Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 80 55
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25 +20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 0.85% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 5.95% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 40
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £327 £254 £274
90th Percentile £519 £500 £738
North West median daily rate £444 £418 £413
% change year-on-year +6.29% +1.21% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £12.50
North West median hourly rate - - £14.75

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 168 185 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.74% 14.37% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 142 164
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £270 £246 £250
90th Percentile £525 £523 £675
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £15.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +36.96% -10.88%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £67.03 £19.15
North West median hourly rate £18.71 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.91% - -4.99%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +1 5 £431 -13.75%
Chester +1 3 £425 +18.06% 2
Warrington - 2 £325 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (50.00%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
5 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
5 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 9 (40.91%) BGP
6 8 (36.36%) CCNP
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 6 (27.27%) CCIE
8 6 (27.27%) WLAN
8 6 (27.27%) Juniper
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (27.27%) F5
8 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
8 6 (27.27%) CCIE Security
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (22.73%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (22.73%) NX-OS
9 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (22.73%) Information Security
9 5 (22.73%) Tufin
9 5 (22.73%) CISSP

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) LAN
4 9 (40.91%) BGP
4 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (31.82%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
7 6 (27.27%) WLAN
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (22.73%) NX-OS
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
11 2 (9.09%) DHCP
11 2 (9.09%) DMZ
11 2 (9.09%) DNS
11 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Data Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) HPUX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.55%) Data Encryption
5 1 (4.55%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 6 (27.27%) CCIE
3 6 (27.27%) CCIE Security
4 5 (22.73%) CISM
4 5 (22.73%) CISSP
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 3 (13.64%) CISA
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (13.64%) PCI QSA
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) CEH
8 1 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (4.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) GDPR
2 3 (13.64%) PA-DSS
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 6 (27.27%) F5
3 6 (27.27%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
4 5 (22.73%) Tufin
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Imperva
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Sophos
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk