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 3 months to 27 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 47 60
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 20 59 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.43% 3.30% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.90% 21.53% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 18
Median daily rate £450 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year -2.16% -1.53%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 274 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.44% 15.33% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 144 109
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 22 (51.16%) Firewall
2 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (32.56%) Fortinet
3 13 (30.23%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) MPLS
4 11 (25.58%) CCSP
5 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
6 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (16.28%) Splunk
7 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (16.28%) VPN
8 6 (13.95%) Linux
8 6 (13.95%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (13.95%) SIEM
9 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (11.63%) Puppet
9 5 (11.63%) DevOps
9 5 (11.63%) VLAN
9 5 (11.63%) Ruby
9 5 (11.63%) CISSP
10 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.30%) SQL
10 4 (9.30%) Finance
10 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
10 4 (9.30%) TrustSec
11 3 (6.98%) AlienVault
11 3 (6.98%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (6.98%) RightScale
11 3 (6.98%) QA

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 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) Firewall
2 13 (30.23%) MPLS
3 7 (16.28%) VPN
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (11.63%) VLAN
6 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.98%) DHCP
7 3 (6.98%) DNS
7 3 (6.98%) OSPF
8 2 (4.65%) BGP
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.65%) DMZ
8 2 (4.65%) LAN
8 2 (4.65%) NX-OS
8 2 (4.65%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (4.65%) SSH
8 2 (4.65%) SSL
8 2 (4.65%) WAN
9 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Security Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Design Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Firewall Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Implementation Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Security Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Network Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Security Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (4.65%) Sensu
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.33%) Life Science
2 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) CentOS
2 3 (6.98%) VMS
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (13.95%) SIEM
3 5 (11.63%) DevOps
4 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) ETL
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Network Design
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Coaching
6 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) OWASP
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Ruby
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.58%) CCSP
3 5 (11.63%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) NCDA
5 1 (2.33%) NCIE
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) VCAP
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) OpenSSH
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.63%) Puppet
3 4 (9.30%) TrustSec
4 3 (6.98%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (6.98%) QRadar
5 2 (4.65%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) Graphite
5 2 (4.65%) Kibana
5 2 (4.65%) logstash
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
5 2 (4.65%) Nmap
5 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.65%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (4.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Fortinet
2 13 (30.23%) Cisco
3 7 (16.28%) Splunk
4 3 (6.98%) AlienVault
4 3 (6.98%) ArcSight
4 3 (6.98%) Qualys
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.98%) RightScale
5 2 (4.65%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya
6 1 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) Lancope
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.33%) VMware