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 26 June 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.

Network Security
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 78 106
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.56% 2.08% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 16.09% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 16
Median daily rate £430 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.27 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

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 202 261 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 14.18% 12.90% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 163 162
Median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -56.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 -12 5 £440 +12.82% 4
Halifax - 2 £391 -
Pudsey - 1 £430 - 1
Network Security
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) CCNA
5 6 (30.00%) Change Management
5 6 (30.00%) Banking
6 5 (25.00%) CCSA
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (15.00%) Office 365
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Sophos
8 3 (15.00%) Internet
8 3 (15.00%) SSL
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
9 2 (10.00%) Law
9 2 (10.00%) Security Management
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET

Network Security
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) ATM
3 1 (5.00%) BGP
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (5.00%) ISDN
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) OSPF
3 1 (5.00%) PPP
3 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.00%) SDH
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (5.00%) Data Security
5 1 (5.00%) Database Security
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) CCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Sophos
4 2 (10.00%) Imperva
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire