The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 66 84
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 1.15% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.39% 6.56% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Median daily rate £388 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +23.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £430 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 204 183 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.79% 17.58% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 82 78
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £255 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -64.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -3 8 £375 -16.66% 2
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £405 -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (45.45%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) F5
5 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) Wireless
6 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
6 7 (31.82%) LAN
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 6 (27.27%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 5 (22.73%) IPsec
8 5 (22.73%) Juniper
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Aruba
9 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
10 3 (13.64%) OSCP
10 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (13.64%) CREST Certified

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (31.82%) LAN
3 7 (31.82%) Wireless
4 6 (27.27%) VPN
4 6 (27.27%) WAN
5 5 (22.73%) IPsec
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (13.64%) BGP
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (13.64%) MPLS
7 3 (13.64%) OSPF
7 3 (13.64%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Network Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) DNA
5 1 (4.55%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) OSINT
5 1 (4.55%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VB
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CCNP
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) CEH
4 3 (13.64%) CREST Certified
4 3 (13.64%) OSCP
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) CCSA
6 1 (4.55%) CCSE
6 1 (4.55%) CISSP
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) GCIA
6 1 (4.55%) GCIH
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) AppDNA
2 1 (4.55%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) F5
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Juniper
5 4 (18.18%) Aruba
6 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 1 (4.55%) AppSense
8 1 (4.55%) CommVault
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) Nokia
8 1 (4.55%) Qualys
8 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.55%) Tufin