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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / South East
Rank 145 128 132
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 101 146 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.30% 1.60% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.86% 7.25% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 85 64
Median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.00%  
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 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 1473 2013 2008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.00% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1121 984
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Hampshire -29 28 £444 +26.06% 7
Oxfordshire +12 25 £375 -6.25% 2
Berkshire 0 16 £450 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £394 -12.50% 4
Surrey +2 10 £500 +42.85% 2
West Sussex +6 4 - - 2
Kent - 3 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 124 (59.33%) Firewall
2 96 (45.93%) Cisco
3 62 (29.67%) Juniper
4 59 (28.23%) CheckPoint
5 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (24.40%) Data Centre
6 50 (23.92%) Palo Alto
7 46 (22.01%) WAN
8 42 (20.10%) LAN
9 41 (19.62%) F5
10 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
11 36 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (16.75%) Load Balancing
13 34 (16.27%) VPN
14 32 (15.31%) Linux
14 32 (15.31%) SSL
14 32 (15.31%) CCNP
15 27 (12.92%) Windows
15 27 (12.92%) SC Cleared
16 26 (12.44%) Kalman Filter
16 26 (12.44%) TCP/IP
17 25 (11.96%) ITIL
17 25 (11.96%) DNS
18 24 (11.48%) Blue Coat
18 24 (11.48%) Web Filtering
19 23 (11.00%) Wireless
19 23 (11.00%) PCI DSS
20 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
21 20 (9.57%) Finance
21 20 (9.57%) VMware

Network Security
Top Related 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 6 (2.87%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.96%) Apache
3 2 (0.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Office
2 8 (3.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.39%) Office 365
2 5 (2.39%) SaaS
3 4 (1.91%) GitHub
3 4 (1.91%) IaaS
3 4 (1.91%) PaaS
4 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (59.33%) Firewall
2 46 (22.01%) WAN
3 42 (20.10%) LAN
4 36 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (16.27%) VPN
6 32 (15.31%) SSL
7 26 (12.44%) TCP/IP
8 25 (11.96%) DNS
9 23 (11.00%) Wireless
10 20 (9.57%) NetScaler
11 18 (8.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (7.66%) MPLS
13 16 (7.66%) VoIP
14 15 (7.18%) BGP
15 14 (6.70%) Ethernet
16 11 (5.26%) OSPF
17 10 (4.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 10 (4.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 9 (4.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.35%) MySQL
2 6 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.48%) DataStax
5 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.91%) Subversion
2 1 (0.48%) Maven
2 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 20 (9.57%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.91%) Publishing
4 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.44%) Banking
4 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (43.54%) Network Engineer
2 66 (31.58%) Security Engineer
3 61 (29.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (11.48%) Analyst
5 23 (11.00%) Architect
6 18 (8.61%) Consultant
6 18 (8.61%) Juniper Engineer
7 16 (7.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (7.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (7.18%) Network Architect
9 14 (6.70%) Network Analyst
9 14 (6.70%) Security Consultant
10 13 (6.22%) Security Architect
11 12 (5.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 12 (5.74%) Network Consultant
11 12 (5.74%) Network Security Architect
12 10 (4.78%) Network Security Consultant
12 10 (4.78%) Security Analyst
13 9 (4.31%) Firewall Engineer
13 9 (4.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.83%) Regular Expression
2 5 (2.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.39%) Web Services
3 3 (1.44%) SOAP
4 2 (0.96%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) CSS
4 2 (0.96%) CSS3
4 2 (0.96%) HTML
4 2 (0.96%) HTML5
4 2 (0.96%) Java EE
4 2 (0.96%) WAP
5 1 (0.48%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) Laravel
5 1 (0.48%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.48%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (24.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.83%) Replication
4 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.87%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.87%) PKI
6 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.44%) DataPower
7 3 (1.44%) EPoS
7 3 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.44%) User Experience
8 2 (0.96%) CCTV
8 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) CMDB
8 2 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.31%) Linux
2 27 (12.92%) Windows
3 15 (7.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.78%) Unix
5 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.96%) Solaris
8 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.48%) VMS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.75%) Load Balancing
2 26 (12.44%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (11.96%) ITIL
4 24 (11.48%) Web Filtering
5 17 (8.13%) Information Security
5 17 (8.13%) Project Management
6 15 (7.18%) Change Management
7 14 (6.70%) SIEM
8 13 (6.22%) Problem Management
9 11 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (4.78%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (4.78%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.78%) Network Architecture
10 10 (4.78%) Network Design
10 10 (4.78%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (4.31%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.31%) Email Filtering
11 9 (4.31%) Network Management
11 9 (4.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.26%) SQL
2 7 (3.35%) Java
3 6 (2.87%) Python
4 4 (1.91%) C
5 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.44%) VBScript
6 2 (0.96%) C++
6 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
6 2 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
3 32 (15.31%) CCNP
4 27 (12.92%) SC Cleared
5 18 (8.61%) CCNA
5 18 (8.61%) CISSP
6 14 (6.70%) CCIE
6 14 (6.70%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.31%) JNCIP
7 9 (4.31%) MCSE
7 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.83%) JNCIS
9 7 (3.35%) CCSE
9 7 (3.35%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.39%) CCSA
10 5 (2.39%) CCSP
10 5 (2.39%) CISM
10 5 (2.39%) Degree
11 4 (1.91%) CCDP
11 4 (1.91%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (5.26%) HIPAA
5 5 (2.39%) QA
5 5 (2.39%) SLA
6 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.96%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.48%) COBIT
7 1 (0.48%) GDPR
7 1 (0.48%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.48%) PMO
7 1 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (7.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.91%) Docker
4 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.96%) XenApp
4 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.48%) vCloud
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Xen
5 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.87%) SCOM
2 5 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.39%) Puppet
3 4 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.44%) Nagios
4 3 (1.44%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.96%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.48%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (45.93%) Cisco
2 62 (29.67%) Juniper
3 59 (28.23%) CheckPoint
4 50 (23.92%) Palo Alto
5 41 (19.62%) F5
6 24 (11.48%) Blue Coat
7 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
8 20 (9.57%) VMware
9 16 (7.66%) Brocade
9 16 (7.66%) Citrix
10 12 (5.74%) Extreme Networks
10 12 (5.74%) HP
10 12 (5.74%) Intel Security
11 10 (4.78%) Dell
12 8 (3.83%) Aruba
12 8 (3.83%) TippingPoint
13 6 (2.87%) FireEye
13 6 (2.87%) Sourcefire
14 5 (2.39%) Apple
14 5 (2.39%) Forcepoint
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