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 3 months to 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 38
Contract jobs citing Network Security 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.92% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.48% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 30 67 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 8.98% 20.55% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 13
Median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £313 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 4 (80.00%) CISSP
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) FMCG
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regular Expression
4 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (20.00%) Nessus
4 1 (20.00%) Nmap
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
1 1 (20.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm