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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 21 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.29% 0.92% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.70 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -35.31%
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
28 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.37% 22.94% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Average daily rate £400 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% -9.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) RightScale
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) Route 53
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Route 53
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Hudson
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) RightScale
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper