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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / North West
Rank 107 104 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 29 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.27% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 8.55% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
Median daily rate £444 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.74% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £485 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
- +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-59.96% -0.09%

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
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +15 25 £456 +25.00% 8
Cheshire +9 3 £338 -10.29% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 52 (48.60%) Firewall
2 33 (30.84%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (29.91%) Cisco
4 28 (26.17%) Data Centre
5 27 (25.23%) LAN
6 26 (24.30%) WAN
7 22 (20.56%) CISSP
8 20 (18.69%) CRM
8 20 (18.69%) Java
9 19 (17.76%) Web Development
9 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
9 19 (17.76%) PHP
9 19 (17.76%) ERP
9 19 (17.76%) Finance
9 19 (17.76%) Digital Media
10 18 (16.82%) CCNP
11 17 (15.89%) VoIP
12 16 (14.95%) SIEM
13 15 (14.02%) DNS
13 15 (14.02%) Linux
13 15 (14.02%) Load Balancing
14 14 (13.08%) TOGAF
14 14 (13.08%) ITIL
14 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (13.08%) CISM
14 14 (13.08%) CheckPoint
15 13 (12.15%) CCNA
15 13 (12.15%) Network Design
15 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
15 13 (12.15%) QA

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 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (48.60%) Firewall
2 27 (25.23%) LAN
3 26 (24.30%) WAN
4 17 (15.89%) VoIP
5 15 (14.02%) DNS
6 12 (11.21%) DHCP
6 12 (11.21%) MPLS
7 10 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (7.48%) Internet
8 8 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (6.54%) BGP
9 7 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (6.54%) OSPF
10 6 (5.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (5.61%) EIGRP
10 6 (5.61%) SSL
10 6 (5.61%) VPN
10 6 (5.61%) Wireless
11 5 (4.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.80%) gulp
3 2 (1.87%) Grunt
4 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (27.10%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.56%) Architect
3 20 (18.69%) Security Engineer
4 19 (17.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (12.15%) Firewall Engineer
6 12 (11.21%) Design Engineer
7 11 (10.28%) Security Architect
8 10 (9.35%) Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) Developer
9 9 (8.41%) Implementation Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Network Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Consultant
10 8 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (6.54%) Network Architect
12 6 (5.61%) Network Specialist
13 5 (4.67%) Security Consultant
13 5 (4.67%) Security Manager
14 4 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 4 (3.74%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) CSS
1 5 (4.67%) HTML
2 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.80%) CSS3
2 3 (2.80%) HTML5
2 3 (2.80%) jQuery
3 2 (1.87%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.93%) Laravel
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.93%) Sass
4 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.76%) Digital Media
3 7 (6.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (5.61%) PKI
5 5 (4.67%) CESG
5 5 (4.67%) iPad
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.87%) EFT
6 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) IVR
7 1 (0.93%) SCADA
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Linux
2 9 (8.41%) Windows
3 8 (7.48%) Unix
4 6 (5.61%) CentOS
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.69%) CRM
2 19 (17.76%) ERP
2 19 (17.76%) Web Development
3 16 (14.95%) SIEM
4 15 (14.02%) Load Balancing
5 14 (13.08%) ITIL
5 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (13.08%) TOGAF
6 13 (12.15%) Network Design
7 12 (11.21%) Network Architecture
8 10 (9.35%) Security Architecture
8 10 (9.35%) Threat Management
9 9 (8.41%) Migration
9 9 (8.41%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (7.48%) DevOps
10 8 (7.48%) Information Security
10 8 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) Java
2 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
2 19 (17.76%) PHP
3 7 (6.54%) SQL
4 2 (1.87%) C#
4 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) Ruby
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (30.84%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (20.56%) CISSP
3 18 (16.82%) CCNP
4 14 (13.08%) CISM
5 13 (12.15%) CCNA
6 10 (9.35%) CCIE
6 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
7 9 (8.41%) CCSP
7 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.61%) CCDP
8 6 (5.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.67%) CCDA
9 5 (4.67%) CITP
9 5 (4.67%) IISP
9 5 (4.67%) MBCS
10 4 (3.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.80%) Degree
12 1 (0.93%) CCENT
12 1 (0.93%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) QA
2 8 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) COBIT
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) Snort
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.48%) Puppet
3 3 (2.80%) SCCM
3 3 (2.80%) SmoothWall
4 2 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.93%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (29.91%) Cisco
2 14 (13.08%) CheckPoint
3 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
4 12 (11.21%) F5
5 8 (7.48%) Juniper
5 8 (7.48%) RightScale
6 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.61%) Splunk
6 6 (5.61%) VMware
7 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.74%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.80%) Avaya
9 3 (2.80%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.80%) Dell
9 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.87%) Apple
10 2 (1.87%) Citrix
10 2 (1.87%) IronPort
10 2 (1.87%) Motorola
10 2 (1.87%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £425.00 - £550 per day
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