Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 83 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 -31 +37
Contract jobs citing Network Security 18 11 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.45% 0.82% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 6.08% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 33
Cheshire median daily rate £431 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £313 £254 £270
90th Percentile £519 £500 £738
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £12.50
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - £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 150 181 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.05% 13.55% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 135 142
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £263 £190 £213
90th Percentile £525 £536 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -26.76% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £22.70 £56.38
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +2.94%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Warrington +2 5 £325 -
Macclesfield -4 5 £431 -13.75%
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (38.89%) CCIE
4 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (38.89%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 6 (33.33%) CCIE Security
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (33.33%) NX-OS
5 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 6 (33.33%) WLAN
6 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (27.78%) Tufin
6 5 (27.78%) Stealthwatch
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
7 4 (22.22%) GDPR
7 4 (22.22%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (22.22%) Big Data

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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) nginx
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (33.33%) BGP
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 6 (33.33%) NX-OS
4 6 (33.33%) OSPF
4 6 (33.33%) WLAN
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) DHCP
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Security Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Consultant
3 6 (33.33%) Security Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Cyberattack
2 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) HPUX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Runbook
4 1 (5.56%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCIE
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCIE Security
4 4 (22.22%) CISA
4 4 (22.22%) CISM
4 4 (22.22%) CISSP
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) PCI QSA
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) GDPR
1 4 (22.22%) PA-DSS
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (38.89%) F5
3 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
3 5 (27.78%) Tufin
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter