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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 61 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.52% 0.70% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.48% 5.26% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Average daily rate £350 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
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
124 114 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.52% 13.23% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 37
Average daily rate £350 £385 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
3 13 (56.52%) Nokia
3 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
4 11 (47.83%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) SLA
5 8 (34.78%) Demand Management
5 8 (34.78%) F5
5 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
6 7 (30.43%) VPN
7 6 (26.09%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) Wireless
9 4 (17.39%) FWSM
9 4 (17.39%) IronPort
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (13.04%) Android
10 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
10 3 (13.04%) Qualys
10 3 (13.04%) Nmap
10 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
10 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.04%) SDLC
10 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
10 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
10 3 (13.04%) Nessus
10 3 (13.04%) PKI

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 5 (21.74%) Wireless
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (17.39%) FWSM
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
6 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.35%) SNMP
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Network Analyst
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Analyst
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 10 (43.48%) Security Analyst
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 9 (39.13%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (34.78%) Check Point Analyst
6 8 (34.78%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (21.74%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
10 2 (8.70%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Solaris
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Demand Management
1 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Security
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) GCIA
2 1 (4.35%) GSEC
2 1 (4.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nessus
1 3 (13.04%) Nmap
2 2 (8.70%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (4.35%) logstash
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
2 13 (56.52%) Nokia
3 8 (34.78%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) IronPort
5 3 (13.04%) CA
5 3 (13.04%) Qualys
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.35%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk