The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
North West / Lancashire
Rank 29 52 44
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 0.69% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 5.26% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £501 £256 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.31% -2.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 45 57 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 22.17% 13.07% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 15
Median daily rate £500 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.00% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £447 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Lancashire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Lancashire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Lancashire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Lytham St Annes - 1 £501 -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 4 (80.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) CCIE
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Broadband
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (20.00%) SFIA
4 1 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (20.00%) IISP
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) CESG
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MBCS
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Degree

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Broadband
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCIE
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CITP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) IISP
3 1 (20.00%) MBCS
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco