The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 50 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.15% 0.81% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 7.89% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£450 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
Network Security
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
81 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.58% 10.27% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 27
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) ArcGIS
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) HTTP
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
1 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) ESRI
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix