The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 236 268 257
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 465 364 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 5.21% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 211 191
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.23 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £39.50 £45.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +14.40%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +48 436 £400 +3.22% 156
London +59 186 £400 - 48
South East +12 104 £368 -8.12% 38
City of London +58 63 £365 -7.23% 16
South West -4 44 £450 +6.82% 10
Berkshire +7 43 £455 +1.11% 18
Hampshire +6 35 £348 -13.00% 10
East of England 0 34 £338 -18.18% 12
Wiltshire +16 27 £500 +18.69% 2
West Midlands -19 20 £345 -4.82% 13
Swindon +8 19 £500 +18.69% 2
Scotland -13 19 £450 +38.46% 4
North West -10 15 £455 +62.50% 6
Birmingham +10 13 £345 -37.27% 7
East Midlands -9 13 £425 +17.24% 4
Cheshire +4 12 £495 +76.78% 2
Yorkshire -4 12 £388 +19.23% 23
Surrey -3 11 £349 -9.41% 3
Bedfordshire -16 11 £313 +38.88% 6
Bristol - 11 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £338 -20.58% 3
Reading -7 10 £400 -5.88% 3
Edinburgh -13 9 £509 - 1
Southampton -11 7 - - 3
York +6 6 £401 +3.35% 1
Bracknell +1 6 £481 +18.83%
Milton Keynes -2 6 £334 -21.47%
North Yorkshire -2 6 £401 +16.50% 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £318 -
Cambridge - 6 £318 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 543 (60.74%) Firewall
2 511 (57.16%) Cisco
3 308 (34.45%) CheckPoint
4 279 (31.21%) Cisco Certification
5 246 (27.52%) Juniper
6 236 (26.40%) CCNP
7 205 (22.93%) WAN
8 201 (22.48%) LAN
9 192 (21.48%) Windows
10 180 (20.13%) F5
11 170 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
12 142 (15.88%) VPN
13 141 (15.77%) Linux
14 138 (15.44%) Finance
15 137 (15.32%) OSPF
16 135 (15.10%) BGP
17 130 (14.54%) Security Cleared
18 125 (13.98%) Blue Coat
19 120 (13.42%) ITIL
20 112 (12.53%) VMware
21 109 (12.19%) DNS
22 106 (11.86%) Microsoft
23 100 (11.19%) TCP/IP
23 100 (11.19%) Load Balancing
24 93 (10.40%) CISSP
25 92 (10.29%) CCNA
25 92 (10.29%) SC Cleared
25 92 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
26 89 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
27 88 (9.84%) Cisco IOS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 31 (3.47%) Apache
2 30 (3.36%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.01%) IIS
3 18 (2.01%) nginx
4 15 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.45%) Confluence
5 13 (1.45%) MediaWiki
6 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.67%) Lync
8 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.34%) Documentum
10 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.22%) CMS
10 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 45 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.36%) MS Office
3 17 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.45%) MS Project
4 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) assyst
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.67%) SaaS
2 6 (0.67%) Route 53
2 6 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (0.56%) PaaS
3 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.34%) Office 365
5 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 543 (60.74%) Firewall
2 205 (22.93%) WAN
3 201 (22.48%) LAN
4 170 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
5 142 (15.88%) VPN
6 137 (15.32%) OSPF
7 135 (15.10%) BGP
8 109 (12.19%) DNS
9 100 (11.19%) TCP/IP
10 92 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 88 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
12 76 (8.50%) Wireless
13 72 (8.05%) MPLS
14 70 (7.83%) DHCP
15 68 (7.61%) Internet
15 68 (7.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 66 (7.38%) IPsec
17 64 (7.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 62 (6.94%) SSL
19 48 (5.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.13%) MySQL
4 14 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.45%) DB2
6 12 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.12%) Big Data
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.22%) IDOL
12 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.11%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (2.46%) Jenkins
1 22 (2.46%) Hudson
2 16 (1.79%) Subversion
2 16 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.45%) JIRA
4 4 (0.45%) MSI
5 3 (0.34%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) Maven
6 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.11%) GDB
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.11%) JUnit
General
1 138 (15.44%) Finance
2 76 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 74 (8.28%) Banking
4 28 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.68%) Retail
6 16 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.01%) Local Government
7 9 (1.01%) Back Office
7 9 (1.01%) Law
7 9 (1.01%) Military
8 8 (0.89%) Publishing
9 6 (0.67%) German Language
10 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Marketing
12 3 (0.34%) International Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Legal
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 295 (33.00%) Network Engineer
2 234 (26.17%) Security Engineer
3 190 (21.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 119 (13.31%) Architect
5 91 (10.18%) Consultant
6 77 (8.61%) Analyst
7 64 (7.16%) Security Consultant
8 58 (6.49%) Security Architect
9 57 (6.38%) Network Specialist
10 50 (5.59%) Network Consultant
11 47 (5.26%) Security Specialist
11 47 (5.26%) Network Architect
12 44 (4.92%) Security Analyst
13 42 (4.70%) Firewall Engineer
13 42 (4.70%) Network Security Specialist
14 38 (4.25%) Network Security Consultant
15 33 (3.69%) Cisco Engineer
16 31 (3.47%) Network Analyst
17 28 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 28 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.02%) Web Services
2 17 (1.90%) LAMP
3 15 (1.68%) XML
4 14 (1.57%) Middleware
5 12 (1.34%) .NET
6 6 (0.67%) HTML
6 6 (0.67%) JSON
7 5 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.56%) HTML5
7 5 (0.56%) REST
8 4 (0.45%) J2EE
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.34%) XSLT
9 3 (0.34%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.34%) JSP
10 2 (0.22%) WAP
10 2 (0.22%) CSS
10 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 25 (2.80%) Fat Client
2 25 (2.80%) Thin Client
3 20 (2.24%) Replication
4 15 (1.68%) Cryptography
5 13 (1.45%) Wiki
6 12 (1.34%) Clustering
7 11 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.23%) Open Source
7 11 (1.23%) PKI
7 11 (1.23%) CESG
8 10 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
10 6 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.67%) GIS
10 6 (0.67%) SecurID
10 6 (0.67%) Statistics
11 5 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.45%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 192 (21.48%) Windows
2 141 (15.77%) Linux
3 75 (8.39%) UNIX
4 67 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.68%) Solaris
7 21 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.01%) Debian
8 18 (2.01%) Windows XP
8 18 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.68%) CentOS
11 14 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.45%) VMS
13 10 (1.12%) AIX
14 7 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.45%) SUSE
17 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (13.42%) ITIL
2 100 (11.19%) Load Balancing
3 85 (9.51%) Information Security
4 70 (7.83%) Network Design
5 66 (7.38%) Network Management
6 54 (6.04%) Security Architecture
7 50 (5.59%) Migration
8 46 (5.15%) E-Commerce
9 42 (4.70%) Project Management
10 40 (4.47%) Change Control
10 40 (4.47%) Risk Assessment
11 39 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (3.91%) SIEM
13 34 (3.80%) Service Management
14 33 (3.69%) Service Delivery
14 33 (3.69%) Change Management
15 31 (3.47%) Network Architecture
16 30 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
17 26 (2.91%) Risk Management
18 25 (2.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.37%) SQL
2 36 (4.03%) Perl
3 33 (3.69%) C
4 32 (3.58%) Java
5 23 (2.57%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.35%) Ruby
7 17 (1.90%) PHP
8 10 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.01%) VB
10 7 (0.78%) Tcl
11 6 (0.67%) Python
12 5 (0.56%) VBScript
13 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.34%) C++
13 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.22%) C#
14 2 (0.22%) Lisp
14 2 (0.22%) XPath
14 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 279 (31.21%) Cisco Certification
2 236 (26.40%) CCNP
3 130 (14.54%) Security Cleared
4 93 (10.40%) CISSP
5 92 (10.29%) CCNA
5 92 (10.29%) SC Cleared
6 85 (9.51%) CCSE
7 52 (5.82%) CCIE
8 50 (5.59%) CCSA
9 42 (4.70%) Degree
10 32 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (3.58%) CISM
11 31 (3.47%) CCDP
12 30 (3.36%) DV Cleared
13 29 (3.24%) MCSE
14 22 (2.46%) CCSP
15 15 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
16 14 (1.57%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (1.12%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.35%) QA
4 20 (2.24%) SLA
5 9 (1.01%) GPG13
5 9 (1.01%) COBIT
6 7 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 89 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (9.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.91%) ProxySG
3 26 (2.91%) vSphere
4 22 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.90%) Samba
7 14 (1.57%) Postfix
8 13 (1.45%) XenServer
9 11 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.78%) XenApp
11 6 (0.67%) Nmap
11 6 (0.67%) Snort
12 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.56%) UAG
13 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.34%) OpenSSH
14 3 (0.34%) Squid
14 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (2.91%) Puppet
2 22 (2.46%) Tivoli
3 17 (1.90%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 11 (1.23%) SCCM
6 10 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
8 7 (0.78%) SCOM
8 7 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.78%) OpenView
9 6 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.56%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.56%) Nessus
11 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 511 (57.16%) Cisco
2 308 (34.45%) CheckPoint
3 246 (27.52%) Juniper
4 180 (20.13%) F5
5 125 (13.98%) Blue Coat
6 112 (12.53%) VMware
7 106 (11.86%) Microsoft
8 87 (9.73%) HP
9 86 (9.62%) Citrix
10 53 (5.93%) McAfee
11 39 (4.36%) Red Hat
12 38 (4.25%) Oracle
13 37 (4.14%) Infoblox
14 35 (3.91%) IBM
15 28 (3.13%) Fortinet
16 25 (2.80%) Imperva
17 22 (2.46%) Websense
17 22 (2.46%) Nokia
18 20 (2.24%) Sourcefire
19 18 (2.01%) TippingPoint
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Wolverhampton
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City of London
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Cardiff
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