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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
North West / Manchester
Rank 65 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 1.16% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 8.17% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Median daily rate £488 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £338 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £438 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-58.88% -14.28%

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
207 257 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.65% 14.19% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 140 101
Median daily rate £400 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 36 (58.06%) Firewall
2 23 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (30.65%) Cisco
4 15 (24.19%) MPLS
4 15 (24.19%) Fortinet
5 14 (22.58%) FortiGate
6 13 (20.97%) CCSP
6 13 (20.97%) LAN
7 11 (17.74%) WAN
7 11 (17.74%) Linux
8 10 (16.13%) DNS
9 9 (14.52%) Finance
9 9 (14.52%) F5
9 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
10 7 (11.29%) Splunk
10 7 (11.29%) SIEM
10 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (11.29%) Network Design
10 7 (11.29%) DHCP
10 7 (11.29%) Unix
10 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 6 (9.68%) Juniper
11 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
11 6 (9.68%) CCNP
11 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
12 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
12 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (58.06%) Firewall
2 15 (24.19%) MPLS
3 13 (20.97%) LAN
4 11 (17.74%) WAN
5 10 (16.13%) DNS
6 7 (11.29%) DHCP
7 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
8 5 (8.06%) VoIP
9 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.45%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.84%) BGP
10 3 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
10 3 (4.84%) OSPF
10 3 (4.84%) SAN
10 3 (4.84%) SSL
10 3 (4.84%) Wireless
11 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Network Engineer
2 20 (32.26%) Security Engineer
3 19 (30.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (24.19%) Design Engineer
5 14 (22.58%) Firewall Engineer
6 13 (20.97%) Implementation Engineer
6 13 (20.97%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 11 (17.74%) Analyst
8 9 (14.52%) Network Analyst
9 7 (11.29%) Architect
10 6 (9.68%) Network Specialist
11 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
12 4 (6.45%) Network Security Analyst
12 4 (6.45%) Security Architect
13 3 (4.84%) Consultant
13 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
14 2 (3.23%) IT Manager
14 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
14 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
14 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.61%) Sensu
1 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.45%) iPad
2 3 (4.84%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) EFT
4 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.61%) IVR
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Unix
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 3 (4.84%) CentOS
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
2 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Network Design
2 7 (11.29%) SIEM
3 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.45%) CRM
4 4 (6.45%) DevOps
4 4 (6.45%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
4 4 (6.45%) Project Management
4 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.84%) ERP
5 3 (4.84%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.84%) Server Hardening
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.84%) PHP
3 2 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.97%) CCSP
3 6 (9.68%) CCNP
4 5 (8.06%) CCDA
4 5 (8.06%) CCDP
4 5 (8.06%) CISSP
5 4 (6.45%) CCIE
5 4 (6.45%) CCNA
5 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CISM
6 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) Docker
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.61%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.23%) QRadar
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.61%) Ansible
4 1 (1.61%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.61%) Graphite
4 1 (1.61%) Kibana
4 1 (1.61%) logstash
4 1 (1.61%) Nagios
4 1 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.61%) Nmap
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) Fortinet
3 9 (14.52%) F5
4 7 (11.29%) Splunk
5 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.68%) Juniper
6 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.45%) VMware
7 3 (4.84%) Forcepoint
7 3 (4.84%) RightScale
8 2 (3.23%) AlienVault
8 2 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.23%) Motorola
8 2 (3.23%) Qualys
8 2 (3.23%) Sophos
8 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle