The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 52 57
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 0.85% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 6.67% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +52.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 60 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.05% 12.71% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 75
Median daily rate £450 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £34.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.65% +61.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Essex

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
2 1 (16.67%) Imperva
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Check Point Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) LAN Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Incident Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Imperva
2 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard