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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 109 78 117
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +39
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 71 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 2.16% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 15.88% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 38 18
Median daily rate £375 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £397 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.54% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +107.40%
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
471 447 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.30% 13.63% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 245 298
Median daily rate £350 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £550 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £49.05 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +7 12 £531 -3.40% 7
Wiltshire -28 12 £363 -23.68% 2
Devon +9 1 - -
Dorset -5 1 £393 - 3
Gloucestershire -6 1 £375 -16.66% 8
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 59 (81.94%) Firewall
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco
3 28 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
4 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
5 18 (25.00%) VPN
5 18 (25.00%) ITIL
5 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (25.00%) CCNP
6 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 16 (22.22%) WAN
6 16 (22.22%) Linux
6 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 16 (22.22%) SIEM
7 15 (20.83%) Finance
8 14 (19.44%) Wireless
8 14 (19.44%) Unix
9 13 (18.06%) LAN
10 11 (15.28%) Java
10 11 (15.28%) CISSP
11 10 (13.89%) Windows
11 10 (13.89%) IPsec
11 10 (13.89%) F5
11 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (12.50%) iPad
12 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (12.50%) PKI
12 9 (12.50%) Degree
12 9 (12.50%) BGP

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 7 (9.72%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.78%) Drupal
3 1 (1.39%) Mule
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (81.94%) Firewall
2 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
3 18 (25.00%) VPN
4 16 (22.22%) WAN
5 14 (19.44%) Wireless
6 13 (18.06%) LAN
7 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (13.89%) IPsec
8 9 (12.50%) BGP
8 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (12.50%) SSL
9 7 (9.72%) DNS
9 7 (9.72%) FTP
9 7 (9.72%) HTTP
9 7 (9.72%) HTTPS
9 7 (9.72%) LDAP
9 7 (9.72%) NAS
10 6 (8.33%) DHCP
10 6 (8.33%) tcpdump
10 6 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.39%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Architect
3 11 (15.28%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) DBA
8 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) J2EE
2 4 (5.56%) OCX
3 3 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) HTML5
4 2 (2.78%) jQuery
4 2 (2.78%) RSS
4 2 (2.78%) WSDL
5 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.39%) CakePHP
5 1 (1.39%) Symfony
5 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 9 (12.50%) iPad
1 9 (12.50%) PKI
2 5 (6.94%) CESG
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.39%) BBC
5 1 (1.39%) Blog
5 1 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Linux
2 14 (19.44%) Unix
3 10 (13.89%) Windows
4 5 (6.94%) Solaris
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) SIEM
3 8 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (11.11%) OWASP
4 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.72%) Migration
4 7 (9.72%) Security Architecture
5 6 (8.33%) Information Security
5 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.94%) DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Change Control
7 4 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) CRM
8 3 (4.17%) ERP
8 3 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) Java
2 7 (9.72%) Perl
2 7 (9.72%) Python
3 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
5 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.00%) CCNP
2 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.28%) CISSP
5 9 (12.50%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) ISSAP
7 4 (5.56%) CCIE
7 4 (5.56%) CCNA
8 3 (4.17%) CCDP
8 3 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (4.17%) GCIA
8 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.17%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.17%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.17%) SANS
9 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.78%) CISM
9 2 (2.78%) CISMP
9 2 (2.78%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) Samba
2 7 (9.72%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) Snort
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Puppet
2 7 (9.72%) Nagios
3 4 (5.56%) Data Guard
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (5.56%) TrustSec
4 2 (2.78%) Nessus
4 2 (2.78%) SCCM
5 1 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.39%) Nmap
5 1 (1.39%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Cisco
2 28 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 10 (13.89%) F5
4 8 (11.11%) VMware
5 7 (9.72%) NetApp
5 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.94%) Juniper
7 4 (5.56%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) Endeca
7 4 (5.56%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle
7 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.17%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.17%) Nokia
9 2 (2.78%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.78%) Meraki
9 2 (2.78%) Qualys
9 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.78%) Splunk