Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 58 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.91% 2.92% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 18.42% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 33 23
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -8.77%
10th Percentile £254 £270 £251
90th Percentile £500 £738 £456
North West median daily rate £450 £423 £390
% change year-on-year +6.51% +8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -64.88% +154.55%

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 178 228 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.52% 15.84% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 142 202
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £239 £232
90th Percentile £525 £675 £573
North West median daily rate £388 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -4.91% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.25 £12.40
90th Percentile £21.65 £52.75 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year +1.56% -4.99% -12.52%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +13 3 - - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Chester +3 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (50.00%) LAN
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) CCDP
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 (16.67%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Risk Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (16.67%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCDP
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) HND
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (16.67%) GAMP
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (16.67%) Rockwell
2 2 (16.67%) Siemens
2 2 (16.67%) Wonderware