The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 26 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 68 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.46% 2.78% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 19.25% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 14
Median daily rate £440 £390 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -4.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.27 - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 139 213 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 12.72% 14.45% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 137 142
Median daily rate £375 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Median hourly rate £26.63 £10.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.10% -54.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.20 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £13.21 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Leeds

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Sophos
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (16.67%) Law
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Security
6 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) VPN

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Security Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) Database Security
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Imperva
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft