The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 82 74 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.57% 0.10% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 1.01% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£350 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -
Network Security
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
213 99 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.44% 10.01% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 59 53
Average daily rate £338 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 4 (33.33%) CCDP
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) HIPAA
5 3 (25.00%) CentOS
5 3 (25.00%) Imperva
5 3 (25.00%) SSL
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Regular Expression
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
6 2 (16.67%) F5
6 2 (16.67%) Network Design

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCNP
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) CCDP
4 1 (8.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (25.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (16.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Imperva
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint