The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Bedfordshire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 39 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.86% 1.63% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.78% 7.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+60.46% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.36% 20.65% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 13
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £190 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £33.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £17.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 2 £475 -
Luton - - - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Network Design
3 5 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) CCDP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (10.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) CCNA
7 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Banking

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCDP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint