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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 51 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 0.30% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 2.38% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
135 84 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.65% 12.73% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 47 44
Average daily rate £320 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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%) OSPF
2 7 (35.00%) BGP
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%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) Extranet
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) Junos
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
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%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT 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%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
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%) CCSP
5 3 (15.00%) CCSA
6 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (10.00%) CISM
6 2 (10.00%) CISSP
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
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%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Websense