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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 64 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 19 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.93% 1.02% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 5.71% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
139 140 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.11% 17.83% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 50
Average daily rate £420 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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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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 +15 17 £438 +29.62% 6
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (82.61%) Load Balancing
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 15 (65.22%) DevOps
3 14 (60.87%) Java
4 11 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (43.48%) Ruby
5 10 (43.48%) Puppet
6 8 (34.78%) DHCP
7 7 (30.43%) Scala
7 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
7 7 (30.43%) Kafka
7 7 (30.43%) Go
7 7 (30.43%) Ansible
7 7 (30.43%) Docker
8 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
9 5 (21.74%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.04%) Route 53
11 3 (13.04%) Vagrant
11 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
11 3 (13.04%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (13.04%) Hudson
11 3 (13.04%) Unified Process
11 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
11 3 (13.04%) RUP
11 3 (13.04%) CentOS
11 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) nginx
1 1 (4.35%) Jetty
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (13.04%) Route 53
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DHCP
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) OSPF
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.04%) Hudson
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) CentOS
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Load Balancing
2 15 (65.22%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Unified Process
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) RUP
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (4.35%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) Ruby
3 7 (30.43%) Scala
3 7 (30.43%) Go
4 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Puppet
2 7 (30.43%) Ansible
3 3 (13.04%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) RightScale
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IronPort
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 16 days ago