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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 81 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Security 45 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 3.38% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +157.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -51.53%
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
408 296 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.97% 12.81% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 120 102
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £170 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 34 £385 -14.44% 1
Shropshire - 4 £400 -
Coventry +3 3 £338 -25.00% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 48 (56.47%) Cisco
2 39 (45.88%) CheckPoint
3 31 (36.47%) Firewall
4 26 (30.59%) Security Cleared
5 23 (27.06%) Clustering
6 21 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (22.35%) OSPF
7 19 (22.35%) BGP
8 18 (21.18%) Juniper
9 16 (18.82%) Blue Coat
10 15 (17.65%) Finance
10 15 (17.65%) CCNP
11 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
12 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
12 13 (15.29%) VPN
12 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (14.12%) Programme Management
13 12 (14.12%) MPLS
13 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
14 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.94%) Migration
15 10 (11.76%) Linux
15 10 (11.76%) Citrix
15 10 (11.76%) F5
16 9 (10.59%) Internet
16 9 (10.59%) WAN
17 8 (9.41%) LAN
17 8 (9.41%) MS Office
17 8 (9.41%) Dependency Management
18 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Office
2 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
1 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (36.47%) Firewall
2 19 (22.35%) OSPF
2 19 (22.35%) BGP
3 13 (15.29%) VPN
4 12 (14.12%) MPLS
5 9 (10.59%) Internet
5 9 (10.59%) WAN
6 8 (9.41%) LAN
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (4.71%) Junos
9 4 (4.71%) X.509
9 4 (4.71%) ASN.1
10 3 (3.53%) Wireless
10 3 (3.53%) EIGRP
10 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.53%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (2.35%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.53%) Big Data
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MSI
1 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Automotive
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 26 (30.59%) Network Security Engineer
2 26 (30.59%) Security Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Architect
4 12 (14.12%) Design Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Network Design Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.59%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.88%) PMO Lead
10 4 (4.71%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Security Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Technical Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Technical Project Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) GTK+
2 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Clustering
2 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Cryptography
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Informatics
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Solaris
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
2 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.12%) Programme Management
4 11 (12.94%) Migration
5 8 (9.41%) Dependency Management
6 7 (8.24%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (5.88%) Change Management
8 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.88%) DRM
8 5 (5.88%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.88%) Open Source
8 5 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.71%) SDLC
9 4 (4.71%) Database Security
9 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) C#
2 4 (4.71%) C++
3 3 (3.53%) Perl
3 3 (3.53%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) Tcl
4 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (30.59%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (17.65%) CCNP
4 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.24%) CCNA
6 5 (5.88%) CCIE
6 5 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (5.88%) CCSA
7 4 (4.71%) CISSP
8 2 (2.35%) CCSE
9 1 (1.18%) CISM
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.18%) MCSE
9 1 (1.18%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (56.47%) Cisco
2 39 (45.88%) CheckPoint
3 18 (21.18%) Juniper
4 16 (18.82%) Blue Coat
5 10 (11.76%) F5
5 10 (11.76%) Citrix
6 3 (3.53%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.53%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.35%) BMC
7 2 (2.35%) McAfee
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.18%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.18%) Websense
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £340 - £360 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago