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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 93 86 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 28 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.11% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 7.49% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 1
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£330 £375 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £10.45 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
441 307 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.07% 14.75% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 150 143
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +8 12 £340 -38.18% 3
Shropshire -6 3 £425 +16.43%
Worcestershire - 2 £205 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (51.35%) Cisco
4 18 (48.65%) CheckPoint
5 17 (45.95%) CCNP
6 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
6 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
7 14 (37.84%) Juniper
8 13 (35.14%) LAN
9 11 (29.73%) WAN
9 11 (29.73%) Network Design
10 9 (24.32%) Blue Coat
10 9 (24.32%) CCNA
10 9 (24.32%) OSPF
11 8 (21.62%) MPLS
11 8 (21.62%) BGP
11 8 (21.62%) Linux
11 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
11 8 (21.62%) F5
12 7 (18.92%) Clustering
12 7 (18.92%) UNIX
13 6 (16.22%) Perl
13 6 (16.22%) Tcl
13 6 (16.22%) BT
13 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
14 5 (13.51%) Nokia
14 5 (13.51%) Solaris
14 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
15 4 (10.81%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) LAN
3 11 (29.73%) WAN
4 9 (24.32%) OSPF
5 8 (21.62%) BGP
5 8 (21.62%) MPLS
6 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
7 4 (10.81%) VLAN
7 4 (10.81%) BT 21CN
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.11%) DNS
8 3 (8.11%) Internet
8 3 (8.11%) ADSL
8 3 (8.11%) Junos
9 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.41%) SAN
9 2 (5.41%) VoIP
9 2 (5.41%) Extranet
9 2 (5.41%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Hudson
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) CESG
2 1 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.70%) SCADA
2 1 (2.70%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) UNIX
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) Debian
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Network Design
2 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (10.81%) Information Security
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Network Management
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Perl
1 6 (16.22%) Tcl
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (45.95%) CCNP
3 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
3 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) CCIE
5 4 (10.81%) CCSA
6 3 (8.11%) CCSP
6 3 (8.11%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (5.41%) CISM
7 2 (5.41%) CISSP
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) GPG13
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Samba
2 1 (2.70%) Snort
2 1 (2.70%) Squid
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) CheckPoint
3 14 (37.84%) Juniper
4 9 (24.32%) Blue Coat
5 8 (21.62%) F5
6 6 (16.22%) BT
7 5 (13.51%) Nokia
8 2 (5.41%) McAfee
9 1 (2.70%) Websense
9 1 (2.70%) VMware
9 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.70%) Sun
9 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire