The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 40 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.92% 0.98% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 8.57% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£388 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.15% 11.40% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 15
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Southampton region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Southampton region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Websense
4 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (10.00%) DSL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DSL
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Network Support
6 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Developer
6 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
1 2 (20.00%) Information Security
1 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Websense
2 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Imperva
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) Proofpoint
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Lumension
4 1 (10.00%) MobileIron