Period
to 25 February 2021

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 6 months to 25 February 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 130 131
Rank change year-on-year +47 +1 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Security 17 23 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.08% 0.67% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 3.92% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 25
Median daily rate £375 £408 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.98% -25.91% +57.14%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £369
90th Percentile £464 £600 £603
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £51.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +1.94% +80.70% +12.76%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 307 587 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.54% 17.17% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 364 404
Median daily rate £355 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £137 £230 £213
90th Percentile £499 £556 £550
England median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 53
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -10.52% -48.56%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.38 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £66.81
Median hourly rate £26.97 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +34.83% +11.11% -7.74%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the East of England.

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 6 months to 25 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +35 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +40 4 £380 -17.84% 3
Essex +14 4 £375 -9.64%
Norfolk +5 2 £137 -15.95%
Suffolk +16 1 - -
Bedfordshire +10 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
6 4 (23.53%) BGP
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) LAN
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
6 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Network Management
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
7 3 (17.65%) Military
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security
7 3 (17.65%) Network Design
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) OSPF
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) CISSP
8 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence

Network Security
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.88%) AWS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) GCP
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) VoIP
3 4 (23.53%) BGP
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (11.76%) IGRP
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) WLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (17.65%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Development Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
1 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
1 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Statistics
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Iperf
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Brocade
3 1 (5.88%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.88%) ForeScout
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds