The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 55 39 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 2 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.29% 2.64% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 17.20% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £420 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
Network Security
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 15.37% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) CSSLP
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) SABSA
2 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) SABSA
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) CSSLP
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) SANS
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle