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 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 72 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.14% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 1.98% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £344 £431 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.28% -9.21%  
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 109 101 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.50% 15.30% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 66 40
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £236 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 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
South Wales +18 4 £363 +3.57%
West Wales - 4 £325 -
Network Security
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Snort
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (50.00%) pfSense
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (30.00%) HAProxy
5 3 (30.00%) Vyatta
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
7 1 (10.00%) CCNP
7 1 (10.00%) CCIP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) BMC
7 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) Intranet
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) OSPF

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) IPv6
4 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Intranet
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) RTP
5 1 (10.00%) SNMP
5 1 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) CCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) pfSense
1 5 (50.00%) Snort
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Vyatta
4 2 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow