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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 121 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.74% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 5.37% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 4
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£425 £280 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £305 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
480 410 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 13.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 210 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Manchester -10 7 £413 +52.07% 5
Cheshire +1 6 £455 +49.18% 2
Merseyside - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (45.45%) WAN
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
3 12 (36.36%) CCNP
3 12 (36.36%) CCNA
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (24.24%) Information Security
6 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.21%) HP
7 7 (21.21%) Avaya
8 6 (18.18%) CCDP
8 6 (18.18%) Windows
8 6 (18.18%) Network Management
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.15%) VPN
9 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
9 5 (15.15%) MPLS
9 5 (15.15%) OSPF
9 5 (15.15%) BGP
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.12%) MCDST
10 4 (12.12%) MCTS
10 4 (12.12%) MCITP
10 4 (12.12%) ACSP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.06%) Route 53
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) WAN
2 14 (42.42%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.15%) VPN
5 5 (15.15%) MPLS
5 5 (15.15%) OSPF
5 5 (15.15%) BGP
6 4 (12.12%) Wireless
6 4 (12.12%) HSRP
7 3 (9.09%) Multicast
7 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.09%) SNMP
7 3 (9.09%) DMZ
7 3 (9.09%) Internet
7 3 (9.09%) IPsec
8 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Hudson
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Network Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Security Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (12.12%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Network Support
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Security Advisor
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Statistics
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Information Security
2 6 (18.18%) Network Management
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) People Management
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (36.36%) CCNP
2 12 (36.36%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) CCDP
4 4 (12.12%) MCDST
4 4 (12.12%) MCTS
4 4 (12.12%) MCITP
4 4 (12.12%) ACSP
4 4 (12.12%) CISSP
4 4 (12.12%) ACSA
4 4 (12.12%) IBM Certification
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.12%) RHCE
4 4 (12.12%) CCIP
4 4 (12.12%) MCSE
4 4 (12.12%) MCSA
5 2 (6.06%) CISM
6 1 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CCSE
6 1 (3.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Vagrant
2 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) HP
3 7 (21.21%) Avaya
4 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.12%) Apple
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) EMC
5 4 (12.12%) IBM
6 3 (9.09%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) Nortel
6 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.06%) Nokia
7 2 (6.06%) RightScale
8 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.03%) Meraki
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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