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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 130 121 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 38 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.49% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 3.26% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £395 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £709 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.05% -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Cheshire -4 15 £401 -18.93% 4
Manchester -10 12 £350 -12.50% 10
Lancashire -7 5 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 £419 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 56 (50.45%) Firewall
2 49 (44.14%) Cisco
3 35 (31.53%) Load Balancing
4 32 (28.83%) CheckPoint
4 32 (28.83%) WAN
5 27 (24.32%) Linux
5 27 (24.32%) SSL
5 27 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (21.62%) Data Centre
7 23 (20.72%) ITIL
8 22 (19.82%) DevOps
8 22 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (18.92%) Clearswift
10 20 (18.02%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (17.12%) Ruby
11 19 (17.12%) PKI
11 19 (17.12%) Kaspersky
11 19 (17.12%) Java
11 19 (17.12%) LAN
11 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (16.22%) QA
13 17 (15.32%) Puppet
13 17 (15.32%) SIEM
13 17 (15.32%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (15.32%) DHCP
13 17 (15.32%) Migration
14 16 (14.41%) CISM
14 16 (14.41%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (2.70%) Apache
1 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.80%) Lync
3 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) IIS
3 1 (0.90%) CICS
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) Jetty
3 1 (0.90%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) Route 53
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (50.45%) Firewall
2 32 (28.83%) WAN
3 27 (24.32%) SSL
3 27 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (17.12%) LAN
5 17 (15.32%) DHCP
6 15 (13.51%) VPN
6 15 (13.51%) DNS
7 12 (10.81%) Wireless
8 11 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (9.01%) VoIP
10 9 (8.11%) HTTP
11 8 (7.21%) OSPF
11 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
12 7 (6.31%) BGP
13 6 (5.41%) FTP
13 6 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
14 4 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (3.60%) TACACS
14 4 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.61%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.70%) Hudson
3 2 (1.80%) Maven
4 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.90%) JUnit
General
1 5 (4.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.80%) Legal
2 2 (1.80%) Publishing
3 1 (0.90%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Analyst
2 22 (19.82%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (17.12%) Security Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Network Specialist
6 8 (7.21%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) Technical Security Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Administrator
8 6 (5.41%) Network Support
9 5 (4.50%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Network Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Network Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) Kafka
2 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.90%) Servlets
3 1 (0.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.12%) PKI
3 11 (9.91%) CESG
4 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.70%) Statistics
7 2 (1.80%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) VSAM
8 1 (0.90%) RMADS
8 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.32%) Linux
2 10 (9.01%) UNIX
3 8 (7.21%) Windows
4 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.53%) Load Balancing
2 24 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
3 23 (20.72%) ITIL
4 22 (19.82%) DevOps
5 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 20 (18.02%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (15.32%) Migration
7 17 (15.32%) SIEM
8 16 (14.41%) Security Patching
9 15 (13.51%) Service Delivery
10 11 (9.91%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (8.11%) Information Security
12 7 (6.31%) Project Management
12 7 (6.31%) Network Management
13 6 (5.41%) Risk Management
14 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (4.50%) Information Assurance
14 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (4.50%) Protective Monitoring
14 5 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.12%) Java
1 19 (17.12%) Ruby
2 12 (10.81%) Scala
2 12 (10.81%) Go
3 6 (5.41%) Perl
3 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.70%) Python
5 2 (1.80%) Groovy
6 1 (0.90%) JCL
6 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (15.32%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (14.41%) CISM
3 16 (14.41%) CISSP
3 16 (14.41%) CISMP
4 14 (12.61%) CCNP
5 12 (10.81%) CCENT
6 8 (7.21%) Degree
6 8 (7.21%) CCNA
7 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.50%) CCDP
8 5 (4.50%) CCIE
9 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.90%) CCSA
10 1 (0.90%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (16.22%) QA
3 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Docker
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.80%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) Puppet
2 12 (10.81%) Ansible
3 5 (4.50%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.80%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.90%) Icinga
6 1 (0.90%) Cacti
6 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (44.14%) Cisco
2 32 (28.83%) CheckPoint
3 21 (18.92%) Clearswift
4 19 (17.12%) Kaspersky
5 16 (14.41%) Citrix
6 15 (13.51%) VMware
7 10 (9.01%) Aruba
8 9 (8.11%) Juniper
9 7 (6.31%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.50%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.60%) F5
11 4 (3.60%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.60%) HP
12 3 (2.70%) Google
12 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.80%) RightScale
13 2 (1.80%) Ruckus Wireless
13 2 (1.80%) Meraki
13 2 (1.80%) BT
13 2 (1.80%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago