The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 45 72
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 2 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.35% 1.86% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 14.29% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £495 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.62% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 118 77 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.42% 13.03% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 56
Median daily rate £290 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £333 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £625 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Median hourly rate £21.44 £45.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.35% +95.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £37.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Cambridgeshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Cambridgeshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridge -1 1 - - 2
Huntingdon - 1 £495 -
Network Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Chief Technology Officer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Conflict Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Decision Quality
1 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed