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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 146 215 267
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +52
Contract jobs citing Network Security 890 608 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.09% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 7.37% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 325 255
Median daily rate £393 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +98.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.59 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +138.09%

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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +68 818 £393 +12.14% 390
London +40 301 £425 +21.42% 136
South East +46 164 £375 - 64
North West +18 96 £363 +11.53% 58
Berkshire +30 68 £340 -15.00% 19
City of London +68 64 £395 -7.05% 50
Manchester +5 63 £350 +16.66% 36
Scotland +8 59 £343 -10.45% 4
Yorkshire +45 56 £361 +3.21% 31
West Midlands -1 53 £350 -12.50% 31
East of England +25 46 £394 +12.50% 32
South West +15 45 £368 -18.33% 7
Hampshire +33 43 £413 +6.45% 8
Leeds +38 41 £363 -13.69% 11
West Yorkshire +36 41 £363 -13.69% 16
East Midlands +32 31 £300 -25.00% 29
Reading +8 26 £325 -4.41% 8
Renfrewshire -21 26 £310 -10.14%
Erskine -25 26 £310 -10.14%
Surrey -5 23 £350 - 6
Cheshire -7 22 £413 -5.71% 11
Hertfordshire +17 20 £363 +10.68% 12
Leicestershire +18 19 £300 -25.00% 9
North East -33 18 £325 +15.24% 1
Tyne and Wear -44 17 £338 +19.68%
Bracknell - 17 £328 - 2
Glasgow +10 16 £343 -21.71% 2
Wiltshire +3 14 £274 -35.58% 1
Birmingham -23 14 £338 -12.33% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 14 £350 +24.11%

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 654 (45.89%) Firewall
2 599 (42.04%) Cisco
3 372 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
4 328 (23.02%) WAN
5 323 (22.67%) CheckPoint
6 296 (20.77%) LAN
7 290 (20.35%) Java
8 263 (18.46%) Data Centre
9 259 (18.18%) CRM
10 251 (17.61%) ERP
11 250 (17.54%) JavaScript
12 248 (17.40%) Windows
13 244 (17.12%) Web Development
14 243 (17.05%) PHP
15 242 (16.98%) Digital Media
16 239 (16.77%) CCNP
16 239 (16.77%) Finance
17 225 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
18 224 (15.72%) VPN
18 224 (15.72%) F5
19 205 (14.39%) TCP/IP
20 197 (13.82%) Juniper
20 197 (13.82%) Security Cleared
21 196 (13.75%) CCNA
22 185 (12.98%) Linux
23 184 (12.91%) ITIL
24 168 (11.79%) Wireless
25 151 (10.60%) Microsoft
26 147 (10.32%) Unix
27 141 (9.89%) CISSP

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 63 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.32%) OpenStack
3 23 (1.61%) JBoss
4 22 (1.54%) Apache
4 22 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.47%) IIS
6 16 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.05%) Node.js
8 14 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.77%) MQSeries
10 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.63%) nginx
11 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.49%) Confluence
12 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.35%) CloudStack
Applications
1 82 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.40%) MS Office
4 10 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.70%) MS Project
5 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.070%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.070%) Houdini
7 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.49%) Magento
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.070%) Primavera
5 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.95%) IaaS
3 42 (2.95%) Office 365
4 33 (2.32%) PaaS
5 20 (1.40%) SaaS
6 10 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.28%) Yammer
9 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.070%) GitHub
11 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.070%) Google Play
11 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.070%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 654 (45.89%) Firewall
2 328 (23.02%) WAN
3 296 (20.77%) LAN
4 225 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 224 (15.72%) VPN
6 205 (14.39%) TCP/IP
7 168 (11.79%) Wireless
8 138 (9.68%) DNS
9 108 (7.58%) DHCP
10 96 (6.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 96 (6.74%) SSL
11 95 (6.67%) Internet
12 90 (6.32%) MPLS
13 81 (5.68%) BGP
14 78 (5.47%) IPsec
15 77 (5.40%) VoIP
16 76 (5.33%) OSPF
17 73 (5.12%) VLAN
18 68 (4.77%) Intrusion Detection
19 67 (4.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.37%) MySQL
3 19 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.12%) DB2
5 16 (1.12%) OLAP
6 11 (0.77%) Big Data
6 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.98%) JIRA
4 13 (0.91%) Subversion
5 9 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (0.42%) JUnit
7 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.28%) FxCop
9 4 (0.28%) Maven
9 4 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.28%) Selenium
9 4 (0.28%) StyleCop
9 4 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (0.21%) gulp
10 3 (0.21%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.14%) Mocha
General
1 239 (16.77%) Finance
2 103 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 78 (5.47%) Banking
4 55 (3.86%) Retail
5 27 (1.89%) Legal
6 17 (1.19%) Marketing
7 14 (0.98%) Games
8 13 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.63%) French Language
9 9 (0.63%) Law
10 7 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.42%) German Language
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) Back Office
13 4 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.21%) Military
14 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 420 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 237 (16.63%) Security Engineer
3 220 (15.44%) Architect
4 203 (14.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 140 (9.82%) Analyst
6 139 (9.75%) Developer
7 123 (8.63%) Security Architect
8 117 (8.21%) Consultant
9 93 (6.53%) Security Consultant
10 91 (6.39%) Cisco Engineer
11 86 (6.04%) Security Analyst
12 82 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 73 (5.12%) Network Analyst
13 73 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
14 60 (4.21%) Network Architect
15 55 (3.86%) Firewall Engineer
15 55 (3.86%) Support Engineer
16 50 (3.51%) Project Manager
17 46 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
17 46 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.89%) HTML
2 72 (5.05%) CSS
3 63 (4.42%) .NET
4 47 (3.30%) HTML5
5 36 (2.53%) 802.1X
6 33 (2.32%) AngularJS
6 33 (2.32%) Web Services
7 31 (2.18%) CSS3
8 28 (1.96%) jQuery
9 26 (1.82%) Middleware
10 24 (1.68%) ASP.NET
11 23 (1.61%) J2EE
12 22 (1.54%) JSON
13 21 (1.47%) REST
14 20 (1.40%) Spring
15 17 (1.19%) RESTful
15 17 (1.19%) XML
16 15 (1.05%) .NET Framework
17 13 (0.91%) Entity Framework
17 13 (0.91%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 263 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 242 (16.98%) Digital Media
3 99 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (6.11%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.07%) PKI
6 44 (3.09%) Cryptography
7 25 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 23 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.05%) Replication
11 15 (1.05%) User Experience
12 14 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.91%) DataPower
13 13 (0.91%) Driving Licence
13 13 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.84%) iPad
14 12 (0.84%) Statistics
15 11 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 248 (17.40%) Windows
2 185 (12.98%) Linux
3 147 (10.32%) Unix
4 80 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.75%) AIX
7 23 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.47%) VMS
9 20 (1.40%) Solaris
10 19 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.98%) SUSE
11 14 (0.98%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.84%) CentOS
13 11 (0.77%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.63%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.49%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (18.18%) CRM
2 251 (17.61%) ERP
3 244 (17.12%) Web Development
4 184 (12.91%) ITIL
5 136 (9.54%) Information Security
6 135 (9.47%) Load Balancing
7 123 (8.63%) SIEM
8 121 (8.49%) Migration
9 118 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (7.86%) Network Design
11 106 (7.44%) Network Monitoring
12 92 (6.46%) Network Management
13 81 (5.68%) Project Management
13 81 (5.68%) Security Architecture
14 76 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 69 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
16 63 (4.42%) Service Management
17 60 (4.21%) Service Delivery
18 57 (4.00%) DevOps
19 55 (3.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 290 (20.35%) Java
2 250 (17.54%) JavaScript
3 243 (17.05%) PHP
4 102 (7.16%) SQL
5 49 (3.44%) C#
6 34 (2.39%) Perl
7 31 (2.18%) Python
8 30 (2.11%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.98%) C
11 12 (0.84%) Ruby
12 11 (0.77%) Scala
13 10 (0.70%) C++
14 8 (0.56%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.49%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.42%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.14%) VB
18 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 372 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
2 239 (16.77%) CCNP
3 197 (13.82%) Security Cleared
4 196 (13.75%) CCNA
5 141 (9.89%) CISSP
5 141 (9.89%) SC Cleared
6 92 (6.46%) Degree
7 86 (6.04%) CCIE
8 58 (4.07%) CISM
9 50 (3.51%) CCSE
10 40 (2.81%) CCSA
11 33 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 30 (2.11%) JNCIS
13 29 (2.04%) CISMP
14 28 (1.96%) CEH
14 28 (1.96%) JNCIP
15 27 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
16 25 (1.75%) CCDP
17 23 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (1.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (4.28%) PCI DSS
3 51 (3.58%) SLA
4 23 (1.61%) COBIT
5 11 (0.77%) QA
6 7 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.14%) GPG13
9 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.070%) BS25999
10 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.070%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.070%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.070%) PMBOK
System Software
1 130 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.47%) vSphere
4 16 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 14 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.84%) UAG
7 12 (0.84%) XenApp
8 11 (0.77%) Docker
8 11 (0.77%) KVM
8 11 (0.77%) Samba
9 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (0.70%) Xen
10 9 (0.63%) Snort
11 7 (0.49%) NFS
12 6 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.28%) Firmware
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 56 (3.93%) Puppet
2 44 (3.09%) FortiGate
3 38 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.68%) SCOM
5 22 (1.54%) Nagios
5 22 (1.54%) Nessus
6 20 (1.40%) SCCM
7 15 (1.05%) Nmap
8 13 (0.91%) QRadar
9 12 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.77%) Cacti
11 10 (0.70%) SmoothWall
12 9 (0.63%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 599 (42.04%) Cisco
2 323 (22.67%) CheckPoint
3 224 (15.72%) F5
4 197 (13.82%) Juniper
5 151 (10.60%) Microsoft
6 116 (8.14%) VMware
7 99 (6.95%) Palo Alto
8 79 (5.54%) Fortinet
9 77 (5.40%) Oracle
10 74 (5.19%) Citrix
11 72 (5.05%) Blue Coat
11 72 (5.05%) HP
12 49 (3.44%) Intel Security
13 44 (3.09%) IBM
14 43 (3.02%) Red Hat
15 40 (2.81%) Symantec
16 39 (2.74%) SolarWinds
16 39 (2.74%) Splunk
17 33 (2.32%) NetApp
18 28 (1.96%) Riverbed
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago