Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 125 97
Rank change year-on-year +2 -28 -30
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 0.96% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 7.51% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 19
Manchester median daily rate £513 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% +39.29%
10th Percentile £270 £363 £313
90th Percentile £553 £536 £595
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% -47.92% +220.00%

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 340 413 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.91% 12.85% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 253 217
Manchester median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £188 £180 £163
90th Percentile £585 £563 £545
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 50 39
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £18.06 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +16.52% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.34 £45.50 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.10 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.86% +11.29% +3.33%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019, 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 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) DHCP
4 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
5 7 (26.92%) Legal
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (23.08%) Network Design
6 6 (23.08%) LAN
6 6 (23.08%) CCNP
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) VPN
6 6 (23.08%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Wireless
7 5 (19.23%) WAN
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
7 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
7 5 (19.23%) Banking
7 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (19.23%) F5

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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) LAN
3 6 (23.08%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (19.23%) NetScaler
4 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) BGP
6 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (11.54%) SSL
6 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.69%) HSRP
7 2 (7.69%) Junos
7 2 (7.69%) MPLS
7 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
General
1 7 (26.92%) Legal
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Design Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Domain Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) IT Support
8 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Lead Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Design Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.54%) DevOps
5 3 (11.54%) Event Correlation
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) JNCIA
4 2 (7.69%) JNCIP
4 2 (7.69%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (3.85%) CRISC
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
5 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) PMO
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
4 5 (19.23%) F5
5 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.85%) Apple
8 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.85%) Meraki
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL