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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 80 87 114
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +27
Contract jobs citing Network Security 91 71 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 1.94% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.14% 14.20% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £355 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.40% -8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £103.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.36% +159.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +138.09%
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
601 500 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 13.64% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 236 181
Median daily rate £379 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 60 £350 +16.66% 41
Cheshire -5 21 £413 -5.71% 17
Lancashire +10 3 £325 +23.80% 6
Merseyside -6 2 £325 +4.00% 6
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 51 (36.96%) Firewall
2 43 (31.16%) Java
2 43 (31.16%) JavaScript
2 43 (31.16%) PHP
2 43 (31.16%) CRM
2 43 (31.16%) ERP
2 43 (31.16%) Web Development
2 43 (31.16%) Digital Media
3 40 (28.99%) Cisco
4 26 (18.84%) SSL
4 26 (18.84%) Kalman Filter
5 25 (18.12%) SIEM
6 24 (17.39%) Data Centre
6 24 (17.39%) DNS
6 24 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (16.67%) Finance
7 23 (16.67%) DHCP
7 23 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (14.49%) CISSP
8 20 (14.49%) VPN
9 19 (13.77%) Windows
9 19 (13.77%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (13.04%) Load Balancing
10 18 (13.04%) CCNP
10 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (12.32%) CheckPoint
12 16 (11.59%) SSH
12 16 (11.59%) Palo Alto
13 15 (10.87%) PKI
13 15 (10.87%) CISM

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 4 (2.90%) Apache
2 3 (2.17%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Google Play
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (36.96%) Firewall
2 26 (18.84%) SSL
3 24 (17.39%) DNS
4 23 (16.67%) DHCP
5 20 (14.49%) VPN
6 19 (13.77%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (11.59%) SSH
8 14 (10.14%) LAN
8 14 (10.14%) WAN
9 12 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (8.70%) IPsec
10 11 (7.97%) VLAN
11 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
12 8 (5.80%) VoIP
13 7 (5.07%) Wireless
14 6 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (3.62%) BGP
15 5 (3.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (3.62%) OSPF
15 5 (3.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) Big Data
3 5 (3.62%) OLAP
3 5 (3.62%) OLAP Cube
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.17%) Maven
4 2 (1.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) JUnit
5 1 (0.72%) Selenium
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
5 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.72%) Xcode
General
1 23 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.62%) Marketing
4 4 (2.90%) Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Billing
6 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.45%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (15.22%) Developer
2 19 (13.77%) Architect
2 19 (13.77%) Consultant
2 19 (13.77%) Network Engineer
3 17 (12.32%) Security Consultant
4 11 (7.97%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Analyst
6 9 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Network Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Security Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Security Manager
7 8 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Network Security Manager
7 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.07%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.42%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) HTML
3 6 (4.35%) CSS
3 6 (4.35%) CSS3
3 6 (4.35%) HTML5
4 3 (2.17%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.17%) JSON
5 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.45%) RESTful
5 2 (1.45%) WCF
5 2 (1.45%) Web Services
5 2 (1.45%) XML
6 1 (0.72%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.72%) Grails
6 1 (0.72%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.72%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (31.16%) Digital Media
2 24 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.87%) PKI
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.17%) Life Science
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) IVR
6 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) CESG
7 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.72%) Informatics
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.77%) Windows
2 14 (10.14%) Unix
3 12 (8.70%) Linux
4 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.16%) CRM
1 43 (31.16%) ERP
1 43 (31.16%) Web Development
2 26 (18.84%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (18.12%) SIEM
4 18 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (10.14%) ITIL
5 14 (10.14%) Threat Management
6 13 (9.42%) Information Security
6 13 (9.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.97%) Migration
8 11 (7.97%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (6.52%) Change Control
9 9 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.16%) Java
1 43 (31.16%) JavaScript
1 43 (31.16%) PHP
2 11 (7.97%) SQL
3 10 (7.25%) C#
4 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.45%) Perl
5 2 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.72%) VB
6 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (14.49%) CISSP
3 18 (13.04%) CCNP
4 15 (10.87%) CISM
5 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 12 (8.70%) CCNA
7 11 (7.97%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.07%) CISMP
9 6 (4.35%) CCENT
10 5 (3.62%) CCIE
10 5 (3.62%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.90%) CLAS
11 4 (2.90%) ISEB
11 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.17%) CCSA
13 2 (1.45%) CITP
13 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.45%) MBCS
14 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.07%) COBIT
4 4 (2.90%) SLA
5 3 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Snort
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) SmoothWall
2 9 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.17%) Proventia
3 3 (2.17%) QRadar
4 2 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (28.99%) Cisco
2 17 (12.32%) CheckPoint
3 16 (11.59%) Palo Alto
4 14 (10.14%) Splunk
5 12 (8.70%) F5
6 9 (6.52%) Intel Security
6 9 (6.52%) Symantec
7 8 (5.80%) Clearswift
7 8 (5.80%) Fortinet
7 8 (5.80%) Juniper
8 7 (5.07%) Kaspersky
8 7 (5.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.07%) Vertica
9 6 (4.35%) Talend
10 5 (3.62%) Citrix
11 4 (2.90%) Google
12 3 (2.17%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.17%) Qualys
12 3 (2.17%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.17%) VMware
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