The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 66 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.77% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.17% 3.10% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 1
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£300 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
205 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.43% 10.45% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 51 57
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £410 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Manchester region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 48 (80.00%) Firewall
2 35 (58.33%) Cisco
3 33 (55.00%) CheckPoint
4 29 (48.33%) SSL
5 24 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (33.33%) Clearswift
6 20 (33.33%) VPN
7 19 (31.67%) ITIL
7 19 (31.67%) Citrix
7 19 (31.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 19 (31.67%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (31.67%) Data Centre
8 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (30.00%) CISSP
9 17 (28.33%) PKI
9 17 (28.33%) CISMP
9 17 (28.33%) Kaspersky
10 16 (26.67%) SIEM
10 16 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (25.00%) VMware
11 15 (25.00%) Migration
11 15 (25.00%) QA
11 15 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (23.33%) CISM
12 14 (23.33%) Service Delivery
13 13 (21.67%) WAN
14 12 (20.00%) CCENT
15 11 (18.33%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (18.33%) Security Patching
15 11 (18.33%) Cisco Certification

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (13.33%) Apache
2 7 (11.67%) IIS
3 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (80.00%) Firewall
2 29 (48.33%) SSL
3 24 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (33.33%) VPN
5 13 (21.67%) WAN
6 10 (16.67%) DNS
6 10 (16.67%) Wireless
7 9 (15.00%) VoIP
8 8 (13.33%) DHCP
9 6 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.33%) HTTP
11 4 (6.67%) FTP
11 4 (6.67%) SMTP
11 4 (6.67%) Internet
11 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
12 3 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 2 (3.33%) Spanning Tree
13 2 (3.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) Security Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Security Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Network Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Network Support
7 6 (10.00%) Technical Security Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Security Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Network Security Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) Network Administrator
10 3 (5.00%) Administrator
11 2 (3.33%) Architect
11 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Data Centre
2 17 (28.33%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) Statistics
3 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) zOS
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
1 19 (31.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 19 (31.67%) Kalman Filter
2 16 (26.67%) SIEM
2 16 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Migration
4 14 (23.33%) Service Delivery
5 11 (18.33%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (18.33%) Security Patching
6 10 (16.67%) Information Security
7 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.00%) Network Management
9 5 (8.33%) Change Control
10 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.00%) Project Management
11 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.33%) DevOps
11 2 (3.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Perl
1 2 (3.33%) Python
1 2 (3.33%) Ruby
1 2 (3.33%) Groovy
2 1 (1.67%) JCL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) CISSP
2 17 (28.33%) CISMP
3 15 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (23.33%) CISM
5 12 (20.00%) CCENT
6 11 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (11.67%) CCNA
8 5 (8.33%) CCNP
9 3 (5.00%) CCIE
9 3 (5.00%) ISACA
10 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.67%) CCSE
10 1 (1.67%) Degree
10 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.67%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
1 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
1 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.67%) Icinga
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Cisco
2 33 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (33.33%) Clearswift
4 19 (31.67%) Citrix
5 17 (28.33%) Kaspersky
6 15 (25.00%) VMware
7 10 (16.67%) Juniper
8 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.00%) Aruba
10 4 (6.67%) Lotus
11 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
11 3 (5.00%) F5
12 2 (3.33%) Oracle
12 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.33%) SurfControl
13 1 (1.67%) McAfee
13 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.67%) CommVault
13 1 (1.67%) Dell