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 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 48 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.87% 1.99% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 10.69% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
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£340 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
- +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £19.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+123.47% -43.70%
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
90 131 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.00% 18.61% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 71 32
Average daily rate £315 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Average hourly rate £26.25 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 27 July 2015, 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 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 34 (75.56%) CheckPoint
3 22 (48.89%) Firewall
3 22 (48.89%) Clustering
4 18 (40.00%) OSPF
4 18 (40.00%) BGP
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (37.78%) Juniper
6 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
7 13 (28.89%) CCNP
8 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
9 10 (22.22%) MPLS
10 9 (20.00%) VPN
11 8 (17.78%) Blue Coat
12 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) CCSA
13 6 (13.33%) CCNA
13 6 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (13.33%) Banking
13 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (13.33%) F5
14 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 5 (11.11%) LAN
14 5 (11.11%) WAN
15 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
15 4 (8.89%) Windows
15 4 (8.89%) CCIE
15 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
15 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
15 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
1 2 (4.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) Firewall
2 18 (40.00%) OSPF
2 18 (40.00%) BGP
3 10 (22.22%) MPLS
4 9 (20.00%) VPN
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 5 (11.11%) WAN
7 4 (8.89%) Junos
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.44%) DNS
9 2 (4.44%) Internet
9 2 (4.44%) Extranet
9 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Big Data
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 22 (48.89%) Network Security Engineer
2 22 (48.89%) Security Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Design Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Network Design Engineer
4 10 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security Architect
7 1 (2.22%) PMO Lead
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (2.22%) IT Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Solaris
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
3 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance
4 2 (4.44%) Security Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
4 2 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (4.44%) SABSA
5 1 (2.22%) Dependency Management
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.22%) Information Security
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
1 3 (6.67%) Tcl
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) CCNP
4 6 (13.33%) CCNA
4 6 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (13.33%) CCSA
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.89%) CCIE
7 3 (6.67%) CISSP
8 2 (4.44%) CISA
8 2 (4.44%) CISM
8 2 (4.44%) CCSE
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) PhD
9 1 (2.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) COBIT
2 1 (2.22%) BS7799
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
1 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 34 (75.56%) CheckPoint
3 17 (37.78%) Juniper
4 8 (17.78%) Blue Coat
5 6 (13.33%) F5
6 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.44%) VMware
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
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