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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 64 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% - 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% - 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
Average daily rate £394 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 - £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.13% 16.25% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) CCNP
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (37.50%) Network Management
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
4 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Information Security
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon S3
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (25.00%) SaaS
6 4 (25.00%) PaaS
6 4 (25.00%) CentOS
6 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (25.00%) RightScale
6 4 (25.00%) Puppet
6 4 (25.00%) Hudson
6 4 (25.00%) F5
6 4 (25.00%) Route 53

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) SaaS
1 4 (25.00%) PaaS
1 4 (25.00%) Route 53
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) DHCP
6 3 (18.75%) Extranet
6 3 (18.75%) WAAS
7 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Hudson
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) DOM
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) OAuth
1 1 (6.25%) OpenID
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) e-Health
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) E-business
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CCNP
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
1 4 (25.00%) Vagrant
1 4 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) RightScale
2 4 (25.00%) F5
2 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (25.00%) NetScout
2 4 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Nortel
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago