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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / South West
Rank 115 107 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.85% 1.14% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 7.22% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 12
Median daily rate £375 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £266 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 434 457 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.86% 15.75% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 299 186
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 11 £375 +7.14% 2
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 -18.91% 1
Gloucestershire +5 3 - - 3
Devon -4 1 £400 +14.28%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 37 (67.27%) Firewall
2 21 (38.18%) Cisco
3 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
5 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
6 13 (23.64%) Information Security
6 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
7 12 (21.82%) F5
7 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
8 11 (20.00%) Demand Management
9 10 (18.18%) PCI DSS
9 10 (18.18%) Nokia
9 10 (18.18%) SLA
9 10 (18.18%) VPN
9 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 10 (18.18%) Wireless
10 9 (16.36%) Finance
10 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (14.55%) SSL
11 8 (14.55%) LAN
11 8 (14.55%) Linux
11 8 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (12.73%) CISM
12 7 (12.73%) Banking
12 7 (12.73%) ITIL
12 7 (12.73%) WAN
12 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (12.73%) Juniper

Network Security
Top Related 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 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Project
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (67.27%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) VPN
2 10 (18.18%) Wireless
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (14.55%) LAN
4 8 (14.55%) SSL
4 8 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (12.73%) WAN
6 6 (10.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.27%) LDAP
7 4 (7.27%) VLAN
8 3 (5.45%) Broadband
8 3 (5.45%) ISDN
9 2 (3.64%) DMZ
9 2 (3.64%) Internet
9 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.64%) MPLS
9 2 (3.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Avionics
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.82%) Military
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
1 13 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Architect
3 10 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Network Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Security Architect
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Network Security Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Check Point Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
1 4 (7.27%) AppFabric
1 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.27%) WCF
1 4 (7.27%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) PKI
3 5 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (7.27%) Reference Data
4 4 (7.27%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.45%) FlexPod
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) CESG
6 2 (3.64%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.64%) Clustering
6 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) CentOS
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Information Security
2 11 (20.00%) Demand Management
3 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 7 (12.73%) SIEM
6 6 (10.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (9.09%) OWASP
7 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.27%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.27%) Data Security
8 4 (7.27%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.27%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) Python
2 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.73%) CISM
4 5 (9.09%) CCNP
4 5 (9.09%) CISSP
4 5 (9.09%) ISEB
5 4 (7.27%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (7.27%) CREST Certified
5 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.27%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.45%) CCNA
6 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIS
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.64%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.64%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) PCI DSS
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
2 5 (9.09%) QA
3 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Snort
3 2 (3.64%) GFS2
3 2 (3.64%) HDFS
3 2 (3.64%) OCFS2
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Ansible
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.64%) Nessus
4 2 (3.64%) Nmap
4 2 (3.64%) vRealize
5 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Cisco
2 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
2 12 (21.82%) F5
3 10 (18.18%) Nokia
4 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.73%) Juniper
6 6 (10.91%) VMware
7 5 (9.09%) Sourcefire
7 5 (9.09%) Splunk
8 4 (7.27%) HP
8 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
9 3 (5.45%) CA
9 3 (5.45%) NetApp
10 2 (3.64%) Cloudera
10 2 (3.64%) Oracle
10 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.64%) Qualys
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.82%) IronPort
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