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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 34 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.49% 1.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
49 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.58% 10.73% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 4
Average daily rate £325 £220 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Wirral - 3 £313 -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) CCDP
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (66.67%) Aruba
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (16.67%) Network Management
6 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) CCDP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Aruba
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix