Period
to 15 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 15 January 2018 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 55 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.77% 0.36% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 2.04% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £271 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.68% -39.72% -
10th Percentile £353 £231 £385
90th Percentile £608 £299 £475
North West median daily rate £475 £445 £382
% change year-on-year +6.74% +16.49% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -64.88% +118.18%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 74 98 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.37% 17.53% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 72 48
Merseyside median daily rate £338 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £129 £169 £155
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.70% +10.61% -13.16%
10th Percentile £9.53 £15.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £21.85 £31.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Merseyside

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Merseyside

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Merseyside over the 6 months to 15 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Merseyside

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Merseyside

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 15 January 2018. 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
Liverpool +6 3 £513 +105.00% 2
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 6 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) GDPR
3 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) EMC
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) CA
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) DMZ
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Security Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Information Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) GDPR
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
1 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
1 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) EMC
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware