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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 38 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.57% 0.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.39% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+65.35% +15.45%
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
87 64 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.96% 11.27% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 33
Average daily rate £260 £240 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix
3 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 10 (45.45%) Migration
4 9 (40.91%) Firewall
5 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (36.36%) Programme Management
5 8 (36.36%) MS Office
5 8 (36.36%) Dependency Management
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
9 4 (18.18%) F5
9 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 4 (18.18%) SSL
10 3 (13.64%) CISSP
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.64%) ITIL
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) Juniper
10 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) Qualys
11 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (9.09%) QA
11 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Wireless

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) OSPF
4 1 (4.55%) BGP
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) PMO Lead
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Officer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (36.36%) Dependency Management
2 8 (36.36%) Programme Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) SABSA
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) VCP4
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 4 (18.18%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Websense
5 2 (9.09%) Qualys
6 1 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.55%) HP