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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.29% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate £613 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -31.42%
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
42 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.88% 10.03% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 10
Average daily rate £425 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 7 £625 - 1
Bedford - 1 - - 2
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) PCI DSS
2 10 (52.63%) Information Security
3 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
4 8 (42.11%) Cryptography
5 7 (36.84%) Legal
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
6 6 (31.58%) F5
6 6 (31.58%) SIEM
7 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (26.32%) CCSA
7 5 (26.32%) CCSE
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) CCNP
8 4 (21.05%) CCNA
8 4 (21.05%) Internet
8 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Nessus
8 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
8 4 (21.05%) tcpdump
8 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (21.05%) People Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
4 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
4 4 (21.05%) tcpdump
4 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
5 2 (10.53%) BGP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 7 (36.84%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Information Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Security Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Check Point Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SIEM Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Cryptography
2 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
3 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) SIEM
4 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) People Management
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) Network Management
6 2 (10.53%) Presales
6 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
2 5 (26.32%) CCSA
2 5 (26.32%) CCSE
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (15.79%) CCDP
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) CISM
6 1 (5.26%) CSSLP
6 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) PCI DSS
2 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Nessus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) F5
3 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper