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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 117 108 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 21 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.74% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 4.73% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
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£375 £305 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £238 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
404 444 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.43% 15.64% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 211 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -7 9 £325 +23.80% 14
Cheshire 0 7 £400 +31.14% 4
Merseyside - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 20 (54.05%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) WAN
3 11 (29.73%) Cisco
4 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (24.32%) CCNA
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) LAN
6 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
6 8 (21.62%) Windows
6 8 (21.62%) Linux
7 7 (18.92%) Information Security
8 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) UNIX
8 6 (16.22%) VPN
8 6 (16.22%) CCNP
8 6 (16.22%) HP
9 5 (13.51%) CISSP
9 5 (13.51%) Avaya
9 5 (13.51%) Juniper
9 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
9 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
9 5 (13.51%) Internet
9 5 (13.51%) Wireless
9 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
9 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
9 5 (13.51%) DevOps
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.81%) RHCSA

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
3 2 (5.41%) PaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Route 53
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) WAN
3 9 (24.32%) LAN
4 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 6 (16.22%) VPN
6 5 (13.51%) Internet
6 5 (13.51%) Wireless
7 4 (10.81%) DNS
7 4 (10.81%) SSL
8 3 (8.11%) DHCP
8 3 (8.11%) DMZ
9 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
9 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.41%) MPLS
9 2 (5.41%) VoIP
10 1 (2.70%) WLAN
10 1 (2.70%) TACACS
10 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (2.70%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Hudson
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Network Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Security Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Firewall Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Support
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) CentOS
3 3 (8.11%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Information Security
2 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.81%) Network Management
4 4 (10.81%) Validation
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) High Availability
6 2 (5.41%) People Management
6 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITSM
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) ETL
7 1 (2.70%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNA
3 6 (16.22%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) CISSP
5 4 (10.81%) RHCSA
5 4 (10.81%) MCDST
5 4 (10.81%) MCTS
5 4 (10.81%) MCITP
5 4 (10.81%) ACSP
5 4 (10.81%) ACSA
5 4 (10.81%) IBM Certification
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (10.81%) RHCE
5 4 (10.81%) CCIP
5 4 (10.81%) CCDP
5 4 (10.81%) MCSE
5 4 (10.81%) MCSA
6 2 (5.41%) CISM
7 1 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Salt
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
2 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) HP
4 5 (13.51%) Avaya
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
4 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) Apple
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
5 4 (10.81%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.11%) IronPort
7 2 (5.41%) Imperva
7 2 (5.41%) RightScale
7 2 (5.41%) Nokia
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
North West
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago