The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 91 84 106
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.89% 1.21% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 10.55% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 183 218 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.65% 11.45% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 129 154
Median daily rate £420 £388 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +20.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in West Yorkshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in West Yorkshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in West Yorkshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -10 7 £425 +13.33% 3
Halifax - 3 £388 -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Wakefield - 1 £320 -
Network Security
Yorkshire

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco
4 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (18.75%) Data Security
5 6 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (18.75%) Internet
6 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 5 (15.63%) PHP
6 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (12.50%) Office 365
7 4 (12.50%) Kafka
7 4 (12.50%) Database Security
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (12.50%) MySQL
7 4 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) Windows
7 4 (12.50%) Apache
7 4 (12.50%) SSL
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.50%) Sophos
7 4 (12.50%) LAMP
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (12.50%) AMQP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Internet
3 4 (12.50%) AMQP
3 4 (12.50%) SSL
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.25%) HTTP
5 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.13%) ATM
6 1 (3.13%) DHCP
6 1 (3.13%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.13%) ISDN
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) MPLS
6 1 (3.13%) OSPF
6 1 (3.13%) PPP
6 1 (3.13%) SDH
6 1 (3.13%) TACACS
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) Informix
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) iGaming
4 1 (3.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Security Technical Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Kafka
1 4 (12.50%) LAMP
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) Node.js
3 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) RIA
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (18.75%) Data Security
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Database Security
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Content Management
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.25%) Security Management
6 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.25%) Threat Management
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PHP
2 3 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CCNA
2 3 (9.38%) CCSA
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CCIE
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
2 6 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (9.38%) QA
4 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (3.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
2 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.50%) Sophos
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Nokia
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) RightScale
6 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire