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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 204 237 236
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 616 555 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.01% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.27% 6.98% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 309 330
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 11
Median hourly rate £28.56 £42.46 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.74% +32.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £24.91 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.70 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +38.06%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +37 576 £450 +8.76% 147
London +21 237 £475 +11.76% 54
South East +42 123 £401 -5.76% 16
East of England +19 49 £350 -12.50% 10
North West +13 45 £550 +34.14% 15
City of London +5 42 £463 +13.14% 19
West Midlands +16 37 £400 -8.57% 19
Berkshire +4 34 £425 -1.44% 5
Yorkshire +7 33 £390 -2.43% 17
Manchester +8 31 £450 +24.13% 8
Hampshire 0 29 £435 +2.35% 5
South West +13 28 £413 +10.00% 12
Scotland -4 26 £400 +5.96% 5
Hertfordshire +19 25 £450 +25.00% 3
Surrey +29 20 £425 -15.00% 2
West Yorkshire +16 19 £450 +12.50% 14
Telford - 15 £388 -
Shropshire - 15 £388 -
Buckinghamshire +26 14 £363 -15.94% 2
Wiltshire +9 14 £413 +37.50% 4
North East -13 13 £324 -7.33% 2
Tyne and Wear -20 13 £324 -7.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 12 £329 -12.36% 1
Suffolk - 12 £400 - 4
Milton Keynes +24 11 £381 -11.59% 1
Glasgow +14 11 £400 - 4
Leeds +9 11 £513 +28.12% 12
Bristol +6 11 £575 +53.33% 4
Oxfordshire - 11 £344 -
Reading +2 10 £473 +14.54% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 785 (55.24%) Firewall
2 632 (44.48%) Cisco
3 402 (28.29%) CheckPoint
4 373 (26.25%) Cisco Certification
5 334 (23.50%) LAN
6 309 (21.75%) WAN
7 272 (19.14%) CCNP
8 260 (18.30%) Data Centre
9 249 (17.52%) Juniper
10 234 (16.47%) Security Cleared
11 227 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
12 224 (15.76%) VPN
13 210 (14.78%) Windows
14 204 (14.36%) SC Cleared
15 198 (13.93%) F5
16 195 (13.72%) Java
17 194 (13.65%) Finance
18 189 (13.30%) Wireless
19 186 (13.09%) Microsoft
20 180 (12.67%) CCNA
21 178 (12.53%) JavaScript
22 173 (12.17%) PHP
23 172 (12.10%) Linux
24 171 (12.03%) CRM
25 170 (11.96%) Palo Alto
26 168 (11.82%) Web Development
27 166 (11.68%) ERP
28 163 (11.47%) Digital Media
29 157 (11.05%) Information Security
30 153 (10.77%) TCP/IP

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 47 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 24 (1.69%) Apache
3 19 (1.34%) IIS
4 18 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.99%) JBoss
7 11 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.70%) CMS
9 9 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.63%) Confluence
9 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.56%) nginx
10 8 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.49%) FileNet
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.18%) MS Office
3 30 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.21%) MS Project
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.35%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.070%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.10%) Office 365
4 38 (2.67%) IaaS
5 26 (1.83%) PaaS
6 17 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.70%) SaaS
8 8 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.28%) G Suite
10 4 (0.28%) GitHub
10 4 (0.28%) Trello
10 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.070%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.070%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 785 (55.24%) Firewall
2 334 (23.50%) LAN
3 309 (21.75%) WAN
4 227 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
5 224 (15.76%) VPN
6 189 (13.30%) Wireless
7 153 (10.77%) TCP/IP
8 148 (10.42%) DNS
9 131 (9.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 111 (7.81%) SSL
11 107 (7.53%) BGP
11 107 (7.53%) OSPF
12 106 (7.46%) Internet
13 103 (7.25%) DHCP
14 94 (6.62%) VoIP
15 90 (6.33%) MPLS
16 81 (5.70%) Wi-Fi
17 80 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
18 74 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 74 (5.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.60%) MySQL
3 14 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (0.84%) Big Data
5 9 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.35%) Cloudera CDH
8 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.35%) HBase
8 5 (0.35%) Informix
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.21%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.14%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.14%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 32 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.99%) JIRA
4 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (0.56%) Subversion
5 8 (0.56%) Xcode
6 7 (0.49%) Grunt
6 7 (0.49%) gulp
7 5 (0.35%) FxCop
7 5 (0.35%) StyleCop
7 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.28%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.21%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.21%) Selenium
10 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 194 (13.65%) Finance
2 71 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 55 (3.87%) Retail
4 52 (3.66%) Banking
5 25 (1.76%) Legal
6 21 (1.48%) Law
7 13 (0.91%) Marketing
8 12 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.70%) Games
11 7 (0.49%) Advertising
12 6 (0.42%) Automotive
12 6 (0.42%) Publishing
13 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.28%) German Language
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
15 3 (0.21%) Military
16 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (28.71%) Network Engineer
2 264 (18.58%) Security Engineer
3 229 (16.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 215 (15.13%) Architect
5 138 (9.71%) Analyst
6 130 (9.15%) Consultant
7 111 (7.81%) Security Architect
8 108 (7.60%) Developer
9 101 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
10 96 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 92 (6.47%) Network Architect
12 84 (5.91%) Security Consultant
13 79 (5.56%) Security Analyst
14 61 (4.29%) Network Analyst
14 61 (4.29%) Network Consultant
15 59 (4.15%) Network Security Architect
16 56 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
17 53 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
18 49 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
19 43 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.50%) HTML
2 61 (4.29%) CSS
3 44 (3.10%) 802.1X
4 43 (3.03%) .NET
5 39 (2.74%) HTML5
6 37 (2.60%) Web Services
7 30 (2.11%) CSS3
8 29 (2.04%) jQuery
9 27 (1.90%) REST
10 22 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.34%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.20%) Node.js
13 15 (1.06%) RESTful
14 14 (0.99%) XML
15 12 (0.84%) LAMP
15 12 (0.84%) Middleware
15 12 (0.84%) Regular Expression
16 11 (0.77%) Cocoa
16 11 (0.77%) JSON
17 10 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 260 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 163 (11.47%) Digital Media
3 90 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 44 (3.10%) PKI
6 44 (3.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (1.83%) Cryptography
8 25 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.27%) CESG
10 16 (1.13%) iPad
11 15 (1.06%) Clustering
11 15 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.06%) User Experience
12 11 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.77%) DataPower
12 11 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (14.78%) Windows
2 172 (12.10%) Linux
3 96 (6.76%) Unix
4 80 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.06%) CentOS
10 13 (0.91%) AIX
11 11 (0.77%) Android
11 11 (0.77%) Solaris
11 11 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.63%) SUSE
13 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (12.03%) CRM
2 168 (11.82%) Web Development
3 166 (11.68%) ERP
4 157 (11.05%) Information Security
5 148 (10.42%) ITIL
6 134 (9.43%) Load Balancing
7 120 (8.44%) Network Management
8 119 (8.37%) SIEM
9 115 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (7.74%) Cybersecurity
11 95 (6.69%) Network Design
12 92 (6.47%) Migration
13 67 (4.71%) Project Management
14 65 (4.57%) Change Management
14 65 (4.57%) Security Operations
15 64 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 61 (4.29%) Configuration Management
16 61 (4.29%) Security Architecture
17 58 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
18 57 (4.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 195 (13.72%) Java
2 178 (12.53%) JavaScript
3 173 (12.17%) PHP
4 79 (5.56%) SQL
5 39 (2.74%) C#
6 34 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 33 (2.32%) Python
8 32 (2.25%) Perl
9 21 (1.48%) Ruby
10 18 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.84%) C
13 11 (0.77%) Scala
14 8 (0.56%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.56%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.49%) C++
16 6 (0.42%) Korn
17 4 (0.28%) XAML
18 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 373 (26.25%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (19.14%) CCNP
3 234 (16.47%) Security Cleared
4 204 (14.36%) SC Cleared
5 180 (12.67%) CCNA
6 131 (9.22%) CISSP
7 100 (7.04%) CCIE
8 67 (4.71%) CISM
9 61 (4.29%) CCSA
10 56 (3.94%) Degree
11 49 (3.45%) CCSE
12 36 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (2.39%) JNCIP
14 29 (2.04%) CCDP
14 29 (2.04%) JNCIS
15 25 (1.76%) CCSP
16 23 (1.62%) CISA
17 22 (1.55%) DV Cleared
18 21 (1.48%) JNCIA
19 20 (1.41%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 64 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.25%) QA
4 24 (1.69%) SLA
5 22 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.99%) COBIT
6 14 (0.99%) Government Security Classifications
7 9 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.28%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.21%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.070%) Basel II
12 1 (0.070%) GPG13
12 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 149 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.13%) ProxySG
5 14 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.63%) vSphere
8 8 (0.56%) Docker
8 8 (0.56%) Firmware
8 8 (0.56%) Snort
8 8 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.56%) Xen
9 7 (0.49%) KVM
10 6 (0.42%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.35%) HDFS
11 5 (0.35%) vCloud
11 5 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.35%) XenServer
12 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 55 (3.87%) Puppet
3 33 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.04%) Nagios
5 27 (1.90%) SCCM
6 22 (1.55%) SCOM
7 16 (1.13%) Nessus
8 12 (0.84%) Cacti
8 12 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.77%) Graphite
10 10 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 9 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.56%) Ansible
12 8 (0.56%) WSUS
13 7 (0.49%) EnCase
14 6 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.42%) SmoothWall
15 5 (0.35%) Grafana
Vendors
1 632 (44.48%) Cisco
2 402 (28.29%) CheckPoint
3 249 (17.52%) Juniper
4 198 (13.93%) F5
5 186 (13.09%) Microsoft
6 170 (11.96%) Palo Alto
7 116 (8.16%) VMware
8 103 (7.25%) Fortinet
9 97 (6.83%) Citrix
10 71 (5.00%) Blue Coat
11 67 (4.71%) Intel Security
12 54 (3.80%) HP
13 47 (3.31%) Dell
14 46 (3.24%) Red Hat
15 37 (2.60%) Aruba
16 36 (2.53%) Riverbed
17 35 (2.46%) Oracle
17 35 (2.46%) Sourcefire
18 32 (2.25%) Splunk
19 30 (2.11%) SolarWinds
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Rate: Contract Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £400- £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago