The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 14 July 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 Buckinghamshire 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 80 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 0.83% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 7.27% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£344 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +23.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £33.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.33% +29.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
150 110 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.37% 11.36% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 48
Average daily rate £350 £381 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.96 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -57.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -12 3 £344 -19.11%
Aylesbury - - - - 3
High Wycombe - - - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Network Management
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) SNMP
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 2 (13.33%) CCDP
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) CCSA
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) MCDST
7 2 (13.33%) MCTS
7 2 (13.33%) MCITP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SNMP
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Management
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (13.33%) CCSA
5 2 (13.33%) MCDST
5 2 (13.33%) MCTS
5 2 (13.33%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) CCIP
6 1 (6.67%) CCDA
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (26.67%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (13.33%) Hyperic
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) Kaseya
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper