The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / North West
Rank 100 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 39 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.16% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.85% 7.69% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 13
Median daily rate £400 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £498 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £48.00 - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-58.88% -14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 572 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 15.14% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 327 214
Median daily rate £383 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £245 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.15 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +30.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £43.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 27 £488 +34.48% 2
Cheshire +16 7 £338 -26.02% 3
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Lancashire +11 1 £501 +95.31% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 44 (44.90%) Firewall
2 36 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (30.61%) Cisco
4 27 (27.55%) LAN
5 23 (23.47%) WAN
6 17 (17.35%) CCNP
6 17 (17.35%) Fortinet
7 16 (16.33%) MPLS
7 16 (16.33%) VoIP
7 16 (16.33%) Data Centre
8 15 (15.31%) TOGAF
9 14 (14.29%) CISSP
9 14 (14.29%) FortiGate
10 13 (13.27%) CCSP
10 13 (13.27%) Network Design
10 13 (13.27%) Network Architecture
11 12 (12.24%) Finance
11 12 (12.24%) Linux
12 11 (11.22%) Java
12 11 (11.22%) CRM
12 11 (11.22%) CCNA
12 11 (11.22%) DNS
12 11 (11.22%) Security Architecture
12 11 (11.22%) F5
13 10 (10.20%) Digital Media
13 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
13 10 (10.20%) Web Development
13 10 (10.20%) CCIE
13 10 (10.20%) ERP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (44.90%) Firewall
2 27 (27.55%) LAN
3 23 (23.47%) WAN
4 16 (16.33%) MPLS
4 16 (16.33%) VoIP
5 11 (11.22%) DNS
6 8 (8.16%) BGP
6 8 (8.16%) DHCP
6 8 (8.16%) Internet
6 8 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (7.14%) EIGRP
7 7 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (7.14%) OSPF
7 7 (7.14%) VPN
8 6 (6.12%) VLAN
8 6 (6.12%) Wireless
9 5 (5.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Big Data
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Grunt
2 1 (1.02%) gulp
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (1.02%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Network Engineer
2 25 (25.51%) Architect
2 25 (25.51%) Security Engineer
3 23 (23.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (18.37%) Design Engineer
5 15 (15.31%) Firewall Engineer
6 13 (13.27%) Analyst
6 13 (13.27%) Implementation Engineer
6 13 (13.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 12 (12.24%) Security Architect
8 9 (9.18%) Network Analyst
9 7 (7.14%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.12%) Network Specialist
10 6 (6.12%) Security Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.08%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) CSS
1 2 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.02%) CSS3
2 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.02%) HTML5
2 1 (1.02%) jQuery
2 1 (1.02%) Sensu
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.20%) Digital Media
3 8 (8.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.12%) CESG
4 6 (6.12%) PKI
5 4 (4.08%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.08%) iPad
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.02%) EFT
8 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.02%) IVR
8 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.02%) SCADA
8 1 (1.02%) Social Media
8 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) Unix
3 6 (6.12%) Windows
4 3 (3.06%) CentOS
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) VMS
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) TOGAF
2 13 (13.27%) Network Architecture
2 13 (13.27%) Network Design
3 11 (11.22%) CRM
3 11 (11.22%) Security Architecture
4 10 (10.20%) ERP
4 10 (10.20%) Information Security
4 10 (10.20%) ITIL
4 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.20%) Web Development
5 8 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 7 (7.14%) Migration
6 7 (7.14%) SIEM
7 6 (6.12%) Project Management
8 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.10%) Service Management
8 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) Java
2 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
2 10 (10.20%) PHP
3 3 (3.06%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.35%) CCNP
3 14 (14.29%) CISSP
4 13 (13.27%) CCSP
5 11 (11.22%) CCNA
6 10 (10.20%) CCIE
6 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.12%) CCDP
8 6 (6.12%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (6.12%) CITP
8 6 (6.12%) Degree
8 6 (6.12%) IISP
8 6 (6.12%) MBCS
9 5 (5.10%) CCDA
10 4 (4.08%) CISM
10 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.02%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.10%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.02%) Docker
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.02%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.08%) Puppet
3 2 (2.04%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.04%) QRadar
3 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.02%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.02%) Graphite
4 1 (1.02%) Kibana
4 1 (1.02%) logstash
4 1 (1.02%) Nagios
4 1 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.02%) Nmap
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) Cisco
2 17 (17.35%) Fortinet
3 11 (11.22%) F5
4 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.16%) Juniper
6 7 (7.14%) Splunk
7 5 (5.10%) VMware
8 4 (4.08%) Forcepoint
8 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.06%) RightScale
9 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.04%) AlienVault
10 2 (2.04%) Apple
10 2 (2.04%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.04%) Citrix
10 2 (2.04%) Dell
10 2 (2.04%) Motorola
10 2 (2.04%) Sophos