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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 93 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 62 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.10% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 8.70% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 1
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£325 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+337.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +60.46%
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +6 40 £275 -8.33% 12
Cheshire -4 14 £438 +12.90% 4
Merseyside -13 5 £313 +42.04% 1
Lancashire - 1 £263 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 50 (58.14%) Firewall
2 40 (46.51%) Cisco
3 33 (38.37%) CheckPoint
4 28 (32.56%) SSL
5 26 (30.23%) WAN
6 22 (25.58%) Load Balancing
7 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (23.26%) Clearswift
9 19 (22.09%) ITIL
9 19 (22.09%) Citrix
9 19 (22.09%) CISSP
9 19 (22.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (20.93%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (19.77%) CISMP
11 17 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (19.77%) Linux
12 16 (18.60%) VMware
12 16 (18.60%) Migration
12 16 (18.60%) VPN
12 16 (18.60%) PKI
12 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (18.60%) Kaspersky
12 16 (18.60%) QA
12 16 (18.60%) DevOps
12 16 (18.60%) SIEM
13 15 (17.44%) LAN
13 15 (17.44%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (16.28%) CISM
15 13 (15.12%) Amazon AWS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (10.47%) Apache
2 6 (6.98%) IIS
3 4 (4.65%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) CICS
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.16%) nginx
5 1 (1.16%) Jetty
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Office
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.49%) Route 53
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (58.14%) Firewall
2 28 (32.56%) SSL
3 26 (30.23%) WAN
4 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (18.60%) VPN
6 15 (17.44%) LAN
7 13 (15.12%) DHCP
8 10 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (11.63%) Wireless
9 8 (9.30%) DNS
10 7 (8.14%) Internet
10 7 (8.14%) VoIP
11 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
12 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.33%) SAN
12 2 (2.33%) EIGRP
12 2 (2.33%) BGP
12 2 (2.33%) OSPF
12 2 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.49%) Hudson
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Network Engineer
2 21 (24.42%) Analyst
3 17 (19.77%) Security Analyst
4 16 (18.60%) Security Engineer
5 15 (17.44%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (12.79%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Network Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) Technical Security Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) Administrator
10 5 (5.81%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Architect
11 4 (4.65%) Network Administrator
11 4 (4.65%) Network Support
12 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (3.49%) Firewall Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) Network Specialist
13 2 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 2 (2.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Kafka
2 1 (1.16%) Servlets
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) PKI
2 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.33%) Open Source
3 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Linux
2 11 (12.79%) Windows
3 6 (6.98%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.16%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) zOS
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) Load Balancing
2 19 (22.09%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (20.93%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (18.60%) Migration
4 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (18.60%) DevOps
4 16 (18.60%) SIEM
5 13 (15.12%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
7 11 (12.79%) Information Security
8 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.98%) Network Design
9 6 (6.98%) Network Management
10 4 (4.65%) Change Control
10 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.49%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (3.49%) TOGAF
11 3 (3.49%) Project Management
11 3 (3.49%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) Java
2 7 (8.14%) Ruby
3 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.65%) Scala
4 4 (4.65%) Go
5 2 (2.33%) Groovy
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.09%) CISSP
2 17 (19.77%) CISMP
2 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (16.28%) CISM
5 12 (13.95%) CCENT
6 9 (10.47%) CCIE
6 9 (10.47%) CCNP
7 8 (9.30%) CCNA
8 5 (5.81%) CCDP
9 3 (3.49%) ISACA
10 2 (2.33%) Degree
10 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.16%) CCSE
11 1 (1.16%) GCIA
11 1 (1.16%) GCIH
11 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.60%) QA
3 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) Puppet
2 6 (6.98%) Ansible
3 5 (5.81%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.33%) Salt
5 2 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.16%) Nagios
6 1 (1.16%) Icinga
6 1 (1.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 40 (46.51%) Cisco
2 33 (38.37%) CheckPoint
3 20 (23.26%) Clearswift
4 19 (22.09%) Citrix
5 16 (18.60%) VMware
5 16 (18.60%) Kaspersky
6 11 (12.79%) Aruba
7 10 (11.63%) Juniper
8 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.65%) Lotus
9 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.49%) Oracle
10 3 (3.49%) IronPort
11 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.33%) RightScale
11 2 (2.33%) F5
11 2 (2.33%) SurfControl
11 2 (2.33%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.16%) BT
12 1 (1.16%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £30,178-£33,998
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago