The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 117 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 4.44% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £280 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +35.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £245 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £306 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 383 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.01% 14.37% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 180 196
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Network Security
England

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 July 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 July 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
Cheshire +8 12 £455 +62.50% 3
Manchester -3 2 £400 +29.03% 2
Lancashire -11 1 £825 +266.66% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 21 (42.86%) Cisco
2 19 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (36.73%) CCNP
4 16 (32.65%) Firewall
5 14 (28.57%) LAN
6 12 (24.49%) CCNA
6 12 (24.49%) Finance
7 11 (22.45%) WAN
8 10 (20.41%) Windows
8 10 (20.41%) Juniper
8 10 (20.41%) MPLS
9 9 (18.37%) CCDP
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) Information Security
10 8 (16.33%) Network Management
11 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
11 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.24%) VPN
12 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.24%) CISSP
12 6 (12.24%) Avaya
12 6 (12.24%) Nortel
12 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
12 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (12.24%) QA
13 5 (10.20%) CentOS
13 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
13 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon S3
2 5 (10.20%) SaaS
2 5 (10.20%) PaaS
2 5 (10.20%) Route 53
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) LAN
3 11 (22.45%) WAN
4 10 (20.41%) MPLS
5 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.24%) VPN
7 5 (10.20%) Wireless
7 5 (10.20%) OSPF
7 5 (10.20%) BGP
7 5 (10.20%) SSL
8 4 (8.16%) Internet
9 3 (6.12%) HSRP
9 3 (6.12%) Multicast
9 3 (6.12%) IP Telephony
9 3 (6.12%) IPsec
9 3 (6.12%) SNMP
9 3 (6.12%) IPv4
10 2 (4.08%) VoIP
10 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Hudson
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
1 11 (22.45%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Network Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Network Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Support
7 2 (4.08%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Telephony Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Voice Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) JSON
2 1 (2.04%) OAuth
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) OpenID
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.08%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) CentOS
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) UNIX
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Information Security
2 8 (16.33%) Network Management
3 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.20%) DevOps
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL
5 4 (8.16%) Network Design
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) ITSM
6 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.04%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) XPath
1 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (36.73%) CCNP
3 12 (24.49%) CCNA
4 9 (18.37%) CCDP
5 6 (12.24%) CISSP
6 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 4 (8.16%) CISM
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.12%) ACSP
7 3 (6.12%) CCIP
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.12%) RHCE
7 3 (6.12%) MCSE
8 2 (4.08%) MCSA
8 2 (4.08%) IBM Certification
8 2 (4.08%) CISA
8 2 (4.08%) ACSA
8 2 (4.08%) MCDST
8 2 (4.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
4 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Puppet
1 5 (10.20%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.12%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.04%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Cisco
2 10 (20.41%) Juniper
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.24%) Avaya
5 6 (12.24%) Nortel
5 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.20%) RightScale
6 5 (10.20%) HP
7 4 (8.16%) Redback
7 4 (8.16%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.12%) F5
8 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.12%) Mitel
8 3 (6.12%) BT
9 2 (4.08%) IBM
9 2 (4.08%) EMC
9 2 (4.08%) Apple
9 2 (4.08%) Nokia
9 2 (4.08%) SurfControl
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