Period
to 16 January 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 16 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 116 142
Rank change year-on-year -31 +26 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 58 107 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 1.75% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 11.46% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 54
North West median daily rate £475 £448 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +17.15% +1.19%
10th Percentile £311 £311 £266
90th Percentile £515 £691 £475
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.88% +118.18%
England median hourly rate £16.63 £26.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -36.65% -37.50% +40.00%

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 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 729 934 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.41% 15.25% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 567 677
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £175 £213 £213
90th Percentile £596 £575 £550
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 109
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.75 £41.84
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 16 January 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 16 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
Manchester -22 30 £475 +8.57% 9
Cheshire -18 11 £500 +14.29% 7
Merseyside +17 8 £425 +56.68% 3
Cumbria -2 3 £410 -
Lancashire +6 1 £350 -41.67% 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) Cisco
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (24.14%) Information Security
4 14 (24.14%) CCNA
4 14 (24.14%) Windows
4 14 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (22.41%) CISSP
6 12 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
8 10 (17.24%) CCNP
8 10 (17.24%) WAN
8 10 (17.24%) Network Design
8 10 (17.24%) Security Architecture
8 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (15.52%) PCI DSS
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
9 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
9 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
10 8 (13.79%) LAN
10 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
10 8 (13.79%) Retail
10 8 (13.79%) IT Governance
10 8 (13.79%) Load Balancing
11 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
11 7 (12.07%) SIEM
11 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat

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 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.72%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 10 (17.24%) WAN
3 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.79%) LAN
5 7 (12.07%) MPLS
5 7 (12.07%) VLAN
6 6 (10.34%) DHCP
6 6 (10.34%) DNS
7 5 (8.62%) BGP
7 5 (8.62%) Junos
7 5 (8.62%) OSPF
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (6.90%) Wireless
9 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (5.17%) VPN
9 3 (5.17%) WLAN
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (13.79%) Retail
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Retail Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Security Manager
3 8 (13.79%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Risk Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Network Security Specialist
6 5 (8.62%) Network Specialist
6 5 (8.62%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Information Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (8.62%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Fintech
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) Unix
5 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.72%) Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (24.14%) Information Security
2 12 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (17.24%) Network Design
3 10 (17.24%) Security Architecture
4 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.79%) IT Governance
5 8 (13.79%) ITIL
5 8 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
6 7 (12.07%) Project Management
6 7 (12.07%) SIEM
7 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
7 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (8.62%) DevOps
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.17%) Change Management
10 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) VB
2 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) CCNA
3 13 (22.41%) CISSP
4 10 (17.24%) CCNP
5 6 (10.34%) CISM
6 5 (8.62%) CCIE
6 5 (8.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (6.90%) CCSP
7 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.17%) CCDP
9 2 (3.45%) MCP
9 2 (3.45%) MCSA
9 2 (3.45%) MCSE
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.72%) CCSA
10 1 (1.72%) CCSE
10 1 (1.72%) CEH
10 1 (1.72%) EnCE
10 1 (1.72%) GCFA
10 1 (1.72%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.62%) GDPR
3 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.72%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco
2 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
3 7 (12.07%) Juniper
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.17%) F5
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) Ariba
8 1 (1.72%) CA
8 1 (1.72%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) IBM
8 1 (1.72%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) Sophos