Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 142 107
Rank change year-on-year -19 -35 +37
Contract jobs citing Network Security 57 60 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.06% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 7.25% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 97
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £363 £254 £275
90th Percentile £638 £575 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.92% +220.00% -85.54%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £50.00 £28.80
% change year-on-year -52.00% +73.61% -11.38%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 783 828 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.72% 14.62% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 463 643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £206 £226 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 85 52
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -13.04%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £43.10 £50.83 £44.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Manchester -29 29 £475 -2.56% 9
Cheshire -4 15 £408 +25.38% 6
Merseyside +18 7 £438 +22.38% 2
Lancashire -10 6 £625 +24.88% 5
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 39 (68.42%) Firewall
2 28 (49.12%) Cisco
3 27 (47.37%) WAN
4 21 (36.84%) LAN
4 21 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (28.07%) ITIL
6 14 (24.56%) VPN
6 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (24.56%) CCNP
7 13 (22.81%) Management Information System
7 13 (22.81%) Finance
8 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
9 10 (17.54%) DNS
10 9 (15.79%) DHCP
10 9 (15.79%) CISSP
10 9 (15.79%) Juniper
10 9 (15.79%) Project Management
10 9 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (15.79%) Unified Communications
11 8 (14.04%) SIEM
11 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (14.04%) Degree
11 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (14.04%) Resource Management
11 8 (14.04%) Information Security
11 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
11 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 5 (8.77%) PaaS
3 3 (5.26%) SaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (68.42%) Firewall
2 27 (47.37%) WAN
3 21 (36.84%) LAN
4 14 (24.56%) VPN
5 10 (17.54%) DNS
6 9 (15.79%) DHCP
6 9 (15.79%) Unified Communications
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (12.28%) BGP
8 7 (12.28%) MPLS
8 7 (12.28%) OSPF
9 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.53%) VoIP
10 5 (8.77%) VLAN
10 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.77%) Wireless
11 4 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
11 4 (7.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Network Engineer
1 17 (29.82%) Security Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (21.05%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.28%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Firewall Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Management Information System
2 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) CCTV
5 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) CentOS
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (15.79%) Project Management
4 8 (14.04%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) Information Security
4 8 (14.04%) Resource Management
4 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
4 8 (14.04%) SIEM
5 7 (12.28%) Change Control
5 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.28%) Security Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Management
6 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 6 (10.53%) Network Design
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (8.77%) Information Assurance
7 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.56%) CCNP
3 9 (15.79%) CISSP
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) CCIE
6 6 (10.53%) CISM
7 4 (7.02%) CCDP
7 4 (7.02%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) MBA
7 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (3.51%) CEH
9 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.75%) GSEC
10 1 (1.75%) MCSE
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Proventia
2 3 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) QRadar
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) Juniper
4 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.28%) F5
6 5 (8.77%) ForeScout
7 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.26%) Sophos
8 3 (5.26%) Splunk
9 1 (1.75%) arcserve
9 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
9 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.75%) IBM
9 1 (1.75%) Imperva
9 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.75%) McAfee
9 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.75%) Twitter