Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 209 173
Rank change year-on-year +40 -36 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.049% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.051% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +50.00% -8.75%
England median daily rate £425 £418 £399
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.70% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +10 5 £365 +39.05% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 £365 -
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Network Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (44.44%) F5
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
6 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Network Security
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (11.11%) Junos
6 1 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
1 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 4 (44.44%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) 3Com
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
6 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint
6 1 (11.11%) Radware
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire