Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 154 132
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 49 53 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.87% 0.93% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 6.35% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 59
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +1.69%
10th Percentile £219 £328 £325
90th Percentile £628 £598 £540
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
South West median hourly rate - £43.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.45% +21.31%
England median hourly rate £33.80 £33.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.15% -19.64% +40.00%

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 834 835 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 493 469
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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
Bristol -9 20 £375 -31.82% 3
Gloucestershire +29 11 £357 -1.45%
Dorset +6 9 £434 +10.51% 2
Wiltshire -17 4 £413 +10.00%
Cornwall - 3 £238 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 36 (73.47%) Firewall
2 21 (42.86%) Cisco
3 14 (28.57%) CISSP
3 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
5 12 (24.49%) VPN
5 12 (24.49%) LAN
5 12 (24.49%) ITIL
5 12 (24.49%) Windows
5 12 (24.49%) Linux
6 11 (22.45%) Unix
6 11 (22.45%) WAN
6 11 (22.45%) Wireless
6 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
6 11 (22.45%) Network Design
6 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 11 (22.45%) SIEM
7 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.37%) CISM
8 9 (18.37%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) VLAN
9 8 (16.33%) Degree
9 8 (16.33%) Analytics
9 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
9 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
9 8 (16.33%) Proactive Monitoring

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 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (73.47%) Firewall
2 12 (24.49%) LAN
2 12 (24.49%) VPN
3 11 (22.45%) WAN
3 11 (22.45%) Wireless
4 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.37%) VLAN
5 6 (12.24%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (10.20%) DNS
7 4 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (8.16%) IPsec
7 4 (8.16%) LDAP
7 4 (8.16%) SCCP
8 3 (6.12%) Broadband
8 3 (6.12%) ISDN
8 3 (6.12%) Junos
8 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.08%) DHCP
9 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) Security Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) Security Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Network Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Analytics Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Core Network Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Data Analytics Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Data Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Network Support
6 4 (8.16%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SAML
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) PKI
2 6 (12.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
6 1 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.04%) FMCG
6 1 (2.04%) iPad
6 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) CentOS
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
3 11 (22.45%) Network Design
3 11 (22.45%) SIEM
4 8 (16.33%) Analytics
4 8 (16.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (12.24%) Data Analytics
6 6 (12.24%) Information Security
6 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Security Operations
8 4 (8.16%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (6.12%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) SDLC
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) C
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (28.57%) CISSP
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) CISM
4 8 (16.33%) Degree
5 6 (12.24%) CCNP
5 6 (12.24%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (12.24%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) GIAC
6 4 (8.16%) ISSAP
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIA
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIS
6 4 (8.16%) MCSE
6 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 3 (6.12%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.08%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) GDPR
3 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
4 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.04%) NIST 800
4 1 (2.04%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) IAG
3 1 (2.04%) Samba
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.08%) WSUS
2 1 (2.04%) Icinga
2 1 (2.04%) Nagios
2 1 (2.04%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Nmap
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Cisco
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) McAfee
4 6 (12.24%) Juniper
4 6 (12.24%) Remedy
5 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.20%) F5
6 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) Meraki
7 2 (4.08%) NETGEAR
7 2 (4.08%) Nokia
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle
7 2 (4.08%) Polycom
7 2 (4.08%) Siemens
7 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) VMware