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 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 48 66
Contract jobs citing Network Security 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.11% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £431 -
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 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 77 95 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.56% 20.08% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 42
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
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 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 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

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 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%) McAfee
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%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) VMware