Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 108 155
Rank change year-on-year -24 +47 -51
Contract jobs citing Network Security 56 91 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.74% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 12.89% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 15
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £400 £290 £328
90th Percentile £550 £513 £508
England median daily rate £475 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% - -
England median hourly rate £16.63 £26.25 £42.46
% change year-on-year -36.65% -38.18% +51.64%

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 732 706 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.41% 13.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 362 291
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57% +0.43%
10th Percentile £166 £213 £181
90th Percentile £524 £540 £500
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.53 £9.94 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.10 £40.15 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +6 24 £475 +5.56% 1
Birmingham -21 11 £438 +34.62% 7
Solihull +10 7 - -
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Coventry +1 2 £503 +22.56% 2
Wolverhampton -1 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (53.57%) Firewall
2 27 (48.21%) LAN
3 23 (41.07%) Windows
4 22 (39.29%) Unix
4 22 (39.29%) MPLS
4 22 (39.29%) Network Design
4 22 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (37.50%) WAN
6 19 (33.93%) ITIL
7 18 (32.14%) Management Information System
7 18 (32.14%) Information Security
7 18 (32.14%) SIEM
7 18 (32.14%) Security Architecture
8 17 (30.36%) Data Protection
8 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (30.36%) Cisco
9 16 (28.57%) Degree
9 16 (28.57%) GDPR
10 15 (26.79%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (26.79%) VLAN
10 15 (26.79%) SNMP
10 15 (26.79%) Linux
10 15 (26.79%) Python
10 15 (26.79%) Identity Management
11 14 (25.00%) CCNA
11 14 (25.00%) CISSP
12 13 (23.21%) CCNP
12 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
12 13 (23.21%) Information Governance
13 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing

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 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) Firewall
2 27 (48.21%) LAN
3 22 (39.29%) MPLS
4 21 (37.50%) WAN
5 15 (26.79%) SNMP
5 15 (26.79%) VLAN
6 10 (17.86%) SAN
7 6 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (10.71%) SSL
8 4 (7.14%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (7.14%) DNS
8 4 (7.14%) FTP
8 4 (7.14%) GSM
8 4 (7.14%) Internet
8 4 (7.14%) Kerberos
8 4 (7.14%) PABX
8 4 (7.14%) PBX
8 4 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (7.14%) VoIP
8 4 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Architect
2 15 (26.79%) Security Architect
3 11 (19.64%) Network Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Applications Support
4 6 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Design Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Network Support
7 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) LAMP
1 4 (7.14%) LDAP
2 3 (5.36%) MFC
2 3 (5.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Management Information System
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) PKI
4 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.57%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Unix
3 15 (26.79%) Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
1 22 (39.29%) Network Design
2 19 (33.93%) ITIL
3 18 (32.14%) Information Security
3 18 (32.14%) Security Architecture
3 18 (32.14%) SIEM
4 17 (30.36%) Data Protection
5 15 (26.79%) Data Loss Prevention
5 15 (26.79%) Identity Management
6 13 (23.21%) Information Governance
7 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
9 10 (17.86%) SDLC
9 10 (17.86%) Security Hardening
10 9 (16.07%) Incident Management
11 8 (14.29%) Change Management
11 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 7 (12.50%) Network Management
13 6 (10.71%) Open Source
13 6 (10.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Python
2 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
3 12 (21.43%) Perl
4 4 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) Assembly Language
5 3 (5.36%) C
5 3 (5.36%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Embedded C++
5 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (28.57%) Degree
3 14 (25.00%) CCNA
3 14 (25.00%) CISSP
4 13 (23.21%) CCNP
5 10 (17.86%) SANS
5 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CCIE
6 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.57%) CCIE Security
7 2 (3.57%) CCSA
7 2 (3.57%) CCSE
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
7 2 (3.57%) CISM
7 2 (3.57%) GCIA
7 2 (3.57%) GIAC
7 2 (3.57%) GSEC
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) GDPR
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
3 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) iptables
2 4 (7.14%) Postfix
2 4 (7.14%) Samba
2 4 (7.14%) Squid
3 2 (3.57%) Snort
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (7.14%) Nessus
2 4 (7.14%) Nmap
3 3 (5.36%) SELinux
4 2 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco
2 12 (21.43%) Oracle
3 9 (16.07%) F5
3 9 (16.07%) Juniper
4 7 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 6 (10.71%) Fortinet
6 5 (8.93%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.14%) NEC
7 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 3 (5.36%) HP
8 3 (5.36%) Lancope
8 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.57%) Radware
9 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.57%) Splunk
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec
9 2 (3.57%) VMware