Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 118 123
Rank change year-on-year +52 +5 -30
Contract jobs citing Network Security 24 25 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 2.00% 0.89% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.48% 7.65% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 27
Median daily rate £425 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £356 £328 £271
90th Percentile £519 £543 £533
North West median daily rate £413 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -13.16% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -32.00% -47.92%

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 155 327 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.92% 11.61% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 194 254
Median daily rate £375 £425 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +8.83% -1.07%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £177
90th Percentile £533 £588 £563
North West median daily rate £363 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 53
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £18.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -10.04% +20.13%
10th Percentile £10.82 £14.40 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.38 £31.27 £42.35
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.40% -2.27% +12.90%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in Manchester over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Manchester.

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 5 July 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 - 3 £475 - 1
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) SIEM
3 13 (54.17%) Palo Alto
4 12 (50.00%) DHCP
4 12 (50.00%) CCNP
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (45.83%) F5
6 10 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (41.67%) DNS
6 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 9 (37.50%) ITIL
8 8 (33.33%) VPN
8 8 (33.33%) Juniper
8 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 8 (33.33%) Network Design
9 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
9 7 (29.17%) SSL
9 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (25.00%) Windows
10 6 (25.00%) CISSP
10 6 (25.00%) CCNA
10 6 (25.00%) Change Management
10 6 (25.00%) Legal
10 6 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (25.00%) JNCIA
10 6 (25.00%) JNCIS
10 6 (25.00%) JNCIP

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) AWS
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) DHCP
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (33.33%) VPN
5 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
5 7 (29.17%) SSL
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) BGP
7 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.50%) X.509
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.33%) OpenScape
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (25.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
3 14 (58.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) GDPR Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) 802.1X
1 3 (12.50%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) SIEM
2 10 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 8 (33.33%) Network Design
5 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (25.00%) Change Management
6 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Architectural Design
8 3 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
8 3 (12.50%) Data Security
8 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Server Hardening
9 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 2 (8.33%) DevOps
9 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CCNP
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNA
2 6 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (25.00%) JNCIA
2 6 (25.00%) JNCIP
2 6 (25.00%) JNCIS
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
4 3 (12.50%) CCA
5 2 (8.33%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.17%) CCDP
6 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.17%) CISA
6 1 (4.17%) CISM
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) VCP6
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 4 (16.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.17%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) Palo Alto
3 11 (45.83%) F5
4 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) CA
6 3 (12.50%) ForeScout
6 3 (12.50%) Meraki
7 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.33%) IronPort
7 2 (8.33%) Polycom
7 2 (8.33%) Siemens
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds