The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 58 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.84% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 3.77% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £365 £235 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.31% +17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 53 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.96% 12.62% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 43
Average daily rate £338 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -13 6 £365 +55.31% 2
West Wales - - - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) CCSE
4 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Websense

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Security Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCSE
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Websense