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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 34 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 35 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.31% 1.25% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.60% 9.09% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £450 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
162 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.73% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 44 23
Average daily rate £325 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £213 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (72.00%) Cisco
2 33 (66.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (44.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) Clustering
5 18 (36.00%) OSPF
5 18 (36.00%) BGP
6 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (34.00%) Juniper
7 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
8 15 (30.00%) Finance
9 12 (24.00%) CCNP
10 11 (22.00%) Programme Management
10 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (20.00%) Blue Coat
11 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 10 (20.00%) Migration
11 10 (20.00%) Citrix
11 10 (20.00%) MPLS
11 10 (20.00%) VPN
11 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
12 8 (16.00%) F5
12 8 (16.00%) Dependency Management
12 8 (16.00%) MS Office
13 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 5 (10.00%) LAN
13 5 (10.00%) WAN
13 5 (10.00%) CCNA
13 5 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
13 5 (10.00%) CCSA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) Firewall
2 18 (36.00%) OSPF
2 18 (36.00%) BGP
3 10 (20.00%) MPLS
3 10 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) LAN
4 5 (10.00%) WAN
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.00%) Junos
6 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (4.00%) Wireless
7 2 (4.00%) Internet
7 2 (4.00%) Extranet
7 2 (4.00%) SSL
7 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (46.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 23 (46.00%) Security Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Design Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) PMO Lead
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) IT Security Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Security Administrator
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Clustering
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) UNIX
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
1 3 (6.00%) Solaris
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Programme Management
1 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (20.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Dependency Management
4 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) Network Design
6 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL
7 1 (2.00%) Logistics
7 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.00%) Information Security
7 1 (2.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.00%) SABSA
7 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Perl
1 3 (6.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (10.00%) CCSA
4 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) CCSE
6 2 (4.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) BS7799
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Cisco
2 33 (66.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (34.00%) Juniper
4 10 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 10 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (16.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.00%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.00%) Websense
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Ruckus Wireless
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