The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / East of England
Rank 108 93 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 19 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.88% 1.34% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 9.35% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 17
Median daily rate £456 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £372 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 387 353 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.83% 14.37% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 196 187
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 63
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire -7 7 £341 -28.15% 2
Essex -4 5 £413 +10.00% 1
Suffolk 0 4 £575 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £500 - 1
Norfolk -2 1 £285 -23.48%
Bedfordshire -7 1 £650 +10.63% 3
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 37 (59.68%) Firewall
2 28 (45.16%) Cisco
3 20 (32.26%) LAN
4 18 (29.03%) WAN
5 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (27.42%) Juniper
6 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 15 (24.19%) F5
7 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
8 14 (22.58%) VPN
9 12 (19.35%) DNS
9 12 (19.35%) VoIP
10 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
11 10 (16.13%) Broadband
11 10 (16.13%) ISDN
11 10 (16.13%) Wireless
11 10 (16.13%) Network Management
11 10 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
11 10 (16.13%) Network Design
12 9 (14.52%) ITIL
13 8 (12.90%) Internet
14 7 (11.29%) CCNA
14 7 (11.29%) PSTN
14 7 (11.29%) VMware
14 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (11.29%) ZigBee
15 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (9.68%) IPsec

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (1.61%) JBoss
1 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (59.68%) Firewall
2 20 (32.26%) LAN
3 18 (29.03%) WAN
4 14 (22.58%) VPN
5 12 (19.35%) DNS
5 12 (19.35%) VoIP
6 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
7 10 (16.13%) Broadband
7 10 (16.13%) ISDN
7 10 (16.13%) Wireless
8 8 (12.90%) Internet
9 7 (11.29%) PSTN
9 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (11.29%) ZigBee
10 6 (9.68%) BGP
10 6 (9.68%) IPsec
10 6 (9.68%) IPv4
11 5 (8.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (8.06%) OSPF
12 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.61%) AppScan
2 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.61%) JBehave
2 1 (1.61%) JUnit
2 1 (1.61%) Redmine
2 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 5 (8.06%) Retail
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Law
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Network Support
3 8 (12.90%) Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Network Specialist
6 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Java EE
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) HTML5
2 1 (1.61%) J2EE
2 1 (1.61%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.45%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) e-Health
5 1 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Network Design
1 10 (16.13%) Network Management
1 10 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 4 (6.45%) Information Security
4 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (3.23%) Change Management
5 2 (3.23%) Code Coverage
5 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.23%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.23%) Presales
5 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.61%) Migration
6 1 (1.61%) MVC
6 1 (1.61%) Project Management
6 1 (1.61%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.61%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) C
3 2 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
2 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) CCNA
4 5 (8.06%) CCNP
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.84%) CEH
7 2 (3.23%) CCSE
7 2 (3.23%) CISM
7 2 (3.23%) CISSP
8 1 (1.61%) CCSA
8 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.84%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.23%) QRadar
3 1 (1.61%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 17 (27.42%) Juniper
3 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
3 15 (24.19%) F5
4 7 (11.29%) VMware
5 6 (9.68%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.45%) BT
7 3 (4.84%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix
8 2 (3.23%) Splunk
9 1 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.61%) Brocade
9 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.61%) Google
9 1 (1.61%) HP
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.61%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.61%) WatchGuard
Essex
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
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