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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 178 206 275
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +69
Contract jobs citing Network Security 766 622 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.12% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 7.54% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 324 227
Average daily rate £390 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
-4.93% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 9
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.25 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +56.42%

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 April 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 706 £393 +12.14% 369
London +22 267 £425 +21.42% 115
South East +1 153 £400 +14.28% 59
North West -6 66 £350 +7.69% 44
Yorkshire +40 60 £350 -6.66% 35
Hampshire +38 55 £413 +18.71% 7
Berkshire +25 44 £433 +33.07% 21
Scotland -8 44 £343 -19.41% 3
City of London +52 43 £388 +10.71% 44
Manchester -4 43 £350 +27.27% 25
West Midlands -19 42 £375 -6.25% 34
South West +10 37 £350 -17.64% 13
West Yorkshire +19 34 £350 -6.66% 29
Leeds +25 33 £350 -6.66% 25
East of England +3 33 £381 -1.61% 40
Surrey -21 30 £343 -8.66% 2
South Yorkshire +11 24 £375 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +16 22 £295 -26.25% 24
Sheffield -4 20 £400 +33.33% 2
Hertfordshire +13 18 £350 -17.64% 12
North East -17 18 £323 +21.69% 6
Cheshire -3 17 £375 -14.28% 12
Bracknell - 17 £340 - 3
Tyne and Wear -23 16 £325 +22.64% 5
Leicestershire +15 15 £300 -25.00% 5
Glasgow +6 15 £369 -26.25% 2
Renfrewshire -25 15 £310 +0.97% 1
Erskine -29 15 £310 +0.97% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 14 £320 +20.75% 4
Buckinghamshire +25 13 £445 +18.66% 12

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 586 (46.11%) Firewall
2 575 (45.24%) Cisco
3 355 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
4 322 (25.33%) WAN
5 306 (24.08%) CheckPoint
6 302 (23.76%) LAN
7 252 (19.83%) Data Centre
8 239 (18.80%) CCNP
9 228 (17.94%) Finance
10 224 (17.62%) Java
11 219 (17.23%) F5
12 213 (16.76%) Windows
13 211 (16.60%) Cisco ASA
14 206 (16.21%) VPN
15 200 (15.74%) TCP/IP
16 193 (15.18%) CRM
17 188 (14.79%) ERP
18 179 (14.08%) JavaScript
19 178 (14.00%) Web Development
20 177 (13.93%) PHP
20 177 (13.93%) Digital Media
21 176 (13.85%) Juniper
22 175 (13.77%) CCNA
23 167 (13.14%) Security Cleared
24 161 (12.67%) Linux
25 157 (12.35%) ITIL
25 157 (12.35%) Wireless
26 139 (10.94%) Microsoft
27 129 (10.15%) Unix
27 129 (10.15%) Migration

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 60 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 23 (1.81%) JBoss
4 18 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 16 (1.26%) Apache
5 16 (1.26%) IIS
5 16 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.71%) Confluence
8 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.55%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.55%) Node.js
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.39%) CMS
11 5 (0.39%) nginx
11 5 (0.39%) Smallworld
Applications
1 48 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.73%) MS Office
3 15 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.079%) Houdini
7 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (0.47%) Magento
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.079%) Primavera
5 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.36%) Office 365
4 29 (2.28%) IaaS
5 19 (1.49%) PaaS
6 9 (0.71%) SaaS
7 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.24%) Yammer
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 586 (46.11%) Firewall
2 322 (25.33%) WAN
3 302 (23.76%) LAN
4 211 (16.60%) Cisco ASA
5 206 (16.21%) VPN
6 200 (15.74%) TCP/IP
7 157 (12.35%) Wireless
8 128 (10.07%) DNS
9 100 (7.87%) Internet
10 98 (7.71%) DHCP
11 89 (7.00%) MPLS
12 88 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 84 (6.61%) BGP
14 83 (6.53%) VoIP
15 80 (6.29%) OSPF
16 75 (5.90%) SSL
17 70 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 66 (5.19%) IPsec
18 66 (5.19%) VLAN
19 62 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.30%) MySQL
3 17 (1.34%) DB2
4 16 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 15 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (0.94%) OLAP
7 11 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.39%) Big Data
11 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.10%) JIRA
3 13 (1.02%) Subversion
4 9 (0.71%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.47%) JUnit
6 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.31%) Maven
7 4 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.24%) gulp
8 3 (0.24%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.24%) Moq
8 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.16%) NUnit
9 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 228 (17.94%) Finance
2 92 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 71 (5.59%) Banking
4 50 (3.93%) Retail
5 24 (1.89%) Legal
6 14 (1.10%) Marketing
7 13 (1.02%) Games
7 13 (1.02%) Law
8 12 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.47%) French Language
11 5 (0.39%) Billing
11 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.39%) Military
12 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.24%) Back Office
13 3 (0.24%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) German Language
13 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (31.16%) Network Engineer
2 222 (17.47%) Security Engineer
3 198 (15.58%) Architect
4 194 (15.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 129 (10.15%) Analyst
6 104 (8.18%) Developer
7 102 (8.03%) Consultant
7 102 (8.03%) Security Architect
8 90 (7.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 79 (6.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 79 (6.22%) Security Consultant
10 76 (5.98%) Security Analyst
11 72 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
12 70 (5.51%) Network Analyst
13 56 (4.41%) Network Architect
14 51 (4.01%) Firewall Engineer
15 45 (3.54%) Network Security Analyst
16 44 (3.46%) Project Manager
17 40 (3.15%) Support Engineer
18 37 (2.91%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.56%) HTML
2 51 (4.01%) .NET
3 50 (3.93%) CSS
4 33 (2.60%) 802.1X
5 32 (2.52%) HTML5
6 31 (2.44%) Web Services
7 22 (1.73%) Middleware
8 20 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 19 (1.49%) CSS3
9 19 (1.49%) J2EE
9 19 (1.49%) jQuery
9 19 (1.49%) JSON
10 18 (1.42%) REST
11 17 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.34%) Spring
12 15 (1.18%) XML
13 14 (1.10%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.10%) RESTful
14 12 (0.94%) Entity Framework
15 11 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 252 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 177 (13.93%) Digital Media
3 109 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.23%) Cryptography
6 25 (1.97%) PKI
7 22 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
8 20 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.34%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.10%) DataPower
12 13 (1.02%) Statistics
13 12 (0.94%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.79%) BBC
14 10 (0.79%) Clustering
14 10 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 213 (16.76%) Windows
2 161 (12.67%) Linux
3 129 (10.15%) Unix
4 57 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.89%) AIX
6 23 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.18%) CentOS
10 15 (1.18%) VMS
11 14 (1.10%) Solaris
12 12 (0.94%) SUSE
13 11 (0.87%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.55%) Android
17 6 (0.47%) HPUX
17 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (15.18%) CRM
2 188 (14.79%) ERP
3 178 (14.00%) Web Development
4 157 (12.35%) ITIL
5 129 (10.15%) Migration
6 126 (9.91%) Information Security
7 118 (9.28%) Load Balancing
8 103 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (7.87%) SIEM
10 95 (7.47%) Network Monitoring
11 93 (7.32%) Network Design
12 84 (6.61%) Network Management
13 77 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 74 (5.82%) Project Management
15 71 (5.59%) Security Architecture
16 64 (5.04%) Service Management
17 62 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
18 50 (3.93%) Security Operations
18 50 (3.93%) Service Delivery
19 49 (3.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 224 (17.62%) Java
2 179 (14.08%) JavaScript
3 177 (13.93%) PHP
4 78 (6.14%) SQL
5 40 (3.15%) C#
6 28 (2.20%) Perl
7 23 (1.81%) PowerShell
7 23 (1.81%) Python
8 16 (1.26%) C
9 13 (1.02%) C++
10 10 (0.79%) Ruby
10 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.71%) Scala
12 6 (0.47%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.24%) VB
15 2 (0.16%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 355 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
2 239 (18.80%) CCNP
3 175 (13.77%) CCNA
4 167 (13.14%) Security Cleared
5 122 (9.60%) SC Cleared
6 117 (9.21%) CISSP
7 82 (6.45%) CCIE
8 75 (5.90%) Degree
9 63 (4.96%) CCSE
10 53 (4.17%) CCSA
11 43 (3.38%) CISM
12 30 (2.36%) JNCIP
13 29 (2.28%) Check Point Certification
14 26 (2.05%) DV Cleared
15 24 (1.89%) JNCIS
16 23 (1.81%) CCDP
16 23 (1.81%) CEH
17 20 (1.57%) CISA
17 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (1.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 45 (3.54%) SLA
4 20 (1.57%) COBIT
5 8 (0.63%) QA
6 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.24%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.079%) BS25999
10 1 (0.079%) COSO
10 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.079%) GPG13
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 97 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.97%) vSphere
4 19 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.18%) ProxySG
6 13 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.79%) Snort
7 10 (0.79%) UAG
8 9 (0.71%) Samba
9 8 (0.63%) Docker
9 8 (0.63%) KVM
9 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.55%) Xen
10 7 (0.55%) XenApp
11 5 (0.39%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.39%) NFS
12 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.31%) Firmware
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 49 (3.86%) FortiGate
2 44 (3.46%) Puppet
3 28 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.05%) Nessus
5 19 (1.49%) QRadar
6 17 (1.34%) SCOM
7 14 (1.10%) Nmap
7 14 (1.10%) SCCM
8 12 (0.94%) Nagios
9 9 (0.71%) Proventia
9 9 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
10 8 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.55%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
11 7 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 575 (45.24%) Cisco
2 306 (24.08%) CheckPoint
3 219 (17.23%) F5
4 176 (13.85%) Juniper
5 139 (10.94%) Microsoft
6 110 (8.65%) VMware
7 89 (7.00%) Palo Alto
8 84 (6.61%) Blue Coat
9 75 (5.90%) Citrix
10 73 (5.74%) HP
11 65 (5.11%) Fortinet
12 64 (5.04%) Oracle
13 44 (3.46%) IBM
14 39 (3.07%) Red Hat
15 38 (2.99%) Splunk
16 36 (2.83%) SolarWinds
17 34 (2.68%) Symantec
18 33 (2.60%) Intel Security
19 31 (2.44%) NetApp
20 27 (2.12%) Riverbed
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £281 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago