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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 47 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 2.95% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 16.77% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 10
Median daily rate £270 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.54% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £266 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £594 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +18.05% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £38.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +15.78% -6.46%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 161 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.51% 17.61% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 240 142
Median daily rate £363 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 3 53
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Chester +4 1 £270 -34.54%
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (20.00%) H.323
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) GAMP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) HND
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Siemens
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
4 2 (20.00%) WinCC

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 2 (20.00%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (20.00%) H.323
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) SCADA
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
1 2 (20.00%) V-Model
1 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) HND
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Rockwell
2 2 (20.00%) Siemens
2 2 (20.00%) Wonderware