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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 198 234 205
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Security 568 502 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.01% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.28% 6.92% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 272 311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
- +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Median hourly rate £17.75 £45.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.55% +35.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £38.10 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-59.96% -0.09%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +36 524 £425 +3.03% 143
London +11 217 £465 +7.82% 61
South East +31 110 £410 +2.50% 32
West Midlands +30 47 £369 -14.49% 12
East of England +13 41 £450 +2.85% 9
South West +20 35 £413 +10.00% 7
City of London +1 35 £500 +11.11% 18
Hampshire +2 32 £430 +4.24% 9
Yorkshire +14 31 £425 +6.11% 7
North West -3 29 £444 +20.74% 13
Scotland +28 25 £425 +21.42% 1
Manchester +15 25 £456 +25.00% 8
Birmingham +18 20 £300 - 5
Hertfordshire +16 20 £323 -48.40% 4
Berkshire -2 20 £450 +18.81% 5
West Yorkshire +22 19 £425 -2.85% 5
Oxfordshire +11 19 £338 +8.00% 4
Surrey +26 18 £463 +8.82% 2
Wiltshire +5 16 £400 -5.88% 3
Bristol +7 14 £575 +55.93% 2
Suffolk - 14 £525 - 2
Stevenage +8 13 £195 -
Glasgow +20 12 £400 -
Warwickshire +2 12 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £380 -10.58% 3
Leeds +2 11 £488 +8.33% 3
Ipswich - 11 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes +13 10 £375 -11.76%
Oxford +9 10 £344 +52.77% 3
Edinburgh +6 9 £538 +53.57% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 730 (55.09%) Firewall
2 590 (44.53%) Cisco
3 364 (27.47%) CheckPoint
4 347 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
5 306 (23.09%) LAN
6 286 (21.58%) WAN
7 245 (18.49%) Juniper
8 233 (17.58%) Data Centre
9 227 (17.13%) CCNP
10 218 (16.45%) Finance
11 209 (15.77%) Security Cleared
12 196 (14.79%) Windows
13 195 (14.72%) Cisco ASA
14 191 (14.42%) VPN
15 190 (14.34%) F5
16 178 (13.43%) SC Cleared
17 171 (12.91%) Linux
18 159 (12.00%) Wireless
19 156 (11.77%) TCP/IP
20 155 (11.70%) ITIL
21 153 (11.55%) Microsoft
21 153 (11.55%) Palo Alto
22 152 (11.47%) Information Security
23 151 (11.40%) Java
24 147 (11.09%) CCNA
25 137 (10.34%) DNS
26 130 (9.81%) Active Directory
27 128 (9.66%) JavaScript
28 127 (9.58%) Load Balancing
29 126 (9.51%) Cisco Nexus

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 45 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.36%) IIS
3 15 (1.13%) Apache
3 15 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (0.91%) JBoss
7 11 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.75%) CMS
9 9 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.53%) FileNet
11 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.38%) Confluence
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.38%) SAS
13 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.34%) MS Office
3 25 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.30%) Magento
3 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.075%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.02%) Office 365
4 31 (2.34%) IaaS
5 22 (1.66%) PaaS
6 17 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (0.98%) SaaS
8 10 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.38%) GitHub
11 3 (0.23%) G Suite
11 3 (0.23%) Trello
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.075%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.075%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 730 (55.09%) Firewall
2 306 (23.09%) LAN
3 286 (21.58%) WAN
4 195 (14.72%) Cisco ASA
5 191 (14.42%) VPN
6 159 (12.00%) Wireless
7 156 (11.77%) TCP/IP
8 137 (10.34%) DNS
9 126 (9.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 104 (7.85%) SSL
11 101 (7.62%) OSPF
12 98 (7.40%) MPLS
13 93 (7.02%) BGP
14 90 (6.79%) DHCP
15 83 (6.26%) Internet
15 83 (6.26%) Intrusion Detection
16 69 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
17 66 (4.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 64 (4.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 63 (4.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.34%) MySQL
3 17 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (1.21%) Big Data
5 11 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.53%) HBase
8 7 (0.53%) Informix
9 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.38%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.38%) Cloudera CDH
11 4 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.30%) DB2
12 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.23%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.15%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.83%) JIRA
4 6 (0.45%) Subversion
5 5 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.30%) Grunt
6 4 (0.30%) gulp
6 4 (0.30%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.30%) Selenium
6 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.30%) Xcode
7 3 (0.23%) AppScan
8 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.15%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.15%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.15%) JUnit
8 2 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 218 (16.45%) Finance
2 86 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.21%) Banking
4 48 (3.62%) Retail
5 30 (2.26%) Legal
6 22 (1.66%) Law
7 16 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.13%) Electronics
9 12 (0.91%) Marketing
10 10 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.68%) Games
12 7 (0.53%) Advertising
12 7 (0.53%) Publishing
13 5 (0.38%) Automotive
13 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.30%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (29.81%) Network Engineer
2 257 (19.40%) Security Engineer
3 224 (16.91%) Architect
4 222 (16.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 129 (9.74%) Analyst
6 115 (8.68%) Consultant
7 109 (8.23%) Security Architect
8 94 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
9 90 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 88 (6.64%) Network Architect
11 83 (6.26%) Developer
12 74 (5.58%) Security Consultant
13 73 (5.51%) Security Analyst
14 59 (4.45%) Firewall Engineer
15 58 (4.38%) Network Analyst
16 52 (3.92%) Network Consultant
17 51 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
18 47 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
19 41 (3.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 41 (3.09%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.08%) HTML
2 51 (3.85%) CSS
3 39 (2.94%) Web Services
4 32 (2.42%) HTML5
5 30 (2.26%) .NET
5 30 (2.26%) 802.1X
6 26 (1.96%) CSS3
7 22 (1.66%) REST
8 21 (1.58%) jQuery
9 20 (1.51%) Regular Expression
10 19 (1.43%) ASP.NET
11 13 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 13 (0.98%) RESTful
12 12 (0.91%) Node.js
13 11 (0.83%) XML
14 10 (0.75%) Cocoa
14 10 (0.75%) Middleware
15 9 (0.68%) JSON
15 9 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
16 8 (0.60%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 233 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 110 (8.30%) Digital Media
3 105 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 37 (2.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 36 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.26%) Cryptography
9 27 (2.04%) PKI
10 17 (1.28%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.21%) iPad
12 15 (1.13%) User Experience
13 13 (0.98%) CESG
14 11 (0.83%) Clustering
14 11 (0.83%) DataPower
14 11 (0.83%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.75%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.68%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 196 (14.79%) Windows
2 171 (12.91%) Linux
3 98 (7.40%) Unix
4 69 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.98%) AIX
10 13 (0.98%) CentOS
11 10 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.68%) SUSE
13 8 (0.60%) OpenVMS
14 7 (0.53%) Android
14 7 (0.53%) Solaris
14 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (11.70%) ITIL
2 152 (11.47%) Information Security
3 127 (9.58%) Load Balancing
4 116 (8.75%) CRM
5 115 (8.68%) Web Development
6 113 (8.53%) ERP
7 110 (8.30%) Network Management
8 108 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
9 105 (7.92%) SIEM
10 100 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (6.49%) Migration
12 83 (6.26%) Network Design
13 76 (5.74%) Change Management
14 67 (5.06%) Project Management
15 65 (4.91%) Penetration Testing
16 64 (4.83%) Security Architecture
17 58 (4.38%) Security Operations
18 54 (4.08%) Risk Management
18 54 (4.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 52 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (11.40%) Java
2 128 (9.66%) JavaScript
3 120 (9.06%) PHP
4 92 (6.94%) SQL
5 35 (2.64%) C#
6 31 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.26%) Python
8 23 (1.74%) Perl
9 15 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.13%) Ruby
10 13 (0.98%) C
10 13 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.60%) Apple Swift
12 7 (0.53%) C++
12 7 (0.53%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.53%) Scala
13 6 (0.45%) Korn
14 4 (0.30%) VBScript
15 3 (0.23%) XAML
16 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 347 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (17.13%) CCNP
3 209 (15.77%) Security Cleared
4 178 (13.43%) SC Cleared
5 147 (11.09%) CCNA
6 120 (9.06%) CISSP
7 100 (7.55%) CCIE
8 67 (5.06%) Degree
9 59 (4.45%) CISM
10 55 (4.15%) CCSA
11 45 (3.40%) CCSE
12 41 (3.09%) CCSP
13 39 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (2.42%) JNCIP
15 30 (2.26%) JNCIS
16 28 (2.11%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.51%) CCDP
18 18 (1.36%) MCSE
18 18 (1.36%) SANS
19 17 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.79%) PCI DSS
2 58 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.49%) QA
4 28 (2.11%) SLA
5 26 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
7 12 (0.91%) COBIT
8 11 (0.83%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
12 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.23%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.15%) Basel II
13 2 (0.15%) RMADS
14 1 (0.075%) GPG13
14 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.075%) MiFID
System Software
1 130 (9.81%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.98%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.91%) ProxySG
7 10 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.60%) Firmware
8 8 (0.60%) RACF
9 7 (0.53%) HDFS
10 6 (0.45%) Docker
10 6 (0.45%) PowerHA
10 6 (0.45%) Snort
10 6 (0.45%) SRDF
11 4 (0.30%) vCloud
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.30%) vSphere
11 4 (0.30%) Xen
11 4 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (3.55%) FortiGate
2 39 (2.94%) Puppet
3 28 (2.11%) SCCM
4 24 (1.81%) Nagios
4 24 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.28%) Nessus
6 15 (1.13%) SCOM
7 11 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.75%) WSUS
9 9 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.60%) EnCase
11 7 (0.53%) Ansible
12 6 (0.45%) Cacti
12 6 (0.45%) Graphite
12 6 (0.45%) QRadar
13 5 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 5 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 590 (44.53%) Cisco
2 364 (27.47%) CheckPoint
3 245 (18.49%) Juniper
4 190 (14.34%) F5
5 153 (11.55%) Microsoft
5 153 (11.55%) Palo Alto
6 104 (7.85%) VMware
7 94 (7.09%) Fortinet
8 86 (6.49%) Citrix
9 73 (5.51%) Blue Coat
10 62 (4.68%) Dell
11 58 (4.38%) HP
12 48 (3.62%) Intel Security
13 40 (3.02%) Red Hat
14 37 (2.79%) IBM
15 35 (2.64%) Aruba
15 35 (2.64%) Oracle
16 34 (2.57%) Splunk
17 33 (2.49%) Brocade
18 32 (2.42%) Riverbed
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: flexible depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £425.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
onezeero.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £370 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago