The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 69 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 1.00% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 7.53% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
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£344 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
Network Security
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 146 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.46% 13.33% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 62
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.71% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 +3 8 £338 -22.85% 2
High Wycombe - 2 £350 - 1
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Network Management
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 5 (23.81%) SNMP
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
5 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (19.05%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) SSL
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) MCP
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 3 (14.29%) CCNP
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) SNMP
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.52%) IPsec
5 2 (9.52%) TACACS
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
6 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.76%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Monitoring Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
4 2 (9.52%) Debian
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Security
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
1 2 (9.52%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCSA
5 2 (9.52%) MCDST
5 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
5 2 (9.52%) CCDP
5 2 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (9.52%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) MCSA
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCIP
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) CCDA
6 1 (4.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Varnish
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) WhatsUp Gold
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (19.05%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (9.52%) Hyperic
3 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 2 (9.52%) Zenoss
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Kaseya
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) SumTotal
5 1 (4.76%) Saba
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