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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 84 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 75 49 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 1.11% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.12% 8.48% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 9
Median daily rate £388 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 £42.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.88% +121.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-34.52% +121.05%
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
531 578 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.99% 13.06% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 326 272
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.13 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 36 £375 +7.14% 27
Cheshire +14 30 £413 +5.76% 12
Merseyside +8 4 £271 -35.22% 3
Lancashire +18 3 £550 - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 70 (40.94%) Java
1 70 (40.94%) JavaScript
1 70 (40.94%) PHP
1 70 (40.94%) CRM
1 70 (40.94%) ERP
1 70 (40.94%) Web Development
1 70 (40.94%) Digital Media
2 56 (32.75%) Firewall
3 41 (23.98%) Cisco
3 41 (23.98%) Data Centre
4 38 (22.22%) CISSP
5 33 (19.30%) Finance
5 33 (19.30%) SIEM
6 32 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (18.71%) CISM
7 30 (17.54%) Windows
8 29 (16.96%) Threat Management
9 28 (16.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 25 (14.62%) PKI
11 24 (14.04%) CheckPoint
12 23 (13.45%) Active Directory
12 23 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (13.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 22 (12.87%) WAN
13 22 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (11.70%) Load Balancing
16 19 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 19 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 18 (10.53%) Unix

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 (2.34%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) Confluence
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
2 2 (1.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (32.75%) Firewall
2 23 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (12.87%) WAN
4 14 (8.19%) LAN
4 14 (8.19%) SSL
5 12 (7.02%) VoIP
6 11 (6.43%) DNS
7 8 (4.68%) DHCP
8 7 (4.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (4.09%) SAN
9 6 (3.51%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.51%) VPN
10 5 (2.92%) BGP
10 5 (2.92%) OSPF
10 5 (2.92%) Wireless
11 4 (2.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (2.34%) Internet
11 4 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.68%) Big Data
3 6 (3.51%) OLAP
3 6 (3.51%) OLAP Cube
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.17%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (3.51%) gulp
4 5 (2.92%) Grunt
5 4 (2.34%) Xcode
6 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.75%) JIRA
6 3 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) Subversion
7 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (4.09%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.34%) Marketing
3 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.75%) Publishing
5 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.17%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (21.64%) Developer
2 23 (13.45%) Consultant
3 20 (11.70%) Security Consultant
4 18 (10.53%) Architect
5 15 (8.77%) Network Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Security Manager
6 13 (7.60%) Network Security Manager
7 12 (7.02%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Network Consultant
9 9 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
9 9 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.68%) HTML Developer
11 7 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (4.09%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.19%) .NET
1 14 (8.19%) HTML
2 13 (7.60%) CSS
3 10 (5.85%) CSS3
3 10 (5.85%) HTML5
4 7 (4.09%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.09%) jQuery
5 4 (2.34%) Cocoa
5 4 (2.34%) iOS SDK
6 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.75%) Middleware
7 2 (1.17%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.17%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.17%) Laravel
7 2 (1.17%) WCF
8 1 (0.58%) Spring
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.58%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (40.94%) Digital Media
2 41 (23.98%) Data Centre
3 25 (14.62%) PKI
4 4 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.34%) EFT
4 4 (2.34%) User Experience
5 3 (1.75%) Life Science
6 2 (1.17%) CESG
6 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.17%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.17%) IVR
6 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.17%) NHS
6 2 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.58%) CCTV
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
7 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.54%) Windows
2 18 (10.53%) Unix
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
4 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.75%) Android
7 3 (1.75%) CentOS
7 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.17%) Solaris
8 2 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (40.94%) CRM
1 70 (40.94%) ERP
1 70 (40.94%) Web Development
2 33 (19.30%) SIEM
3 32 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (16.96%) Threat Management
5 23 (13.45%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (11.70%) Load Balancing
8 19 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 16 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (9.36%) ITIL
10 15 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (8.77%) Migration
11 14 (8.19%) DevOps
11 14 (8.19%) Risk Management
12 13 (7.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (7.02%) TDD
14 11 (6.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (40.94%) Java
1 70 (40.94%) JavaScript
1 70 (40.94%) PHP
2 16 (9.36%) SQL
3 11 (6.43%) C#
4 4 (2.34%) Objective-C
5 3 (1.75%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.17%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (22.22%) CISSP
2 32 (18.71%) CISM
3 22 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (10.53%) CCNP
5 11 (6.43%) CCNA
6 8 (4.68%) CISMP
6 8 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.68%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.09%) CCENT
7 7 (4.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.92%) CCIE
8 5 (2.92%) CLAS
9 3 (1.75%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.17%) CITP
10 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.17%) IISP
10 2 (1.17%) ISEB
10 2 (1.17%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.17%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (9.94%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.36%) QA
4 12 (7.02%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (13.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.58%) Snort
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) Norton AntiVirus
1 13 (7.60%) SmoothWall
2 6 (3.51%) Puppet
3 3 (1.75%) SCCM
4 2 (1.17%) Cacti
4 2 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (23.98%) Cisco
2 24 (14.04%) CheckPoint
3 17 (9.94%) Splunk
4 14 (8.19%) Clearswift
5 13 (7.60%) Intel Security
5 13 (7.60%) Symantec
6 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.85%) Kaspersky
7 10 (5.85%) VMware
8 9 (5.26%) F5
8 9 (5.26%) Vertica
9 8 (4.68%) Qualys
10 7 (4.09%) Talend
11 6 (3.51%) RightScale
12 5 (2.92%) Avaya
12 5 (2.92%) Juniper
13 4 (2.34%) IronPort
14 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.75%) Sophos
14 3 (1.75%) Tableau
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