Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 142 89
Rank change year-on-year -17 -53 +60
Contract jobs citing Network Security 58 57 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.02% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 6.97% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 113
North West median daily rate £438 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.21% +17.86%
10th Percentile £341 £295 £300
90th Percentile £533 £513 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £413
% change year-on-year - +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
North West median hourly rate - - £14.75
England median hourly rate £19.39 £33.80 £30.05
% change year-on-year -42.65% +12.48% -25.34%

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 832 818 1,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.06% 14.58% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 501 624
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 59 58
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £54.37 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -20 30 £475 - 25
Cheshire +4 21 £425 -5.56% 8
Lancashire -17 5 £475 +35.71% 5
Merseyside +2 2 £375 -6.25% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (67.24%) Firewall
2 27 (46.55%) Cisco
3 23 (39.66%) WAN
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (31.03%) LAN
4 18 (31.03%) Finance
5 16 (27.59%) CCNP
6 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
6 15 (25.86%) SIEM
6 15 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
8 13 (22.41%) OSPF
8 13 (22.41%) BGP
9 12 (20.69%) CCIE
9 12 (20.69%) VPN
9 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
10 11 (18.97%) F5
10 11 (18.97%) Juniper
11 10 (17.24%) ITIL
11 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.52%) DNS
12 9 (15.52%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (13.79%) Degree
13 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
13 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (13.79%) WLAN
13 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.79%) Windows
13 8 (13.79%) DHCP

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Office 365
3 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (67.24%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) WAN
3 18 (31.03%) LAN
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (22.41%) BGP
5 13 (22.41%) OSPF
6 12 (20.69%) VPN
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (15.52%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (15.52%) DNS
9 8 (13.79%) Cisco Firepower
9 8 (13.79%) DHCP
9 8 (13.79%) NetScaler
9 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (13.79%) WLAN
10 7 (12.07%) NX-OS
11 6 (10.34%) Wireless
12 5 (8.62%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (6.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Legal
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Security Engineer
2 20 (34.48%) Network Engineer
3 18 (31.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (24.14%) Consultant
5 10 (17.24%) Security Consultant
6 7 (12.07%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Splunk Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) SIEM
2 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL
4 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (12.07%) Information Security
5 7 (12.07%) Network Design
5 7 (12.07%) Security Management
5 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.34%) DevOps
6 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 5 (8.62%) Change Control
7 5 (8.62%) Communications Security
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.17%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) C
2 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (27.59%) CCNP
3 12 (20.69%) CCIE
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 7 (12.07%) CCNA
5 7 (12.07%) CISSP
6 6 (10.34%) CCIE Security
6 6 (10.34%) CISM
7 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.17%) CEH
9 3 (5.17%) CISA
9 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.17%) MBA
9 3 (5.17%) PCI QSA
10 2 (3.45%) CCDP
10 2 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.72%) MCSE
11 1 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) GDPR
1 5 (8.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.17%) PA-DSS
3 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.17%) QRadar
3 2 (3.45%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
3 11 (18.97%) F5
3 11 (18.97%) Juniper
4 8 (13.79%) Palo Alto
5 6 (10.34%) Fortinet
6 5 (8.62%) Splunk
6 5 (8.62%) Tufin
7 4 (6.90%) Meraki
7 4 (6.90%) VMware
8 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
8 3 (5.17%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.17%) ForeScout
8 3 (5.17%) LogRhythm
9 2 (3.45%) BMC
9 2 (3.45%) Citrix
9 2 (3.45%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.45%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.72%) IBM