The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.33% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £361
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +10.65%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.67% 7.14% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Network Security
Bedfordshire

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 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) CCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CCSA
2 2 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint