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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 110 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 24 40 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 1.35% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 10.96% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £340 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
351 365 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.67% 12.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 222 168
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +1 8 £425 -19.62% 6
Devon - 5 £300 - 1
Somerset +16 3 - - 1
Bristol -1 3 £500 +17.64% 5
Gloucestershire -16 3 £450 - 4
Dorset +2 2 - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (65.75%) Firewall
2 31 (42.47%) Cisco
3 27 (36.99%) WAN
4 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
5 22 (30.14%) LAN
5 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (27.40%) VPN
7 19 (26.03%) Data Centre
8 17 (23.29%) CCNA
8 17 (23.29%) Linux
8 17 (23.29%) Windows
9 16 (21.92%) Juniper
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
10 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
11 13 (17.81%) OSPF
12 12 (16.44%) Citrix
12 12 (16.44%) Apache
12 12 (16.44%) VoIP
12 12 (16.44%) IPsec
12 12 (16.44%) DV Cleared
13 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (15.07%) BGP
13 11 (15.07%) IPv6
14 10 (13.70%) CCNP
14 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
14 10 (13.70%) SQL
14 10 (13.70%) MySQL
15 9 (12.33%) Red Hat
15 9 (12.33%) CheckPoint
16 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (16.44%) Apache
2 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.59%) nginx
3 7 (9.59%) Confluence
3 7 (9.59%) MediaWiki
4 6 (8.22%) IIS
4 6 (8.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) JBoss
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (65.75%) Firewall
2 27 (36.99%) WAN
3 22 (30.14%) LAN
4 20 (27.40%) VPN
5 13 (17.81%) OSPF
6 12 (16.44%) VoIP
6 12 (16.44%) IPsec
7 11 (15.07%) BGP
7 11 (15.07%) IPv6
8 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (10.96%) EIGRP
9 7 (9.59%) MPLS
9 7 (9.59%) DNS
9 7 (9.59%) LDAP
10 6 (8.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
11 5 (6.85%) Ethernet
11 5 (6.85%) SAN
11 5 (6.85%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (5.48%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) JIRA
1 7 (9.59%) Subversion
1 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.59%) Hudson
1 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Military
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Designer
2 9 (12.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Lead Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Network Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) LAMP
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Wiki
3 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
3 5 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.11%) Clustering
5 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) IVR
7 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) Debian
3 7 (9.59%) Ubuntu
3 7 (9.59%) CentOS
4 5 (6.85%) UNIX
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (10.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
3 7 (9.59%) Network Design
3 7 (9.59%) SIEM
3 7 (9.59%) Build Automation
3 7 (9.59%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (9.59%) DevOps
4 6 (8.22%) Cyber Security
4 6 (8.22%) ITIL
5 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
5 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (6.85%) Database Theory
5 5 (6.85%) Relational Database Theory
5 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.48%) Migration
7 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) Perl
3 5 (6.85%) PHP
3 5 (6.85%) Ruby
3 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) C
5 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (23.29%) CCNA
4 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.44%) DV Cleared
6 10 (13.70%) CCNP
7 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.48%) CISSP
8 3 (4.11%) CCSA
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.74%) CISM
10 1 (1.37%) HND
10 1 (1.37%) ISEB
10 1 (1.37%) CCSP
10 1 (1.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.59%) Samba
2 7 (9.59%) XenServer
2 7 (9.59%) Postfix
2 7 (9.59%) iptables
3 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) ZABBIX
1 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) Salt
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.11%) OpenView
3 3 (4.11%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (4.11%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.37%) Nmap
5 1 (1.37%) Nessus
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Cisco
2 16 (21.92%) Juniper
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 9 (12.33%) Red Hat
4 9 (12.33%) CheckPoint
5 8 (10.96%) VMware
6 7 (9.59%) McAfee
6 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.85%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.48%) Tandberg
10 3 (4.11%) Splunk
11 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.74%) BT
12 1 (1.37%) AppSense
12 1 (1.37%) Oracle
12 1 (1.37%) Avaya
12 1 (1.37%) Genesys
12 1 (1.37%) HP
12 1 (1.37%) Intel
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