The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank - 23 34
Contract jobs citing Network Security 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.16% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 12.50% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
Network Security
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.34% 17.27% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
Average daily rate £250 £376 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.42% -11.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -42.95%
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 Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Chester region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Scala
1 2 (33.33%) Kafka
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Go
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) RUP
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Process
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Go
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft