Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 148 155
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 -22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 89 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.41% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 6.02% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 23 33
South West median daily rate £506 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £283 £219 £328
90th Percentile £625 £618 £598
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
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 £24.91 £33.80 £33.75
% change year-on-year -26.30% +0.15% -19.64%

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 922 831 824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.64% 14.82% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 502 484
South West median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -4.11%
10th Percentile £188 £171 £163
90th Percentile £538 £536 £538
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 80
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -4.55% -16.72%
10th Percentile £17.05 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.67
% change year-on-year +6.95% -17.50% +10.57%

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 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 20 November 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 +8 31 £513 +43.46% 4
Wiltshire -6 18 £488 +18.18% 4
Somerset - 16 £510 - 2
Bristol -19 14 £400 +6.67% 7
Dorset -4 3 £435 +0.29% 3
Cornwall -4 1 £250 +5.26%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 41 (46.07%) Firewall
2 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
3 32 (35.96%) Active Directory
4 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
5 22 (24.72%) ITIL
5 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
6 21 (23.60%) Windows
6 21 (23.60%) Finance
7 19 (21.35%) Linux
8 18 (20.22%) Cisco
9 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
9 17 (19.10%) Unix
9 17 (19.10%) Windows Server
10 16 (17.98%) Kerberos
10 16 (17.98%) LDAP
10 16 (17.98%) Ansible
11 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (16.85%) CentOS
11 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
11 15 (16.85%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
13 13 (14.61%) Hadoop
13 13 (14.61%) SCCM
13 13 (14.61%) ITIL V3
13 13 (14.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (14.61%) Cryptography
14 12 (13.48%) VMware
14 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
14 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) nginx
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Route 53
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.07%) Firewall
2 16 (17.98%) Kerberos
3 15 (16.85%) OpenLDAP
4 11 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (10.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (6.74%) VPN
7 5 (5.62%) LAN
7 5 (5.62%) OSPF
8 4 (4.49%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (4.49%) TACACS
8 4 (4.49%) WAN
8 4 (4.49%) Wireless
9 3 (3.37%) BGP
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (3.37%) MPLS
9 3 (3.37%) SSL
9 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.37%) VoIP
9 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.12%) PHPCI
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.99%) Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Electronics
4 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Security Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Design Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Active Directory Expert
8 5 (5.62%) Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Subject Matter Expert
9 4 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Malware Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.37%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Technician
10 3 (3.37%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) LDAP
2 2 (2.25%) PostGIS
2 2 (2.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) Laravel
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.60%) Windows
2 19 (21.35%) Linux
3 17 (19.10%) Unix
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.85%) CentOS
4 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.24%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) ITIL
3 13 (14.61%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (14.61%) Cryptography
3 13 (14.61%) ITIL V3
4 12 (13.48%) Resource Management
4 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
5 11 (12.36%) Migration
6 10 (11.24%) ITSM
7 7 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (6.74%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.62%) DevOps
9 5 (5.62%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.62%) Programme Management
10 4 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) C++
2 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.25%) C
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) Python
3 2 (2.25%) Tcl
4 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.24%) Degree
5 5 (5.62%) CCNA
6 4 (4.49%) CCNP
6 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.37%) MCSA
7 3 (3.37%) MCSE
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CCIE
8 2 (2.25%) CCIE Security
8 2 (2.25%) CCSA
8 2 (2.25%) CCSE
9 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) CISSP
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 32 (35.96%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.49%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.37%) vSphere
7 2 (2.25%) Docker
7 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) Ansible
2 13 (14.61%) SCCM
3 3 (3.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (3.37%) Puppet
3 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 3 (3.37%) WSUS
4 2 (2.25%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.12%) Icinga
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.12%) Nagios
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.22%) Cisco
3 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
4 12 (13.48%) VMware
5 11 (12.36%) F5
6 10 (11.24%) McAfee
6 10 (11.24%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.62%) Juniper
7 5 (5.62%) SAP
8 4 (4.49%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.25%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.25%) CA
9 2 (2.25%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.25%) Intel
9 2 (2.25%) Nokia
10 1 (1.12%) BT
10 1 (1.12%) Citrix
10 1 (1.12%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.12%) Meraki