Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 148 140
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 75 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.11% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.14% 7.16% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 42
South West median daily rate £513 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £260 £219 £263
90th Percentile £625 £638 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South West median hourly rate £44.50 - £43.50
10th Percentile £42.25 - £38.35
90th Percentile £46.75 - £46.25
England median hourly rate £19.39 £41.90 £30.05
% change year-on-year -53.74% +39.43% -24.88%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 821 852 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.10% 15.52% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 512 564
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £209
90th Percentile £550 £525 £511
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +13.67% +12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -27.60% +24.42%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +29 34 £513 - 4
Somerset +10 12 £500 +33.33%
Bristol -29 12 £513 +13.89% 6
Wiltshire +2 10 £533 -4.05% 5
Dorset -10 1 £140 -67.72% 6
Cornwall -13 1 £250 +5.26%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 34 (45.33%) Firewall
2 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
3 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (25.33%) Finance
5 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
6 18 (24.00%) Windows
6 18 (24.00%) Banking
7 17 (22.67%) ITIL
8 15 (20.00%) Linux
9 14 (18.67%) LDAP
9 14 (18.67%) Kerberos
9 14 (18.67%) Cisco
9 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (17.33%) Ansible
10 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (17.33%) Cryptography
10 13 (17.33%) Unix
11 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
11 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 12 (16.00%) CentOS
11 12 (16.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (16.00%) OpenLDAP
11 12 (16.00%) Hadoop
11 12 (16.00%) Resource Management
11 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
12 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
14 9 (12.00%) Migration

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) SaaS
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Office 365
4 2 (2.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (45.33%) Firewall
2 14 (18.67%) Kerberos
3 12 (16.00%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.33%) VPN
5 4 (5.33%) Wireless
6 2 (2.67%) Broadband
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.67%) ISDN
6 2 (2.67%) LAN
6 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.67%) WAN
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.33%) Junos
7 1 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.33%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.33%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 18 (24.00%) Banking
3 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Electronics
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Security Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Design Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Active Directory Expert
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Subject Matter Expert
7 4 (5.33%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Technician
8 3 (4.00%) Server Technician
8 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Designer
9 2 (2.67%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) LDAP
2 6 (8.00%) SAML
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Linux
3 13 (17.33%) Unix
4 12 (16.00%) CentOS
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.67%) ITIL
3 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (17.33%) Cryptography
5 12 (16.00%) Resource Management
6 9 (12.00%) Migration
7 8 (10.67%) ITIL V3
7 8 (10.67%) SIEM
8 7 (9.33%) Security Architecture
8 7 (9.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.00%) Data Security
9 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.00%) ITSM
9 6 (8.00%) Server Hardening
10 5 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
12 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) C++
2 3 (4.00%) C
3 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.33%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.00%) CCNA
6 3 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.00%) MCSA
6 3 (4.00%) MCSE
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.67%) CCIE
7 2 (2.67%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.67%) CCNP
7 2 (2.67%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) CCSE
8 1 (1.33%) CISM
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.00%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.00%) vSphere
6 2 (2.67%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.33%) IAG
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Ansible
2 8 (10.67%) SCCM
3 6 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.00%) SCOM
4 3 (4.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.33%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Cisco
3 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (12.00%) VMware
5 7 (9.33%) F5
5 7 (9.33%) McAfee
6 6 (8.00%) Juniper
7 4 (5.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.00%) SAP
9 1 (1.33%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.33%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.33%) Intel
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle