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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 104 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 50 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.74% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 5.53% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 8
Average daily rate £371 £340 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £220 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -31.42%
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
592 434 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 13.33% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 212 176
Average daily rate £420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 26
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £18.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 27 £368 +14.84% 5
Cheshire +10 18 £500 -13.04% 2
Lancashire - 3 £256 - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 45 (47.37%) Cisco
2 44 (46.32%) Firewall
3 28 (29.47%) LAN
4 26 (27.37%) WAN
5 25 (26.32%) VPN
5 25 (26.32%) SSL
6 22 (23.16%) DNS
6 22 (23.16%) DHCP
7 20 (21.05%) SSH
7 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 19 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
9 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (17.89%) Information Security
10 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
11 16 (16.84%) CCNP
12 15 (15.79%) IPsec
13 14 (14.74%) CESG
13 14 (14.74%) ITIL
13 14 (14.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
14 13 (13.68%) VLAN
14 13 (13.68%) F5
15 12 (12.63%) Wireless
15 12 (12.63%) Fortinet
15 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 11 (11.58%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.16%) Apache
2 3 (3.16%) IIS
3 2 (2.11%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (46.32%) Firewall
2 28 (29.47%) LAN
3 26 (27.37%) WAN
4 25 (26.32%) SSL
4 25 (26.32%) VPN
5 22 (23.16%) DHCP
5 22 (23.16%) DNS
6 20 (21.05%) SSH
7 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (15.79%) IPsec
9 14 (14.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (13.68%) VLAN
11 12 (12.63%) Wireless
12 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
12 10 (10.53%) VoIP
13 8 (8.42%) SMTP
14 6 (6.32%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (6.32%) WLAN
15 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) GIS
1 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Architect
4 13 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Consultant
7 8 (8.42%) Network Architect
7 8 (8.42%) Security Consultant
8 7 (7.37%) Network Specialist
8 7 (7.37%) Security Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Security Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Specialist
11 4 (4.21%) Designer
11 4 (4.21%) Operational Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) Kafka
3 1 (1.05%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.74%) CESG
3 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.21%) Statistics
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.11%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.05%) Life Science
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 5 (5.26%) Unix
3 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (17.89%) Information Security
3 14 (14.74%) ITIL
3 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.58%) Change Control
5 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (9.47%) Project Management
5 9 (9.47%) SIEM
6 8 (8.42%) Migration
6 8 (8.42%) Security Operations
7 7 (7.37%) Security Architecture
7 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.32%) Information Assurance
8 6 (6.32%) Network Design
8 6 (6.32%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (6.32%) Service Management
8 6 (6.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.21%) Perl
1 4 (4.21%) Python
2 3 (3.16%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) C
4 1 (1.05%) Go
4 1 (1.05%) Java
4 1 (1.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
4 16 (16.84%) CCNP
5 8 (8.42%) CCNA
5 8 (8.42%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (8.42%) Degree
6 7 (7.37%) CISSP
7 6 (6.32%) CCIE
8 5 (5.26%) CISM
9 3 (3.16%) CCSA
9 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) ISEB
11 1 (1.05%) CCDA
11 1 (1.05%) CCDP
11 1 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.05%) CITP
11 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.05%) MBCS
11 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Docker
1 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.21%) Proventia
1 4 (4.21%) QRadar
2 2 (2.11%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.05%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Cisco
2 19 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 13 (13.68%) F5
4 12 (12.63%) Fortinet
5 8 (8.42%) Juniper
6 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix
8 4 (4.21%) Aruba
8 4 (4.21%) Forcepoint
8 4 (4.21%) Splunk
9 3 (3.16%) AlienVault
9 3 (3.16%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.16%) BT
9 3 (3.16%) HP
9 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.11%) Avaya
10 2 (2.11%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.11%) IBM
10 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.11%) Siemens
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