Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Server Hardening skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Hardening over the 6 months to 20 September 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.

Server Hardening
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 - 109
Rank change year-on-year - +109 -
Contract jobs citing Server Hardening 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Cheshire median daily rate £338 - £330
North West median daily rate £425 - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Server Hardening is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,133 1,031 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.15% 82.41% 86.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 719 1,072
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £543 £526 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.67% +37.93% -26.82%

Server Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Server Hardening as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Server Hardening in Cheshire

Server Hardening
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Hardening in Cheshire

Server Hardening
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 Server Hardening within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Knutsford - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £338 -
Server Hardening
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Server Hardening 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 Server Hardening.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TippingPoint
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

Server Hardening
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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (50.00%) Foglight
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) CommVault
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (50.00%) TippingPoint
1 1 (50.00%) VMware