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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 125 106 114
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.92% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 6.02% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £203 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £305 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.90 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% -39.03%
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
459 432 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 15.36% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 196 177
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 32
Average hourly rate £18.03 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 7 £413 +57.14% 12
Cheshire -8 3 £400 +31.14% 6
Merseyside - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (26.67%) Information Security
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) WAN
5 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.00%) CCNA
5 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.67%) CCNP
7 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (13.33%) ACSP
7 4 (13.33%) MCDST
7 4 (13.33%) MCTS
7 4 (13.33%) MCITP
7 4 (13.33%) ACSA
7 4 (13.33%) LAN
7 4 (13.33%) Validation
7 4 (13.33%) CCIP
7 4 (13.33%) CCDP
7 4 (13.33%) EMC
7 4 (13.33%) CISSP
7 4 (13.33%) IBM
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.67%) Route 53
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) DMZ
6 2 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) DWDM
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) SSL
7 1 (3.33%) Wireless
7 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.33%) Junos
7 1 (3.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Hudson
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 4 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Security Advisor
7 1 (3.33%) Network Support
7 1 (3.33%) IP Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Information Security
2 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (13.33%) Validation
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) People Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.33%) QMS
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (20.00%) CCNA
2 5 (16.67%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) CCIP
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) MCSA
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) RHCE
3 4 (13.33%) CCDP
3 4 (13.33%) CISSP
3 4 (13.33%) ACSA
3 4 (13.33%) IBM Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCDST
3 4 (13.33%) MCTS
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) ACSP
4 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Apple
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) EMC
4 4 (13.33%) Avaya
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) RightScale
6 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.67%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Imperva
7 1 (3.33%) Websense
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago