The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 29 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 47
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.53% 6.67% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 25.68% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 6
Median daily rate £388 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £273 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £394
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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 74 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.62% 25.96% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 45
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £312 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Southampton

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (20.00%) Splunk
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Networks

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
1 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Data Security
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (20.00%) Splunk
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) HP