The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 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 Birmingham 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 49 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.98% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.69% 2.53% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£350 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +12.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.53% 12.85% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 40
Average daily rate £310 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Network Security
West Midlands

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Juniper
3 12 (60.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) CCNP
5 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco
7 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (35.00%) BGP
8 7 (35.00%) OSPF
8 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) Linux
9 6 (30.00%) Clustering
10 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (25.00%) Perl
10 5 (25.00%) UNIX
10 5 (25.00%) WAN
10 5 (25.00%) Tcl
11 4 (20.00%) CCNA
11 4 (20.00%) CCIE
11 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
11 4 (20.00%) Solaris
11 4 (20.00%) LAN
11 4 (20.00%) Network Design
12 3 (15.00%) Finance
12 3 (15.00%) Information Security
12 3 (15.00%) CCSA
12 3 (15.00%) ADSL
12 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) BGP
2 7 (35.00%) OSPF
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) ADSL
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) Junos
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) Extranet
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
7 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.00%) DNS
7 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
7 1 (5.00%) FTP
7 1 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) CCIE
5 3 (15.00%) CCSA
5 3 (15.00%) CCSP
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (10.00%) CISSP
6 2 (10.00%) CISM
7 1 (5.00%) CCSE
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Snort
1 1 (5.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Juniper
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
4 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
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