The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 73 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 29 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.61% 2.04% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.13% 9.17% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 11
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £492 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.77%  
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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 407 436 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 22.64% 22.20% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 277 236
Median daily rate £403 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -5.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 36
Median hourly rate £22.50 £47.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.95% +101.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
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 Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Hampshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Hampshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Hampshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Basingstoke -5 9 £345 +25.45% 3
Southampton -8 5 £388 +3.33% 1
Portsmouth 0 4 £388 -
Farnborough - 4 £398 - 4
Havant - 3 - -
Andover - 1 £490 -
Network Security
South East

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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 44 (74.58%) Firewall
2 35 (59.32%) Cisco
3 25 (42.37%) CheckPoint
4 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
5 20 (33.90%) SC Cleared
5 20 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (33.90%) WAN
6 19 (32.20%) LAN
7 18 (30.51%) Wireless
8 16 (27.12%) Linux
8 16 (27.12%) CCNP
8 16 (27.12%) Data Centre
9 14 (23.73%) VoIP
10 13 (22.03%) SSL
10 13 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (20.34%) Network Management
12 10 (16.95%) DNS
12 10 (16.95%) Citrix
12 10 (16.95%) NetScaler
12 10 (16.95%) Customer Requirements
13 9 (15.25%) Extreme Networks
13 9 (15.25%) Load Balancing
13 9 (15.25%) Dell
13 9 (15.25%) IPsec
14 8 (13.56%) Regular Expression
14 8 (13.56%) Palo Alto
14 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (13.56%) Email Filtering
14 8 (13.56%) Web Filtering
15 7 (11.86%) F5

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (74.58%) Firewall
2 20 (33.90%) WAN
3 19 (32.20%) LAN
4 18 (30.51%) Wireless
5 14 (23.73%) VoIP
6 13 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (22.03%) SSL
7 10 (16.95%) DNS
7 10 (16.95%) NetScaler
8 9 (15.25%) IPsec
9 6 (10.17%) VPN
10 5 (8.47%) BGP
10 5 (8.47%) LDAP
10 5 (8.47%) LTE
10 5 (8.47%) MPLS
10 5 (8.47%) MVNO
10 5 (8.47%) OSPF
10 5 (8.47%) SCTP
11 4 (6.78%) IP Telephony
11 4 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.08%) MS Access
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Network Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Security Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Firewall Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) IP Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Security Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.39%) Middleware
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) CESG
3 3 (5.08%) Clustering
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) e-Health
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.47%) CentOS
3 5 (8.47%) Unix
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Network Management
2 10 (16.95%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (15.25%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.56%) Email Filtering
4 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (13.56%) Web Filtering
5 7 (11.86%) High Availability
6 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.17%) Network Design
7 5 (8.47%) SIEM
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (6.78%) Identity Management
8 4 (6.78%) Project Management
8 4 (6.78%) Security Hardening
9 3 (5.08%) Boundary Protection
9 3 (5.08%) Database Security
9 3 (5.08%) Test Management
10 2 (3.39%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.39%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) C#
2 1 (1.69%) C++
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
2 1 (1.69%) PHP
2 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 20 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.90%) SC Cleared
3 16 (27.12%) CCNP
4 5 (8.47%) CCNA
5 3 (5.08%) CCIE
5 3 (5.08%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (5.08%) CCSP
5 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) CCSA
6 1 (1.69%) CCSE
6 1 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) RHCE
6 1 (1.69%) RHCSS
6 1 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.78%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.08%) PMO
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.39%) SLA
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) GFS2
3 2 (3.39%) OCFS2
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
1 2 (3.39%) vRealize
2 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) Cisco
2 25 (42.37%) CheckPoint
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) Dell
4 9 (15.25%) Extreme Networks
5 8 (13.56%) Palo Alto
6 7 (11.86%) F5
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.17%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.47%) Brocade
8 5 (8.47%) Oracle
8 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.47%) VMware
9 4 (6.78%) Foundry
10 3 (5.08%) Ericsson
10 3 (5.08%) Forcepoint
10 3 (5.08%) Motorola
11 2 (3.39%) Juniper
11 2 (3.39%) SAP
11 2 (3.39%) Tripwire