The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 68 53 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 0.16% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 1.85% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -45.31%
Network Security
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 54 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.09% 8.72% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 30
Average daily rate £388 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 September 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 13 (81.25%) WAN
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 11 (68.75%) Apache
3 11 (68.75%) Red Hat
3 11 (68.75%) LAN
3 11 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (68.75%) LAMP
3 11 (68.75%) Samba
3 11 (68.75%) Debian
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) Ruby
3 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) ZABBIX
3 11 (68.75%) nginx
3 11 (68.75%) Bash Shell
3 11 (68.75%) Puppet
3 11 (68.75%) Hudson
3 11 (68.75%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
3 11 (68.75%) DevOps
4 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
4 10 (62.50%) MediaWiki
4 10 (62.50%) Confluence
4 10 (62.50%) Postfix
4 10 (62.50%) XenServer
4 10 (62.50%) Wiki

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (68.75%) Apache
1 11 (68.75%) nginx
2 10 (62.50%) Confluence
2 10 (62.50%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) WAN
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) LAN
3 10 (62.50%) LDAP
3 10 (62.50%) IPsec
3 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 10 (62.50%) IPv6
3 10 (62.50%) OSPF
3 10 (62.50%) BGP
3 10 (62.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) MySQL
1 10 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Hudson
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 10 (62.50%) Subversion
2 10 (62.50%) JIRA
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Wiki
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Debian
3 10 (62.50%) Ubuntu
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (68.75%) Capacity Planning
1 11 (68.75%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Build Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Ruby
1 11 (68.75%) Bash Shell
2 10 (62.50%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Perl
2 10 (62.50%) PHP
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Samba
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Postfix
2 10 (62.50%) XenServer
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) ZABBIX
1 11 (68.75%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (18.75%) Salt
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Red Hat
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco