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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 55 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 0.73% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.87% 5.26% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 14
Median daily rate £413 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £500 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 89 95 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.31% 13.89% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 54
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 (54.55%) Telecoms
1 12 (54.55%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Migration
3 9 (40.91%) Degree
4 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 8 (36.36%) Electronics
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 8 (36.36%) IBM
4 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) Juniper
5 7 (31.82%) SAN
5 7 (31.82%) OSPF
5 7 (31.82%) BGP
5 7 (31.82%) Change Management
6 6 (27.27%) MPLS
6 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 6 (27.27%) Dell
6 6 (27.27%) LAN
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (22.73%) F5
7 5 (22.73%) Network Management
7 5 (22.73%) Escalation Management

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 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) BGP
2 7 (31.82%) OSPF
2 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) MPLS
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (18.18%) ISDN
4 4 (18.18%) Junos
4 4 (18.18%) Multicast
4 4 (18.18%) NX-OS
4 4 (18.18%) VPLS
5 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (9.09%) BIG-IP
6 2 (9.09%) Frame Relay
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) Informix
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 8 (36.36%) Electronics
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) HP Storage Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (4.55%) EMC Storage Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Architect
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (18.18%) CLARiiON
3 4 (18.18%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (45.45%) Migration
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 5 (22.73%) Escalation Management
5 5 (22.73%) Network Management
6 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (18.18%) Product Management
6 4 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) Presales
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCDA
3 2 (9.09%) CCDP
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) SRDF
3 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.55%) Firmware
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco
1 8 (36.36%) IBM
2 7 (31.82%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
4 5 (22.73%) F5
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
5 4 (18.18%) NetApp
6 3 (13.64%) Brocade
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Veritas
7 2 (9.09%) AirMagnet
7 2 (9.09%) CA
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Teradata
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix
8 1 (4.55%) Informatica