Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 120 153
Rank change year-on-year -22 +33 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 90 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.41% 1.50% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.51% 9.99% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 36
South West median daily rate £475 £463 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +14.20% +8.00%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £326
90th Percentile £625 £540 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.25 - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £16.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year +71.38% -36.65% -38.18%

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 946 771 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 15.00% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 465 427
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £150 £175 £153
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £409
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.86% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 67
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £27.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.80% -29.22% +0.65%
10th Percentile £13.30 £15.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.53 £77.50
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% -3.91%

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 18 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South West over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 February 2019. 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 +6 34 £513 +5.13% 8
Wiltshire -32 25 £413 -1.49% 8
Somerset -7 14 £500 -4.76% 7
Bristol -20 10 £525 +68.00% 10
Dorset +6 3 £435 - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 50 (55.56%) Firewall
2 42 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 26 (28.89%) Cisco
4 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
6 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 19 (21.11%) DV Cleared
7 19 (21.11%) Finance
8 16 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (16.67%) F5
9 15 (16.67%) Windows
10 14 (15.56%) Linux
10 14 (15.56%) ITIL
10 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.44%) Red Hat
11 13 (14.44%) Unix
11 13 (14.44%) LAN
11 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (13.33%) Windows Server
12 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
12 12 (13.33%) Cryptography
12 12 (13.33%) WAN
12 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (12.22%) McAfee
13 11 (12.22%) Kerberos
13 11 (12.22%) LDAP
13 11 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (12.22%) Ansible
13 11 (12.22%) CentOS

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 1 (1.11%) nginx
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.44%) IaaS
3 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.22%) Office 365
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Route 53
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (55.56%) Firewall
2 16 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (14.44%) LAN
4 12 (13.33%) WAN
5 11 (12.22%) Kerberos
5 11 (12.22%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (10.00%) OSPF
7 8 (8.89%) VPN
8 7 (7.78%) BGP
8 7 (7.78%) TACACS
8 7 (7.78%) VoIP
9 5 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (5.56%) MPLS
9 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.44%) Broadband
10 4 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.11%) PHPCI
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Electronics
4 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Military
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Security Engineer
2 29 (32.22%) Network Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (13.33%) Design Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Active Directory Expert
7 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Subject Matter Expert
8 4 (4.44%) Designer
8 4 (4.44%) Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Malware Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Architect
9 3 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) LDAP
2 3 (3.33%) WebRTC
3 2 (2.22%) PostGIS
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) Laravel
4 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
3 13 (14.44%) Unix
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.22%) CentOS
6 10 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.56%) ITIL
3 12 (13.33%) Cryptography
3 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 11 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (12.22%) ITIL V3
4 11 (12.22%) Load Balancing
4 11 (12.22%) Resource Management
5 10 (11.11%) ITSM
6 9 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.44%) DevOps
8 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.44%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.44%) Network Design
8 4 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.44%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.11%) C
2 1 (1.11%) C++
2 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.11%) Embedded C++
2 1 (1.11%) PHP
2 1 (1.11%) Python
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 19 (21.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.89%) Degree
6 5 (5.56%) CCNA
6 5 (5.56%) CCNP
7 2 (2.22%) CCIE
7 2 (2.22%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.22%) MCSE
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.11%) CCSA
8 1 (1.11%) CCSE
8 1 (1.11%) CCSP
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) GDPR
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.22%) Docker
6 1 (1.11%) Firmware
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Ansible
1 11 (12.22%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.11%) Icinga
3 1 (1.11%) Nagios
3 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Cisco
2 15 (16.67%) F5
3 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.44%) Red Hat
5 11 (12.22%) McAfee
6 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.89%) Juniper
7 8 (8.89%) VMware
8 6 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.56%) Nokia
10 4 (4.44%) SAP
11 3 (3.33%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.22%) BT
12 2 (2.22%) CA
12 2 (2.22%) CyberArk
12 2 (2.22%) Intel
12 2 (2.22%) Meraki
13 1 (1.11%) Citrix
13 1 (1.11%) EMC