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 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 148 219
Rank change year-on-year -121 +71  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 376 840 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.70% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 10.64% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 570 297
Median daily rate £475 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £26.80 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.56% -32.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +12.82% -4.00%  

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 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 4868 4239
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 362 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 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
London -76 173 £500 +12.99% 35
South East -37 92 £425 +13.33% 25
South West -26 25 £375 - 9
East of England -29 25 £475 +35.71% 13
North West -41 25 £400 +6.66% 12
West Midlands -15 13 £408 +25.38% 13
Yorkshire -25 12 £430 +18.62% 4
East Midlands -32 6 £475 +58.06% 4
North East +63 3 £275 -15.38% 1
Midlands - 1 £500 - 17
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 447 (52.04%) Firewall
2 345 (40.16%) Cisco
3 230 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
4 187 (21.77%) WAN
5 169 (19.67%) CheckPoint
6 165 (19.21%) LAN
7 146 (17.00%) Juniper
8 142 (16.53%) VPN
9 141 (16.41%) CCNP
10 133 (15.48%) Windows
11 132 (15.37%) Linux
12 131 (15.25%) Data Centre
13 130 (15.13%) Security Cleared
14 128 (14.90%) Finance
15 122 (14.20%) TCP/IP
16 113 (13.15%) Wireless
17 112 (13.04%) Information Security
17 112 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
18 108 (12.57%) F5
19 102 (11.87%) ITIL
20 95 (11.06%) DNS
20 95 (11.06%) CISSP
21 94 (10.94%) Palo Alto
22 87 (10.13%) Microsoft
23 83 (9.66%) MPLS
23 83 (9.66%) SC Cleared
24 81 (9.43%) BGP
25 80 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
26 78 (9.08%) CCNA
27 77 (8.96%) Analytical Skills

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 15 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.51%) IIS
3 12 (1.40%) Apache
3 12 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.81%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.70%) CMS
9 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.70%) JBoss
10 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.58%) Mule
11 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.35%) nginx
12 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.35%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (6.05%) IaaS
4 26 (3.03%) PaaS
5 23 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (2.44%) Office 365
7 15 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (1.51%) SaaS
9 7 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.58%) Akamai
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.47%) GitHub
13 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.35%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 447 (52.04%) Firewall
2 187 (21.77%) WAN
3 165 (19.21%) LAN
4 142 (16.53%) VPN
5 122 (14.20%) TCP/IP
6 113 (13.15%) Wireless
7 112 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 95 (11.06%) DNS
9 83 (9.66%) MPLS
10 81 (9.43%) BGP
11 64 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 64 (7.45%) OSPF
12 63 (7.33%) IPsec
13 60 (6.98%) DHCP
14 54 (6.29%) VoIP
15 49 (5.70%) SSL
16 47 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (5.24%) VLAN
18 39 (4.54%) Internet
19 36 (4.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.86%) Big Data
3 12 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.28%) MySQL
5 9 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.93%) Apache Hive
6 8 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.93%) HBase
7 6 (0.70%) DataStax
8 5 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.58%) Sqoop
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.35%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.86%) JIRA
3 13 (1.51%) git-flow
4 8 (0.93%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.58%) Subversion
6 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.47%) Hudson
8 3 (0.35%) IDA Disassembler
8 3 (0.35%) OllyDbg
8 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.23%) Maven
10 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.12%) FxCop
10 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.12%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (14.90%) Finance
2 51 (5.94%) Banking
3 49 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.44%) Retail
5 17 (1.98%) Legal
6 16 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.75%) Military
8 13 (1.51%) Law
9 8 (0.93%) Billing
10 7 (0.81%) Electronics
10 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.70%) Marketing
12 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.35%) Front Office
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 228 (26.54%) Network Engineer
2 158 (18.39%) Security Engineer
3 135 (15.72%) Architect
4 126 (14.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 114 (13.27%) Analyst
6 113 (13.15%) Consultant
7 85 (9.90%) Security Consultant
8 65 (7.57%) Security Architect
9 63 (7.33%) Security Analyst
10 52 (6.05%) Network Architect
10 52 (6.05%) Network Consultant
11 43 (5.01%) Network Specialist
12 42 (4.89%) Cisco Engineer
12 42 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 40 (4.66%) Network Analyst
13 40 (4.66%) Network Security Consultant
14 33 (3.84%) Security Specialist
15 31 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
16 29 (3.38%) Developer
16 29 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.38%) Web Services
2 27 (3.14%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.44%) HTML
3 21 (2.44%) RESTful
4 16 (1.86%) HTML5
5 15 (1.75%) .NET
5 15 (1.75%) CSS
6 14 (1.63%) Middleware
7 13 (1.51%) CSS3
8 12 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (1.40%) Regular Expression
9 10 (1.16%) SOAP
10 8 (0.93%) JSON
11 7 (0.81%) D3.js
11 7 (0.81%) jQuery
12 6 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.70%) Spring
12 6 (0.70%) XML
13 5 (0.58%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.58%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 131 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 77 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.03%) PKI
5 19 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (2.21%) User Experience
6 17 (1.98%) Clustering
7 16 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (1.63%) iPad
9 14 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.51%) iPhone
11 12 (1.40%) CESG
12 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.81%) Replication
15 6 (0.70%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.48%) Windows
2 132 (15.37%) Linux
3 65 (7.57%) Unix
4 51 (5.94%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.63%) CentOS
10 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.28%) VMS
12 9 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.93%) SUSE
14 6 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.70%) Solaris
15 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.47%) Android
16 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.47%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (13.04%) Information Security
2 102 (11.87%) ITIL
3 73 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
4 71 (8.27%) SIEM
5 66 (7.68%) Penetration Testing
6 64 (7.45%) Network Design
7 62 (7.22%) Load Balancing
8 60 (6.98%) Project Management
9 58 (6.75%) Network Management
10 56 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (6.29%) Configuration Management
12 46 (5.36%) Security Operations
13 44 (5.12%) DevOps
14 43 (5.01%) Migration
15 37 (4.31%) Incident Management
15 37 (4.31%) Risk Management
15 37 (4.31%) Security Monitoring
16 36 (4.19%) Change Management
17 33 (3.84%) Kalman Filter
18 32 (3.73%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.98%) SQL
2 54 (6.29%) Java
3 49 (5.70%) Python
4 29 (3.38%) Ruby
5 22 (2.56%) Perl
6 20 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 19 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.75%) C
9 13 (1.51%) Apple Swift
9 13 (1.51%) C-shell
9 13 (1.51%) Korn
9 13 (1.51%) Objective-C
10 9 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.93%) C++
11 8 (0.93%) PHP
12 6 (0.70%) C#
13 4 (0.47%) VB
13 4 (0.47%) VBScript
14 3 (0.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 230 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (16.41%) CCNP
3 130 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 95 (11.06%) CISSP
5 83 (9.66%) SC Cleared
6 78 (9.08%) CCNA
7 67 (7.80%) CCIE
8 50 (5.82%) Degree
9 31 (3.61%) CEH
10 30 (3.49%) CISM
10 30 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.91%) CCSE
11 25 (2.91%) CCSP
12 24 (2.79%) GIAC
13 22 (2.56%) CCSA
14 20 (2.33%) SANS
15 19 (2.21%) CREST Certified
15 19 (2.21%) JNCIA
15 19 (2.21%) JNCIE
16 18 (2.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 26 (3.03%) SLA
4 19 (2.21%) QA
5 7 (0.81%) COBIT
5 7 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.81%) PMO
5 7 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.70%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.58%) FedRAMP
7 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.23%) Basel II
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) GAMP
9 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 69 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.75%) Docker
6 12 (1.40%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.93%) HDFS
8 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.93%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.81%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.47%) Firmware
11 4 (0.47%) GFS2
11 4 (0.47%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.47%) RACF
12 3 (0.35%) SRDF
12 3 (0.35%) vCloud
12 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (5.82%) Puppet
2 41 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.73%) FortiGate
4 23 (2.68%) Ansible
5 19 (2.21%) Nagios
6 13 (1.51%) Kibana
7 12 (1.40%) Nessus
8 11 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (1.28%) QRadar
9 10 (1.16%) Nmap
10 9 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (1.05%) SCOM
11 8 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (0.93%) EnCase
12 7 (0.81%) logstash
12 7 (0.81%) Stealthwatch
13 6 (0.70%) vRealize
14 5 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.58%) SCCM
14 5 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 345 (40.16%) Cisco
2 169 (19.67%) CheckPoint
3 146 (17.00%) Juniper
4 108 (12.57%) F5
5 94 (10.94%) Palo Alto
6 87 (10.13%) Microsoft
7 75 (8.73%) VMware
8 58 (6.75%) Citrix
9 56 (6.52%) Fortinet
10 47 (5.47%) Blue Coat
11 45 (5.24%) HP
12 31 (3.61%) Dell
13 30 (3.49%) Red Hat
13 30 (3.49%) Splunk
14 29 (3.38%) Riverbed
15 26 (3.03%) SolarWinds
16 19 (2.21%) Oracle
17 18 (2.10%) Brocade
17 18 (2.10%) IBM
18 15 (1.75%) Infoblox
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