Development
11 302 (19.62%) PHP
12 299 (19.43%) Digital Media
13 279 (18.13%) Data Centre
14 278 (18.06%) CCNP
15 267 (17.35%) Windows
16 256 (16.63%) Cisco ASA
17 239 (15.53%) VPN
18 232 (15.07%) Finance
19 224 (14.55%) F5
20 221 (14.36%) CCNA
21 211 (13.71%) Juniper
21 211 (13.71%) Wireless
21 211 (13.71%) Security Cleared
22 207 (13.45%) TCP/IP
23 198 (12.87%) Linux
24 187 (12.15%) ITIL
25 177 (11.50%) Microsoft
26 165 (10.72%) Active Directory
27 157 (10.20%) SC Cleared

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 31 (2.01%) Apache
4 25 (1.62%) JBoss
4 25 (1.62%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.30%) IIS
6 18 (1.17%) nginx
6 18 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.97%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.84%) NServiceBus
10 11 (0.71%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.65%) Confluence
11 10 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.39%) CMS
13 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 101 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.49%) MS Office
3 19 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.78%) MS Project
5 10 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.065%) Houdini
9 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.45%) Magento
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.065%) Eikon
6 1 (0.065%) Primavera
6 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.77%) IaaS
4 54 (3.51%) Office 365
5 40 (2.60%) PaaS
6 20 (1.30%) SaaS
7 14 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.26%) Yammer
10 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.065%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.065%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.065%) Google Play
12 1 (0.065%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.065%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 723 (46.98%) Firewall
2 347 (22.55%) WAN
3 320 (20.79%) LAN
4 256 (16.63%) Cisco ASA
5 239 (15.53%) VPN
6 211 (13.71%) Wireless
7 207 (13.45%) TCP/IP
8 135 (8.77%) DNS
9 109 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 106 (6.89%) SSL
11 101 (6.56%) VoIP
12 99 (6.43%) Internet
13 98 (6.37%) DHCP
14 90 (5.85%) BGP
15 85 (5.52%) MPLS
16 84 (5.46%) OSPF
17 81 (5.26%) IPsec
18 76 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 72 (4.68%) VLAN
20 58 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.83%) MySQL
3 30 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.04%) OLAP
6 14 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (0.78%) DB2
8 11 (0.71%) Big Data
8 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (0.32%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.23%) Subversion
4 18 (1.17%) JIRA
5 12 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.65%) FxCop
6 10 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.65%) StyleCop
6 10 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (0.39%) gulp
8 6 (0.39%) JUnit
8 6 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.32%) Maven
9 5 (0.32%) Xcode
10 4 (0.26%) Grunt
10 4 (0.26%) Hudson
10 4 (0.26%) Selenium
10 4 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (0.19%) Axure RP
General
1 232 (15.07%) Finance
2 109 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.68%) Banking
4 59 (3.83%) Retail
5 26 (1.69%) Legal
6 21 (1.36%) Marketing
7 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.91%) Games
9 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.58%) French Language
10 9 (0.58%) Law
11 7 (0.45%) German Language
12 6 (0.39%) Billing
13 5 (0.32%) Back Office
13 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
15 3 (0.19%) Military
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 447 (29.04%) Network Engineer
2 245 (15.92%) Security Engineer
3 217 (14.10%) Architect
4 211 (13.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 170 (11.05%) Developer
6 145 (9.42%) Analyst
7 132 (8.58%) Consultant
8 122 (7.93%) Security Architect
9 98 (6.37%) Security Consultant
10 90 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
10 90 (5.85%) Security Analyst
11 82 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 77 (5.00%) Network Analyst
13 74 (4.81%) Firewall Engineer
14 70 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
15 63 (4.09%) Network Architect
16 56 (3.64%) Support Engineer
17 50 (3.25%) Network Security Analyst
17 50 (3.25%) Project Manager
18 48 (3.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.63%) HTML
2 90 (5.85%) CSS
3 82 (5.33%) .NET
4 57 (3.70%) HTML5
5 49 (3.18%) 802.1X
6 41 (2.66%) AngularJS
7 40 (2.60%) CSS3
8 38 (2.47%) jQuery
9 36 (2.34%) Web Services
10 32 (2.08%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.69%) REST
12 25 (1.62%) JSON
13 23 (1.49%) J2EE
14 22 (1.43%) Middleware
15 21 (1.36%) LAMP
15 21 (1.36%) Node.js
16 20 (1.30%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.30%) RESTful
16 20 (1.30%) XML
17 19 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 299 (19.43%) Digital Media
2 279 (18.13%) Data Centre
3 84 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 70 (4.55%) PKI
6 34 (2.21%) Cryptography
7 26 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 24 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.36%) User Experience
9 21 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.04%) Clustering
12 15 (0.97%) iPad
13 14 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.91%) Replication
14 13 (0.84%) DataPower
14 13 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
16 11 (0.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 267 (17.35%) Windows
2 198 (12.87%) Linux
3 149 (9.68%) Unix
4 93 (6.04%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.56%) AIX
9 23 (1.49%) Solaris
9 23 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.36%) VMS
11 19 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.97%) CentOS
12 15 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.84%) SUSE
14 11 (0.71%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.71%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.65%) Debian
16 9 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (20.66%) CRM
2 303 (19.69%) ERP
2 303 (19.69%) Web Development
3 187 (12.15%) ITIL
4 149 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 144 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (8.06%) Information Security
7 117 (7.60%) Network Design
8 116 (7.54%) Migration
9 114 (7.41%) SIEM
10 103 (6.69%) Network Management
10 103 (6.69%) Network Monitoring
11 82 (5.33%) Project Management
12 80 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 78 (5.07%) DevOps
14 75 (4.87%) Security Architecture
15 73 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
16 63 (4.09%) Service Delivery
16 63 (4.09%) Service Management
17 62 (4.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 348 (22.61%) Java
2 311 (20.21%) JavaScript
3 302 (19.62%) PHP
4 113 (7.34%) SQL
5 60 (3.90%) C#
6 40 (2.60%) Perl
7 38 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 35 (2.27%) Python
9 21 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.10%) Ruby
11 16 (1.04%) C
12 15 (0.97%) Scala
13 11 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.65%) C++
15 9 (0.58%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.52%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.39%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.19%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 406 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
2 278 (18.06%) CCNP
3 221 (14.36%) CCNA
4 211 (13.71%) Security Cleared
5 157 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 139 (9.03%) CISSP
7 97 (6.30%) Degree
8 87 (5.65%) CCIE
9 62 (4.03%) CISM
10 57 (3.70%) CCSE
11 43 (2.79%) CCSA
12 34 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.95%) CCDP
13 30 (1.95%) Check Point Certification
14 28 (1.82%) CISMP
15 26 (1.69%) JNCIS
16 25 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (1.56%) CEH
18 23 (1.49%) CISA
19 22 (1.43%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 51 (3.31%) SLA
4 20 (1.30%) COBIT
5 15 (0.97%) QA
6 9 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) GPG13
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.065%) Basel II
10 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.065%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.065%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.065%) PMBOK
System Software
1 165 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.30%) vSphere
5 17 (1.10%) KVM
5 17 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (1.04%) ProxySG
7 15 (0.97%) Samba
7 15 (0.97%) Xen
8 14 (0.91%) Docker
8 14 (0.91%) UAG
8 14 (0.91%) XenApp
9 13 (0.84%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.52%) NFS
13 7 (0.45%) Snort
14 5 (0.32%) Firmware
15 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 76 (4.94%) Puppet
2 66 (4.29%) FortiGate
3 51 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.21%) SCOM
5 30 (1.95%) Nagios
6 20 (1.30%) SCCM
7 16 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.97%) Cacti
9 14 (0.91%) Nessus
10 13 (0.84%) SmoothWall
11 11 (0.71%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.58%) Graphite
12 9 (0.58%) QRadar
13 8 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.52%) StatsD
13 8 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 8 (0.52%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 648 (42.11%) Cisco
2 368 (23.91%) CheckPoint
3 224 (14.55%) F5
4 211 (13.71%) Juniper
5 177 (11.50%) Microsoft
6 125 (8.12%) VMware
7 118 (7.67%) Palo Alto
8 94 (6.11%) Citrix
9 89 (5.78%) Fortinet
10 79 (5.13%) Oracle
11 75 (4.87%) HP
12 71 (4.61%) Blue Coat
13 65 (4.22%) Intel Security
14 46 (2.99%) Symantec
15 42 (2.73%) IBM
15 42 (2.73%) Red Hat
16 39 (2.53%) SolarWinds
17 35 (2.27%) Splunk
18 33 (2.14%) Aruba
19 31 (2.01%) NetApp
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Oscar
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £398 - £399 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday