The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 101 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing Network Security 21 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.31% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 8.47% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 3
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£350 £363 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +51.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.45 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +14.40%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.45% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Network Security
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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 +11 14 £350 -36.36% 8
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco
4 15 (50.00%) CCNP
4 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (46.67%) Juniper
6 10 (33.33%) LAN
6 10 (33.33%) WAN
6 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
7 9 (30.00%) OSPF
7 9 (30.00%) BGP
8 8 (26.67%) Linux
8 8 (26.67%) Network Design
9 7 (23.33%) UNIX
9 7 (23.33%) Clustering
10 6 (20.00%) MPLS
10 6 (20.00%) Perl
10 6 (20.00%) Tcl
10 6 (20.00%) CCNA
10 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (16.67%) F5
11 5 (16.67%) CCIE
11 5 (16.67%) Solaris
11 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
12 4 (13.33%) CCSA
12 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 3 (10.00%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) OSPF
3 9 (30.00%) BGP
4 6 (20.00%) MPLS
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.00%) VPN
6 3 (10.00%) ADSL
6 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
6 3 (10.00%) Junos
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.67%) VLAN
7 2 (6.67%) BT 21CN
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.67%) SAN
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) Extranet
8 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Hudson
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) CLAS Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) CESG
2 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.33%) SCADA
2 1 (3.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) Debian
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (26.67%) Network Design
3 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security
4 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Perl
1 6 (20.00%) Tcl
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (50.00%) CCNP
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) CCNA
6 5 (16.67%) CCIE
7 4 (13.33%) CCSA
8 3 (10.00%) CCSP
8 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CISM
9 2 (6.67%) CCDP
9 2 (6.67%) CISSP
9 2 (6.67%) Degree
10 1 (3.33%) CCSE
10 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) GPG13
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Samba
1 1 (3.33%) Snort
1 1 (3.33%) Squid
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (46.67%) Juniper
4 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (16.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Nokia
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) Websense
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Sun
7 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
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Quantica Technology - London
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Posted: 21 days ago
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago