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 28 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.

Network Security
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 74 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 23 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.74% 1.57% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 11.34% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 15
Median daily rate £488 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £440 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £97.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 195 247 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.78% 13.81% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
Salford - 1 £275 - 1
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (28.85%) Fortinet
3 15 (28.85%) MPLS
4 14 (26.92%) FortiGate
5 13 (25.00%) CCSP
5 13 (25.00%) Cisco
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
7 8 (15.38%) Finance
7 8 (15.38%) Unix
7 8 (15.38%) LAN
8 7 (13.46%) WAN
8 7 (13.46%) SIEM
9 6 (11.54%) F5
9 6 (11.54%) Splunk
9 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (11.54%) DNS
10 5 (9.62%) DHCP
10 5 (9.62%) Windows
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) CCNA
10 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
10 5 (9.62%) Juniper
10 5 (9.62%) Network Design
10 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
10 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
10 5 (9.62%) Unified Communications
11 4 (7.69%) iPad
11 4 (7.69%) Puppet

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 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 15 (28.85%) MPLS
3 8 (15.38%) LAN
4 7 (13.46%) WAN
5 6 (11.54%) DNS
6 5 (9.62%) DHCP
6 5 (9.62%) Unified Communications
7 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (7.69%) VoIP
8 3 (5.77%) LDAP
9 2 (3.85%) BGP
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.85%) OSPF
9 2 (3.85%) SSL
9 2 (3.85%) VLAN
9 2 (3.85%) VPN
9 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 16 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 15 (28.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 13 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (25.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 11 (21.15%) Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Network Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Network Specialist
7 5 (9.62%) Security Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
10 2 (3.85%) IT Security Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.92%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.92%) IVR
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) SCADA
3 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
3 5 (9.62%) Windows
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.77%) CentOS
6 2 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) SIEM
2 6 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) DevOps
4 4 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.77%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (5.77%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.77%) Server Hardening
5 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Ruby
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.00%) CCSP
3 5 (9.62%) CCNA
4 4 (7.69%) CCDA
4 4 (7.69%) CCDP
4 4 (7.69%) CISSP
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
5 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.85%) CCIE
6 2 (3.85%) CISM
6 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.77%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Docker
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.92%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.92%) Snort
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.85%) QRadar
3 2 (3.85%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Graphite
4 1 (1.92%) Kibana
4 1 (1.92%) logstash
4 1 (1.92%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.92%) Nmap
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Fortinet
2 13 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) F5
3 6 (11.54%) Splunk
4 5 (9.62%) Juniper
5 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) RightScale
6 3 (5.77%) VMware
7 2 (3.85%) AlienVault
7 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.85%) Avaya
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Qualys
7 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
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