The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 27 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.36% 4.65% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 36.84% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Median daily rate £650 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-60.55% -0.09%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.88% 12.62% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 42
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Luton +4 1 £650 +4.00%
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 21 (95.45%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Firewall
3 19 (86.36%) CheckPoint
4 16 (72.73%) LAN
4 16 (72.73%) WAN
5 15 (68.18%) Cisco
6 14 (63.64%) CCNA
7 13 (59.09%) CCSA
8 11 (50.00%) CCNP
8 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (50.00%) Wireshark
8 11 (50.00%) tcpdump
9 9 (40.91%) Network Management
10 8 (36.36%) Information Security
11 7 (31.82%) CISSP
11 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
11 7 (31.82%) Nessus
11 7 (31.82%) Splunk
11 7 (31.82%) ArcSight
11 7 (31.82%) LogLogic
11 7 (31.82%) SIEM
11 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (31.82%) LogRhythm
11 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
12 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
12 6 (27.27%) F5

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) LAN
2 16 (72.73%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (50.00%) tcpdump
3 11 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (27.27%) BGP
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (27.27%) OSPF
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Network Engineer
1 13 (59.09%) Network Security Engineer
1 13 (59.09%) Security Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Information Security Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Security Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Information Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Network Management
2 8 (36.36%) Information Security
3 7 (31.82%) SIEM
3 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Internal Audit
6 1 (4.55%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (63.64%) CCNA
3 13 (59.09%) CCSA
4 11 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (31.82%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) CheckPoint
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) ArcSight
3 7 (31.82%) LogLogic
3 7 (31.82%) LogRhythm
3 7 (31.82%) Splunk
4 6 (27.27%) F5
4 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
4 6 (27.27%) Juniper
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Tripwire
6 1 (4.55%) Intel