The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 29 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 North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 117 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.63% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 4.35% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£455 £280 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +35.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £245 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £709 £306 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £361
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +10.65%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 391 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.94% 14.43% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire +2 11 £495 +76.78% 1
Manchester -4 2 £400 +29.03% 1
Lancashire -12 1 £825 +266.66% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (35.42%) CCNP
4 16 (33.33%) Firewall
5 13 (27.08%) LAN
6 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.92%) WAN
7 11 (22.92%) CCNA
8 10 (20.83%) Juniper
8 10 (20.83%) MPLS
8 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 9 (18.75%) Information Security
9 9 (18.75%) CCDP
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
10 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.58%) Network Management
11 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (12.50%) QA
11 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
11 6 (12.50%) VPN
11 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.50%) CISSP
11 6 (12.50%) Avaya
11 6 (12.50%) Nortel
12 5 (10.42%) HP
12 5 (10.42%) OSPF
12 5 (10.42%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) SaaS
2 5 (10.42%) PaaS
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon S3
2 5 (10.42%) Route 53
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 13 (27.08%) LAN
3 11 (22.92%) WAN
4 10 (20.83%) MPLS
5 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
5 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.50%) VPN
7 5 (10.42%) SSL
7 5 (10.42%) OSPF
7 5 (10.42%) BGP
8 4 (8.33%) Internet
8 4 (8.33%) Wireless
9 3 (6.25%) IPsec
9 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
9 3 (6.25%) HSRP
9 3 (6.25%) SNMP
9 3 (6.25%) Multicast
9 3 (6.25%) IPv4
10 2 (4.17%) VoIP
10 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Hudson
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Network Support
8 2 (4.17%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) DOM
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) OAuth
2 1 (2.08%) OpenID
2 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Statistics
2 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
3 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) CentOS
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.25%) UNIX
5 2 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Information Security
2 7 (14.58%) Network Management
3 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Network Design
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Service Management
6 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (2.08%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.08%) Data Security
7 1 (2.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (35.42%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) CCNA
4 9 (18.75%) CCDP
5 6 (12.50%) CISSP
6 4 (8.33%) CISM
6 4 (8.33%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.33%) JNCIE
6 4 (8.33%) CCIE
7 3 (6.25%) ACSP
7 3 (6.25%) CCIP
7 3 (6.25%) MCSE
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.25%) RHCE
8 2 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (4.17%) ACSA
8 2 (4.17%) IBM Certification
8 2 (4.17%) CISA
8 2 (4.17%) MCDST
8 2 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) SLA
4 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
1 5 (10.42%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.25%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.08%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 10 (20.83%) Juniper
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.50%) Nortel
5 6 (12.50%) Avaya
6 5 (10.42%) RightScale
6 5 (10.42%) HP
7 4 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 4 (8.33%) Redback
8 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.25%) Mitel
8 3 (6.25%) F5
8 3 (6.25%) BT
9 2 (4.17%) SurfControl
9 2 (4.17%) Apple
9 2 (4.17%) Nokia
9 2 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (4.17%) EMC
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