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 6 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 201 250 333
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +83
Contract jobs citing Network Security 626 425 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 5.97% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 237 118
Average daily rate
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£360 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 7
Average hourly rate £31.25 £15.75 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.41% -49.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.60 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -38.83%

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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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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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 +45 570 £350 -9.67% 139
London +27 212 £350 -12.50% 53
South East +22 137 £375 +7.14% 28
North West +15 67 £325 -7.14% 18
West Midlands +27 51 £368 -18.33% 4
Manchester +7 44 £300 - 10
Oxfordshire +19 43 £375 -
East of England +22 38 £400 - 6
Birmingham +23 36 £360 -20.00% 3
Scotland +31 35 £408 +52.33% 4
Surrey +32 32 £363 -10.49% 5
City of London +6 32 £356 -8.06% 10
Berkshire -18 30 £376 +7.50% 13
South West 0 25 £438 +2.94% 13
Yorkshire -12 22 £381 -4.80% 10
Cheshire 0 16 £438 +12.90% 6
Chester +20 15 £438 +29.62% 2
Oxford +1 14 £375 -
Hertfordshire +5 13 £425 +51.78% 2
Hampshire -23 13 £348 -8.78% 4
Glasgow +9 12 £500 - 3
Edinburgh -6 12 £408 +52.33%
West Yorkshire +6 10 £398 - 8
East Midlands -7 10 £400 -15.78% 5
Cambridgeshire - 10 £369 - 1
Reading -5 9 £340 +4.61% 7
Epsom - 9 £400 -
Erskine - 9 £345 -
Cambridge - 9 £338 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £345 -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 639 (53.92%) Cisco
2 630 (53.16%) Firewall
3 386 (32.57%) Cisco Certification
4 361 (30.46%) CheckPoint
5 287 (24.22%) WAN
6 286 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
7 281 (23.71%) Juniper
8 252 (21.27%) LAN
9 250 (21.10%) CCNP
10 243 (20.51%) Finance
11 237 (20.00%) VPN
12 233 (19.66%) F5
13 231 (19.49%) Citrix
14 224 (18.90%) Windows
15 219 (18.48%) Linux
16 194 (16.37%) BGP
17 193 (16.29%) OSPF
18 188 (15.86%) ITIL
19 186 (15.70%) Load Balancing
20 164 (13.84%) DNS
21 160 (13.50%) Security Cleared
22 159 (13.42%) VMware
23 144 (12.15%) Blue Coat
24 141 (11.90%) MPLS
24 141 (11.90%) TCP/IP
25 140 (11.81%) Wireless
26 134 (11.31%) CCNA
27 131 (11.05%) SSL
28 126 (10.63%) Microsoft
29 121 (10.21%) IPsec

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 81 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.54%) IIS
3 36 (3.04%) Apache
4 32 (2.70%) Confluence
5 17 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.18%) MediaWiki
7 13 (1.10%) nginx
7 13 (1.10%) Lync
8 11 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.59%) CMS
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.34%) JBoss
11 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.25%) FileNet
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 56 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 50 (4.22%) MS Office
3 20 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.084%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) RMDS
2 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.084%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.084%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.77%) SaaS
4 19 (1.60%) PaaS
5 15 (1.27%) IaaS
6 13 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.51%) Office 365
8 5 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.25%) Route 53
11 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.084%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 630 (53.16%) Firewall
2 287 (24.22%) WAN
3 286 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 252 (21.27%) LAN
5 237 (20.00%) VPN
6 194 (16.37%) BGP
7 193 (16.29%) OSPF
8 164 (13.84%) DNS
9 141 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 141 (11.90%) MPLS
10 140 (11.81%) Wireless
11 131 (11.05%) SSL
12 121 (10.21%) IPsec
13 111 (9.37%) Internet
14 105 (8.86%) DHCP
15 104 (8.78%) Cisco IOS
16 93 (7.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 88 (7.43%) VoIP
18 84 (7.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 82 (6.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.86%) MySQL
3 19 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (1.60%) Big Data
4 15 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.76%) DB2
7 8 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.42%) Redis
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.25%) HBase
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.17%) MS Access
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (2.70%) JIRA
2 25 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.52%) Hudson
4 15 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.18%) Subversion
6 6 (0.51%) JUnit
7 4 (0.34%) MSI
8 3 (0.25%) RSpec
9 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
10 1 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.084%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.084%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.084%) Metasploit
General
1 243 (20.51%) Finance
2 93 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.89%) Banking
4 29 (2.45%) Games
5 18 (1.52%) Multimedia
6 16 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.01%) Retail
8 11 (0.93%) Legal
8 11 (0.93%) Marketing
9 10 (0.84%) Billing
9 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.51%) Law
10 6 (0.51%) Back Office
10 6 (0.51%) Publishing
11 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.42%) Automotive
12 4 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 376 (31.73%) Network Engineer
2 219 (18.48%) Security Engineer
3 182 (15.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 146 (12.32%) Analyst
5 119 (10.04%) Consultant
6 114 (9.62%) Architect
7 78 (6.58%) Security Consultant
7 78 (6.58%) Security Analyst
8 67 (5.65%) Network Consultant
9 62 (5.23%) Security Specialist
10 59 (4.98%) Network Security Consultant
11 55 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 53 (4.47%) Network Analyst
13 47 (3.97%) Network Specialist
14 44 (3.71%) Network Security Specialist
14 44 (3.71%) Network Support
15 43 (3.63%) Security Architect
16 42 (3.54%) Design Engineer
17 41 (3.46%) Network Architect
18 37 (3.12%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.22%) Web Services
2 16 (1.35%) CSS
3 14 (1.18%) HTML
4 13 (1.10%) .NET
5 10 (0.84%) Middleware
6 9 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (0.68%) Rendezvous
8 7 (0.59%) LAMP
8 7 (0.59%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.42%) Kafka
10 5 (0.42%) Drools
10 5 (0.42%) OAuth
10 5 (0.42%) OpenID
10 5 (0.42%) SAML
11 4 (0.34%) XML
11 4 (0.34%) GTK+
11 4 (0.34%) Spring
11 4 (0.34%) Spring Boot
12 3 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.39%) PKI
3 43 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.21%) Thin Client
4 38 (3.21%) Fat Client
5 37 (3.12%) Cryptography
6 31 (2.62%) Clustering
7 30 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.86%) SecurID
9 16 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.27%) Replication
11 14 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.18%) Wiki
11 14 (1.18%) Online Games
12 12 (1.01%) Open Source
13 11 (0.93%) Raspberry Pi
13 11 (0.93%) NHS
14 10 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
16 6 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 224 (18.90%) Windows
2 219 (18.48%) Linux
3 84 (7.09%) UNIX
4 55 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.94%) CentOS
8 19 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.52%) AIX
10 16 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.10%) Solaris
12 13 (1.10%) Debian
13 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.59%) SUSE
14 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.42%) zOS
16 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (15.86%) ITIL
2 186 (15.70%) Load Balancing
3 118 (9.96%) Migration
4 91 (7.68%) Information Security
5 83 (7.00%) Network Management
6 82 (6.92%) Service Management
7 81 (6.84%) Network Design
8 77 (6.50%) DevOps
9 71 (5.99%) E-Commerce
10 59 (4.98%) SIEM
11 58 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
12 55 (4.64%) Project Management
13 54 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
14 53 (4.47%) Time Management
15 49 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 48 (4.05%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.71%) Change Management
17 44 (3.71%) Cyber Security
18 43 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
19 42 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (6.50%) SQL
2 55 (4.64%) Java
3 46 (3.88%) C
4 35 (2.95%) Ruby
5 33 (2.78%) Perl
6 28 (2.36%) Python
7 23 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.10%) PHP
8 13 (1.10%) C#
8 13 (1.10%) C++
9 11 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.42%) Scala
11 5 (0.42%) Go
11 5 (0.42%) VB
12 3 (0.25%) VBScript
12 3 (0.25%) Tcl
12 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 386 (32.57%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (21.10%) CCNP
3 160 (13.50%) Security Cleared
4 134 (11.31%) CCNA
5 113 (9.54%) CISSP
6 105 (8.86%) SC Cleared
7 97 (8.19%) Degree
8 79 (6.67%) CCIE
9 71 (5.99%) CCSE
10 39 (3.29%) CCSA
11 37 (3.12%) CISM
12 31 (2.62%) DV Cleared
13 29 (2.45%) CCDP
14 28 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.52%) CISA
16 18 (1.52%) CCSP
16 18 (1.52%) CISMP
17 12 (1.01%) CCENT
18 10 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (4.64%) PCI DSS
3 41 (3.46%) QA
3 41 (3.46%) SLA
4 13 (1.10%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.42%) GPG13
8 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 1 (0.084%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) HIPAA
System Software
1 110 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (9.20%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.97%) vSphere
4 39 (3.29%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.69%) XenServer
6 16 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.27%) Samba
7 15 (1.27%) iptables
8 14 (1.18%) Postfix
8 14 (1.18%) Snort
9 13 (1.10%) XenApp
10 12 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 11 (0.93%) Docker
12 9 (0.76%) Xen
13 8 (0.68%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.59%) vCloud
15 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.51%) Firmware
15 6 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 69 (5.82%) Puppet
2 31 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.28%) FortiGate
4 18 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
5 17 (1.43%) RANCID
6 15 (1.27%) ZABBIX
6 15 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
7 13 (1.10%) Ansible
8 10 (0.84%) Salt
8 10 (0.84%) Nessus
9 9 (0.76%) SCCM
10 7 (0.59%) OpenView
11 6 (0.51%) Nmap
11 6 (0.51%) SCOM
11 6 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.51%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 639 (53.92%) Cisco
2 361 (30.46%) CheckPoint
3 281 (23.71%) Juniper
4 233 (19.66%) F5
5 231 (19.49%) Citrix
6 159 (13.42%) VMware
7 144 (12.15%) Blue Coat
8 126 (10.63%) Microsoft
9 110 (9.28%) HP
10 72 (6.08%) Infoblox
11 70 (5.91%) SolarWinds
12 61 (5.15%) Oracle
13 55 (4.64%) Red Hat
14 54 (4.56%) Fortinet
15 53 (4.47%) McAfee
16 37 (3.12%) Imperva
17 36 (3.04%) Aruba
18 29 (2.45%) Tufin
18 29 (2.45%) TippingPoint
18 29 (2.45%) IBM
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £340 - £360 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago