The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 43 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.67% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 4.00% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£576 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £344
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% -32.50%
Network Security
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 25 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.15% 8.50% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 15 54
Average daily rate £400 £349 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.69% -11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £561 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Juniper
3 16 (76.19%) Firewall
4 14 (66.67%) F5
5 13 (61.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (61.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
7 8 (38.10%) McAfee
7 8 (38.10%) IronPort
8 7 (33.33%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) ProxySG
9 6 (28.57%) Change Control
10 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
11 4 (19.05%) Sourcefire
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (19.05%) Banking
12 3 (14.29%) Network Design
12 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 3 (14.29%) Web Services
12 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
12 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 3 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (9.52%) Splunk
13 2 (9.52%) SIEM
13 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
13 2 (9.52%) Data Security
14 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
14 1 (4.76%) Retail

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (61.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) NetScreen
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Security Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Change Control
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) SIEM
3 2 (9.52%) Data Security
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Juniper
3 14 (66.67%) F5
4 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
5 8 (38.10%) McAfee
5 8 (38.10%) IronPort
6 4 (19.05%) Sourcefire
7 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 2 (9.52%) Splunk