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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 113 94 115
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Network Security 30 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 0.76% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 5.70% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £395 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £277 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +19.04%
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
505 298 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.34% 13.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 147 185
Average daily rate £338 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 49
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Wiltshire -16 6 £550 +96.42% 2
Somerset -6 3 £273 -0.90%
Gloucestershire -19 2 - - 4
Bristol -17 1 £425 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 54 (79.41%) Firewall
2 45 (66.18%) Cisco
3 30 (44.12%) WAN
4 25 (36.76%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (33.82%) LAN
6 19 (27.94%) Juniper
7 18 (26.47%) CCNP
8 17 (25.00%) VPN
8 17 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 17 (25.00%) F5
9 16 (23.53%) OSPF
10 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
10 14 (20.59%) Network Management
10 14 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
12 12 (17.65%) Change Control
12 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (17.65%) Blue Coat
12 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 12 (17.65%) Linux
12 12 (17.65%) Windows
13 11 (16.18%) MPLS
13 11 (16.18%) CCNA
13 11 (16.18%) Network Design
13 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (14.71%) HP
14 10 (14.71%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 8 (11.76%) Apache
1 8 (11.76%) nginx
2 7 (10.29%) Confluence
2 7 (10.29%) MediaWiki
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 54 (79.41%) Firewall
2 30 (44.12%) WAN
3 23 (33.82%) LAN
4 17 (25.00%) VPN
5 16 (23.53%) OSPF
6 14 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 11 (16.18%) MPLS
9 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (14.71%) BGP
10 9 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (11.76%) Telnet
11 8 (11.76%) FTP
11 8 (11.76%) SNMP
12 7 (10.29%) LDAP
12 7 (10.29%) EIGRP
12 7 (10.29%) IPv6
12 7 (10.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
1 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Hudson
1 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.29%) Subversion
2 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
4 8 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Network Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Security Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Network Support
8 4 (5.88%) Network Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) LAMP
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Wiki
2 4 (5.88%) Statistics
3 3 (4.41%) NHS
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
1 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Debian
2 8 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.82%) CentOS
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) Solaris
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Network Management
2 12 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (17.65%) Change Control
3 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (16.18%) Network Design
4 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.76%) DevOps
5 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.29%) Line Management
6 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.29%) Database Theory
6 7 (10.29%) Relational Database Theory
7 6 (8.82%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
8 5 (7.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.35%) Network Performance Management
8 5 (7.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Ruby
1 8 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 7 (10.29%) Java
2 7 (10.29%) Perl
2 7 (10.29%) PHP
2 7 (10.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (36.76%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (26.47%) CCNP
3 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.18%) CCNA
5 10 (14.71%) CISSP
6 9 (13.24%) CCIE
7 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.88%) CCSE
10 3 (4.41%) Degree
11 2 (2.94%) CCSA
11 2 (2.94%) CCSP
12 1 (1.47%) RHCE
12 1 (1.47%) CISM
12 1 (1.47%) CCDA
12 1 (1.47%) ISEB
12 1 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) ProxySG
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.76%) Samba
3 7 (10.29%) Postfix
3 7 (10.29%) XenServer
4 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) ZABBIX
1 8 (11.76%) Puppet
2 4 (5.88%) OpenView
2 4 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (5.88%) HP NNM
3 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Salt
4 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.47%) MOM
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (66.18%) Cisco
2 19 (27.94%) Juniper
3 17 (25.00%) F5
4 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 12 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 10 (14.71%) McAfee
6 10 (14.71%) HP
7 9 (13.24%) VMware
7 9 (13.24%) IronPort
8 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
9 7 (10.29%) Citrix
10 6 (8.82%) Nokia
11 4 (5.88%) BT
11 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.88%) Sourcefire
12 2 (2.94%) Splunk
13 1 (1.47%) Veritas
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