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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 105 92 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 37 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.54% 6.01% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £452 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
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
491 283 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 12.68% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 149 183
Average daily rate £365 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +6 24 £497 +18.31% 1
Bristol -12 8 £419 +11.66% 1
Gloucestershire -19 4 - - 4
Dorset - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (82.43%) Firewall
2 46 (62.16%) Cisco
3 37 (50.00%) Juniper
4 30 (40.54%) Windows
4 30 (40.54%) F5
5 27 (36.49%) BGP
6 26 (35.14%) OSPF
6 26 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (33.78%) Linux
7 25 (33.78%) WAN
8 23 (31.08%) LAN
9 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
10 17 (22.97%) VPN
11 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (20.27%) LAMP
12 15 (20.27%) Samba
12 15 (20.27%) Debian
12 15 (20.27%) VMware
12 15 (20.27%) Ruby
12 15 (20.27%) Apache
12 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (20.27%) Red Hat
12 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.27%) ZABBIX
12 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (20.27%) Puppet
12 15 (20.27%) Hudson
12 15 (20.27%) nginx
12 15 (20.27%) Bash Shell
12 15 (20.27%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (20.27%) Apache
1 15 (20.27%) nginx
2 13 (17.57%) Confluence
2 13 (17.57%) MediaWiki
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) AutoCAD
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (82.43%) Firewall
2 27 (36.49%) BGP
3 26 (35.14%) OSPF
3 26 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (33.78%) WAN
5 23 (31.08%) LAN
6 17 (22.97%) VPN
7 14 (18.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 14 (18.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 14 (18.92%) EIGRP
8 13 (17.57%) IPsec
8 13 (17.57%) LDAP
8 13 (17.57%) IPv6
9 11 (14.86%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (14.86%) Junos
10 7 (9.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (6.76%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (5.41%) Multicast
12 4 (5.41%) ATM
13 3 (4.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (17.57%) MySQL
1 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Hudson
1 15 (20.27%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (17.57%) JIRA
3 13 (17.57%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Network Engineer
2 24 (32.43%) Security Engineer
3 21 (28.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Architect
5 10 (13.51%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Administrator
7 8 (10.81%) Security Architect
7 8 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) Designer
11 4 (5.41%) Network Designer
11 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Security Designer
11 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) LAMP
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Wiki
2 4 (5.41%) Statistics
3 2 (2.70%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Linux
3 15 (20.27%) Debian
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (18.92%) Ubuntu
5 7 (9.46%) CentOS
6 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.70%) UNIX
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (20.27%) Capacity Planning
2 15 (20.27%) DevOps
3 14 (18.92%) Load Balancing
4 13 (17.57%) Data Modelling
5 12 (16.22%) Change Control
6 5 (6.76%) Network Design
6 5 (6.76%) Business Continuity
6 5 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.41%) Network Management
7 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 3 (4.05%) Build Automation
9 2 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.70%) Security Architecture
9 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (2.70%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) Ruby
1 15 (20.27%) Bash Shell
2 13 (17.57%) Java
2 13 (17.57%) Perl
2 13 (17.57%) PHP
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) CCNA
4 8 (10.81%) CCNP
5 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) CCSP
8 1 (1.35%) CCIE
8 1 (1.35%) RHCE
8 1 (1.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) Samba
1 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.92%) Postfix
3 13 (17.57%) XenServer
4 9 (12.16%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.35%) Snort
6 1 (1.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) ZABBIX
1 15 (20.27%) Puppet
2 4 (5.41%) HP NNM
2 4 (5.41%) OpenView
2 4 (5.41%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.05%) Salt
4 2 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) MOM
5 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (62.16%) Cisco
2 37 (50.00%) Juniper
3 30 (40.54%) F5
4 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
5 15 (20.27%) VMware
5 15 (20.27%) Red Hat
6 13 (17.57%) Blue Coat
6 13 (17.57%) Citrix
7 10 (13.51%) McAfee
8 9 (12.16%) IronPort
9 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.76%) Sourcefire
11 4 (5.41%) BT
11 4 (5.41%) HP
12 2 (2.70%) Sophos
13 1 (1.35%) Veritas
13 1 (1.35%) Websense