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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 94 79 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 51 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.90% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 11.62% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 9
Median daily rate £375 £368 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +138.09%
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
380 439 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.26% 16.39% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 236 114
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -24 12 £356 -1.04% 12
Warwickshire +6 8 £425 - 5
Worcestershire - 8 £403 - 1
Shropshire -31 7 - -
Coventry -4 3 - - 5
Staffordshire +17 2 £375 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 23 (41.82%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) Cisco
3 18 (32.73%) CRM
4 16 (29.09%) ERP
4 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 16 (29.09%) PHP
4 16 (29.09%) Web Development
4 16 (29.09%) Digital Media
5 15 (27.27%) HTML
5 15 (27.27%) CSS
5 15 (27.27%) Firewall
6 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
6 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
7 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
8 11 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) JSON
9 10 (18.18%) HTML5
9 10 (18.18%) WAN
9 10 (18.18%) Service Management
10 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (16.36%) Windows
10 9 (16.36%) SIEM
11 8 (14.55%) Puppet
11 8 (14.55%) DevOps
11 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
12 7 (12.73%) Scala
12 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
12 7 (12.73%) F5

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 2 (3.64%) NServiceBus
1 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.82%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (18.18%) WAN
4 7 (12.73%) LAN
5 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.27%) VPN
6 4 (7.27%) Wireless
7 3 (5.45%) DNS
7 3 (5.45%) EIGRP
7 3 (5.45%) IPv6
7 3 (5.45%) MPLS
7 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
7 3 (5.45%) OSPF
8 2 (3.64%) DMVPN
8 2 (3.64%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.64%) TACACS
8 2 (3.64%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (3.64%) FxCop
3 2 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.64%) StyleCop
3 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Games
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) French Language
3 1 (1.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.91%) PHP Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Network Security Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) CSS
1 15 (27.27%) HTML
2 10 (18.18%) HTML5
2 10 (18.18%) JSON
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) Spring
4 5 (9.09%) CSS3
4 5 (9.09%) J2EE
4 5 (9.09%) J2SE
4 5 (9.09%) Play Framework
4 5 (9.09%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) jQuery
5 3 (5.45%) REST
6 2 (3.64%) Ajax
6 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.82%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Digital Media
2 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) EPoS
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) SCADA
5 1 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Solaris
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) CRM
2 16 (29.09%) ERP
2 16 (29.09%) Web Development
3 10 (18.18%) Service Management
4 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.36%) SIEM
5 8 (14.55%) DevOps
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL V3
6 6 (10.91%) Open Source
7 5 (9.09%) MVC
7 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.27%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.27%) Microservices
8 4 (7.27%) OO PHP
8 4 (7.27%) OOP
8 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.45%) Presales
9 3 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
2 16 (29.09%) PHP
3 7 (12.73%) Scala
4 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) SQL
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Tcl
7 1 (1.82%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) CCNP
4 5 (9.09%) CCNA
5 4 (7.27%) Degree
6 3 (5.45%) CCIE
6 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.45%) PMP
7 2 (3.64%) CCDP
7 2 (3.64%) CCSE
7 2 (3.64%) CISM
7 2 (3.64%) CISSP
8 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Snort
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Puppet
2 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Cisco
2 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.73%) F5
4 6 (10.91%) Juniper
5 5 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.45%) Aruba
7 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.45%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.64%) Avaya
8 2 (3.64%) Citrix
8 2 (3.64%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.64%) Trustwave
9 1 (1.82%) Meraki
9 1 (1.82%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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