The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 43 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.91% 0.40% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 3.13% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 32 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.18% 12.75% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 16 39
Average daily rate £375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Network Security
South West

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheltenham -1 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 2
Network Security
South West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
3 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 14 (53.85%) Linux
5 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (42.31%) OSPF
6 11 (42.31%) BGP
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) Juniper
6 11 (42.31%) Junos
6 11 (42.31%) F5
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 5 (19.23%) VB
8 5 (19.23%) SAN
8 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (19.23%) vSphere
8 5 (19.23%) VMware
8 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
8 5 (19.23%) Network Design
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (42.31%) Junos
2 11 (42.31%) OSPF
2 11 (42.31%) BGP
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
1 2 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (46.15%) Security Engineer
3 11 (42.31%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
3 2 (7.69%) Network Planning
3 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) VB
2 3 (11.54%) C
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (19.23%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Juniper
3 11 (42.31%) F5
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) 3Com
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas
5 2 (7.69%) Acronis
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.85%) Websense
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