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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 82 105 87
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 0.55% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.91% 3.82% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 8
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £378 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.99% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+177.65% -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
277 340 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.98% 14.33% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 159 127
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 41
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 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 7 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 +8 19 £340 -24.44%
Warwickshire - 9 £420 -
Shropshire - 2 £400 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 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 48 (56.47%) Cisco
2 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 30 (35.29%) Firewall
4 24 (28.24%) Clustering
5 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
7 19 (22.35%) BGP
7 19 (22.35%) OSPF
8 18 (21.18%) Juniper
9 16 (18.82%) CCNP
9 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
10 14 (16.47%) Blue Coat
10 14 (16.47%) Finance
11 13 (15.29%) VPN
12 12 (14.12%) MPLS
12 12 (14.12%) Security Architecture
13 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
14 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
14 10 (11.76%) F5
15 9 (10.59%) Migration
15 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
16 8 (9.41%) WAN
16 8 (9.41%) CCNA
16 8 (9.41%) Citrix
16 8 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
17 7 (8.24%) LAN
17 7 (8.24%) Windows
18 6 (7.06%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.29%) Firewall
2 19 (22.35%) OSPF
2 19 (22.35%) BGP
3 13 (15.29%) VPN
4 12 (14.12%) MPLS
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (9.41%) WAN
6 7 (8.24%) LAN
7 6 (7.06%) Internet
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (4.71%) Junos
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.53%) EIGRP
11 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
11 2 (2.35%) Extranet
11 2 (2.35%) DNS
11 2 (2.35%) VoIP
11 2 (2.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
2 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
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 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.35%) Automotive
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 25 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 25 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
3 20 (23.53%) Architect
4 16 (18.82%) Security Architect
5 12 (14.12%) Design Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (12.94%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Security Solutions Architect
9 6 (7.06%) Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) IT Architect
10 5 (5.88%) IT Security Architect
11 4 (4.71%) PMO Lead
11 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.53%) Technical Manager
12 3 (3.53%) Technical Project Manager
12 3 (3.53%) Security Manager
13 2 (2.35%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Middleware
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.18%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.24%) Clustering
2 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.18%) SCADA
6 1 (1.18%) Informatics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Solaris
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
2 12 (14.12%) Security Architecture
3 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.59%) Migration
5 6 (7.06%) Dependency Management
6 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.88%) DRM
6 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.71%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.53%) Cyber Security
8 3 (3.53%) Open Source
8 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) Information Security
8 3 (3.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) Perl
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
1 3 (3.53%) Tcl
1 3 (3.53%) C
2 2 (2.35%) C#
3 1 (1.18%) C++
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (18.82%) CCNP
4 8 (9.41%) CCNA
4 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (7.06%) CCSA
6 5 (5.88%) CISSP
6 5 (5.88%) CCIE
7 2 (2.35%) CCSE
7 2 (2.35%) CISA
7 2 (2.35%) CISM
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) CCSP
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) PhD
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) COBIT
2 2 (2.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
2 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.18%) Snort
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 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 18 (21.18%) Juniper
4 14 (16.47%) Blue Coat
5 10 (11.76%) F5
6 8 (9.41%) Citrix
7 3 (3.53%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.35%) McAfee
8 2 (2.35%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) BMC
8 2 (2.35%) IBM
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.35%) HP