The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 55 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 1.41% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 6.63% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£495 £280 £151
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% +85.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £280 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £280 £209
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +14.40%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 166 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.35% 21.31% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 66 72
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Network Security
North West

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 1 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 - - 1
Warrington -14 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 (34.78%) Finance
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) SaaS
3 5 (21.74%) PaaS
3 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (21.74%) Amazon S3
3 5 (21.74%) Hudson
3 5 (21.74%) QA
3 5 (21.74%) CentOS
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 5 (21.74%) RightScale
3 5 (21.74%) Puppet
3 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (21.74%) Route 53
3 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
3 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Network Management
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) CCNP
4 3 (13.04%) WAN

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) SaaS
2 5 (21.74%) PaaS
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon S3
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (21.74%) Route 53
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.70%) OSPF
3 2 (8.70%) BGP
3 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.35%) Junos
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) DWDM
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Hudson
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Security Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) OAuth
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) OpenID
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) CentOS
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Network Management
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) XPath
1 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) CCDP
2 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
1 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
1 5 (21.74%) RightScale
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle