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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 50 42 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.60% 0.28% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 3.13% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£315 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -13.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £386
% change year-on-year
- -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +37.20%
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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
64 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.61% 8.94% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 9
Average daily rate £475 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.69% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 April 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) CentOS
3 5 (31.25%) SSL
3 5 (31.25%) DSL
3 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) RSpec
3 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (25.00%) Websense
5 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
6 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (12.50%) Drools
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) NGN
6 2 (12.50%) ICONIX

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
2 5 (31.25%) DSL
3 2 (12.50%) NGN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) RSpec
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Security Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support
5 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) ICONIX
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Websense
2 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Sophos
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Imperva
4 1 (6.25%) Proofpoint
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Lumension
4 1 (6.25%) MobileIron