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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 102 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.041% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.44% 0.31% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 11
Average daily rate £325 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+37.20% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
391 323 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.35% 13.40% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 127 226
Average daily rate £310 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 21 £300 -29.41% 1
Cheshire - 10 £394 - 3
Merseyside - 2 £220 -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (54.00%) Cisco
2 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (44.00%) CCNP
4 18 (36.00%) Firewall
5 16 (32.00%) LAN
5 16 (32.00%) Avaya
6 15 (30.00%) Nortel
7 14 (28.00%) CCNA
8 13 (26.00%) MPLS
8 13 (26.00%) WAN
9 12 (24.00%) Windows
9 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
10 11 (22.00%) Juniper
10 11 (22.00%) ITIL
11 10 (20.00%) VPN
11 10 (20.00%) Network Management
12 9 (18.00%) Wireless
12 9 (18.00%) BT
12 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.00%) CCDP
12 9 (18.00%) OSPF
12 9 (18.00%) BGP
13 8 (16.00%) HP
13 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
14 7 (14.00%) Mitel
14 7 (14.00%) IP Telephony
14 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
14 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
14 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.00%) IPv4

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.00%) SaaS
1 4 (8.00%) PaaS
1 4 (8.00%) Route 53
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Firewall
2 16 (32.00%) LAN
3 13 (26.00%) WAN
3 13 (26.00%) MPLS
4 10 (20.00%) VPN
5 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (18.00%) OSPF
5 9 (18.00%) BGP
6 7 (14.00%) SSL
6 7 (14.00%) IPv4
6 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (14.00%) IP Telephony
7 6 (12.00%) Nortel Meridian
7 6 (12.00%) VoIP
8 5 (10.00%) Internet
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Hudson
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Local Government
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Network Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Voice Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Network Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Telephony Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Network Security Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Network Support
9 2 (4.00%) Security Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) XML
1 1 (2.00%) DOM
1 1 (2.00%) JSON
1 1 (2.00%) OAuth
1 1 (2.00%) OpenID
1 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) e-Health
2 2 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) CentOS
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Network Management
3 6 (12.00%) Information Security
4 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
5 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Network Design
5 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Change Management
6 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.00%) E-business
7 1 (2.00%) Data Security
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.00%) CCNP
3 14 (28.00%) CCNA
4 9 (18.00%) CCDP
5 4 (8.00%) CCIE
5 4 (8.00%) JNCIP
5 4 (8.00%) JNCIE
6 3 (6.00%) ACSP
6 3 (6.00%) CCIP
6 3 (6.00%) MCSE
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.00%) RHCE
7 2 (4.00%) IBM Certification
7 2 (4.00%) CISA
7 2 (4.00%) CISM
7 2 (4.00%) ACSA
7 2 (4.00%) MCSA
7 2 (4.00%) CISSP
7 2 (4.00%) MCDST
7 2 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Netcool
1 4 (8.00%) Puppet
1 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.00%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (2.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Cisco
2 16 (32.00%) Avaya
3 15 (30.00%) Nortel
4 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (22.00%) Juniper
6 9 (18.00%) BT
7 8 (16.00%) HP
8 7 (14.00%) Mitel
8 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (10.00%) F5
10 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
11 4 (8.00%) NetScout
11 4 (8.00%) Kaspersky
11 4 (8.00%) RightScale
11 4 (8.00%) Redback
12 3 (6.00%) SurfControl
13 2 (4.00%) Citrix
13 2 (4.00%) Apple
13 2 (4.00%) EMC
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