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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 32 29 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.09% 2.97% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 23.68% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £330 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +16.37%
Network Security
East of England

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
33 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.04% 12.54% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 51
Median daily rate £415 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford -1 1 £330 -21.19% 1
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (76.92%) Firewall
3 19 (73.08%) CheckPoint
4 18 (69.23%) WAN
5 17 (65.38%) Cisco
5 17 (65.38%) LAN
6 15 (57.69%) CCNA
7 13 (50.00%) CCSA
7 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 12 (46.15%) CCNP
9 11 (42.31%) Wireshark
9 11 (42.31%) tcpdump
9 11 (42.31%) Network Management
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (30.77%) F5
11 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (30.77%) Load Balancing
12 7 (26.92%) Information Security
12 7 (26.92%) Nessus
12 7 (26.92%) PCI DSS
12 7 (26.92%) Splunk
12 7 (26.92%) ArcSight
12 7 (26.92%) LogLogic
12 7 (26.92%) SIEM
12 7 (26.92%) CISSP
12 7 (26.92%) Spanning Tree
12 7 (26.92%) LogRhythm
12 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (23.08%) Juniper
13 6 (23.08%) OSPF

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 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 18 (69.23%) WAN
3 17 (65.38%) LAN
4 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (42.31%) tcpdump
5 11 (42.31%) Wireshark
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (26.92%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (23.08%) BGP
9 6 (23.08%) OSPF
10 2 (7.69%) 802.11
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (7.69%) VoIP
10 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Technical Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Network Management
2 8 (30.77%) Load Balancing
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security
3 7 (26.92%) SIEM
3 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Security
6 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
6 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.85%) High Availability
8 1 (3.85%) Internal Audit
8 1 (3.85%) Network Design
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (57.69%) CCNA
3 13 (50.00%) CCSA
4 12 (46.15%) CCNP
5 7 (26.92%) CISSP
6 3 (11.54%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCDA
7 1 (3.85%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) CheckPoint
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) F5
4 7 (26.92%) ArcSight
4 7 (26.92%) LogLogic
4 7 (26.92%) LogRhythm
4 7 (26.92%) Splunk
5 6 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 6 (23.08%) Juniper
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Tripwire
7 3 (11.54%) Qualys
7 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 2 (7.69%) IronPort
8 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Intel