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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / West Midlands
Rank 76 113 70
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -43
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 0.38% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.51% 3.46% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 14
Median daily rate £369 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.49% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £408 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
- +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-58.19% -0.09%

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
324 260 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 10.87% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 125 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +14 20 £300 - 7
Warwickshire +5 12 £450 +12.50%
Shropshire - 7 £381 -
Coventry - 4 £400 - 2
Solihull -3 3 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 36 (37.50%) Firewall
2 28 (29.17%) LAN
3 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (22.92%) Migration
4 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
4 21 (21.88%) CRM
5 20 (20.83%) WAN
5 20 (20.83%) Cisco
6 19 (19.79%) ERP
6 19 (19.79%) Java
6 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
6 19 (19.79%) PHP
6 19 (19.79%) Web Development
6 19 (19.79%) Digital Media
7 18 (18.75%) ITIL
8 17 (17.71%) CCNP
8 17 (17.71%) Degree
8 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
9 16 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (16.67%) DNS
9 16 (16.67%) Windows
10 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
10 15 (15.63%) Electronics
10 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.63%) Network Management
10 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
11 14 (14.58%) CCNA
12 13 (13.54%) Linux
12 13 (13.54%) Intel Security

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 4 (4.17%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.08%) SAS
2 2 (2.08%) WordPress
3 1 (1.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (37.50%) Firewall
2 28 (29.17%) LAN
3 20 (20.83%) WAN
4 16 (16.67%) DNS
5 11 (11.46%) SAN
5 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.38%) HTTP
7 8 (8.33%) VLAN
8 7 (7.29%) BGP
8 7 (7.29%) MPLS
8 7 (7.29%) OSPF
8 7 (7.29%) VPN
8 7 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (7.29%) Wireless
9 6 (6.25%) DHCP
10 5 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (5.21%) ISDN
11 4 (4.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.08%) Data Mart
2 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.08%) DB2
2 2 (2.08%) Informix
2 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.04%) Bower
3 1 (1.04%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.04%) gulp
3 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.04%) JUnit
3 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.04%) Xcode
3 1 (1.04%) Yeoman
General
1 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.63%) Electronics
3 8 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) Architect
1 18 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.63%) Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Network Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) CSS
1 8 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (5.21%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.17%) jQuery
4 3 (3.13%) RESTful
4 3 (3.13%) Sass
5 2 (2.08%) .NET
5 2 (2.08%) HTML5
5 2 (2.08%) JSON
5 2 (2.08%) LESS
5 2 (2.08%) Node.js
5 2 (2.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.04%) Ajax
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.04%) DOM
6 1 (1.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.04%) J2EE
6 1 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Digital Media
2 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
3 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.25%) CLARiiON
4 6 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (3.13%) Data Conversion
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.08%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Linux
3 8 (8.33%) Unix
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Migration
2 21 (21.88%) CRM
3 19 (19.79%) ERP
3 19 (19.79%) Web Development
4 18 (18.75%) ITIL
5 16 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (15.63%) Network Management
7 11 (11.46%) Change Management
7 11 (11.46%) Problem Management
8 10 (10.42%) Escalation Management
8 10 (10.42%) Incident Management
8 10 (10.42%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (10.42%) SIEM
9 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.33%) Information Security
10 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.29%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (7.29%) Workflow
12 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) Java
1 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
1 19 (19.79%) PHP
2 8 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.04%) Ruby
4 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.71%) CCNP
2 17 (17.71%) Degree
3 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.58%) CCNA
4 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.17%) CCIE
7 3 (3.13%) CCDA
7 3 (3.13%) CISSP
8 2 (2.08%) CCDP
9 1 (1.04%) CCSA
9 1 (1.04%) CEH
9 1 (1.04%) CISA
9 1 (1.04%) CISM
9 1 (1.04%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.04%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.04%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.08%) Basel II
4 1 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.25%) SRDF
3 5 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.04%) Firmware
4 1 (1.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.04%) Kibana
2 1 (1.04%) logstash
2 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Cisco
2 13 (13.54%) Intel Security
3 12 (12.50%) HP
3 12 (12.50%) IBM
4 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.46%) Oracle
5 10 (10.42%) Juniper
6 9 (9.38%) Dell
6 9 (9.38%) F5
6 9 (9.38%) VMware
7 8 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.33%) EMC
8 6 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 6 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.25%) NetApp
9 5 (5.21%) Veritas
10 4 (4.17%) Brocade
11 3 (3.13%) Aruba
11 3 (3.13%) Citrix
11 3 (3.13%) Teradata