Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 6 months to 25 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 156 161
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 48 113 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.59% 1.16% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.84% 8.99% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 90 43
Midlands median daily rate £425 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.30% -10.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £354 £231 £261
90th Percentile £505 £503 £475
England median daily rate £474 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.47% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £30.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% +76.47% -
10th Percentile £12.86 £14.65 £15.35
90th Percentile £17.30 £47.20 £19.05
England median hourly rate £16.75 £32.31 £42.00
% change year-on-year -48.15% -23.08% +50.00%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1249 1257 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.24% 12.95% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 705 509
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £156 £179 £187
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 98
Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £18.69 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.39% +8.33% -13.75%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.72 £10.66
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.75 £38.23
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.11% +8.74% +5.00%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -13 42 £425 +13.33% 8
East Midlands -22 6 £550 +69.23% 4
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 22 (45.83%) Cisco
3 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.25%) Load Balancing
4 14 (29.17%) Juniper
4 14 (29.17%) Windows
4 14 (29.17%) LAN
5 12 (25.00%) Unix
5 12 (25.00%) Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (22.92%) MPLS
7 10 (20.83%) WAN
7 10 (20.83%) VPN
7 10 (20.83%) SSL
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (20.83%) F5
7 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto
8 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
8 9 (18.75%) Degree
8 9 (18.75%) SQL
8 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 9 (18.75%) HP
8 9 (18.75%) CCNP
8 9 (18.75%) Network Design
8 9 (18.75%) Information Security
9 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (16.67%) Citrix

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) IaaS
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Akamai
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) LAN
3 11 (22.92%) MPLS
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (20.83%) SSL
4 10 (20.83%) VPN
4 10 (20.83%) WAN
5 8 (16.67%) DNS
5 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (12.50%) Wireless
8 5 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (8.33%) Internet
9 4 (8.33%) Junos
9 4 (8.33%) PABX
9 4 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) MySQL
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Security Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Design Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Designer
5 4 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Network Support
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) LAMP
2 3 (6.25%) WAP
3 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (8.33%) PKI
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.17%) SCADA
5 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.17%) AIX
4 2 (4.17%) VMS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 9 (18.75%) Information Security
2 9 (18.75%) Network Design
3 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.58%) Network Management
4 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (12.50%) CRM
5 6 (12.50%) Open Source
5 6 (12.50%) Security Management
5 6 (12.50%) SIEM
6 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security Management
7 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.08%) Groovy
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.75%) CCNP
2 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.58%) CCIE
5 5 (10.42%) CCNA
6 3 (6.25%) CISSP
6 3 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE Security
7 2 (4.17%) CEH
7 2 (4.17%) CISM
7 2 (4.17%) GCIA
7 2 (4.17%) GIAC
7 2 (4.17%) GSEC
7 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
7 2 (4.17%) MCP
7 2 (4.17%) MCSE
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) JTAG
3 1 (2.08%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) iptables
2 4 (8.33%) Postfix
2 4 (8.33%) Samba
2 4 (8.33%) Squid
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) Snort
4 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (8.33%) Nessus
2 4 (8.33%) Nmap
2 4 (8.33%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (6.25%) Nagios
4 2 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.17%) Juniper
4 10 (20.83%) F5
5 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 9 (18.75%) HP
5 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto
6 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (14.58%) VMware
8 6 (12.50%) ArcSight
9 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
10 4 (8.33%) NEC
10 4 (8.33%) Oracle
10 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 4 (8.33%) Splunk
11 3 (6.25%) AppDynamics
11 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
12 2 (4.17%) Lancope