Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 February 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 116 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.93% 0.99% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.86% 6.59% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 22
Manchester median daily rate £450 £513 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +14.53% -0.56%
10th Percentile £382 £381 £208
90th Percentile £525 £613 £500
North West median daily rate £519 £499 £475
% change year-on-year +4.01% +5.00% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £45.00 -
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.58% - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 280 440 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.84% 14.96% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 264 224
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £165 £195 £136
90th Percentile £594 £543 £609
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 41
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £18.21 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +0.91% +22.31%
10th Percentile £10.94 £14.60 £12.60
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.30 £32.50
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.41 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.75% +2.41% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
Salford - 2 £438 - 2
Stockport - 2 £475 -
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - - 5
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 8 (36.36%) CCNA
3 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) Wireless
5 6 (27.27%) Banking
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
5 6 (27.27%) SIEM
5 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
6 5 (22.73%) Server Hardening
6 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) SaaS
6 5 (22.73%) SAML
6 5 (22.73%) X.509
6 5 (22.73%) Data Security
7 4 (18.18%) WLAN
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Azure
7 4 (18.18%) F5
7 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 4 (18.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (18.18%) Critical Success Factor

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) SaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Azure
3 3 (13.64%) Office 365
4 2 (9.09%) AWS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (4.55%) GitHub
5 1 (4.55%) IaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) Wireless
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) X.509
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) WLAN
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
6 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (9.09%) DHCP
7 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (9.09%) Skype
7 2 (9.09%) SNMP
7 2 (9.09%) SSL
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Security Engineer
2 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Architect
4 5 (22.73%) Security Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) SAML
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 4 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) VMS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (27.27%) SIEM
3 5 (22.73%) Data Security
3 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Server Hardening
4 4 (18.18%) Architectural Design
4 4 (18.18%) Critical Success Factor
4 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCNA
2 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CCSP
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.55%) LPIC
5 1 (4.55%) MBA
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) RHCE
5 1 (4.55%) VCAP
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 4 (18.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.55%) vMotion
3 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 4 (18.18%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Meraki
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) ESET
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) VMware