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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 58 34
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.99% 0.21% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 1.75% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 35 57 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 11.59% 11.92% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 27
Median daily rate £212 £310 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.61% -31.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +280.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Sittingbourne - 2 £375 -
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle