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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 63 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.47% 1.40% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.03% 7.48% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 6
Average daily rate
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£401 £495 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% +76.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £463 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £527 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -10.00%
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
133 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.68% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 70
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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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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 -1 6 £438 - 1
Warrington -15 3 £390 - 2
Northwich - 2 £300 -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 26 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 23 (58.97%) Linux
3 20 (51.28%) DevOps
4 19 (48.72%) Java
5 17 (43.59%) Ruby
6 15 (38.46%) Puppet
7 13 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (30.77%) Scala
8 12 (30.77%) Kafka
8 12 (30.77%) MongoDB
8 12 (30.77%) Ansible
8 12 (30.77%) Docker
8 12 (30.77%) Go
9 9 (23.08%) Firewall
10 8 (20.51%) LAN
10 8 (20.51%) DHCP
10 8 (20.51%) Cisco
11 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
11 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
11 6 (15.38%) WAN
11 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (12.82%) Project Management
13 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
14 3 (7.69%) OSPF
14 3 (7.69%) HP
14 3 (7.69%) DNS
14 3 (7.69%) Perl
14 3 (7.69%) UNIX
14 3 (7.69%) Windows

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (5.13%) Lync
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Jetty
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Route 53
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.56%) SaaS
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) LAN
2 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (7.69%) DNS
5 3 (7.69%) OSPF
6 2 (5.13%) BGP
6 2 (5.13%) SSL
6 2 (5.13%) HTTP
6 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.13%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Hudson
1 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Kafka
2 1 (2.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) GIS
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) CentOS
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 20 (51.28%) DevOps
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.13%) Open Source
6 2 (5.13%) Auto-Scaling
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Network Management
7 1 (2.56%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.56%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) Ruby
3 12 (30.77%) Scala
3 12 (30.77%) Go
4 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) CCNP
1 2 (5.13%) CCNA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Docker
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Puppet
2 12 (30.77%) Ansible
3 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.13%) RightScale
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) BT
5 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.56%) Meraki
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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