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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 107 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 51 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.95% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 6.72% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 14
Median daily rate £500 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £495 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +38.06%
Network Security
England

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
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +16 34 £450 +22.44% 4
Cheshire +16 8 £675 +90.14% 1
Lancashire -1 4 £600 - 1
Merseyside -3 1 £250 -44.44% 4
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 52 (40.94%) Firewall
2 39 (30.71%) Java
2 39 (30.71%) CRM
3 38 (29.92%) ERP
3 38 (29.92%) JavaScript
3 38 (29.92%) PHP
3 38 (29.92%) Web Development
3 38 (29.92%) Digital Media
4 36 (28.35%) Cisco
5 34 (26.77%) Data Centre
6 25 (19.69%) LAN
6 25 (19.69%) WAN
6 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (18.90%) CISSP
7 24 (18.90%) Finance
8 20 (15.75%) CCNP
8 20 (15.75%) SIEM
9 19 (14.96%) VoIP
9 19 (14.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (13.39%) Load Balancing
10 17 (13.39%) CISM
10 17 (13.39%) DNS
11 16 (12.60%) ITIL
11 16 (12.60%) Windows
11 16 (12.60%) QA
11 16 (12.60%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
13 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.02%) Threat Management
14 13 (10.24%) Vulnerability Management

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 4 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (40.94%) Firewall
2 25 (19.69%) LAN
2 25 (19.69%) WAN
3 19 (14.96%) VoIP
4 17 (13.39%) DNS
5 16 (12.60%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (10.24%) DHCP
7 9 (7.09%) Internet
7 9 (7.09%) SSL
8 8 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (6.30%) Wireless
9 7 (5.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (5.51%) SAN
9 7 (5.51%) VPN
10 6 (4.72%) MPLS
11 5 (3.94%) BGP
11 5 (3.94%) OSPF
12 4 (3.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.72%) gulp
3 5 (3.94%) Grunt
4 4 (3.15%) Xcode
5 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.36%) Publishing
5 2 (1.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Architect
1 21 (16.54%) Developer
2 19 (14.96%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Consultant
4 11 (8.66%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Security Architect
5 10 (7.87%) Security Consultant
6 9 (7.09%) Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Network Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.51%) Network Consultant
7 7 (5.51%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) HTML Developer
8 6 (4.72%) Security Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Network Security Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) CSS
1 10 (7.87%) HTML
2 7 (5.51%) CSS3
2 7 (5.51%) HTML5
3 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.72%) jQuery
4 5 (3.94%) .NET
5 4 (3.15%) Cocoa
5 4 (3.15%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.57%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.57%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.57%) Laravel
6 2 (1.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.79%) Sass
7 1 (0.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
7 1 (0.79%) WPF
7 1 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.92%) Digital Media
2 34 (26.77%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.87%) PKI
4 7 (5.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.94%) CESG
5 5 (3.94%) iPad
6 3 (2.36%) EFT
6 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.79%) IVR
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) SCADA
8 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Linux
3 7 (5.51%) Unix
3 7 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.72%) CentOS
5 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.36%) Android
6 3 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.71%) CRM
2 38 (29.92%) ERP
2 38 (29.92%) Web Development
3 20 (15.75%) SIEM
4 19 (14.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.39%) Load Balancing
6 16 (12.60%) ITIL
7 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.02%) Threat Management
8 13 (10.24%) TOGAF
8 13 (10.24%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (9.45%) Migration
9 12 (9.45%) Risk Management
10 11 (8.66%) DevOps
10 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
10 11 (8.66%) Information Security
10 11 (8.66%) Network Design
11 10 (7.87%) Network Architecture
11 10 (7.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (7.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.71%) Java
2 38 (29.92%) JavaScript
2 38 (29.92%) PHP
3 9 (7.09%) SQL
4 4 (3.15%) C#
4 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.90%) CISSP
3 20 (15.75%) CCNP
4 17 (13.39%) CISM
5 12 (9.45%) CCNA
6 10 (7.87%) CCIE
7 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
8 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.72%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.94%) CITP
10 5 (3.94%) IISP
10 5 (3.94%) MBCS
11 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.36%) CCDA
12 3 (2.36%) CCDP
13 2 (1.57%) Degree
14 1 (0.79%) CCENT
14 1 (0.79%) CCSE
14 1 (0.79%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) QA
2 10 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.79%) Snort
5 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) Puppet
2 6 (4.72%) SmoothWall
3 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.36%) SCCM
4 2 (1.57%) Cacti
4 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.79%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.79%) Nagios
5 1 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 36 (28.35%) Cisco
2 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
3 12 (9.45%) F5
4 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.09%) RightScale
4 9 (7.09%) Splunk
5 8 (6.30%) VMware
6 6 (4.72%) Avaya
6 6 (4.72%) Clearswift
6 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.15%) Dell
7 4 (3.15%) Forcepoint
7 4 (3.15%) Fortinet
7 4 (3.15%) Juniper
8 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.36%) IronPort
8 3 (2.36%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.36%) Qualys
8 3 (2.36%) Symantec
9 2 (1.57%) Sophos