Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 6 months to 18 September 2018 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 74 50
Rank change year-on-year -18 -24 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.68% 1.57% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 6.67% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 24
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £263
90th Percentile £588 £550 £468
East of England median daily rate £425 £490 £375
% change year-on-year -13.27% +30.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £15.00
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 - £27.60

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 259 330 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.99% 23.57% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 155 146
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £153 £130 £245
90th Percentile £505 £550 £486
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £16.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.89% -3.97% -18.70%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £13.60
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.25 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% -43.96% +23.97%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Hertfordshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield -6 4 £400 +6.67% 3
Watford - 2 £675 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -19 1 £475 -13.64%
Hertford - 1 £475 -
Network Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
4 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
4 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Multicast
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Arista
5 2 (18.18%) The Twelve-Factor App
5 2 (18.18%) Zscaler

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Akamai
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) BGP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DMVPN
4 2 (18.18%) DWDM
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Multicast
4 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 2 (18.18%) SNMP
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Network Security Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
1 2 (18.18%) Network Management
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
1 2 (18.18%) SIEM
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
1 2 (18.18%) The Twelve-Factor App
1 2 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
2 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
2 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (9.09%) Threat Detection
2 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
1 1 (9.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) QRadar
2 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
2 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
2 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
3 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) Arista
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
4 2 (18.18%) Zscaler
5 1 (9.09%) Aruba
5 1 (9.09%) ForeScout
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki
5 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Tufin
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) webMethods