The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 50
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.71% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 1.22% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £363 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -26.31%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 94 82 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.70% 14.80% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 32
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -60.86%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in South Wales

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in South Wales

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in South Wales

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +25 2 £363 +3.57%
Bridgend - 1 £463 -
Network Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCIP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) pfSense
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (25.00%) Snort
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) IPv6
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) pfSense
1 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) VMware