The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 79 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 2 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.35% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 3.08% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £310 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 130 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.82% 11.54% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 61
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Network Security
North West

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 25 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (52.17%) CCNP
4 10 (43.48%) Firewall
5 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
6 8 (34.78%) CCNA
7 7 (30.43%) CCDP
7 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
8 6 (26.09%) LAN
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) Nortel
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) Avaya
8 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
9 5 (21.74%) SSL
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) CCIE
10 4 (17.39%) HP
10 4 (17.39%) CISSP
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Redback
10 4 (17.39%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
10 4 (17.39%) JNCIE
10 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
10 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) MPLS
3 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
4 6 (26.09%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) SSL
6 3 (13.04%) IPv4
6 3 (13.04%) OSPF
6 3 (13.04%) BGP
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) IPsec
6 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) SNMP
6 3 (13.04%) HSRP
6 3 (13.04%) Multicast
7 2 (8.70%) Nortel Meridian
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) SMTP
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Network Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Network Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Voice Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Telephony Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
2 4 (17.39%) Network Management
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) ITSM
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) CCDP
5 4 (17.39%) CISSP
5 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
5 4 (17.39%) JNCIE
5 4 (17.39%) CCIE
6 3 (13.04%) ACSP
6 3 (13.04%) CCIP
6 3 (13.04%) MCSE
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (13.04%) RHCE
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
7 2 (8.70%) ACSA
7 2 (8.70%) IBM Certification
7 2 (8.70%) CISA
7 2 (8.70%) CISM
7 2 (8.70%) MCDST
7 2 (8.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Nortel
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 6 (26.09%) Avaya
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Redback
4 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) Mitel
5 3 (13.04%) BT
6 2 (8.70%) SurfControl
6 2 (8.70%) EMC
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Nokia
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) Websense