Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 15 August 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +21
Contract jobs citing Network Security 23 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.57% 0.083% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 0.63% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 5
Wales median daily rate £450 - £513
10th Percentile £413 - £319
90th Percentile £700 - £658
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £29.90 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.20% +25.00% +14.29%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 225 158 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.34% 13.13% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 106 112
Wales median daily rate £400 £280 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.10% -25.95% +7.86%
10th Percentile £255 £154 £222
90th Percentile £538 £456 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 21
Wales median hourly rate £14.52 £54.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.12% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Wales over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
South Wales -4 23 £450 - 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) PKI
4 11 (47.83%) Network Design
4 11 (47.83%) CCNP
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) Juniper
5 9 (39.13%) Junos
6 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
7 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) C
9 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
9 5 (21.74%) Resource Management
9 5 (21.74%) MODAF
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
10 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
10 4 (17.39%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) HND
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) SQL

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Junos
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) DMZ
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.35%) HTTP
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Design Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Architect
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
6 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
7 3 (13.04%) Designer
7 3 (13.04%) Network Designer
8 2 (8.70%) System Design Authority
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
9 1 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) PKI
2 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
3 3 (13.04%) CESG
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Network Design
2 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
4 5 (21.74%) MODAF
4 5 (21.74%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Business Development
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) High Availability
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C-shell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
5 3 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (13.04%) HND
6 2 (8.70%) CLAS
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Juniper
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy