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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 112 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 28 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 1.05% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 7.23% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 5
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +60.46%
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
371 470 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.81% 14.56% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 192
Average daily rate £360 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.22 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £41.10 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Bristol +10 9 £438 +2.94% 4
Wiltshire +13 7 £375 +3.44% 4
Gloucestershire -28 7 £450 - 4
Devon - 3 - -
Somerset +9 1 £350 -15.15%
Dorset -2 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (63.16%) Firewall
2 33 (43.42%) Cisco
3 30 (39.47%) WAN
4 24 (31.58%) LAN
5 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
6 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (25.00%) VPN
7 19 (25.00%) Linux
8 16 (21.05%) Windows
9 15 (19.74%) CCNA
10 13 (17.11%) VoIP
10 13 (17.11%) Juniper
10 13 (17.11%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
11 12 (15.79%) OSPF
11 12 (15.79%) Finance
12 11 (14.47%) IPsec
12 11 (14.47%) VMware
12 11 (14.47%) BGP
12 11 (14.47%) Citrix
12 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
12 11 (14.47%) IPv6
13 10 (13.16%) MySQL
13 10 (13.16%) Apache
13 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (11.84%) PCI DSS
14 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (11.84%) CCNP
14 9 (11.84%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (13.16%) Apache
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.53%) Confluence
2 8 (10.53%) nginx
2 8 (10.53%) MediaWiki
3 6 (7.89%) CMS
4 5 (6.58%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Lync
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (63.16%) Firewall
2 30 (39.47%) WAN
3 24 (31.58%) LAN
4 19 (25.00%) VPN
5 13 (17.11%) VoIP
6 12 (15.79%) OSPF
7 11 (14.47%) IPsec
7 11 (14.47%) BGP
7 11 (14.47%) IPv6
8 9 (11.84%) EIGRP
9 8 (10.53%) LDAP
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (9.21%) MPLS
11 6 (7.89%) DNS
12 5 (6.58%) SAN
12 5 (6.58%) DHCP
12 5 (6.58%) Ethernet
12 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
13 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) MySQL
2 8 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.63%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) JIRA
1 8 (10.53%) Subversion
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.53%) Hudson
1 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Military
4 2 (2.63%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Designer
3 7 (9.21%) Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Security Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Designer
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) LAMP
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Wiki
2 5 (6.58%) NHS
3 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) IVR
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) Windows
3 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.53%) Debian
4 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 8 (10.53%) CentOS
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Solaris
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.53%) Network Design
3 8 (10.53%) Build Automation
3 8 (10.53%) DevOps
4 7 (9.21%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.89%) ITIL
5 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
5 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.89%) SIEM
5 6 (7.89%) Database Theory
5 6 (7.89%) Relational Database Theory
6 4 (5.26%) Data Security
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (5.26%) Test Management
6 4 (5.26%) Network Management
6 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.95%) Cyber Security
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) Perl
3 6 (7.89%) PHP
3 6 (7.89%) Ruby
3 6 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.63%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
2 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (19.74%) CCNA
4 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 9 (11.84%) CCNP
6 6 (7.89%) Degree
7 4 (5.26%) CISSP
8 3 (3.95%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.95%) CCSA
9 2 (2.63%) ISEB
9 2 (2.63%) CCSE
9 2 (2.63%) CEH
9 2 (2.63%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.32%) MCITP
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) CCSP
10 1 (1.32%) MCP
10 1 (1.32%) HND
10 1 (1.32%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.53%) Samba
2 8 (10.53%) Postfix
2 8 (10.53%) XenServer
2 8 (10.53%) iptables
3 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) ZABBIX
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.58%) Salt
3 2 (2.63%) OpenView
3 2 (2.63%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.32%) SCCM
4 1 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Cisco
2 13 (17.11%) Juniper
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
3 11 (14.47%) Citrix
3 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
4 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.21%) McAfee
6 5 (6.58%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.95%) Splunk
8 3 (3.95%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.63%) BT
9 2 (2.63%) HP
9 2 (2.63%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.32%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.32%) Brocade
10 1 (1.32%) Nokia
10 1 (1.32%) Genesys
10 1 (1.32%) Avaya