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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 56 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.31% 0.31% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 2.47% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£310 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +37.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.52% -40.93%
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
118 81 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.49% 12.64% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 44
Average daily rate £300 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) Juniper
2 12 (60.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (45.00%) CCNP
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
5 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
5 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Clustering
6 6 (30.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) BGP
7 5 (25.00%) Tcl
7 5 (25.00%) Perl
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (20.00%) Solaris
8 4 (20.00%) UNIX
8 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
8 4 (20.00%) WAN
9 3 (15.00%) CCSA
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) Network Design
9 3 (15.00%) ADSL
9 3 (15.00%) LAN
9 3 (15.00%) VPN
9 3 (15.00%) CCIE
9 3 (15.00%) CCSP
9 3 (15.00%) CCNA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (30.00%) OSPF
2 6 (30.00%) BGP
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) ADSL
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) Extranet
5 2 (10.00%) Junos
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Security Officer
5 1 (5.00%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
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
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Solaris
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Tcl
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CCSA
4 3 (15.00%) CCIE
4 3 (15.00%) CCSP
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) GPG13
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Squid
1 1 (5.00%) Snort
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Juniper
2 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.00%) Websense
5 2 (10.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Qualys
6 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
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