Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 142 111
Rank change year-on-year -17 -31 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 32 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.74% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 5.18% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 66
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £404 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.74% +17.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £354 £225
90th Percentile £600 £489 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 - £30.00
10th Percentile £12.00 - £11.70
90th Percentile £24.60 - £47.20
England median hourly rate £19.39 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -61.23% +66.67% -14.29%

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 683 618 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.38% 14.30% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 347 437
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £204 £181 £177
90th Percentile £550 £511 £530
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £64.50 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Birmingham -21 10 £600 +44.14% 5
Warwickshire 0 8 £513 +24.24% 3
Coventry -17 4 £600 +50.00% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £375 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £375 -
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) Unix
3 14 (42.42%) SIEM
4 12 (36.36%) MPLS
4 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 12 (36.36%) WAN
4 12 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (36.36%) GDPR
5 11 (33.33%) SDLC
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (27.27%) Information Security
6 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 9 (27.27%) CISSP
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco
6 9 (27.27%) CCNA
6 9 (27.27%) Identity Management
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Python
6 9 (27.27%) Security Architecture
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) Data Protection
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
8 7 (21.21%) Network Design
8 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) VoIP
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
8 7 (21.21%) CCNP

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 (12.12%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 12 (36.36%) LAN
2 12 (36.36%) MPLS
2 12 (36.36%) WAN
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (21.21%) VoIP
3 7 (21.21%) VPN
4 6 (18.18%) Internet
4 6 (18.18%) SAN
4 6 (18.18%) SNMP
4 6 (18.18%) SSL
4 6 (18.18%) VLAN
5 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (6.06%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (6.06%) FTP
7 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
7 2 (6.06%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.03%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Spanner
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.06%) Redis
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) GitLab
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Information Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Strategy Architect
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) LAMP
2 3 (9.09%) MFC
2 3 (9.09%) OAuth
2 3 (9.09%) OAuth2
2 3 (9.09%) SAML
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (6.06%) LDAP
3 2 (6.06%) LINQ
3 2 (6.06%) MSMQ
3 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) PKI
3 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
3 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Unix
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) SIEM
2 12 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (33.33%) SDLC
4 9 (27.27%) Identity Management
4 9 (27.27%) Information Security
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
4 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 9 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (24.24%) Data Protection
6 7 (21.21%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
6 7 (21.21%) Network Design
7 6 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
7 6 (18.18%) Information Governance
7 6 (18.18%) Security Hardening
8 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
8 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
8 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) Perl
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.15%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) Assembly Language
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNA
2 9 (27.27%) CISSP
3 7 (21.21%) CCNP
4 6 (18.18%) SANS
5 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) CEH
6 3 (9.09%) CISM
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) GDPR
2 3 (9.09%) GCP
3 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (6.06%) iptables
2 2 (6.06%) Postfix
2 2 (6.06%) Samba
2 2 (6.06%) Squid
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nessus
1 4 (12.12%) SELinux
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.03%) Nmap
3 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Aruba
4 1 (3.03%) Brocade
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
4 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks
4 1 (3.03%) NEC