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 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 98 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 1.31% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 10.61% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 25
Median daily rate £375 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £303 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.24% +130.15%
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
545 396 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 230 241
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 July 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 24 July 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 +13 17 £550 - 6
Wiltshire -11 13 £355 -21.11% 3
Dorset +1 7 £393 -
Gloucestershire -4 7 £304 -32.50% 3
Devon +6 2 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 64 (77.11%) Firewall
2 35 (42.17%) CheckPoint
2 35 (42.17%) Cisco
3 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
4 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
5 19 (22.89%) Finance
5 19 (22.89%) VPN
5 19 (22.89%) ITIL
5 19 (22.89%) Linux
6 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
6 18 (21.69%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (20.48%) CCNP
7 17 (20.48%) SIEM
8 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
9 15 (18.07%) Unix
9 15 (18.07%) F5
9 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
10 14 (16.87%) WAN
11 13 (15.66%) Wireless
12 12 (14.46%) Java
12 12 (14.46%) CISSP
13 11 (13.25%) LAN
13 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
13 11 (13.25%) IPsec
13 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (12.05%) PKI
14 10 (12.05%) SSL
15 9 (10.84%) Windows
15 9 (10.84%) 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 (8.43%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.41%) Drupal
3 1 (1.20%) Mule
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (77.11%) Firewall
2 19 (22.89%) VPN
3 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.87%) WAN
5 13 (15.66%) Wireless
6 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (13.25%) IPsec
6 11 (13.25%) LAN
7 10 (12.05%) SSL
8 9 (10.84%) BGP
8 9 (10.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (8.43%) FTP
9 7 (8.43%) HTTP
9 7 (8.43%) HTTPS
9 7 (8.43%) Internet
9 7 (8.43%) LDAP
9 7 (8.43%) NAS
9 7 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.23%) tcpdump
10 6 (7.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Security Analyst
4 12 (14.46%) Architect
5 11 (13.25%) Network Analyst
6 10 (12.05%) Network Security Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Security Architect
8 8 (9.64%) Cisco Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Check Point Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) Firewall Analyst
10 6 (7.23%) Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Administrator
11 4 (4.82%) Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) DBA
11 4 (4.82%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) J2EE
2 4 (4.82%) OCX
3 3 (3.61%) XML
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) HTML5
4 2 (2.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.41%) RSS
4 2 (2.41%) WSDL
5 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.20%) CakePHP
5 1 (1.20%) OpenCL
5 1 (1.20%) Symfony
5 1 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) PKI
3 9 (10.84%) iPad
4 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.82%) CESG
6 3 (3.61%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) VHDL
7 2 (2.41%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.41%) Physics
7 2 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.20%) BBC
8 1 (1.20%) Blog
8 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 15 (18.07%) Unix
3 9 (10.84%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) Solaris
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) SIEM
3 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.84%) OWASP
5 8 (9.64%) Demand Management
5 8 (9.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.43%) Migration
6 7 (8.43%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.02%) Change Control
7 5 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.02%) DevOps
7 5 (6.02%) Information Security
7 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.61%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Line Management
9 3 (3.61%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) Java
2 7 (8.43%) Perl
2 7 (8.43%) Python
3 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.82%) SQL
5 3 (3.61%) C
5 3 (3.61%) C++
5 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
3 18 (21.69%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (20.48%) CCNP
5 12 (14.46%) CISSP
6 9 (10.84%) Degree
7 5 (6.02%) CCNA
7 5 (6.02%) ISSAP
8 4 (4.82%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.61%) CCDP
9 3 (3.61%) CCIE
9 3 (3.61%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (3.61%) GCIA
9 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.61%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.61%) SANS
10 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.41%) CISM
10 2 (2.41%) CISMP
10 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (8.43%) Samba
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.41%) Snort
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 7 (8.43%) Nagios
3 4 (4.82%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (4.82%) TrustSec
4 3 (3.61%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.20%) Nessus
5 1 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.20%) Nmap
5 1 (1.20%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) CheckPoint
1 35 (42.17%) Cisco
2 15 (18.07%) F5
3 8 (9.64%) Nokia
3 8 (9.64%) VMware
4 7 (8.43%) Juniper
4 7 (8.43%) NetApp
4 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.23%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.82%) Dell
7 4 (4.82%) Endeca
7 4 (4.82%) HP
7 4 (4.82%) Oracle
8 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.41%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.41%) Meraki
8 2 (2.41%) Qualys
8 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.41%) SonicWALL
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