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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 113 89 93
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 31 53 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 1.67% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 12.68% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 23
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -31.42%
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
412 418 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.12% 13.18% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 207 180
Average daily rate £363 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 15 £350 -17.64% 3
Wiltshire -14 7 £230 -54.56% 2
Gloucestershire -6 4 £400 +4.91% 1
Somerset -1 1 - -
Devon -4 1 £350 +55.55%
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 44 (64.71%) Firewall
2 41 (60.29%) Cisco
3 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
4 24 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 19 (27.94%) SLA
6 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (25.00%) Finance
7 17 (25.00%) F5
8 15 (22.06%) Juniper
8 15 (22.06%) Nokia
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (20.59%) IronPort
9 14 (20.59%) CISSP
9 14 (20.59%) CCNP
10 13 (19.12%) VPN
10 13 (19.12%) Blue Coat
11 12 (17.65%) High Availability
11 12 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (17.65%) Information Security
11 12 (17.65%) CCIE
12 11 (16.18%) Network Design
12 11 (16.18%) Service Delivery
12 11 (16.18%) Degree
13 10 (14.71%) Demand Management
14 9 (13.24%) Wireless
14 9 (13.24%) Intel
14 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
14 9 (13.24%) Linux
14 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 8 (11.76%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (1.47%) Confluence
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 44 (64.71%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (19.12%) VPN
4 9 (13.24%) Wireless
5 8 (11.76%) MPLS
6 7 (10.29%) Junos
7 6 (8.82%) BGP
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (8.82%) IPsec
8 5 (7.35%) FWSM
8 5 (7.35%) OSPF
8 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.88%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.88%) LAN
9 4 (5.88%) SNMP
9 4 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (5.88%) SSL
9 4 (5.88%) VoIP
9 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Military
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Analyst
2 16 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Network Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Security Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Cisco Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Network Security Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Security Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Check Point Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Firewall Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Architect
8 6 (8.82%) Security Architect
9 5 (7.35%) Administrator
9 5 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) OCX
2 1 (1.47%) WAP
2 1 (1.47%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) PKI
5 3 (4.41%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.94%) Physics
6 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.94%) VHDL
7 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.41%) Android
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
4 3 (4.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) High Availability
1 12 (17.65%) Information Security
1 12 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (16.18%) Network Design
2 11 (16.18%) Service Delivery
3 10 (14.71%) Demand Management
4 7 (10.29%) Network Management
5 6 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.35%) ITIL
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (7.35%) Security Operations
6 5 (7.35%) SIEM
7 4 (5.88%) CRM
7 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.88%) Validation
7 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.59%) CCNP
2 14 (20.59%) CISSP
3 12 (17.65%) CCIE
4 11 (16.18%) Degree
5 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.88%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.41%) CCSA
8 3 (4.41%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.94%) CCNA
9 2 (2.94%) CCSE
9 2 (2.94%) CISM
9 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.94%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Nessus
1 3 (4.41%) Nmap
2 2 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.47%) logstash
3 1 (1.47%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (60.29%) Cisco
2 24 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 17 (25.00%) F5
4 15 (22.06%) Juniper
4 15 (22.06%) Nokia
5 14 (20.59%) IronPort
6 13 (19.12%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.24%) Intel
7 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
8 6 (8.82%) VMware
9 5 (7.35%) Sourcefire
10 4 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
10 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.41%) CA
11 3 (4.41%) Qualys
11 3 (4.41%) Remedy
12 2 (2.94%) IBM
12 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.94%) Symantec
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