The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 86 115
Rank change year-on-year -25 +29  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.59% 1.96% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 13.32% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 33 22
Median daily rate £430 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.62% -6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £448
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 £44.00 £39.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +12.82% -4.00%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 309 413 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.14% 14.74% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 259 249
Median daily rate £375 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.41 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% -48.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £24.40 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Yorkshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Yorkshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Yorkshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire -15 8 £430 +14.66% 4
South Yorkshire +7 4 £550 +78.86%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.64%) CCNA
4 10 (25.64%) F5
5 9 (23.08%) Banking
5 9 (23.08%) LAN
5 9 (23.08%) WAN
5 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 8 (20.51%) DHCP
6 8 (20.51%) VoIP
6 8 (20.51%) DNS
6 8 (20.51%) CCNP
6 8 (20.51%) IP Telephony
6 8 (20.51%) CCSA
7 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (15.38%) Change Management
9 5 (12.82%) Project Management
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (12.82%) Infoblox
9 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Internet
11 3 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (7.69%) Active Directory

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Akamai
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) LAN
2 9 (23.08%) WAN
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 8 (20.51%) DNS
3 8 (20.51%) IP Telephony
3 8 (20.51%) VoIP
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (10.26%) Internet
6 3 (7.69%) BGP
6 3 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.13%) SSL
8 1 (2.56%) DMZ
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.56%) PPP
8 1 (2.56%) SDH
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Network Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.13%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (15.38%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Line Management
6 2 (5.13%) Security Management
7 1 (2.56%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.56%) Data Security
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNA
3 8 (20.51%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) CCSA
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) CCIE
5 3 (7.69%) CCSE
5 3 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.56%) CCSP
6 1 (2.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.56%) IISP
6 1 (2.56%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.56%) ISSEP
6 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 10 (25.64%) F5
4 5 (12.82%) Infoblox
5 3 (7.69%) Brocade
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) Imperva
6 2 (5.13%) McAfee
6 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.13%) Sophos
6 2 (5.13%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.13%) TippingPoint
7 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.56%) CA
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.56%) Splunk