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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 82 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 1.32% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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
202 152 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.31% 12.29% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 70 69
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.88 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 44 (80.00%) Firewall
2 34 (61.82%) Cisco
3 29 (52.73%) CheckPoint
4 23 (41.82%) SSL
5 22 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (34.55%) ITIL
7 19 (34.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (30.91%) PKI
9 17 (30.91%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (30.91%) Clearswift
9 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
9 17 (30.91%) Kaspersky
10 16 (29.09%) SIEM
11 15 (27.27%) CISSP
11 15 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (27.27%) VPN
11 15 (27.27%) VMware
12 14 (25.45%) Migration
12 14 (25.45%) CISM
12 14 (25.45%) Service Delivery
12 14 (25.45%) CISMP
12 14 (25.45%) QA
12 14 (25.45%) WAN
13 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (21.82%) DNS
14 12 (21.82%) Citrix
14 12 (21.82%) CCENT
15 11 (20.00%) Capacity Planning

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (3.64%) Apache
1 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) CICS
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (80.00%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) SSL
3 22 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (27.27%) VPN
5 14 (25.45%) WAN
6 12 (21.82%) DNS
7 11 (20.00%) Wireless
8 10 (18.18%) VoIP
9 9 (16.36%) DHCP
10 7 (12.73%) HTTP
11 6 (10.91%) FTP
11 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.27%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (7.27%) Internet
13 3 (5.45%) OSPF
13 3 (5.45%) BGP
13 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
13 3 (5.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Security Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Network Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Network Support
7 6 (10.91%) Technical Security Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 5 (9.09%) Consultant
9 4 (7.27%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
10 3 (5.45%) Administrator
10 3 (5.45%) Network Administrator
11 2 (3.64%) Architect
11 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
11 2 (3.64%) Network Support Analyst
11 2 (3.64%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) PKI
1 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
4 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.82%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) UNIX
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) zOS
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (34.55%) ITIL
2 19 (34.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 17 (30.91%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (29.09%) SIEM
5 14 (25.45%) Service Delivery
5 14 (25.45%) Migration
6 11 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (20.00%) Security Patching
7 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.91%) Network Management
9 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (7.27%) Change Control
10 4 (7.27%) Information Security
11 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
12 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (3.64%) Project Management
12 2 (3.64%) DevOps
12 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Perl
1 3 (5.45%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Ruby
2 2 (3.64%) Groovy
3 1 (1.82%) JCL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) CISSP
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (25.45%) CISM
2 14 (25.45%) CISMP
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (21.82%) CCENT
5 7 (12.73%) CCNA
6 6 (10.91%) CCNP
7 3 (5.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.82%) CCSE
8 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (25.45%) QA
3 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (3.64%) SLA
5 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.82%) Icinga
3 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 29 (52.73%) CheckPoint
3 17 (30.91%) Kaspersky
3 17 (30.91%) Clearswift
4 15 (27.27%) VMware
5 12 (21.82%) Citrix
6 11 (20.00%) Juniper
7 7 (12.73%) Aruba
8 3 (5.45%) F5
8 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle
10 1 (1.82%) Splunk
10 1 (1.82%) Vyatta
10 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
10 1 (1.82%) CommVault
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.82%) Dell