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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 54 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 18 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.93% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 2.63% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £398 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
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
198 152 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.27% 20.57% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 70
Average daily rate £475 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington - 17 - - 1
Chester -5 1 £398 -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) LAN
4 15 (45.45%) VPN
4 15 (45.45%) SSL
5 14 (42.42%) DNS
5 14 (42.42%) DHCP
5 14 (42.42%) SSH
6 13 (39.39%) Palo Alto
7 12 (36.36%) VLAN
8 10 (30.30%) Change Control
9 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (27.27%) IPsec
10 8 (24.24%) WAN
11 7 (21.21%) Information Security
11 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) F5
12 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
12 6 (18.18%) CCNP
12 6 (18.18%) CCNA
12 6 (18.18%) Project Management
12 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (15.15%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (15.15%) Lync
13 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
14 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
14 4 (12.12%) Migration

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (15.15%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) LAN
3 15 (45.45%) SSL
3 15 (45.45%) VPN
4 14 (42.42%) DHCP
4 14 (42.42%) DNS
4 14 (42.42%) SSH
5 12 (36.36%) VLAN
6 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (27.27%) IPsec
7 8 (24.24%) WAN
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.03%) Internet
10 1 (3.03%) MPLS
10 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
10 1 (3.03%) SMTP
10 1 (3.03%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
General
1 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Military
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (21.21%) Network Architect
6 5 (15.15%) Security Architect
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (12.12%) Network Specialist
8 3 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Designer
9 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.03%) CESG
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Change Control
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (21.21%) Information Security
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.06%) Network Design
7 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) Security Operations
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Go
1 2 (6.06%) Java
1 2 (6.06%) Ruby
1 2 (6.06%) Scala
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) CCNP
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ansible
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) Palo Alto
3 6 (18.18%) F5
3 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 3 (9.09%) BT
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds