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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / South West
Rank 93 112 89
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 37 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 0.86% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 6.38% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 21
Median daily rate £413 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £474 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £43.73 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-61.12% +2.89%

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
328 392 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 13.56% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 246 213
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +8 17 £405 -4.70% 1
Bristol +10 15 £475 +26.66% 2
Dorset +1 2 £363 -
Somerset - 2 £440 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 19 (38.00%) Cisco
3 14 (28.00%) Information Security
4 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
7 9 (18.00%) Wireless
7 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (18.00%) LAN
7 9 (18.00%) F5
8 8 (16.00%) WAN
8 8 (16.00%) SSL
8 8 (16.00%) CISM
8 8 (16.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (14.00%) Banking
9 7 (14.00%) SLA
9 7 (14.00%) VPN
9 7 (14.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) Linux
9 7 (14.00%) CCNP
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.00%) Nokia
9 7 (14.00%) SIEM
9 7 (14.00%) PKI
9 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (12.00%) Cybersecurity

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (18.00%) LAN
3 9 (18.00%) Wireless
4 8 (16.00%) SSL
4 8 (16.00%) WAN
5 7 (14.00%) VPN
6 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.00%) BGP
8 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.00%) OSPF
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (4.00%) DMZ
9 2 (4.00%) Internet
9 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
9 2 (4.00%) LDAP
9 2 (4.00%) MPLS
9 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Network Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Security Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
1 4 (8.00%) AppFabric
1 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (8.00%) WCF
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) PKI
3 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.00%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (8.00%) Reference Data
4 4 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (6.00%) CESG
5 3 (6.00%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.00%) Solaris
4 3 (6.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Information Security
2 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (14.00%) SIEM
2 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 6 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (12.00%) Demand Management
3 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (10.00%) Network Management
4 5 (10.00%) OWASP
4 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (8.00%) ETL
5 4 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) Perl
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) Ruby
1 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) CISM
4 7 (14.00%) CCNP
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.00%) CISSP
6 5 (10.00%) CREST Certified
6 5 (10.00%) ISEB
7 4 (8.00%) CCNA
7 4 (8.00%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (6.00%) CLAS
8 3 (6.00%) Degree
9 2 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (4.00%) CISMP
9 2 (4.00%) ISSAP
9 2 (4.00%) JNCIA
9 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.00%) PMP
10 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.00%) SLA
3 5 (10.00%) QA
4 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (6.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) Snort
3 2 (4.00%) HDFS
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (8.00%) Nessus
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) Nmap
4 1 (2.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (18.00%) F5
3 7 (14.00%) Nokia
4 6 (12.00%) Juniper
5 5 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 5 (10.00%) Splunk
6 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.00%) VMware
7 3 (6.00%) CA
7 3 (6.00%) Qualys
8 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
9 1 (2.00%) BT
9 1 (2.00%) Ciena
9 1 (2.00%) IronPort