The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 57 53 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% 1.58% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 8.39% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£495 £280 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% +9.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £187 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £295 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
Network Security
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.81% 18.79% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 76
Average daily rate £305 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 - -
Warrington -14 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (16.67%) SaaS
6 3 (16.67%) PaaS
6 3 (16.67%) RightScale
6 3 (16.67%) Puppet
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) CentOS
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon S3
6 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) Hudson
6 3 (16.67%) Route 53
6 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) CCNP
7 2 (11.11%) CCDP
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) AIX

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 3 (16.67%) PaaS
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 3 (16.67%) Route 53
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (11.11%) OSPF
3 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.56%) Junos
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) DWDM
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Hudson
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) IT Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) IT Auditor
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) CCDP
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
1 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 3 (16.67%) RightScale
2 2 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco