Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Hardening skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Hardening over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Security Hardening
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 172 210
Rank change year-on-year -27 +38 -30
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.099% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% - -
England median daily rate £460 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -3.16% -9.52% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 - -

Security Hardening is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,238 3,745 5,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.14% 84.10% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,524 2,360 3,138
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 140 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.63 £40.12
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

Security Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Hardening in the West Midlands

Security Hardening
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Hardening in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Hardening in the West Midlands

Security Hardening
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 Security Hardening within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +9 5 £513 +6.77% 1
Security Hardening
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Hardening 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 Security Hardening.

1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM
1 5 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC

Security Hardening
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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle