The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 115 165
Rank change year-on-year -44 +50  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 92 179 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.98% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.89% 9.99% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 109 45
Median daily rate £412 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £355
% change year-on-year +18.05% +1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -3.12%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1336 1791 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.85% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 990 901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 124 115
Median hourly rate £22.38 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire -1 33 £400 +6.66% 10
Kent +13 17 £400 +37.93% 1
Berkshire -36 15 £500 +47.05% 9
Surrey -7 13 £500 +42.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 9 £395 +31.66% 2
Oxfordshire -6 4 £350 +7.69% 4
Middlesex +1 1 £500 +11.11%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Network Security
England

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

1 124 (65.26%) Firewall
2 91 (47.89%) Cisco
3 61 (32.11%) CheckPoint
4 56 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (27.89%) WAN
6 47 (24.74%) LAN
7 44 (23.16%) Juniper
8 38 (20.00%) CCNP
8 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 38 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 37 (19.47%) Data Centre
10 34 (17.89%) Linux
11 33 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (15.79%) F5
12 30 (15.79%) Wireless
13 29 (15.26%) VPN
14 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
14 27 (14.21%) Windows
15 26 (13.68%) SC Cleared
16 25 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (12.63%) VoIP
17 24 (12.63%) CISSP
18 23 (12.11%) DNS
19 22 (11.58%) CCNA
20 21 (11.05%) SSL
21 20 (10.53%) VMware
22 19 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
22 19 (10.00%) MPLS
22 19 (10.00%) TCP/IP
22 19 (10.00%) HP

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (3.68%) IIS
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.11%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.58%) Apache
3 3 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.58%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.63%) SaaS
4 4 (2.11%) GitHub
5 3 (1.58%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 124 (65.26%) Firewall
2 53 (27.89%) WAN
3 47 (24.74%) LAN
4 33 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (15.79%) Wireless
6 29 (15.26%) VPN
7 24 (12.63%) VoIP
8 23 (12.11%) DNS
9 21 (11.05%) SSL
10 19 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (10.00%) MPLS
10 19 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 17 (8.95%) IPsec
11 17 (8.95%) NetScaler
12 16 (8.42%) BGP
13 14 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (7.37%) IP Telephony
14 9 (4.74%) HTTP
15 8 (4.21%) Cisco IPT
16 7 (3.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (3.16%) MySQL
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.58%) MS Access
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) DataStax
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.11%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Maven
2 1 (0.53%) MSI
General
1 16 (8.42%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.63%) Law
5 4 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 3 (1.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 73 (38.42%) Network Engineer
2 40 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 38 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (12.63%) Consultant
5 20 (10.53%) Analyst
5 20 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 18 (9.47%) Network Consultant
7 17 (8.95%) Architect
8 16 (8.42%) Network Security Consultant
9 13 (6.84%) Cisco Engineer
9 13 (6.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (6.84%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.74%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.21%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) Firewall Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) Network Architect
12 8 (4.21%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.21%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.79%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.21%) Web Services
3 7 (3.68%) .NET
4 6 (3.16%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.58%) Middleware
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.05%) WAP
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.68%) Replication
4 5 (2.63%) CESG
4 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.58%) CCTV
6 3 (1.58%) Clustering
6 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.58%) PKI
6 3 (1.58%) User Experience
7 2 (1.05%) EPoS
7 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.89%) Linux
2 27 (14.21%) Windows
3 16 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.37%) Unix
5 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.63%) CentOS
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.47%) ITIL
3 18 (9.47%) Web Filtering
4 17 (8.95%) SIEM
5 14 (7.37%) Network Management
5 14 (7.37%) Project Management
6 13 (6.84%) Information Security
7 12 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
7 12 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (4.74%) DevOps
8 9 (4.74%) Email Filtering
8 9 (4.74%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (4.21%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.21%) Network Design
9 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.68%) High Availability
10 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.79%) SQL
2 7 (3.68%) Python
3 5 (2.63%) C
4 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.58%) Java
5 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.58%) VBScript
6 2 (1.05%) C++
6 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (20.00%) CCNP
2 38 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 24 (12.63%) CISSP
5 22 (11.58%) CCNA
6 13 (6.84%) CCIE
6 13 (6.84%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.16%) JNCIP
7 6 (3.16%) MCSE
7 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.63%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.63%) OSCP
9 4 (2.11%) CEH
9 4 (2.11%) CISM
9 4 (2.11%) Degree
9 4 (2.11%) GCIA
9 4 (2.11%) GCIH
9 4 (2.11%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.21%) QA
4 7 (3.68%) PMO
4 7 (3.68%) SLA
5 6 (3.16%) HIPAA
5 6 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.11%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.53%) COBIT
8 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.11%) Docker
5 3 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.05%) GFS2
6 2 (1.05%) OCFS2
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.05%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.53%) XenApp
7 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) FortiGate
1 5 (2.63%) Puppet
1 5 (2.63%) SCOM
2 4 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.58%) Nagios
3 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.05%) Ansible
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.05%) vRealize
5 1 (0.53%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (47.89%) Cisco
2 61 (32.11%) CheckPoint
3 44 (23.16%) Juniper
4 38 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 30 (15.79%) F5
6 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
7 20 (10.53%) VMware
8 19 (10.00%) HP
9 15 (7.89%) Blue Coat
9 15 (7.89%) Citrix
10 12 (6.32%) Brocade
11 11 (5.79%) Dell
12 9 (4.74%) Extreme Networks
12 9 (4.74%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.21%) Fortinet
13 8 (4.21%) Mitel
13 8 (4.21%) Oracle
14 7 (3.68%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
16 5 (2.63%) Siemens
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