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 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 43 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.49% 1.98% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 10.45% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
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£388 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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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
52 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.52% 18.93% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 23
Average daily rate £340 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £43.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.42% +121.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
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 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 27 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) SLA
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (25.00%) Websense
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
4 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Analyst
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Network Support
6 2 (16.67%) Security Support Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCNA
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Websense
3 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos