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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 173 219 255
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 788 629 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.08% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 7.74% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 335 297
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £397 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.54% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +107.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +107.40%

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
8371 8130 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.94% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4645 4469
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 525 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +43 748 £401 +0.25% 413
London +27 273 £450 +4.95% 111
South East +49 198 £400 +3.22% 54
North West +45 72 £381 -2.24% 70
City of London +45 61 £425 -5.55% 46
East of England +52 57 £340 -2.85% 33
Hampshire +48 57 £390 -8.23% 15
Berkshire +18 57 £448 +6.86% 12
West Midlands +3 49 £325 +1.96% 32
Yorkshire +11 46 £383 +9.42% 35
Manchester +28 37 £375 +7.14% 38
West Yorkshire +7 30 £383 -4.25% 28
Southampton +33 29 £400 +3.22% 1
Surrey +24 29 £400 +9.58% 8
Cheshire +23 29 £413 +2.80% 23
Scotland +11 27 £381 +17.21% 6
Leeds +6 27 £404 +1.00% 21
South West -35 27 £375 -16.66% 27
Buckinghamshire +27 23 £356 -10.93% 7
Hertfordshire +26 22 £325 -50.00% 16
Bedfordshire - 22 £353 - 3
Reading +17 21 £475 +38.68% 9
Edinburgh +5 19 £388 +19.23% 3
Milton Keynes +25 17 £381 -4.68% 3
Bedford - 16 £330 - 2
East Midlands -7 14 £338 -3.57% 46
Bristol +7 12 £531 -3.40% 9
Wiltshire -24 12 £363 -23.68% 2
Croydon -3 11 £470 -10.47%
Bracknell +4 10 £350 -26.31%

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 829 (49.29%) Firewall
2 698 (41.50%) Cisco
3 437 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
3 437 (25.98%) CheckPoint
4 419 (24.91%) Java
5 388 (23.07%) JavaScript
6 381 (22.65%) CRM
7 377 (22.41%) Web Development
8 376 (22.35%) PHP
9 374 (22.24%) ERP
10 372 (22.12%) Digital Media
11 352 (20.93%) WAN
12 332 (19.74%) LAN
13 318 (18.91%) CCNP
14 291 (17.30%) Data Centre
15 278 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
16 252 (14.98%) Juniper
16 252 (14.98%) VPN
17 247 (14.68%) Windows
18 234 (13.91%) Finance
19 229 (13.61%) CCNA
20 225 (13.38%) Wireless
20 225 (13.38%) Security Cleared
21 216 (12.84%) F5
22 207 (12.31%) Linux
23 205 (12.19%) Microsoft
24 201 (11.95%) TCP/IP
25 184 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
26 182 (10.82%) Active Directory
27 178 (10.58%) ITIL

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 48 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 37 (2.20%) Apache
4 29 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 23 (1.37%) IIS
6 22 (1.31%) JBoss
7 20 (1.19%) nginx
8 16 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.71%) Confluence
10 12 (0.71%) MQSeries
11 11 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.48%) CMS
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 110 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.25%) MS Office
4 12 (0.71%) MS Project
5 6 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.059%) Houdini
8 1 (0.059%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) Magento
3 7 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.059%) Eikon
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.059%) Primavera
7 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.80%) IaaS
4 51 (3.03%) Office 365
5 44 (2.62%) PaaS
6 21 (1.25%) SaaS
7 17 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.30%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.24%) Trello
10 4 (0.24%) Yammer
11 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.059%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.059%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 829 (49.29%) Firewall
2 352 (20.93%) WAN
3 332 (19.74%) LAN
4 278 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
5 252 (14.98%) VPN
6 225 (13.38%) Wireless
7 201 (11.95%) TCP/IP
8 141 (8.38%) DNS
9 132 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 119 (7.07%) SSL
11 110 (6.54%) BGP
12 109 (6.48%) Internet
13 106 (6.30%) OSPF
14 100 (5.95%) DHCP
15 99 (5.89%) VoIP
16 83 (4.93%) IPsec
17 81 (4.82%) MPLS
18 70 (4.16%) VLAN
19 66 (3.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 63 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.92%) MySQL
3 32 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (1.25%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.95%) OLAP
6 16 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.83%) Big Data
8 12 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.42%) DB2
13 7 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
14 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.43%) JIRA
4 20 (1.19%) Subversion
5 11 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.54%) gulp
6 9 (0.54%) Xcode
7 8 (0.48%) FxCop
7 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.48%) StyleCop
8 7 (0.42%) Grunt
8 7 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.36%) Maven
9 6 (0.36%) Selenium
10 4 (0.24%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.24%) Hudson
10 4 (0.24%) JUnit
10 4 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 234 (13.91%) Finance
2 107 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.80%) Banking
4 63 (3.75%) Retail
5 27 (1.61%) Legal
6 23 (1.37%) Marketing
7 17 (1.01%) Games
7 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.59%) German Language
10 9 (0.54%) French Language
11 8 (0.48%) Law
12 7 (0.42%) Billing
13 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.24%) Advertising
14 4 (0.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
15 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 454 (26.99%) Network Engineer
2 253 (15.04%) Security Engineer
3 232 (13.79%) Architect
4 216 (12.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 212 (12.60%) Developer
6 148 (8.80%) Consultant
7 146 (8.68%) Analyst
8 120 (7.13%) Security Architect
9 113 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
10 105 (6.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 105 (6.24%) Security Consultant
11 80 (4.76%) Security Analyst
12 78 (4.64%) Network Architect
13 77 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
14 71 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
15 62 (3.69%) Network Analyst
15 62 (3.69%) Project Manager
16 59 (3.51%) Network Consultant
17 56 (3.33%) Network Security Architect
18 53 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (7.49%) HTML
2 115 (6.84%) CSS
3 92 (5.47%) .NET
4 71 (4.22%) HTML5
5 50 (2.97%) CSS3
5 50 (2.97%) jQuery
6 49 (2.91%) 802.1X
7 48 (2.85%) AngularJS
8 42 (2.50%) Web Services
9 40 (2.38%) ASP.NET
10 38 (2.26%) REST
11 30 (1.78%) Node.js
12 26 (1.55%) JSON
12 26 (1.55%) RESTful
13 25 (1.49%) Middleware
14 24 (1.43%) XML
15 23 (1.37%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.37%) LAMP
16 22 (1.31%) J2EE
17 21 (1.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 372 (22.12%) Digital Media
2 291 (17.30%) Data Centre
3 91 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (4.93%) PKI
5 62 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (1.49%) User Experience
9 22 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.13%) Clustering
11 18 (1.07%) Cryptography
12 17 (1.01%) iPad
13 16 (0.95%) CESG
13 16 (0.95%) Replication
14 13 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.65%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 247 (14.68%) Windows
2 207 (12.31%) Linux
3 127 (7.55%) Unix
4 109 (6.48%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.25%) VMS
11 20 (1.19%) Solaris
12 18 (1.07%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.01%) CentOS
14 16 (0.95%) AIX
15 13 (0.77%) Android
16 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.65%) Windows 10
18 10 (0.59%) Debian
19 9 (0.54%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (22.65%) CRM
2 377 (22.41%) Web Development
3 374 (22.24%) ERP
4 184 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (10.58%) ITIL
6 165 (9.81%) Load Balancing
7 152 (9.04%) SIEM
8 134 (7.97%) Migration
9 127 (7.55%) Information Security
10 121 (7.19%) Network Management
11 118 (7.02%) Network Design
12 96 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 89 (5.29%) DevOps
14 84 (4.99%) Project Management
15 80 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
16 79 (4.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 78 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
18 73 (4.34%) E-Commerce
19 70 (4.16%) Security Architecture
20 65 (3.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 419 (24.91%) Java
2 388 (23.07%) JavaScript
3 376 (22.35%) PHP
4 124 (7.37%) SQL
5 75 (4.46%) C#
6 47 (2.79%) Perl
7 43 (2.56%) Python
8 41 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 32 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.31%) Ruby
11 19 (1.13%) Scala
12 14 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.83%) C
13 13 (0.77%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.71%) Apple Swift
15 10 (0.59%) C++
16 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
19 3 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 437 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
2 318 (18.91%) CCNP
3 229 (13.61%) CCNA
4 225 (13.38%) Security Cleared
5 173 (10.29%) SC Cleared
6 158 (9.39%) CISSP
7 99 (5.89%) CCIE
8 92 (5.47%) Degree
9 74 (4.40%) CISM
10 64 (3.80%) CCSE
11 60 (3.57%) CCSA
12 38 (2.26%) CCDP
13 37 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (1.96%) DV Cleared
15 27 (1.61%) JNCIS
16 25 (1.49%) CISA
16 25 (1.49%) CISMP
17 22 (1.31%) CEH
17 22 (1.31%) JNCIA
17 22 (1.31%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (3.98%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.26%) SLA
4 28 (1.66%) QA
5 23 (1.37%) COBIT
6 11 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
8 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.059%) Basel II
12 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.059%) GPG13
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.059%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.059%) PMBOK
System Software
1 182 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 85 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.07%) Docker
5 18 (1.07%) vSphere
6 17 (1.01%) KVM
6 17 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (0.95%) Samba
8 14 (0.83%) Xen
9 13 (0.77%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.77%) UAG
9 13 (0.77%) XenApp
10 12 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.54%) Snort
13 8 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.36%) NFS
15 5 (0.30%) vCloud
16 4 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 83 (4.93%) Puppet
2 69 (4.10%) FortiGate
3 51 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (2.26%) Nagios
5 36 (2.14%) SCOM
6 20 (1.19%) Cacti
7 19 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (1.13%) SCCM
8 16 (0.95%) Nessus
8 16 (0.95%) SmoothWall
9 12 (0.71%) Graphite
10 11 (0.65%) Ganglia
10 11 (0.65%) StatsD
10 11 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.59%) SmokePing
12 9 (0.54%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 698 (41.50%) Cisco
2 437 (25.98%) CheckPoint
3 252 (14.98%) Juniper
4 216 (12.84%) F5
5 205 (12.19%) Microsoft
6 151 (8.98%) Palo Alto
7 128 (7.61%) VMware
8 108 (6.42%) Fortinet
9 105 (6.24%) Citrix
10 81 (4.82%) HP
11 76 (4.52%) Intel Security
12 70 (4.16%) Oracle
13 56 (3.33%) Blue Coat
14 53 (3.15%) Red Hat
15 40 (2.38%) Aruba
15 40 (2.38%) Symantec
16 39 (2.32%) Splunk
17 38 (2.26%) SolarWinds
18 34 (2.02%) Dell
19 33 (1.96%) IBM
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
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Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
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London
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + NEG
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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North London
Hays Finance Technology
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Warrington, Cheshire
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London
Oscar
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London
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