The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 113 69 99
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +30
Contract jobs citing Network Security 9 41 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 1.86% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 13.36% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 6
Average daily rate £438 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £331 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
Network Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire +6 2 £425 - 1
Coventry -7 2 £500 -23.07% 3
Birmingham -16 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 £438 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) CISSP
2 9 (39.13%) Information Security
3 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) CISM
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) F5
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.04%) Email Filtering
8 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
8 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) NServiceBus
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (26.09%) Internet
4 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 3 (13.04%) MPLS
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) FTP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) SMTP
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) FxCop
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (8.70%) StyleCop
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) IT Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (13.04%) Data Security
5 3 (13.04%) Email Filtering
5 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) CISM
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) MCP
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) MCSE
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) CISA
7 1 (4.35%) CSSLP
7 1 (4.35%) IISP
7 1 (4.35%) ISEB
7 1 (4.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) SaltStack
6 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) Qualys
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
West Midlands
ECS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago