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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 230 246 280
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +34
Contract jobs citing Network Security 496 415 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 5.77% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 231 160
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 23
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £17.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -17.96%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +21 462 £400 +5.96% 141
London +58 218 £405 +4.51% 56
South East -4 114 £375 -3.84% 35
City of London +75 78 £425 +9.67% 20
Hampshire +11 45 £346 -13.44% 3
Berkshire -2 43 £453 +12.42% 14
South West -18 31 £450 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -12 30 £345 -8.00% 2
East of England -8 26 £344 -11.29% 10
Wiltshire +8 21 £463 +10.11% 5
Scotland -8 19 £450 +38.46% 4
North West -14 15 £455 +62.50% 6
Swindon +2 14 £463 +10.11% 5
East Midlands 0 14 £450 +50.00% 1
Birmingham +10 12 £340 -38.18% 1
Bedfordshire -8 12 £325 +44.44% 2
Cheshire +10 11 £495 +76.78%
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £350 +3.55% 3
Edinburgh -10 11 £509 +13.20% 1
Surrey 0 10 £360 +4.72% 12
Reading -11 9 £450 +36.36% 4
Southampton -8 8 £315 -16.00% 1
Ipswich +1 7 £375 - 1
Suffolk -3 7 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -4 7 £475 +10.46% 11
Yorkshire -12 7 £475 +22.58% 13
Milton Keynes -12 7 £330 -13.49% 1
Bracknell +1 6 £493 +21.62% 1
Bristol -16 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Slough +4 5 £498 +37.24% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 568 (62.08%) Firewall
2 500 (54.64%) Cisco
3 318 (34.75%) CheckPoint
4 269 (29.40%) Cisco Certification
5 233 (25.46%) Juniper
6 228 (24.92%) WAN
7 223 (24.37%) LAN
8 222 (24.26%) CCNP
9 209 (22.84%) Windows
10 181 (19.78%) F5
11 167 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
12 158 (17.27%) VPN
13 149 (16.28%) BGP
14 145 (15.85%) OSPF
15 144 (15.74%) Linux
16 136 (14.86%) Security Cleared
17 135 (14.75%) Blue Coat
18 132 (14.43%) TCP/IP
19 129 (14.10%) Finance
20 119 (13.01%) ITIL
21 117 (12.79%) DNS
22 112 (12.24%) VMware
23 111 (12.13%) Cisco Nexus
24 109 (11.91%) Microsoft
25 108 (11.80%) SC Cleared
26 106 (11.58%) Load Balancing
27 100 (10.93%) Information Security
28 99 (10.82%) CISSP
29 96 (10.49%) HP
30 95 (10.38%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (4.26%) Apache
2 31 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.73%) IIS
4 20 (2.19%) nginx
5 14 (1.53%) Confluence
5 14 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.53%) MediaWiki
6 12 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.77%) Lync
9 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 48 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.61%) MS Office
3 17 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Maple
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) assyst
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.44%) SaaS
4 3 (0.33%) PaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Office 365
4 3 (0.33%) Route 53
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 568 (62.08%) Firewall
2 228 (24.92%) WAN
3 223 (24.37%) LAN
4 167 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
5 158 (17.27%) VPN
6 149 (16.28%) BGP
7 145 (15.85%) OSPF
8 132 (14.43%) TCP/IP
9 117 (12.79%) DNS
10 111 (12.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 93 (10.16%) Cisco IOS
12 84 (9.18%) Internet
13 78 (8.52%) IPsec
14 73 (7.98%) Wireless
14 73 (7.98%) DHCP
15 71 (7.76%) SSL
16 70 (7.65%) MPLS
17 68 (7.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 64 (6.99%) VLAN
19 59 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.19%) MySQL
4 16 (1.75%) DB2
5 15 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (1.09%) Big Data
9 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.22%) IDOL
14 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.11%) MS Access
14 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (2.30%) Hudson
1 21 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.08%) Subversion
3 18 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.53%) JIRA
5 5 (0.55%) MSI
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 129 (14.10%) Finance
2 78 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 64 (6.99%) Banking
4 29 (3.17%) Retail
5 27 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.42%) Law
7 12 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.98%) Military
9 8 (0.87%) Publishing
9 8 (0.87%) Local Government
10 7 (0.77%) German Language
10 7 (0.77%) Legal
11 6 (0.66%) Back Office
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Marketing
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 292 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 235 (25.68%) Security Engineer
3 186 (20.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 102 (11.15%) Analyst
5 101 (11.04%) Architect
6 96 (10.49%) Consultant
7 67 (7.32%) Security Analyst
8 61 (6.67%) Security Consultant
9 54 (5.90%) Security Specialist
10 53 (5.79%) Network Specialist
11 51 (5.57%) Network Consultant
12 48 (5.25%) Security Architect
13 40 (4.37%) Network Architect
14 39 (4.26%) Network Analyst
14 39 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
15 38 (4.15%) Network Security Specialist
16 33 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
17 31 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
18 30 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.17%) Web Services
2 18 (1.97%) LAMP
3 15 (1.64%) Middleware
4 11 (1.20%) Regular Expression
5 9 (0.98%) XML
6 8 (0.87%) .NET
7 6 (0.66%) HTML
7 6 (0.66%) HTML5
8 5 (0.55%) JSON
9 4 (0.44%) WAP
9 4 (0.44%) REST
10 3 (0.33%) XSLT
10 3 (0.33%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.33%) JSP
11 2 (0.22%) J2EE
11 2 (0.22%) EDI
11 2 (0.22%) Lucene
11 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.79%) Management Information System
2 22 (2.40%) Thin Client
2 22 (2.40%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.08%) Replication
4 17 (1.86%) PKI
5 14 (1.53%) Cryptography
5 14 (1.53%) Wiki
6 13 (1.42%) Open Source
7 12 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.31%) CESG
8 11 (1.20%) SecurID
8 11 (1.20%) Clustering
9 10 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
9 10 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.87%) GIS
10 8 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.87%) Firmware
11 7 (0.77%) Statistics
11 7 (0.77%) SCADA
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 209 (22.84%) Windows
2 144 (15.74%) Linux
3 86 (9.40%) UNIX
4 72 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.84%) Solaris
7 23 (2.51%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.30%) Debian
9 17 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.86%) AIX
9 17 (1.86%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.64%) CentOS
12 11 (1.20%) SUSE
12 11 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.87%) Android
15 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (13.01%) ITIL
2 106 (11.58%) Load Balancing
3 100 (10.93%) Information Security
4 68 (7.43%) Network Design
5 66 (7.21%) Network Management
6 56 (6.12%) Security Architecture
7 55 (6.01%) Migration
8 46 (5.03%) E-Commerce
8 46 (5.03%) Change Control
9 44 (4.81%) Service Management
10 43 (4.70%) Project Management
10 43 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (4.26%) Risk Management
11 39 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
12 38 (4.15%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
13 37 (4.04%) Network Architecture
14 35 (3.83%) Mentoring
15 34 (3.72%) Kalman Filter
16 33 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.56%) SQL
2 35 (3.83%) Perl
3 32 (3.50%) C
4 30 (3.28%) Java
5 23 (2.51%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.30%) Ruby
7 18 (1.97%) PHP
8 13 (1.42%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.20%) Python
10 10 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.09%) VBScript
11 6 (0.66%) Tcl
12 5 (0.55%) C++
12 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.55%) VB
13 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.22%) Lisp
13 2 (0.22%) KiXtart
14 1 (0.11%) Golang
14 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 269 (29.40%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (24.26%) CCNP
3 136 (14.86%) Security Cleared
4 108 (11.80%) SC Cleared
5 99 (10.82%) CISSP
6 88 (9.62%) CCNA
7 87 (9.51%) CCSE
8 52 (5.68%) CCSA
9 47 (5.14%) CCIE
10 38 (4.15%) Degree
11 34 (3.72%) DV Cleared
12 33 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (3.39%) CISM
14 29 (3.17%) MCSE
15 24 (2.62%) CCSP
16 21 (2.30%) CCDP
17 19 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
17 19 (2.08%) GIAC
18 15 (1.64%) CEH
18 15 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.40%) QA
4 14 (1.53%) SLA
5 11 (1.20%) COBIT
5 11 (1.20%) GPG13
6 7 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.77%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 86 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 85 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.72%) ProxySG
4 32 (3.50%) vSphere
5 23 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.51%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.86%) Samba
7 15 (1.64%) Postfix
8 14 (1.53%) XenServer
9 11 (1.20%) XenApp
9 11 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
10 9 (0.98%) Snort
10 9 (0.98%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.66%) Nmap
11 6 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.66%) UAG
12 5 (0.55%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.33%) OpenSSH
13 3 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (2.73%) Puppet
2 17 (1.86%) ZABBIX
3 15 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.53%) SCCM
5 11 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
5 11 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
8 8 (0.87%) SCOM
9 7 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.77%) OpenView
10 6 (0.66%) Nessus
10 6 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.44%) HP NNM
12 4 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 500 (54.64%) Cisco
2 318 (34.75%) CheckPoint
3 233 (25.46%) Juniper
4 181 (19.78%) F5
5 135 (14.75%) Blue Coat
6 112 (12.24%) VMware
7 109 (11.91%) Microsoft
8 96 (10.49%) HP
9 95 (10.38%) Citrix
10 46 (5.03%) Oracle
11 42 (4.59%) McAfee
12 38 (4.15%) IBM
13 34 (3.72%) Fortinet
13 34 (3.72%) Infoblox
14 31 (3.39%) Nokia
15 30 (3.28%) Red Hat
16 26 (2.84%) Imperva
16 26 (2.84%) Sourcefire
17 25 (2.73%) Websense
18 21 (2.30%) TippingPoint
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