The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 93 85 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 39 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.59% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.06% 12.96% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 6
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£356 £327 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -32.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +10.43%
Network Security
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Wiltshire -6 20 £550 +81.96% 3
Gloucestershire -12 11 £381 - 4
Somerset +2 6 £275 -
Bristol -8 5 £385 -3.75% 10
Devon - 3 £225 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 50 (68.49%) Firewall
2 41 (56.16%) Cisco
3 37 (50.68%) WAN
4 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (35.62%) LAN
6 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
7 21 (28.77%) VPN
8 19 (26.03%) CCNP
9 18 (24.66%) CCNA
10 16 (21.92%) Linux
10 16 (21.92%) OSPF
11 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
11 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
12 14 (19.18%) Network Management
12 14 (19.18%) MPLS
12 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
12 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
13 13 (17.81%) VoIP
14 12 (16.44%) Windows
14 12 (16.44%) Finance
15 11 (15.07%) CISSP
15 11 (15.07%) Juniper
15 11 (15.07%) Network Design
16 10 (13.70%) Cisco PIX
16 10 (13.70%) Network Monitoring
16 10 (13.70%) Capacity Planning
17 9 (12.33%) BGP
17 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
17 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (9.59%) Apache
2 6 (8.22%) nginx
2 6 (8.22%) Confluence
2 6 (8.22%) MediaWiki
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.11%) CMS
5 2 (2.74%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 50 (68.49%) Firewall
2 37 (50.68%) WAN
3 26 (35.62%) LAN
4 21 (28.77%) VPN
5 16 (21.92%) OSPF
6 14 (19.18%) MPLS
6 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
7 13 (17.81%) VoIP
8 10 (13.70%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (12.33%) BGP
9 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (10.96%) IPv6
10 8 (10.96%) FTP
10 8 (10.96%) SNMP
10 8 (10.96%) IPsec
10 8 (10.96%) Telnet
11 6 (8.22%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (8.22%) LDAP
11 6 (8.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) Big Data
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Hudson
1 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
1 6 (8.22%) JIRA
1 6 (8.22%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Network Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Designer
5 6 (8.22%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Network Support
6 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) LAMP
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Wiki
2 5 (6.85%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.37%) IVR
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) CentOS
3 6 (8.22%) Ubuntu
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.22%) Debian
4 3 (4.11%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) AIX
6 1 (1.37%) Android
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Network Management
2 11 (15.07%) Network Design
3 10 (13.70%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (13.70%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Build Automation
6 6 (8.22%) SIEM
6 6 (8.22%) DevOps
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.85%) Data Security
7 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (6.85%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.85%) Database Theory
7 5 (6.85%) Relational Database Theory
7 5 (6.85%) Network Performance Management
8 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.48%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) Java
2 5 (6.85%) Perl
2 5 (6.85%) PHP
2 5 (6.85%) Ruby
2 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.74%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
3 19 (26.03%) CCNP
4 18 (24.66%) CCNA
5 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
6 11 (15.07%) CISSP
7 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
8 8 (10.96%) CCIE
9 5 (6.85%) Degree
10 3 (4.11%) CCSE
11 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.74%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.74%) CEH
11 2 (2.74%) CCSP
11 2 (2.74%) ISEB
11 2 (2.74%) CCSA
12 1 (1.37%) CWNA
12 1 (1.37%) CISM
12 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.37%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.48%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) XenServer
2 6 (8.22%) Postfix
2 6 (8.22%) Samba
3 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Puppet
1 6 (8.22%) ZABBIX
2 4 (5.48%) Salt
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) HP NNM
4 1 (1.37%) Nessus
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 41 (56.16%) Cisco
2 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
3 11 (15.07%) Juniper
4 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.96%) HP
5 8 (10.96%) VMware
6 7 (9.59%) Citrix
6 7 (9.59%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.22%) Nokia
7 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.85%) McAfee
9 3 (4.11%) Splunk
10 2 (2.74%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.37%) AppSense
11 1 (1.37%) BT
11 1 (1.37%) Dell
11 1 (1.37%) Intel
11 1 (1.37%) Genesys
11 1 (1.37%) Avaya
11 1 (1.37%) IBM
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