Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 103 125
Rank change year-on-year -36 +22 -35
Contract jobs citing Network Security 50 71 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.65% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 12.59% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 40
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.47% -7.81%
10th Percentile £363 £268 £256
90th Percentile £550 £506 £526
England median daily rate £475 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +8.26% +9.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £12.00 - £10.50
90th Percentile £24.60 - £11.50
England median hourly rate £24.50 £28.27 £26.25
% change year-on-year -13.32% +7.68% -12.50%

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 727 564 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.09% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 297 321
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £175
90th Percentile £538 £539 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% +12.28% -45.19%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.33 £72.50 £37.73
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 +3 22 £488 +11.43% 1
Birmingham -27 11 £425 +41.67% 6
Worcestershire - 6 £375 - 1
Coventry -26 2 £500 +25.00% 4
Herefordshire - 2 £375 -
Shropshire -18 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 30 (60.00%) Firewall
2 25 (50.00%) Unix
2 25 (50.00%) LAN
2 25 (50.00%) WAN
3 24 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (46.00%) GDPR
4 23 (46.00%) MPLS
5 22 (44.00%) Data Protection
5 22 (44.00%) SIEM
6 21 (42.00%) Python
7 19 (38.00%) ITIL
7 19 (38.00%) Windows
7 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (36.00%) SNMP
8 18 (36.00%) Network Design
8 18 (36.00%) VLAN
8 18 (36.00%) Identity Management
8 18 (36.00%) Security Architecture
8 18 (36.00%) Data Loss Prevention
9 17 (34.00%) CCNA
10 16 (32.00%) Information Governance
11 15 (30.00%) SDLC
11 15 (30.00%) CISSP
11 15 (30.00%) Perl
11 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
11 15 (30.00%) Information Security
11 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
12 14 (28.00%) Oracle
12 14 (28.00%) CCNP
13 13 (26.00%) SAN

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 4 (8.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (60.00%) Firewall
2 25 (50.00%) LAN
2 25 (50.00%) WAN
3 23 (46.00%) MPLS
4 18 (36.00%) SNMP
4 18 (36.00%) VLAN
5 13 (26.00%) SAN
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.00%) Internet
6 5 (10.00%) SSL
6 5 (10.00%) VoIP
6 5 (10.00%) VPN
6 5 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (4.00%) DNS
7 2 (4.00%) FTP
7 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
7 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.00%) GSM
8 1 (2.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Cloud Spanner
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Redis
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Architect
2 20 (40.00%) Security Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Firewall Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) MFC
2 4 (8.00%) LAMP
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (4.00%) LINQ
3 2 (4.00%) MSMQ
3 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (12.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Unix
2 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 9 (18.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (44.00%) Data Protection
2 22 (44.00%) SIEM
3 19 (38.00%) ITIL
4 18 (36.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 18 (36.00%) Identity Management
4 18 (36.00%) Network Design
4 18 (36.00%) Security Architecture
5 16 (32.00%) Information Governance
6 15 (30.00%) Information Security
6 15 (30.00%) SDLC
7 13 (26.00%) Security Hardening
8 12 (24.00%) Risk Management
9 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
10 7 (14.00%) Change Management
11 6 (12.00%) Memory Management
11 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (12.00%) UML
12 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Python
2 15 (30.00%) Perl
2 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) Assembly Language
4 6 (12.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) C++
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (12.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.00%) CCNA
3 15 (30.00%) CISSP
4 14 (28.00%) CCNP
5 13 (26.00%) SANS
6 10 (20.00%) Degree
7 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) CCSA
8 2 (4.00%) CCSE
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.00%) GDPR
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) iptables
1 2 (4.00%) Postfix
1 2 (4.00%) Samba
1 2 (4.00%) Squid
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SELinux
2 4 (8.00%) Nessus
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.00%) Nmap
3 1 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.00%) F5
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Lancope
4 1 (2.00%) NEC