The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank - 37 25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.32% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.27% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.73% 14.06% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 11
Average daily rate £420 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Network Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Requirements Management
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Legal
2 4 (57.14%) CESG
2 4 (57.14%) Security Patching
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) OWASP
5 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (14.29%) F5

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Operational Security Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Operations Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Security Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Security Operations Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) CESG
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Requirements Management
1 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
1 4 (57.14%) Security Patching
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) F5