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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 92 96 121
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 49 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.56% 1.30% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.41% 9.44% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -20.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
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 £52.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+65.35% +15.45%
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
395 392 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.58% 13.76% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 201 201
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 30
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £29.50 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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 0 19 £506 +67.49% 2
Gloucestershire -13 12 £381 +1.66% 5
Bristol +1 11 £425 +5.91% 9
Somerset -4 3 £288 +4.54% 1
Devon - 2 £225 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 52 (65.00%) Firewall
2 42 (52.50%) Cisco
3 40 (50.00%) WAN
4 32 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (36.25%) LAN
6 23 (28.75%) VPN
7 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 20 (25.00%) Linux
9 19 (23.75%) OSPF
10 18 (22.50%) CCNA
11 17 (21.25%) CCNP
12 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
13 14 (17.50%) Network Design
13 14 (17.50%) CheckPoint
13 14 (17.50%) VoIP
13 14 (17.50%) Windows
13 14 (17.50%) Telecoms
14 13 (16.25%) Finance
14 13 (16.25%) MPLS
14 13 (16.25%) Network Management
15 12 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (15.00%) CISSP
16 11 (13.75%) Citrix
16 11 (13.75%) PCI DSS
17 10 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
17 10 (12.50%) BGP
17 10 (12.50%) IPsec
17 10 (12.50%) VMware
17 10 (12.50%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (11.25%) Apache
2 8 (10.00%) nginx
2 8 (10.00%) Confluence
2 8 (10.00%) MediaWiki
3 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) CMS
5 3 (3.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) JBoss
6 1 (1.25%) Lync
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 52 (65.00%) Firewall
2 40 (50.00%) WAN
3 29 (36.25%) LAN
4 23 (28.75%) VPN
5 19 (23.75%) OSPF
6 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 14 (17.50%) VoIP
8 13 (16.25%) MPLS
9 10 (12.50%) BGP
9 10 (12.50%) IPsec
9 10 (12.50%) IPv6
9 10 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (11.25%) EIGRP
11 8 (10.00%) Telnet
11 8 (10.00%) LDAP
11 8 (10.00%) FTP
11 8 (10.00%) SNMP
11 8 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) MySQL
2 8 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) DB2
6 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Subversion
1 8 (10.00%) JIRA
1 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.00%) Hudson
1 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Consultant
3 8 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Designer
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Network Support
6 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Wiki
2 5 (6.25%) NHS
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) IVR
6 1 (1.25%) CESG
6 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Linux
2 14 (17.50%) Windows
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.00%) Debian
3 8 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 8 (10.00%) CentOS
4 3 (3.75%) UNIX
5 2 (2.50%) Solaris
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Network Design
2 13 (16.25%) Network Management
3 12 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (11.25%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (11.25%) ITIL
5 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 8 (10.00%) DevOps
6 7 (8.75%) Performance Management
7 6 (7.50%) SIEM
7 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.50%) Database Theory
7 6 (7.50%) Relational Database Theory
8 5 (6.25%) Network Performance Management
8 5 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.00%) Test Management
9 4 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Java
2 6 (7.50%) Perl
2 6 (7.50%) PHP
2 6 (7.50%) Ruby
2 6 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (22.50%) CCNA
4 17 (21.25%) CCNP
5 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 12 (15.00%) CISSP
7 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) CCIE
9 5 (6.25%) Degree
10 3 (3.75%) CCSE
11 2 (2.50%) CEH
11 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.50%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.50%) ISEB
11 2 (2.50%) CCSA
12 1 (1.25%) CCDA
12 1 (1.25%) CCSP
12 1 (1.25%) MCP
12 1 (1.25%) HND
12 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.00%) SLA
3 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.00%) Postfix
2 8 (10.00%) XenServer
2 8 (10.00%) Samba
3 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) Firmware
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) ZABBIX
1 8 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Salt
3 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) Nessus
4 1 (1.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 42 (52.50%) Cisco
2 14 (17.50%) CheckPoint
3 11 (13.75%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) VMware
4 10 (12.50%) Juniper
5 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
6 7 (8.75%) HP
6 7 (8.75%) McAfee
7 6 (7.50%) Nokia
8 5 (6.25%) Splunk
9 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.50%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.50%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.50%) BT
10 1 (1.25%) AppSense
10 1 (1.25%) Brocade
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle
10 1 (1.25%) Genesys
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