The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 72 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 4.93% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 2
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£400 £400 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +158.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £199
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £384 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.38 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+56.42% -13.10%
Network Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
428 284 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.99% 12.11% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 121 115
Average daily rate £345 £350 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +32.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 38
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 32 £410 -8.88% 3
Shropshire -9 4 £400 +14.28%
Coventry +3 3 £338 -25.00%
Warwickshire +1 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 51 (57.30%) Cisco
2 38 (42.70%) CheckPoint
3 33 (37.08%) Firewall
4 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
5 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (23.60%) OSPF
6 21 (23.60%) BGP
6 21 (23.60%) Clustering
7 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
8 17 (19.10%) Juniper
9 15 (16.85%) CCNP
9 15 (16.85%) Blue Coat
10 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
11 13 (14.61%) Finance
11 13 (14.61%) Network Design
11 13 (14.61%) CCNA
12 11 (12.36%) Citrix
12 11 (12.36%) VPN
12 11 (12.36%) LAN
12 11 (12.36%) Linux
12 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.24%) Migration
13 10 (11.24%) Programme Management
13 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
14 9 (10.11%) WAN
14 9 (10.11%) MPLS
14 9 (10.11%) Internet
14 9 (10.11%) F5
15 8 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (8.99%) Dependency Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (37.08%) Firewall
2 21 (23.60%) OSPF
2 21 (23.60%) BGP
3 11 (12.36%) LAN
3 11 (12.36%) VPN
4 9 (10.11%) WAN
4 9 (10.11%) Internet
4 9 (10.11%) MPLS
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.49%) Junos
6 4 (4.49%) ASN.1
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (4.49%) X.509
7 3 (3.37%) Wireless
7 3 (3.37%) SSL
8 2 (2.25%) DNS
8 2 (2.25%) Extranet
8 2 (2.25%) BT 21CN
8 2 (2.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.37%) Big Data
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Hudson
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Automotive
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Network Engineer
2 25 (28.09%) Network Security Engineer
2 25 (28.09%) Security Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) Design Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) Architect
5 14 (15.73%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (12.36%) Security Architect
7 9 (10.11%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.87%) Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.62%) PMO Lead
10 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) GTK+
2 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) LAMP
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Open Source
3 4 (4.49%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 8 (8.99%) Windows
3 5 (5.62%) UNIX
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.12%) Debian
5 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
2 13 (14.61%) Network Design
3 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.24%) Migration
4 10 (11.24%) Programme Management
5 8 (8.99%) Dependency Management
6 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
7 6 (6.74%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.62%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 5 (5.62%) ITIL
9 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.49%) DRM
9 4 (4.49%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (4.49%) Information Security
9 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.49%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.49%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) C#
2 4 (4.49%) C++
3 3 (3.37%) Perl
3 3 (3.37%) Tcl
4 2 (2.25%) SQL
5 1 (1.12%) Ruby
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (16.85%) CCNP
4 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
5 13 (14.61%) CCNA
6 7 (7.87%) CCDP
7 5 (5.62%) CISSP
8 4 (4.49%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.49%) CCSA
9 3 (3.37%) CCIE
10 1 (1.12%) MCSE
10 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.12%) CCSE
10 1 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) BS7799
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) iptables
3 1 (1.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (57.30%) Cisco
2 38 (42.70%) CheckPoint
3 17 (19.10%) Juniper
4 15 (16.85%) Blue Coat
5 11 (12.36%) Citrix
6 9 (10.11%) F5
7 3 (3.37%) BT
7 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.37%) HP
7 3 (3.37%) Nokia
8 2 (2.25%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.12%) BMC
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.12%) Fujitsu
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