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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 214 248 271
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 603 461 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 6.02% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 264 212
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 13
Average hourly rate £40.25 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.20% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £35.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%

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
7818 7661 7013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.00% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4471 4083 3635
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +31 561 £400 - 166
London +23 244 £425 +6.25% 66
South East -6 115 £390 +6.12% 36
City of London -21 55 £450 +18.42% 8
South West +10 54 £450 - 14
Berkshire +4 48 £413 -9.34% 7
Yorkshire +9 41 £350 -9.67% 14
North West 0 31 £350 -23.07% 14
Wiltshire +6 30 £425 -12.82% 3
Scotland +4 26 £325 -27.72% 7
West Yorkshire 0 26 £400 +23.07% 13
West Midlands +9 25 £345 -1.42% 7
Swindon +4 24 £425 -12.82% 2
Leeds -6 21 £400 +23.07% 9
East of England -10 20 £350 +7.69% 5
Hampshire -20 20 £390 +12.06% 10
East Midlands -2 18 £350 -17.64% 5
Oxfordshire -5 18 £350 +18.64% 6
Reading 0 17 £360 -10.00% 4
Cheshire -2 16 £350 -29.29% 8
Edinburgh +2 14 £325 -36.19% 3
Manchester +2 13 £300 -25.00% 4
Gloucestershire +3 10 £450 - 2
Birmingham 0 10 £340 -2.85% 4
Chester 0 10 £438 - 4
Warwickshire - 10 £420 -
Derbyshire +4 9 £275 -45.54% 3
Cheltenham +1 9 £450 - 1
North East -16 9 £436 +9.06% 2
Canary Wharf -1 8 £425 +11.84%

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 651 (52.84%) Cisco
2 649 (52.68%) Firewall
3 384 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
4 368 (29.87%) CheckPoint
5 322 (26.14%) WAN
6 299 (24.27%) Juniper
7 282 (22.89%) Data Centre
8 274 (22.24%) LAN
9 265 (21.51%) CCNP
10 253 (20.54%) VPN
11 250 (20.29%) Windows
12 247 (20.05%) Finance
13 244 (19.81%) Cisco ASA
14 214 (17.37%) Linux
15 203 (16.48%) ITIL
16 198 (16.07%) F5
17 192 (15.58%) Citrix
18 187 (15.18%) Load Balancing
19 183 (14.85%) BGP
20 179 (14.53%) DNS
21 178 (14.45%) TCP/IP
22 160 (12.99%) Wireless
23 157 (12.74%) CCNA
24 154 (12.50%) OSPF
25 151 (12.26%) VMware
26 148 (12.01%) Blue Coat
26 148 (12.01%) MPLS
27 143 (11.61%) Security Cleared
28 135 (10.96%) SSL
29 131 (10.63%) Migration

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 83 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.11%) Apache
3 26 (2.11%) IIS
4 20 (1.62%) Confluence
5 18 (1.46%) Lync
6 15 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.65%) Eucalyptus
10 8 (0.65%) CMS
11 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.41%) nginx
13 4 (0.32%) MediaWiki
13 4 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.57%) MS Office
3 19 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) RMDS
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.081%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.081%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (1.79%) IaaS
5 19 (1.54%) SaaS
6 18 (1.46%) Office 365
7 17 (1.38%) PaaS
8 16 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.65%) Yammer
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.24%) Route 53
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.081%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 649 (52.68%) Firewall
2 322 (26.14%) WAN
3 274 (22.24%) LAN
4 253 (20.54%) VPN
5 244 (19.81%) Cisco ASA
6 183 (14.85%) BGP
7 179 (14.53%) DNS
8 178 (14.45%) TCP/IP
9 160 (12.99%) Wireless
10 154 (12.50%) OSPF
11 148 (12.01%) MPLS
12 135 (10.96%) SSL
13 126 (10.23%) IPsec
14 109 (8.85%) VoIP
15 103 (8.36%) Internet
16 97 (7.87%) Cisco IOS
17 96 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 96 (7.79%) EIGRP
18 91 (7.39%) VLAN
19 86 (6.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.11%) MySQL
3 22 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 17 (1.38%) Big Data
5 12 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.65%) Redis
8 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.32%) DB2
9 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.081%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (1.62%) JIRA
2 18 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.57%) Hudson
5 6 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.49%) MSI
6 4 (0.32%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.32%) Subversion
7 2 (0.16%) Maven
7 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.081%) Moq
8 1 (0.081%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.081%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.081%) GCC
8 1 (0.081%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.081%) JUnit
8 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
General
1 247 (20.05%) Finance
2 64 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 64 (5.19%) Banking
3 32 (2.60%) Multimedia
4 21 (1.70%) Retail
5 18 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.30%) Billing
7 14 (1.14%) Legal
8 10 (0.81%) Publishing
8 10 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.73%) Military
10 8 (0.65%) Marketing
11 6 (0.49%) Games
11 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.41%) Back Office
13 4 (0.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.24%) Front Office
14 3 (0.24%) Automotive
14 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 430 (34.90%) Network Engineer
2 207 (16.80%) Security Engineer
3 174 (14.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 141 (11.44%) Analyst
5 114 (9.25%) Architect
6 94 (7.63%) Consultant
7 78 (6.33%) Security Analyst
8 61 (4.95%) Security Consultant
9 54 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 47 (3.81%) Network Consultant
11 44 (3.57%) Security Architect
11 44 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
12 42 (3.41%) Project Manager
13 41 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
14 39 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
15 38 (3.08%) Network Analyst
16 36 (2.92%) Support Engineer
17 33 (2.68%) Network Architect
18 31 (2.52%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.41%) Web Services
2 35 (2.84%) 802.1X
3 12 (0.97%) CSS
4 11 (0.89%) Middleware
4 11 (0.89%) LAMP
5 10 (0.81%) HTML
5 10 (0.81%) Kafka
6 8 (0.65%) .NET
7 7 (0.57%) Rendezvous
8 6 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.49%) XMPP
9 5 (0.41%) Application Packaging
10 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.32%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (0.32%) Spring
10 4 (0.32%) XML
10 4 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.24%) Servlets
11 3 (0.24%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 282 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 62 (5.03%) PKI
4 49 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.92%) Clustering
7 32 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.03%) Cryptography
9 19 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.06%) Replication
11 13 (1.06%) SecurID
11 13 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.89%) NHS
12 11 (0.89%) IVR
13 10 (0.81%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.81%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 250 (20.29%) Windows
2 214 (17.37%) Linux
3 98 (7.95%) UNIX
4 54 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.14%) Solaris
9 14 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 13 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.06%) CentOS
11 12 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.97%) AIX
12 9 (0.73%) Debian
13 8 (0.65%) Android
14 5 (0.41%) zOS
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.32%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (16.48%) ITIL
2 187 (15.18%) Load Balancing
3 131 (10.63%) Migration
4 98 (7.95%) Network Management
5 89 (7.22%) Information Security
6 77 (6.25%) Network Design
6 77 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 72 (5.84%) DevOps
8 66 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 66 (5.36%) Project Management
8 66 (5.36%) Service Management
9 65 (5.28%) SIEM
10 63 (5.11%) Service Delivery
11 57 (4.63%) Time Management
12 54 (4.38%) Security Architecture
13 50 (4.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 47 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (3.81%) Change Management
15 44 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (6.66%) SQL
2 46 (3.73%) Java
3 34 (2.76%) Perl
4 32 (2.60%) Ruby
5 24 (1.95%) PowerShell
6 18 (1.46%) Python
6 18 (1.46%) C
7 17 (1.38%) PHP
8 16 (1.30%) VB
9 10 (0.81%) Scala
9 10 (0.81%) Go
10 9 (0.73%) VBScript
11 8 (0.65%) C++
11 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.57%) C#
13 6 (0.49%) Tcl
14 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 384 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
2 265 (21.51%) CCNP
3 157 (12.74%) CCNA
4 143 (11.61%) Security Cleared
5 104 (8.44%) CISSP
6 97 (7.87%) SC Cleared
7 94 (7.63%) CCIE
8 92 (7.47%) Degree
9 55 (4.46%) CCSA
10 54 (4.38%) CCSE
11 46 (3.73%) CISM
12 34 (2.76%) CCDP
13 29 (2.35%) CCSP
14 26 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.79%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.62%) CISA
18 16 (1.30%) CCDA
18 16 (1.30%) CISMP
18 16 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (3.73%) SLA
3 42 (3.41%) QA
4 33 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.73%) COBIT
7 8 (0.65%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.57%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 114 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 102 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.65%) vSphere
4 40 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.19%) ProxySG
6 25 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.46%) Docker
7 18 (1.46%) Snort
8 17 (1.38%) XenApp
9 15 (1.22%) XenServer
10 10 (0.81%) vCloud
11 9 (0.73%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.41%) Xen
14 4 (0.32%) Postfix
14 4 (0.32%) Samba
14 4 (0.32%) iptables
15 3 (0.24%) ACF2
15 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 66 (5.36%) Puppet
2 32 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.95%) FortiGate
4 23 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (1.79%) SCOM
6 20 (1.62%) SCCM
7 18 (1.46%) Nmap
8 17 (1.38%) Ansible
9 16 (1.30%) RANCID
10 14 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
10 14 (1.14%) WhatsUp Gold
11 12 (0.97%) Nessus
12 9 (0.73%) Nagios
13 8 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.49%) Cacti
14 6 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
15 5 (0.41%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 651 (52.84%) Cisco
2 368 (29.87%) CheckPoint
3 299 (24.27%) Juniper
4 198 (16.07%) F5
5 192 (15.58%) Citrix
6 151 (12.26%) VMware
7 148 (12.01%) Blue Coat
8 125 (10.15%) Microsoft
9 111 (9.01%) HP
10 94 (7.63%) SolarWinds
11 68 (5.52%) McAfee
12 63 (5.11%) Oracle
13 62 (5.03%) Fortinet
14 60 (4.87%) Red Hat
15 53 (4.30%) Infoblox
16 42 (3.41%) Aruba
17 40 (3.25%) TippingPoint
18 39 (3.17%) Sourcefire
19 37 (3.00%) Nokia
19 37 (3.00%) IBM
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ECS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Havant
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Scotland
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £16.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Unspecified £market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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