Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 102 85
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.19% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.20% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £263 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.05% -38.24% -
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £406 £425
% change year-on-year -10.15% -4.41% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1435 1502 1359
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.67% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 973 856
Birmingham median daily rate £384 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £226 £206
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 47 72
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.11 £14.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.71% -5.69% -0.81%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.46 £10.63
90th Percentile £39.88 £36.05 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year +8.02% -12.38% +0.71%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in Birmingham

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in Birmingham

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Network Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) Radware
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAP
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (20.00%) Network Design
5 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (20.00%) Logistics

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) 3Com
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint
4 1 (20.00%) Radware
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire