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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 88 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 28 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.83% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 5.42% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 13
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£340 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
- +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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
273 369 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.39% 15.24% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 175 133
Average daily rate £320 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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 29 July 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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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 +6 13 £340 -2.85% 5
Warwickshire - 10 £420 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Coventry - 1 £270 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 45 (60.00%) Cisco
2 39 (52.00%) CheckPoint
3 30 (40.00%) Firewall
4 24 (32.00%) Clustering
4 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (26.67%) BGP
5 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 19 (25.33%) OSPF
7 18 (24.00%) Juniper
7 18 (24.00%) CCNP
8 15 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 14 (18.67%) VPN
10 13 (17.33%) MPLS
11 12 (16.00%) Blue Coat
11 12 (16.00%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.00%) CCNA
12 9 (12.00%) F5
12 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (10.67%) WAN
13 8 (10.67%) Windows
14 7 (9.33%) LAN
14 7 (9.33%) Internet
14 7 (9.33%) Finance
14 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
15 6 (8.00%) CCSA
15 6 (8.00%) Banking
15 6 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
16 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
16 5 (6.67%) CISSP
16 5 (6.67%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (2.67%) IIS
1 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.67%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Yammer
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.00%) Firewall
2 20 (26.67%) BGP
3 19 (25.33%) OSPF
4 14 (18.67%) VPN
5 13 (17.33%) MPLS
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (10.67%) WAN
8 7 (9.33%) LAN
8 7 (9.33%) Internet
9 5 (6.67%) DNS
10 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.33%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (5.33%) Junos
11 3 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (2.67%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.67%) Extranet
12 2 (2.67%) VoIP
12 2 (2.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MSI
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Automotive
4 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Network Engineer
2 25 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 25 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Architect
4 12 (16.00%) Design Engineer
4 12 (16.00%) Security Architect
5 11 (14.67%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.67%) IT Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.67%) IT Security Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Security Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Security Manager
11 2 (2.67%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.00%) Clustering
2 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 2 (2.67%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Informatics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) UNIX
3 3 (4.00%) Solaris
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.33%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (5.33%) Network Design
5 3 (4.00%) Information Security
5 3 (4.00%) ITIL
5 3 (4.00%) Project Management
5 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.00%) Open Source
5 3 (4.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (2.67%) Low Latency
6 2 (2.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (2.67%) SIEM
6 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) Perl
1 3 (4.00%) SQL
1 3 (4.00%) Tcl
1 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.00%) C
2 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.00%) CCNP
4 9 (12.00%) CCNA
5 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (8.00%) CCSA
7 5 (6.67%) CISSP
7 5 (6.67%) CCIE
8 2 (2.67%) CCSE
8 2 (2.67%) CISA
8 2 (2.67%) CISM
9 1 (1.33%) Degree
9 1 (1.33%) CCSP
9 1 (1.33%) MCSE
9 1 (1.33%) PhD
9 1 (1.33%) CCDP
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) COBIT
2 2 (2.67%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Snort
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCOM
2 3 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (60.00%) Cisco
2 39 (52.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (24.00%) Juniper
4 12 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 9 (12.00%) F5
6 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.00%) VMware
7 3 (4.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.67%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) IBM
8 2 (2.67%) BMC
8 2 (2.67%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix
9 1 (1.33%) HP
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