The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 107 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 37 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 3.74% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 13
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £272 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £20.60 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £21.40 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +25 25 £450 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire -16 6 £363 -25.64% 4
Bristol -11 4 £425 -
Somerset - 1 £413 - 3
Dorset - 1 £350 -
Devon - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (77.14%) Firewall
2 35 (50.00%) Cisco
2 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (42.86%) Windows
3 30 (42.86%) Linux
4 26 (37.14%) Juniper
4 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
5 24 (34.29%) SC Cleared
6 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (31.43%) BGP
7 20 (28.57%) OSPF
8 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
8 17 (24.29%) VPN
8 17 (24.29%) WAN
8 17 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (20.00%) CCNA
10 13 (18.57%) CCNP
10 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (17.14%) Junos
11 12 (17.14%) LAN
12 11 (15.71%) VMware
12 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
13 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.29%) F5
13 10 (14.29%) IPsec
13 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
14 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
15 8 (11.43%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) nginx
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.71%) Confluence
3 4 (5.71%) MediaWiki
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (77.14%) Firewall
2 22 (31.43%) BGP
3 20 (28.57%) OSPF
4 17 (24.29%) VPN
4 17 (24.29%) WAN
4 17 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (17.14%) Junos
5 12 (17.14%) LAN
6 10 (14.29%) IPsec
7 8 (11.43%) MPLS
8 7 (10.00%) IPv6
9 5 (7.14%) IPv4
9 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.14%) EIGRP
9 5 (7.14%) SAN
10 4 (5.71%) LDAP
10 4 (5.71%) VoIP
10 4 (5.71%) DHCP
10 4 (5.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.00%) Subversion
3 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) Hudson
4 4 (5.71%) JIRA
5 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.86%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Security Engineer
2 21 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 17 (24.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Designer
5 9 (12.86%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.29%) Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) LAMP
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) JSF
3 2 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.86%) Underscore.js
3 2 (2.86%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Wiki
1 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.43%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.86%) Windows
1 30 (42.86%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.14%) Debian
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.71%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
2 8 (11.43%) Network Management
3 7 (10.00%) Web Development
4 6 (8.57%) Network Design
4 6 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.29%) Cyber Security
7 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.86%) MODAF
8 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL
8 2 (2.86%) Information Security
8 2 (2.86%) Scrum
8 2 (2.86%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) VB
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
1 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 5 (7.14%) Ruby
2 4 (5.71%) Perl
2 4 (5.71%) PHP
2 4 (5.71%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) C
4 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (20.00%) CCNA
5 13 (18.57%) CCNP
6 7 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.14%) JNCIS
8 3 (4.29%) CCSP
9 2 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.43%) RHCE
10 1 (1.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) GPG13
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.57%) vSphere
3 5 (7.14%) Samba
3 5 (7.14%) Postfix
4 4 (5.71%) XenServer
5 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.43%) Squid
7 1 (1.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.14%) Puppet
1 5 (7.14%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
2 2 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Cisco
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (37.14%) Juniper
3 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.71%) VMware
5 10 (14.29%) F5
5 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 7 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 5 (7.14%) Citrix
7 5 (7.14%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) HP
8 3 (4.29%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.86%) Acronis
9 2 (2.86%) Veritas
9 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.86%) Websense
9 2 (2.86%) 3Com
10 1 (1.43%) BT
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