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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / West Midlands
Rank 68 112 72
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -40
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.29% 0.50% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.08% 5.06% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 13
Median daily rate £400 £438 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £405 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £395 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.79% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.19% +11.00%

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
342 257 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 9.92% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 130 128
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Birmingham +18 19 £300 - 5
Warwickshire - 12 £438 - 1
Coventry -1 11 £410 -18.00% 2
Shropshire +31 6 £369 -
Solihull -1 4 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 38 (41.30%) Firewall
2 25 (27.17%) LAN
3 22 (23.91%) Migration
4 21 (22.83%) Telecoms
5 20 (21.74%) Degree
5 20 (21.74%) WAN
5 20 (21.74%) ITIL
6 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
8 16 (17.39%) Cisco
9 15 (16.30%) Windows
9 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
9 15 (16.30%) Electronics
9 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (15.22%) Network Management
10 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
10 14 (15.22%) CRM
10 14 (15.22%) DNS
10 14 (15.22%) CCNP
11 13 (14.13%) CCNA
11 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.04%) Digital Media
12 12 (13.04%) HP
12 12 (13.04%) IBM
12 12 (13.04%) ERP
12 12 (13.04%) Java
12 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 12 (13.04%) PHP
12 12 (13.04%) Web Development

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (5.43%) CMS
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) IaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) PaaS
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (41.30%) Firewall
2 25 (27.17%) LAN
3 20 (21.74%) WAN
4 14 (15.22%) DNS
5 11 (11.96%) SAN
6 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.78%) HTTP
8 7 (7.61%) BGP
8 7 (7.61%) MPLS
8 7 (7.61%) OSPF
8 7 (7.61%) VPN
8 7 (7.61%) Wireless
9 5 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (5.43%) VLAN
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.35%) Junos
10 4 (4.35%) Multicast
10 4 (4.35%) NX-OS
10 4 (4.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.17%) Data Mart
1 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.17%) DB2
1 2 (2.17%) Informix
1 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Bower
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) gulp
2 1 (1.09%) JUnit
2 1 (1.09%) Selenium
2 1 (1.09%) Xcode
2 1 (1.09%) Yeoman
General
1 21 (22.83%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.30%) Electronics
3 7 (7.61%) Finance
4 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.35%) Automotive
5 4 (4.35%) Banking
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Architect
2 16 (17.39%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) Security Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Network Manager
8 5 (5.43%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) CSS
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
2 3 (3.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.26%) RESTful
3 2 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
4 1 (1.09%) Cocoa
4 1 (1.09%) CSS3
4 1 (1.09%) DOM
4 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) J2EE
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.09%) Spring
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.04%) Digital Media
4 6 (6.52%) CLARiiON
4 6 (6.52%) Symmetrix DMX
5 5 (5.43%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.43%) User Experience
6 4 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.17%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Unix
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.91%) Migration
2 20 (21.74%) ITIL
3 17 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (15.22%) CRM
4 14 (15.22%) Network Management
5 12 (13.04%) ERP
5 12 (13.04%) Web Development
6 11 (11.96%) Change Management
6 11 (11.96%) Problem Management
7 10 (10.87%) Escalation Management
7 10 (10.87%) Incident Management
7 10 (10.87%) Information Security
8 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.78%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (9.78%) SIEM
9 8 (8.70%) Workflow
10 7 (7.61%) Data Modelling
10 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.61%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) Java
1 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 12 (13.04%) PHP
2 7 (7.61%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) C#
3 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (21.74%) Degree
2 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (15.22%) CCNP
3 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.13%) CCNA
4 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.43%) CISSP
5 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.26%) CCDA
6 3 (3.26%) CISA
6 3 (3.26%) CISM
7 2 (2.17%) CCDP
7 2 (2.17%) CCIE
8 1 (1.09%) CCSA
8 1 (1.09%) CEH
8 1 (1.09%) GCIH
8 1 (1.09%) GIAC
8 1 (1.09%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) Basel II
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.52%) SRDF
3 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
4 1 (1.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Cisco
2 12 (13.04%) HP
2 12 (13.04%) IBM
3 11 (11.96%) Intel Security
4 10 (10.87%) Oracle
5 9 (9.78%) Dell
5 9 (9.78%) Juniper
5 9 (9.78%) VMware
6 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.70%) EMC
6 8 (8.70%) F5
6 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.52%) 3PAR
7 6 (6.52%) NetApp
8 5 (5.43%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.43%) Veritas
9 4 (4.35%) Brocade
9 4 (4.35%) Citrix
10 3 (3.26%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.26%) Teradata