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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 109 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 37 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 3.22% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £491 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -52.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+177.65% -51.53%
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
444 373 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.23% 12.37% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 190 148
Average daily rate £335 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 38
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 - 23 £300 - 4
Cheshire -4 14 £438 +12.90% 3
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 57 (60.64%) Firewall
2 44 (46.81%) Cisco
3 35 (37.23%) CheckPoint
4 31 (32.98%) Load Balancing
5 29 (30.85%) SSL
6 25 (26.60%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (24.47%) Data Centre
7 23 (24.47%) Linux
8 21 (22.34%) WAN
8 21 (22.34%) VPN
9 20 (21.28%) Citrix
9 20 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (21.28%) Clearswift
10 19 (20.21%) ITIL
10 19 (20.21%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (20.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (19.15%) DevOps
11 18 (19.15%) CISSP
12 17 (18.09%) QA
12 17 (18.09%) CISMP
12 17 (18.09%) PKI
12 17 (18.09%) Kaspersky
13 16 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (17.02%) SIEM
13 16 (17.02%) DHCP
14 15 (15.96%) Java
14 15 (15.96%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (15.96%) VMware
14 15 (15.96%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 (9.57%) Apache
2 7 (7.45%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.06%) CICS
6 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Jetty
6 1 (1.06%) nginx
6 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.19%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.19%) Route 53
3 3 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (60.64%) Firewall
2 29 (30.85%) SSL
3 25 (26.60%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (22.34%) VPN
4 21 (22.34%) WAN
5 16 (17.02%) DHCP
6 13 (13.83%) DNS
7 12 (12.77%) LAN
7 12 (12.77%) Wireless
8 11 (11.70%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (10.64%) VoIP
10 7 (7.45%) HTTP
10 7 (7.45%) OSPF
10 7 (7.45%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.38%) BGP
11 6 (6.38%) Internet
12 4 (4.26%) FTP
12 4 (4.26%) SMTP
13 3 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Big Data
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.19%) Hudson
3 2 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.06%) JUnit
General
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Publishing
2 2 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Games
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.40%) Analyst
3 18 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (18.09%) Security Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Security Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) Technical Analyst
6 11 (11.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (9.57%) Network Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Technical Security Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Network Support
9 6 (6.38%) Administrator
10 5 (5.32%) Security Consultant
10 5 (5.32%) Consultant
10 5 (5.32%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (4.26%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.26%) Network Consultant
11 4 (4.26%) Architect
12 3 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) Kafka
2 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.47%) Data Centre
2 17 (18.09%) PKI
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Statistics
4 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) VSAM
5 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Linux
2 10 (10.64%) Windows
3 9 (9.57%) UNIX
4 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.19%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Load Balancing
2 19 (20.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 19 (20.21%) ITIL
2 19 (20.21%) Kalman Filter
3 18 (19.15%) DevOps
4 16 (17.02%) SIEM
4 16 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (15.96%) Migration
6 14 (14.89%) Service Delivery
7 11 (11.70%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (11.70%) Security Patching
8 10 (10.64%) Information Security
9 8 (8.51%) Network Management
10 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.32%) Change Control
11 4 (4.26%) Network Design
12 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
12 3 (3.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) Java
1 15 (15.96%) Ruby
2 8 (8.51%) Scala
2 8 (8.51%) Go
3 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.32%) Perl
5 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.13%) Groovy
6 2 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (1.06%) SQL
7 1 (1.06%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (19.15%) CISSP
3 17 (18.09%) CISMP
4 15 (15.96%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (14.89%) CISM
5 14 (14.89%) CCNP
6 12 (12.77%) CCENT
7 10 (10.64%) CCNA
8 8 (8.51%) CCIE
9 5 (5.32%) CCDP
10 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
10 3 (3.19%) ISACA
11 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.06%) Degree
11 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (18.09%) QA
3 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Docker
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Puppet
2 8 (8.51%) Ansible
3 5 (5.32%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.13%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.06%) Icinga
6 1 (1.06%) Cacti
6 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (46.81%) Cisco
2 35 (37.23%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.28%) Clearswift
3 20 (21.28%) Citrix
4 17 (18.09%) Kaspersky
5 15 (15.96%) VMware
6 12 (12.77%) Juniper
6 12 (12.77%) Aruba
7 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.26%) Lotus
8 4 (4.26%) F5
9 3 (3.19%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.19%) Google
10 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.13%) SurfControl
10 2 (2.13%) Oracle
10 2 (2.13%) RightScale
10 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.06%) Splunk