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 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 75 113
Rank change year-on-year -35 +38  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 23 54 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.00% 2.13% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% 14.10% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 17
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £277 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £545 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.91%  
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 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 469 383 611
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.39% 15.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 222 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
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 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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Hertfordshire -7 13 £375 +7.14% 4
Bedfordshire -13 4 £581 +107.58% 3
Norfolk +4 3 £475 +26.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £495 +23.62% 2
Essex -15 1 £500 +42.85%
Network Security
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 East of England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 18 (42.86%) Cisco
3 13 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (30.95%) F5
3 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
4 12 (28.57%) WAN
4 12 (28.57%) LAN
4 12 (28.57%) Information Security
5 11 (26.19%) VMware
6 9 (21.43%) CCNP
6 9 (21.43%) Juniper
6 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
7 8 (19.05%) Internet
7 8 (19.05%) Python
8 7 (16.67%) Perl
8 7 (16.67%) VMS
8 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
9 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) Linux
10 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP

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 (2.38%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Akamai
1 3 (7.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) LAN
2 12 (28.57%) WAN
3 8 (19.05%) Internet
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.90%) VPN
6 4 (9.52%) Broadband
6 4 (9.52%) ISDN
6 4 (9.52%) TACACS
6 4 (9.52%) Wireless
7 3 (7.14%) DNS
8 2 (4.76%) BGP
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.76%) DHCP
9 1 (2.38%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (7.14%) Metasploit
1 3 (7.14%) OllyDbg
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Law
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Security Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Consultant
4 8 (19.05%) Network Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Security Consultant
5 7 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Architect
7 5 (11.90%) Security Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Network Specialist
8 4 (9.52%) Network Support
9 3 (7.14%) Audio Visual Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (7.14%) Malware Consultant
9 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Security Incident Analyst
9 3 (7.14%) Security Incident Consultant
9 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.38%) e-Health
5 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) VMS
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Information Security
2 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Network Design
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Forensics
4 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) Machine Learning
5 3 (7.14%) Network Management
5 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) SIEM
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) Perl
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) CCNP
3 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) CCSE
5 4 (9.52%) CCIE
5 4 (9.52%) CCSA
6 3 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) CISM
7 2 (4.76%) CISSP
7 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) CEH
8 1 (2.38%) GCIA
8 1 (2.38%) GCIH
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
3 3 (7.14%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) EnCase
1 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.38%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) F5
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
4 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 9 (21.43%) Juniper
5 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 4 (9.52%) Imperva
7 4 (9.52%) Nokia
8 3 (7.14%) Incapsula
9 2 (4.76%) Splunk
10 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.38%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) Brocade
10 1 (2.38%) Computacenter
10 1 (2.38%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.38%) HP
10 1 (2.38%) NetWitness
10 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto