Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 131 143
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 42 82 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.34% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 9.76% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 58 14
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% +8.82%
10th Percentile £351 £238 £260
90th Percentile £495 £533 £468
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% - -
England median hourly rate £33.80 £33.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.15% -19.64% +40.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 781 840 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.26% 13.71% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 435 300
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £161 £193 £212
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £39.82
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Warwickshire 0 13 £425 -2.86% 1
Birmingham +2 9 £414 +16.14% 2
Solihull +11 7 - -
Coventry +13 2 £430 +32.31% 2
Wolverhampton 0 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 21 (50.00%) Cisco
3 15 (35.71%) Load Balancing
4 14 (33.33%) LAN
5 13 (30.95%) Juniper
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) Windows
7 11 (26.19%) MPLS
8 10 (23.81%) Linux
8 10 (23.81%) WAN
8 10 (23.81%) Unix
8 10 (23.81%) VPN
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (23.81%) F5
8 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
9 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (21.43%) Fortinet
9 9 (21.43%) SSL
9 9 (21.43%) CCNP
9 9 (21.43%) Network Design
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
10 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (19.05%) Information Security
10 8 (19.05%) DNS
10 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
10 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
11 7 (16.67%) Network Management

Network Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Akamai
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) LAN
3 11 (26.19%) MPLS
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (23.81%) VPN
4 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 9 (21.43%) SSL
6 8 (19.05%) DNS
6 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (14.29%) Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.52%) Asterisk PBX
10 4 (9.52%) Internet
10 4 (9.52%) Junos
10 4 (9.52%) OSPF
10 4 (9.52%) PABX
10 4 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Security Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Design Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Network Support
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (4.76%) ICT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) LAMP
2 3 (7.14%) WAP
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.52%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (9.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.76%) SCADA
4 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (21.43%) Network Design
3 8 (19.05%) Information Security
4 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 7 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (14.29%) CRM
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) Open Source
5 6 (14.29%) Security Management
5 6 (14.29%) SIEM
6 5 (11.90%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (11.90%) Network Security Management
7 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Line Management
7 4 (9.52%) Release Management
7 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) CCNP
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) CCIE
5 5 (11.90%) CCNA
6 3 (7.14%) CISSP
6 3 (7.14%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.76%) CCIE Security
7 2 (4.76%) CEH
7 2 (4.76%) CISM
7 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.76%) GCIA
7 2 (4.76%) GIAC
7 2 (4.76%) GSEC
7 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
7 2 (4.76%) MCP
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) iptables
2 4 (9.52%) Postfix
2 4 (9.52%) Samba
2 4 (9.52%) Squid
3 2 (4.76%) Snort
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (9.52%) Nessus
1 4 (9.52%) Nmap
1 4 (9.52%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (7.14%) Nagios
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) Juniper
3 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) F5
5 9 (21.43%) Fortinet
5 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
6 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
7 7 (16.67%) HP
8 6 (14.29%) ArcSight
8 6 (14.29%) Blue Coat
8 6 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (11.90%) VMware
10 4 (9.52%) NEC
10 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
11 3 (7.14%) AppDynamics
11 3 (7.14%) Infoblox
11 3 (7.14%) Lancope
12 2 (4.76%) Proofpoint
12 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
12 2 (4.76%) Splunk