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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 116 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.73% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 5.57% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
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£455 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £709 £300 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
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
461 377 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.49% 13.14% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 179 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +5 12 £495 +76.78% 1
Manchester -14 3 £400 +47.46% 3
Merseyside - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) LAN
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 12 (33.33%) CCNP
4 9 (25.00%) CCNA
4 9 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (22.22%) Juniper
5 8 (22.22%) MPLS
5 8 (22.22%) Information Security
6 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.67%) Windows
7 6 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 6 (16.67%) CCDP
7 6 (16.67%) QA
7 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (16.67%) Network Management
8 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.89%) VPN
8 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
8 5 (13.89%) OSPF
8 5 (13.89%) BGP
8 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
8 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.89%) CentOS
8 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) SaaS
2 5 (13.89%) PaaS
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
2 5 (13.89%) Route 53
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) LAN
2 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) MPLS
4 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
5 6 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 5 (13.89%) OSPF
6 5 (13.89%) BGP
7 4 (11.11%) Wireless
7 4 (11.11%) HSRP
8 3 (8.33%) Multicast
8 3 (8.33%) IPsec
8 3 (8.33%) Internet
8 3 (8.33%) SNMP
9 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.78%) DWDM
10 1 (2.78%) DHCP
10 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Hudson
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Support
7 1 (2.78%) Security Advisor
7 1 (2.78%) Auditor
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security Manager
7 1 (2.78%) IP Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Security Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) AIX
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Information Security
2 6 (16.67%) Network Management
3 5 (13.89%) DevOps
3 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.33%) Network Design
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
6 1 (2.78%) Security Management
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) CCDP
5 4 (11.11%) CISSP
6 3 (8.33%) CCIE
6 3 (8.33%) JNCIP
6 3 (8.33%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.56%) CISM
8 1 (2.78%) CCSA
8 1 (2.78%) CCSE
8 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.78%) ACSP
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.78%) MCSE
8 1 (2.78%) CCIP
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.78%) RHCE
8 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Vagrant
2 3 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) Juniper
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) RightScale
5 4 (11.11%) F5
5 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.33%) Redback
6 3 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Nortel
6 3 (8.33%) Avaya
7 2 (5.56%) Nokia
7 2 (5.56%) Websense
7 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.78%) Meraki
8 1 (2.78%) Dell
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