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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 107 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 35 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 1.34% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.67% 11.02% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 3
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£435 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.63 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+157.93% -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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -2 15 £375 -25.00%
Gloucestershire -3 7 £450 - 1
Bristol -11 5 £500 +17.64% 2
Devon - 4 £300 -
Somerset +16 3 - -
Dorset -1 1 - - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 28 (45.16%) Cisco
3 25 (40.32%) VPN
4 24 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 21 (33.87%) WAN
6 20 (32.26%) CCNA
7 19 (30.65%) LAN
7 19 (30.65%) Windows
8 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
9 16 (25.81%) Juniper
10 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
11 13 (20.97%) IPsec
11 13 (20.97%) Linux
11 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.35%) VoIP
12 12 (19.35%) DNS
12 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
13 11 (17.74%) Apache
13 11 (17.74%) OSPF
14 10 (16.13%) BGP
14 10 (16.13%) SQL
14 10 (16.13%) Citrix
14 10 (16.13%) CCNP
14 10 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
15 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
15 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
15 9 (14.52%) IPv6
15 9 (14.52%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 11 (17.74%) Apache
3 9 (14.52%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) CMS
4 5 (8.06%) MediaWiki
4 5 (8.06%) nginx
4 5 (8.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) Lync
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Project
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 25 (40.32%) VPN
3 21 (33.87%) WAN
4 19 (30.65%) LAN
5 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.97%) IPsec
6 12 (19.35%) DNS
6 12 (19.35%) VoIP
7 11 (17.74%) OSPF
8 10 (16.13%) BGP
8 10 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (14.52%) MPLS
9 9 (14.52%) IPv6
10 7 (11.29%) SSL
10 7 (11.29%) EIGRP
10 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (9.68%) VLAN
11 6 (9.68%) SAN
12 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
12 5 (8.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Subversion
1 5 (8.06%) JIRA
1 5 (8.06%) Metasploit
1 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.06%) Hudson
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Military
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Designer
4 6 (9.68%) Network Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Lead Designer
5 4 (6.45%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Server Support
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Network Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) LAMP
2 1 (1.61%) WCF
2 1 (1.61%) AppFabric
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (8.06%) Cryptography
2 5 (8.06%) Wiki
3 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.84%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) IVR
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.06%) Debian
4 5 (8.06%) Ubuntu
4 5 (8.06%) CentOS
5 3 (4.84%) UNIX
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
1 8 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
2 7 (11.29%) SIEM
2 7 (11.29%) Cyber Security
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
3 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Security
4 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (8.06%) Web Design
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Forensics
4 5 (8.06%) Build Automation
4 5 (8.06%) DevOps
4 5 (8.06%) DDoS Mitigation
5 4 (6.45%) Server Hardening
5 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) Perl
3 3 (4.84%) PHP
3 3 (4.84%) Ruby
3 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.26%) CCNA
3 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) CCNP
5 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.06%) Degree
7 4 (6.45%) JNCIS
8 3 (4.84%) CISSP
8 3 (4.84%) CISM
8 3 (4.84%) CCSA
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.23%) MCSE
10 1 (1.61%) ISEB
10 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.45%) QA
1 4 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.06%) Postfix
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) Samba
2 5 (8.06%) XenServer
2 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.06%) VirtualBox
2 5 (8.06%) iptables
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Snort
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Nmap
1 5 (8.06%) ZABBIX
1 5 (8.06%) Puppet
2 3 (4.84%) OpenView
2 3 (4.84%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (4.84%) SCOM
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.23%) Salt
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 16 (25.81%) Juniper
3 10 (16.13%) Citrix
4 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
5 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds
6 7 (11.29%) ArcSight
6 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.68%) VMware
8 4 (6.45%) McAfee
8 4 (6.45%) Tandberg
9 2 (3.23%) NetQoS
9 2 (3.23%) F5
9 2 (3.23%) Splunk
9 2 (3.23%) Fujitsu
9 2 (3.23%) BT
9 2 (3.23%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) Genesys
10 1 (1.61%) Intel
10 1 (1.61%) IBM