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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 103 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 42 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 1.31% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 9.90% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 3
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£250 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £242 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £504 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
477 313 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.49% 13.25% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 34 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014. 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 -10 14 £456 +65.90% 3
Gloucestershire -19 6 £313 -38.72% 1
Somerset -7 5 £225 -18.18% 1
Bristol -17 5 £425 +5.91% 5
Dorset - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (70.67%) Firewall
2 49 (65.33%) Cisco
3 33 (44.00%) WAN
4 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (33.33%) LAN
6 20 (26.67%) Juniper
6 20 (26.67%) CCNP
7 18 (24.00%) VPN
7 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 17 (22.67%) Telecoms
9 16 (21.33%) OSPF
9 16 (21.33%) Network Management
10 15 (20.00%) Network Design
10 15 (20.00%) CCNA
11 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
11 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
11 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
12 13 (17.33%) F5
12 13 (17.33%) MPLS
13 12 (16.00%) Linux
13 12 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
14 11 (14.67%) Windows
14 11 (14.67%) McAfee
15 10 (13.33%) BGP
15 10 (13.33%) HP
15 10 (13.33%) CISSP
15 10 (13.33%) Change Control
15 10 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (8.00%) Apache
2 5 (6.67%) Confluence
2 5 (6.67%) MediaWiki
2 5 (6.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (70.67%) Firewall
2 33 (44.00%) WAN
3 25 (33.33%) LAN
4 18 (24.00%) VPN
5 16 (21.33%) OSPF
6 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
6 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (17.33%) MPLS
8 10 (13.33%) BGP
8 10 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (12.00%) VoIP
10 8 (10.67%) FTP
10 8 (10.67%) SNMP
10 8 (10.67%) Telnet
11 7 (9.33%) IPsec
11 7 (9.33%) IPv6
12 6 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Hudson
1 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.67%) JIRA
1 5 (6.67%) Subversion
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (22.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Architect
3 9 (12.00%) Designer
4 8 (10.67%) Network Consultant
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
4 8 (10.67%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Security Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Support
7 5 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Network Designer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) LAMP
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Wiki
1 5 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (4.00%) Statistics
2 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) CESG
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (6.67%) CentOS
3 5 (6.67%) Debian
3 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Network Management
2 15 (20.00%) Network Design
3 12 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (13.33%) Change Control
5 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.00%) ITIL
7 5 (6.67%) DevOps
7 5 (6.67%) Line Management
7 5 (6.67%) Database Theory
7 5 (6.67%) Relational Database Theory
7 5 (6.67%) Network Performance Management
7 5 (6.67%) Build Automation
7 5 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.33%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 5 (6.67%) Ruby
1 5 (6.67%) Java
1 5 (6.67%) Perl
1 5 (6.67%) PHP
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.67%) CCNP
3 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (20.00%) CCNA
5 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.33%) CISSP
7 8 (10.67%) CCIE
8 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.33%) Degree
10 3 (4.00%) CCSE
10 3 (4.00%) CCSP
11 2 (2.67%) CCSA
11 2 (2.67%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.33%) MCITP
12 1 (1.33%) CEH
12 1 (1.33%) CISM
12 1 (1.33%) CWNA
12 1 (1.33%) MCP
12 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (6.67%) Postfix
2 5 (6.67%) XenServer
2 5 (6.67%) Samba
3 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Salt
1 5 (6.67%) Puppet
1 5 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.67%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.00%) HP NNM
2 3 (4.00%) OpenView
2 3 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.33%) Nessus
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Cisco
2 20 (26.67%) Juniper
3 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
4 13 (17.33%) F5
5 11 (14.67%) McAfee
6 10 (13.33%) HP
7 9 (12.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (9.33%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.33%) VMware
9 6 (8.00%) Nokia
9 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.00%) IronPort
10 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.67%) Citrix
11 3 (4.00%) Splunk
11 3 (4.00%) BT
12 2 (2.67%) Tandberg
12 2 (2.67%) Sourcefire
13 1 (1.33%) ProCurve
13 1 (1.33%) Avaya
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