Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 96 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.66% 0.15% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 1.05% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
Wales median daily rate £650 - £363
10th Percentile £425 - £304
90th Percentile £700 - £471
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £16.63 £24.50
% change year-on-year +71.38% -32.12% -41.67%

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 201 191 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.00% 14.75% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 122 161
Wales median daily rate £425 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -10.83% +14.60%
10th Percentile £223 £140 £181
90th Percentile £556 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.70 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.62% +37.04% +85.19%
10th Percentile £9.71 £11.53 £10.95
90th Percentile £19.75 £44.66 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -7 10 £700 - 2
North Wales - 1 £450 - 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
3 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (54.55%) Threat Analysis
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) DMZ
3 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
3 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (45.45%) CESG
4 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
4 5 (45.45%) Cryptography
4 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) HND
4 5 (45.45%) N-Tier
4 5 (45.45%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
4 5 (45.45%) MODAF
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) PKI

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) DMZ
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
4 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) Junos
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) CESG
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
1 5 (45.45%) N-Tier
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
1 6 (54.55%) Threat Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Cryptography
2 5 (45.45%) MODAF
2 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (45.45%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper