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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 80 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 3 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.23% 0.58% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 4.76% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £271 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.46% +8.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -17.96%
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
181 147 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.67% 12.23% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 50
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 34
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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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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
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Bolton - - - -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 4 (40.00%) F5
6 4 (40.00%) HSRP
7 3 (30.00%) Multicast
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (30.00%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (30.00%) Nortel
7 3 (30.00%) Avaya
7 3 (30.00%) OSPF
7 3 (30.00%) BGP
7 3 (30.00%) SNMP
7 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (20.00%) VPN
8 2 (20.00%) CCDP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) Multicast
5 3 (30.00%) IPsec
5 3 (30.00%) SNMP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) SSL
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) DHCP
7 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) QMS
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (40.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Nortel
4 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Websense
5 2 (20.00%) Redback
5 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (10.00%) Meraki