The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 66 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 3.80% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate £425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 79 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.71% 12.36% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 82
Average daily rate £375 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
South West

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Bristol region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Bristol region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 4 (33.33%) IPsec
4 4 (33.33%) LAMP
4 4 (33.33%) Samba
4 4 (33.33%) Debian
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 4 (33.33%) Hudson
4 4 (33.33%) ZABBIX
4 4 (33.33%) Postfix
4 4 (33.33%) nginx

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) nginx
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) MediaWiki
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) IPsec
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (25.00%) IPv6
3 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Subversion
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) Hudson
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
2 2 (16.67%) JSF
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Underscore.js
2 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 4 (33.33%) Debian
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Network Design
6 1 (8.33%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Ruby
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Samba
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (33.33%) Postfix
2 3 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper