Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 November 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 > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 40 57
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.09% 2.20% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.78% 14.10% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 5
Kent median daily rate £500 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -38.46% -20.73%
10th Percentile £360 £193 £230
90th Percentile £551 £245 £418
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +18.75% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.38 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -23.08% +136.36%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 77 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.89% 15.60% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 39
Kent median daily rate £365 £304 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.16% -19.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £128 £143 £259
90th Percentile £538 £447 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -44.45% +200.00%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Kent

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Kent

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Kent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Kent

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Kent

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) F5
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (25.00%) Juniper
7 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security
7 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (18.75%) Skype
8 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
8 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) Multicast
5 1 (6.25%) WAAS
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
5 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) IT Audit
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Go
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) CISA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) CISM
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (50.00%) F5
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) IronPort
6 2 (12.50%) Nokia
7 1 (6.25%) AlgoSec
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
7 1 (6.25%) FireEye
7 1 (6.25%) LogLogic
7 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
7 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint