The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 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
Cheshire > Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.72% 4.48% 7.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 35.71% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 10
Chester median daily rate £270 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.54% -5.71%  
10th Percentile £245 £335 £346
90th Percentile £295 £476 £456
Cheshire median daily rate £270 £413 £438
% change year-on-year -34.54% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 25 28 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 18.12% 12.56% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 46 37
Chester median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
10th Percentile £254 £198 £225
90th Percentile £503 £525 £491
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -9.37% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 18
Chester median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.85% -47.50%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.00 £15.92
90th Percentile £15.23 £21.00 £42.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Chester

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft