The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Leeds 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 74 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 4.29% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £361
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% +12.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 163 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.95% 17.97% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 87
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Network Security
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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 23 July 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) OPNET
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) Lisp
3 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) CTI
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) CTI
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) TACACS
3 1 (20.00%) H.323
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Voice Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (40.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Radware
4 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (20.00%) Verint