The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 7 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.33% 2.78% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
Network Security
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.00% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £125 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -52.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) CCSA
1 3 (100.00%) CCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Network Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Check Point Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCSA
1 3 (100.00%) CCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCDP
2 2 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft