Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 83 127
Rank change year-on-year -29 +44 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 79 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.12% 2.23% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 13.74% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 16
Manchester median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £351 £315 £294
90th Percentile £507 £568 £419
North West median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £14.75 -
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 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 383 575 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.97% 16.20% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 333 262
Manchester median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £209 £205
90th Percentile £538 £546 £512
North West median daily rate £386 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.50% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -10.95%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Salford - 5 £500 -
Network Security
North West

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

1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (36.36%) SIEM
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (30.30%) Juniper
5 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (24.24%) Network Design
7 8 (24.24%) VLAN
7 8 (24.24%) CCNA
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) MPLS
8 7 (21.21%) Retail
8 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
8 7 (21.21%) DHCP
8 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) ProxySG
9 6 (18.18%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
9 6 (18.18%) Junos
9 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
9 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.03%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 8 (24.24%) MPLS
2 8 (24.24%) VLAN
3 7 (21.21%) DHCP
3 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) Junos
5 5 (15.15%) VPN
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.09%) LDAP
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.06%) DMZ
7 2 (6.06%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
8 1 (3.03%) IPsec
8 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (3.03%) WAN
8 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.03%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Retail Finance
4 4 (12.12%) Law
5 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Security Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Network Security Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Network Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Fintech
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) SIEM
2 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Network Design
4 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (15.15%) DevOps
5 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 3 (9.09%) Behavioural Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
7 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) CCIE
3 5 (15.15%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 4 (12.12%) CCSP
5 3 (9.09%) CCNP
6 2 (6.06%) CISSP
6 2 (6.06%) MCP
6 2 (6.06%) MCSA
6 2 (6.06%) MCSE
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCSA
7 1 (3.03%) CCSE
7 1 (3.03%) CCSM
7 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (3.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
2 10 (30.30%) Juniper
3 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
4 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.03%) Ariba
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Concur
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.03%) Qualys
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos