The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 1.84% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 12.30% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 19
Median daily rate £408 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -4.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 82 122 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.58% 14.97% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 81 86
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Birmingham

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Birmingham

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 12 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
3 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (40.00%) Electronics
3 8 (40.00%) IBM
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (35.00%) SAN
4 7 (35.00%) HP
5 6 (30.00%) Dell
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 6 (30.00%) Change Management
5 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (25.00%) Escalation Management
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco
6 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (25.00%) EMC
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) SLA

Network Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) BGP
4 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) OSPF
5 2 (10.00%) 802.11
5 2 (10.00%) ATM
5 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (10.00%) Frame Relay
5 2 (10.00%) PPP
5 2 (10.00%) RIP
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Informix
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) Electronics
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.00%) Banking
6 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) EMC Storage Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (20.00%) CLARiiON
4 4 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.00%) HP Storage
5 1 (5.00%) IVR
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (25.00%) Escalation Management
5 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (20.00%) Product Management
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Presales
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCDA
3 2 (10.00%) CCDP
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) CCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCSE
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) SRDF
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) Dell
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) EMC
4 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Veritas
7 2 (10.00%) AirMagnet
7 2 (10.00%) CA
7 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) Teradata
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) Informatica