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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 74 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 72 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.13% 1.01% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.89% 6.50% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £388 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.46 - £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
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
453 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 15.55% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.12 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +20 50 £475 +2.70% 4
Gloucestershire +5 11 £450 -
Dorset -1 4 - -
Bristol -8 4 £550 +37.50% 6
Devon - 2 £308 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 68 (70.83%) Firewall
2 50 (52.08%) Cisco
3 44 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (41.67%) Juniper
5 31 (32.29%) Security Cleared
6 30 (31.25%) VPN
7 29 (30.21%) CCNP
8 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
9 23 (23.96%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (23.96%) McAfee
9 23 (23.96%) Blue Coat
10 20 (20.83%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (20.83%) Data Centre
11 19 (19.79%) CCNA
11 19 (19.79%) Windows
12 18 (18.75%) LAN
12 18 (18.75%) CISSP
12 18 (18.75%) IPsec
12 18 (18.75%) IronPort
13 17 (17.71%) MPLS
13 17 (17.71%) Intel
14 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 15 (15.63%) DNS
15 15 (15.63%) VoIP
15 15 (15.63%) Cisco PIX
16 14 (14.58%) SSL
17 13 (13.54%) WAN
17 13 (13.54%) CCIE
17 13 (13.54%) BGP
17 13 (13.54%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (6.25%) IIS
1 6 (6.25%) Apache
1 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 68 (70.83%) Firewall
2 30 (31.25%) VPN
3 23 (23.96%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (18.75%) LAN
4 18 (18.75%) IPsec
5 17 (17.71%) MPLS
6 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 15 (15.63%) Cisco PIX
7 15 (15.63%) DNS
7 15 (15.63%) VoIP
8 14 (14.58%) SSL
9 13 (13.54%) OSPF
9 13 (13.54%) BGP
9 13 (13.54%) WAN
9 13 (13.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (12.50%) Junos
11 11 (11.46%) Cisco ISE
11 11 (11.46%) Ethernet
12 10 (10.42%) VLAN
12 10 (10.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Military
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Billing
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Designer
3 12 (12.50%) Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Security Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Lead Designer
5 7 (7.29%) Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Administrator
6 6 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 6 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Security Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.17%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) LAMP
2 4 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.04%) WCF
3 1 (1.04%) AppFabric
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) IVR
4 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.79%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) UNIX
5 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Kalman Filter
2 12 (12.50%) Network Design
3 11 (11.46%) Information Security
3 11 (11.46%) Migration
4 10 (10.42%) ITIL
4 10 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (9.38%) Cyber Security
6 8 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.33%) CRM
6 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.29%) Network Management
7 7 (7.29%) SIEM
7 7 (7.29%) DDoS Mitigation
8 6 (6.25%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (6.25%) Computer Security
8 6 (6.25%) Change Management
8 6 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.21%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) C
2 1 (1.04%) C++
2 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (32.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (30.21%) CCNP
4 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
5 19 (19.79%) CCNA
6 18 (18.75%) CISSP
7 13 (13.54%) CCIE
7 13 (13.54%) Degree
8 10 (10.42%) DV Cleared
9 8 (8.33%) JNCIP
10 6 (6.25%) JNCIS
11 5 (5.21%) CISM
12 3 (3.13%) CCSA
12 3 (3.13%) JNCIE
12 3 (3.13%) MCSE
12 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.08%) CISA
13 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (6.25%) QA
3 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Hyper-V
1 7 (7.29%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (7.29%) VirtualBox
2 4 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.04%) Snort
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) Nmap
2 3 (3.13%) SCOM
2 3 (3.13%) OpenView
2 3 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 50 (52.08%) Cisco
2 40 (41.67%) Juniper
3 23 (23.96%) McAfee
3 23 (23.96%) Blue Coat
4 18 (18.75%) IronPort
5 17 (17.71%) Intel
6 12 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 12 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 12 (12.50%) F5
7 10 (10.42%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.25%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.25%) Tandberg
8 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.21%) Avaya
10 4 (4.17%) Remedy
10 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.13%) NetQoS
12 2 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.08%) EMC
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