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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 31 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 30 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.70% 0.98% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.28% 8.11% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £450 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +60.46%
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
141 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.39% 12.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 33
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 29 (65.91%) Cisco
2 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
3 18 (40.91%) Firewall
3 18 (40.91%) Clustering
4 16 (36.36%) Juniper
5 14 (31.82%) OSPF
5 14 (31.82%) BGP
5 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 13 (29.55%) Finance
7 11 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (22.73%) CCNP
8 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
8 10 (22.73%) Migration
8 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
9 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
9 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
10 8 (18.18%) MS Office
10 8 (18.18%) F5
10 8 (18.18%) Dependency Management
11 6 (13.64%) VPN
11 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.64%) MPLS
12 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
13 4 (9.09%) Junos
13 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (9.09%) CCSA
13 4 (9.09%) Check Point Certification

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.91%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) OSPF
2 14 (31.82%) BGP
3 6 (13.64%) VPN
3 6 (13.64%) MPLS
4 4 (9.09%) Junos
4 4 (9.09%) LAN
4 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 3 (6.82%) SSL
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.55%) Internet
6 2 (4.55%) Extranet
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.27%) SAN
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 19 (43.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (43.18%) Security Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Network Design Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) PMO Lead
6 3 (6.82%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Informatics
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Solaris
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
3 8 (18.18%) Dependency Management
4 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (4.55%) Network Design
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL
5 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) Security Management
6 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Logistics
6 1 (2.27%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Perl
1 3 (6.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (22.73%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) CCSA
5 4 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CISSP
7 2 (4.55%) CCIE
8 1 (2.27%) CISM
8 1 (2.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) BS7799
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.27%) XenApp
1 1 (2.27%) vSphere
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Cisco
2 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
3 16 (36.36%) Juniper
4 11 (25.00%) Citrix
5 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
6 8 (18.18%) F5
7 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.55%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.27%) Websense
9 1 (2.27%) VMware
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Qualys
9 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
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