The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 203 213
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 480 599 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.21% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.92% 8.18% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 343 269
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £288 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 16
Median hourly rate £41.50 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.82% -22.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.02 £10.50 £18.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £46.25
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6060 7327 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.52% 14.75% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4449 4027
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 309 403
Median hourly rate £23.95 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +36 233 £438 +2.94% 52
South East -23 104 £425 +20.73% 29
North West +18 36 £383 +9.28% 11
West Midlands +12 26 £425 -1.16% 11
Yorkshire -9 26 £406 +16.07% 6
South West -22 20 £405 +8.00% 11
East of England -20 17 £456 +7.35% 6
North East -10 5 £450 +50.00%
East Midlands -12 3 - - 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 569 (54.87%) Firewall
2 437 (42.14%) Cisco
3 265 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
4 241 (23.24%) CheckPoint
5 232 (22.37%) WAN
6 222 (21.41%) LAN
7 214 (20.64%) Juniper
8 176 (16.97%) VPN
9 174 (16.78%) Finance
10 173 (16.68%) Security Cleared
11 171 (16.49%) Data Centre
12 164 (15.81%) CCNP
13 159 (15.33%) F5
14 157 (15.14%) Windows
15 147 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
16 143 (13.79%) SC Cleared
17 134 (12.92%) TCP/IP
18 131 (12.63%) Linux
19 130 (12.54%) Wireless
20 129 (12.44%) Palo Alto
21 127 (12.25%) ITIL
22 122 (11.76%) Information Security
23 121 (11.67%) DNS
24 115 (11.09%) Microsoft
25 106 (10.22%) Active Directory
26 98 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
27 92 (8.87%) MPLS
27 92 (8.87%) Unix
27 92 (8.87%) VMware
28 91 (8.78%) CCNA

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 23 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.06%) CMS
3 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (0.96%) Apache
4 10 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.96%) IIS
5 9 (0.87%) JBoss
5 9 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.29%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.29%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.18%) MS Office
3 14 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.39%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.096%) Magento
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.096%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.99%) Office 365
4 29 (2.80%) IaaS
5 21 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.03%) PaaS
6 12 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.06%) SaaS
8 8 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.68%) GitHub
10 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.19%) Yammer
14 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.096%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.096%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 569 (54.87%) Firewall
2 232 (22.37%) WAN
3 222 (21.41%) LAN
4 176 (16.97%) VPN
5 147 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
6 134 (12.92%) TCP/IP
7 130 (12.54%) Wireless
8 121 (11.67%) DNS
9 92 (8.87%) MPLS
10 91 (8.78%) BGP
11 87 (8.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 81 (7.81%) SSL
13 79 (7.62%) DHCP
14 78 (7.52%) OSPF
15 67 (6.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 60 (5.79%) VoIP
17 57 (5.50%) IPsec
18 53 (5.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 51 (4.92%) Internet
19 51 (4.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.93%) MySQL
3 13 (1.25%) Big Data
4 11 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.87%) HBase
7 8 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.48%) Cloudera CDH
9 4 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.39%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.39%) Informix
9 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.29%) DataStax
10 3 (0.29%) DB2
10 3 (0.29%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 21 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.35%) JIRA
3 10 (0.96%) git-flow
3 10 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.48%) Subversion
5 4 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.29%) AppScan
6 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.19%) FxCop
7 2 (0.19%) Hudson
7 2 (0.19%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.19%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.096%) JBehave
8 1 (0.096%) Maven
8 1 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.096%) Redmine
8 1 (0.096%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 174 (16.78%) Finance
2 79 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 67 (6.46%) Banking
4 39 (3.76%) Retail
5 22 (2.12%) Legal
6 17 (1.64%) Electronics
7 15 (1.45%) Law
7 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.77%) Military
10 6 (0.58%) Automotive
10 6 (0.58%) Billing
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
12 3 (0.29%) Games
12 3 (0.29%) Marketing
12 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 318 (30.67%) Network Engineer
2 199 (19.19%) Security Engineer
3 180 (17.36%) Architect
4 179 (17.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 131 (12.63%) Analyst
6 99 (9.55%) Consultant
7 81 (7.81%) Security Architect
8 73 (7.04%) Network Architect
9 68 (6.56%) Security Analyst
10 66 (6.36%) Security Consultant
11 62 (5.98%) Cisco Engineer
12 60 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 60 (5.79%) Network Analyst
13 57 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
14 51 (4.92%) Network Consultant
15 44 (4.24%) Network Specialist
16 41 (3.95%) Network Security Architect
17 40 (3.86%) Network Security Consultant
18 37 (3.57%) Juniper Engineer
19 36 (3.47%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.80%) Web Services
2 28 (2.70%) 802.1X
3 20 (1.93%) CSS
3 20 (1.93%) HTML
4 16 (1.54%) CSS3
4 16 (1.54%) HTML5
5 15 (1.45%) RESTful
6 12 (1.16%) .NET
7 10 (0.96%) Middleware
8 9 (0.87%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.77%) JSON
10 7 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.68%) D3.js
10 7 (0.68%) SOAP
11 6 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.58%) Java EE
11 6 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.48%) Kafka
12 5 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 171 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 98 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 31 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (2.41%) PKI
8 24 (2.31%) iPad
9 22 (2.12%) User Experience
10 17 (1.64%) Clustering
11 15 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.16%) iPhone
14 10 (0.96%) iSeries
14 10 (0.96%) Tandem
15 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.87%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.87%) Replication
15 9 (0.87%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 157 (15.14%) Windows
2 131 (12.63%) Linux
3 92 (8.87%) Unix
4 49 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.16%) CentOS
11 10 (0.96%) OpenVMS
11 10 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.48%) Solaris
14 5 (0.48%) SUSE
15 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.39%) VMS
16 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (12.25%) ITIL
2 122 (11.76%) Information Security
3 86 (8.29%) Load Balancing
4 82 (7.91%) Network Design
5 76 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
6 75 (7.23%) Network Management
7 65 (6.27%) Migration
8 62 (5.98%) SIEM
9 59 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (5.69%) Change Management
10 57 (5.50%) Project Management
11 51 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
12 47 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
12 47 (4.53%) Security Operations
13 45 (4.34%) Service Management
14 42 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
14 42 (4.05%) DevOps
15 41 (3.95%) Network Architecture
15 41 (3.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 38 (3.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (7.62%) SQL
2 46 (4.44%) Java
3 32 (3.09%) Python
4 22 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 17 (1.64%) Ruby
7 16 (1.54%) PHP
8 14 (1.35%) Perl
9 13 (1.25%) C
10 12 (1.16%) Apple Swift
10 12 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.87%) C#
13 5 (0.48%) C++
14 3 (0.29%) VBScript
15 1 (0.096%) Scala
15 1 (0.096%) VB
Qualifications
1 265 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (16.68%) Security Cleared
3 164 (15.81%) CCNP
4 143 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 91 (8.78%) CCNA
6 75 (7.23%) CCIE
6 75 (7.23%) CISSP
7 59 (5.69%) Degree
8 38 (3.66%) CCSP
8 38 (3.66%) CISM
9 34 (3.28%) DV Cleared
10 31 (2.99%) CCSE
11 30 (2.89%) JNCIS
12 26 (2.51%) CCSA
12 26 (2.51%) JNCIP
13 23 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (1.64%) JNCIA
15 16 (1.54%) MCSE
16 15 (1.45%) CCDP
17 14 (1.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.46%) PCI DSS
2 43 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.80%) SLA
4 20 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.74%) QA
6 11 (1.06%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.29%) COBIT
10 3 (0.29%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.29%) PMO
11 2 (0.19%) Basel II
11 2 (0.19%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.19%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 106 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 65 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.25%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.16%) Docker
7 10 (0.96%) RACF
8 9 (0.87%) Firmware
8 9 (0.87%) HDFS
9 8 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.58%) Snort
10 6 (0.58%) SRDF
11 4 (0.39%) GFS2
11 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.39%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (4.05%) FortiGate
2 30 (2.89%) Puppet
3 27 (2.60%) Nagios
4 20 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.83%) SCCM
6 18 (1.74%) Ansible
7 15 (1.45%) SCOM
8 9 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.87%) Kibana
9 8 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.77%) WSUS
10 7 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.68%) QRadar
10 7 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.58%) Graphite
12 5 (0.48%) Grafana
12 5 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 437 (42.14%) Cisco
2 241 (23.24%) CheckPoint
3 214 (20.64%) Juniper
4 159 (15.33%) F5
5 129 (12.44%) Palo Alto
6 115 (11.09%) Microsoft
7 92 (8.87%) VMware
8 75 (7.23%) Fortinet
9 74 (7.14%) Blue Coat
10 63 (6.08%) Citrix
11 52 (5.01%) HP
12 43 (4.15%) Dell
13 30 (2.89%) Splunk
14 29 (2.80%) Brocade
15 28 (2.70%) Oracle
15 28 (2.70%) Red Hat
16 26 (2.51%) IBM
16 26 (2.51%) Sourcefire
17 25 (2.41%) Aruba
18 24 (2.31%) Infoblox
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £120 per day + Free Lunch + Free Parking
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago