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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 96 92 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 48 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.43% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 10.00% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £450 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £393 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.46 - £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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
(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
Wiltshire -1 24 £450 -7.69% 3
Gloucestershire +5 10 £450 - 2
Bristol -10 5 £550 +29.41% 4
Somerset +4 3 - - 1
Dorset +2 3 - - 1
Devon - 3 £308 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 49 (66.22%) Firewall
2 37 (50.00%) Cisco
3 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
4 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (36.49%) VPN
6 24 (32.43%) Juniper
6 24 (32.43%) SC Cleared
7 20 (27.03%) CCNA
8 19 (25.68%) WAN
8 19 (25.68%) LAN
8 19 (25.68%) Windows
9 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
10 15 (20.27%) VoIP
10 15 (20.27%) CCNP
10 15 (20.27%) IPsec
11 14 (18.92%) DNS
12 13 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (17.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
12 13 (17.57%) Linux
13 12 (16.22%) Finance
14 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint
14 11 (14.86%) MPLS
14 11 (14.86%) OSPF
14 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
15 10 (13.51%) SolarWinds
15 10 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (13.51%) BGP
15 10 (13.51%) SSL
16 9 (12.16%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 9 (12.16%) Apache
1 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) IIS
3 6 (8.11%) CMS
4 3 (4.05%) nginx
4 3 (4.05%) Confluence
4 3 (4.05%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Project
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (66.22%) Firewall
2 27 (36.49%) VPN
3 19 (25.68%) LAN
3 19 (25.68%) WAN
4 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 15 (20.27%) VoIP
5 15 (20.27%) IPsec
6 14 (18.92%) DNS
7 13 (17.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (14.86%) MPLS
8 11 (14.86%) OSPF
9 10 (13.51%) BGP
9 10 (13.51%) SSL
10 9 (12.16%) IPv6
11 8 (10.81%) VLAN
12 7 (9.46%) Wireshark
12 7 (9.46%) Ethernet
13 6 (8.11%) SAN
13 6 (8.11%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) MySQL
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Hudson
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.05%) Subversion
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.46%) Military
4 5 (6.76%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Designer
3 9 (12.16%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Lead Designer
5 7 (9.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Server Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Deployment Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Server Support
10 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) LAMP
2 1 (1.35%) WCF
2 1 (1.35%) AppFabric
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Cryptography
2 7 (9.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.76%) IVR
5 3 (4.05%) Wiki
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.05%) Debian
4 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.05%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (12.16%) Cyber Security
3 8 (10.81%) ITIL
3 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.46%) SIEM
4 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
4 7 (9.46%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.11%) Computer Forensics
5 6 (8.11%) Network Design
5 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.11%) Computer Security
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (6.76%) Web Design
6 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) Perl
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
3 2 (2.70%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
2 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (32.43%) SC Cleared
4 20 (27.03%) CCNA
5 15 (20.27%) CCNP
6 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
7 6 (8.11%) Degree
7 6 (8.11%) JNCIS
8 4 (5.41%) CISSP
9 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.05%) MCSE
9 3 (4.05%) CISM
9 3 (4.05%) CCSA
10 1 (1.35%) GCIA
10 1 (1.35%) GSEC
10 1 (1.35%) ISEB
10 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (9.46%) VirtualBox
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) Samba
4 3 (4.05%) Postfix
4 3 (4.05%) XenServer
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.05%) iptables
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Nmap
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView
2 3 (4.05%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.70%) Salt
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Cisco
2 24 (32.43%) Juniper
3 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.51%) SolarWinds
5 8 (10.81%) ArcSight
6 7 (9.46%) McAfee
6 7 (9.46%) Citrix
6 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.11%) Tandberg
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.11%) F5
8 5 (6.76%) Avaya
8 5 (6.76%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.41%) VMware
10 3 (4.05%) NetQoS
11 2 (2.70%) Splunk
11 2 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.70%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.70%) BT