The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / West Midlands
Rank 73 112 70
Rank change year-on-year +39 -42  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 42 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 0.87% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 7.96% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 22
Median daily rate £419 £465 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +10.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 318 289 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.95% 10.89% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 151
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Network Security
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +17 17 £313 -37.50% 4
Warwickshire +5 12 £450 +14.64%
Coventry -1 9 £455 -9.00% 3
Shropshire +26 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 34 (44.16%) Firewall
2 22 (28.57%) Migration
3 21 (27.27%) ITIL
3 21 (27.27%) Degree
4 20 (25.97%) LAN
4 20 (25.97%) Telecoms
5 19 (24.68%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (19.48%) Electronics
6 15 (19.48%) WAN
6 15 (19.48%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
7 14 (18.18%) Cisco
8 13 (16.88%) IBM
8 13 (16.88%) Network Management
8 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
9 12 (15.58%) HP
10 11 (14.29%) Juniper
10 11 (14.29%) SAN
10 11 (14.29%) CCNP
10 11 (14.29%) DNS
10 11 (14.29%) Change Management
10 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
11 10 (12.99%) Incident Management
11 10 (12.99%) CCNA
11 10 (12.99%) Linux
11 10 (12.99%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (12.99%) Escalation Management

Network Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.49%) CMS
2 2 (2.60%) SAS
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.16%) Firewall
2 20 (25.97%) LAN
3 15 (19.48%) WAN
4 11 (14.29%) DNS
4 11 (14.29%) SAN
5 7 (9.09%) BGP
5 7 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (9.09%) MPLS
5 7 (9.09%) OSPF
5 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.79%) HTTP
6 6 (7.79%) VPN
6 6 (7.79%) Wireless
7 5 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (6.49%) VLAN
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.19%) Junos
8 4 (5.19%) Multicast
8 4 (5.19%) NX-OS
8 4 (5.19%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.60%) Data Mart
1 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.60%) DB2
1 2 (2.60%) Informix
1 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.30%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (25.97%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.48%) Electronics
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 5 (6.49%) Automotive
4 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Architect
2 14 (18.18%) Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Network Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Security Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Network Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) CLARiiON
3 6 (7.79%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.49%) User Experience
5 4 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.60%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Migration
2 21 (27.27%) ITIL
3 19 (24.68%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (16.88%) Network Management
5 11 (14.29%) Change Management
6 10 (12.99%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (12.99%) Escalation Management
6 10 (12.99%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.69%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (9.09%) Workflow
9 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.79%) Network Design
9 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.79%) Programme Governance
9 6 (7.79%) Service Management
9 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) Java
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.60%) PHP
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Degree
2 15 (19.48%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.29%) CCNP
3 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.99%) CCNA
4 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.19%) CISSP
7 3 (3.90%) CISA
7 3 (3.90%) CISM
8 2 (2.60%) CCDA
8 2 (2.60%) CCDP
8 2 (2.60%) CCIE
9 1 (1.30%) CEH
9 1 (1.30%) CLAS
9 1 (1.30%) GCIH
9 1 (1.30%) GIAC
9 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) Basel II
3 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.79%) SRDF
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) Firmware
5 1 (1.30%) NFS
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Cisco
2 13 (16.88%) IBM
3 12 (15.58%) HP
4 11 (14.29%) Juniper
5 9 (11.69%) Dell
5 9 (11.69%) F5
6 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.39%) EMC
6 8 (10.39%) VMware
7 7 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.79%) 3PAR
8 6 (7.79%) NetApp
8 6 (7.79%) Oracle
9 5 (6.49%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.49%) Veritas
10 4 (5.19%) Brocade
11 3 (3.90%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.90%) Citrix
11 3 (3.90%) Teradata