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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 53 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 1.55% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.23% 9.02% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -22.85%
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
83 133 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.26% 17.21% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 50
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 31 (77.50%) CheckPoint
2 30 (75.00%) Cisco
3 20 (50.00%) Clustering
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (45.00%) Firewall
6 17 (42.50%) OSPF
6 17 (42.50%) BGP
7 15 (37.50%) Juniper
8 14 (35.00%) CCNP
9 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
10 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 10 (25.00%) MPLS
11 9 (22.50%) VPN
12 7 (17.50%) CCNA
12 7 (17.50%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (17.50%) CCSA
12 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
13 6 (15.00%) Banking
13 6 (15.00%) Finance
13 6 (15.00%) Windows
14 5 (12.50%) LAN
14 5 (12.50%) WAN
14 5 (12.50%) Junos
15 4 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
15 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (10.00%) F5
15 4 (10.00%) UNIX
15 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
15 4 (10.00%) CISSP
15 4 (10.00%) CCIE

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
1 2 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 17 (42.50%) OSPF
2 17 (42.50%) BGP
3 10 (25.00%) MPLS
4 9 (22.50%) VPN
5 5 (12.50%) LAN
5 5 (12.50%) WAN
5 5 (12.50%) Junos
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.50%) DNS
7 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 2 (5.00%) Extranet
8 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Security Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security Architect
6 1 (2.50%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.50%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Informatics
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (7.50%) Solaris
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
3 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
3 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (7.50%) SABSA
4 2 (5.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
1 3 (7.50%) Tcl
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNP
3 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) CCSA
4 7 (17.50%) CCNA
4 7 (17.50%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (10.00%) CISSP
5 4 (10.00%) CCIE
6 3 (7.50%) CISM
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) CCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) CISA
8 1 (2.50%) PhD
8 1 (2.50%) CCSP
8 1 (2.50%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.50%) BS7799
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) CheckPoint
2 30 (75.00%) Cisco
3 15 (37.50%) Juniper
4 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
5 4 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle