The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / North East
Rank 77 69 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.42% 0.58% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 4.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.17% -  
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 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 128 101 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 17.98% 11.64% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 55 41
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.90 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the North East

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the North East

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear -13 2 - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Change Control
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (33.33%) Informatica
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 5 (33.33%) LDAP
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) Siebel
4 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (26.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (26.67%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (26.67%) Axway
5 4 (26.67%) Software Packaging
5 4 (26.67%) QMS
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) DataPower

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (33.33%) JBoss
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (26.67%) FileNet
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (26.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) DSL
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Perimeter Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (26.67%) Software Packaging
3 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) DataPower
3 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Change Control
2 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) QMS
3 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
3 4 (26.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Server Hardening
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Forum Sentry
1 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Informatica
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Siebel
4 4 (26.67%) Axway
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) Sun
5 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto