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 3 months to 24 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 104 98
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.49% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.07% 10.21% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 34
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £357 £375
% change year-on-year +25.96% -4.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £48.00 £10.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +380.00% -94.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 409 578 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.72% 14.56% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 337 246
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 46
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.35 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 22 £500 +42.85% 6
Merseyside +5 5 £358 +10.00% 3
Cheshire +17 3 £325 -16.12% 1
Lancashire - 1 £501 - 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 35 (53.85%) Firewall
2 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (33.85%) Cisco
4 17 (26.15%) Fortinet
5 16 (24.62%) MPLS
6 14 (21.54%) CCSP
6 14 (21.54%) FortiGate
7 12 (18.46%) CISSP
7 12 (18.46%) Linux
7 12 (18.46%) LAN
8 11 (16.92%) WAN
8 11 (16.92%) Finance
9 9 (13.85%) Network Design
9 9 (13.85%) CCNA
10 8 (12.31%) CCNP
10 8 (12.31%) Unix
10 8 (12.31%) SIEM
11 7 (10.77%) PCI DSS
11 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.77%) Juniper
12 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
12 6 (9.23%) OSPF
12 6 (9.23%) BGP
12 6 (9.23%) VPN
12 6 (9.23%) DNS
12 6 (9.23%) Information Security
12 6 (9.23%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (9.23%) VLAN

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 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.85%) Firewall
2 16 (24.62%) MPLS
3 12 (18.46%) LAN
4 11 (16.92%) WAN
5 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.23%) BGP
6 6 (9.23%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (9.23%) DNS
6 6 (9.23%) OSPF
6 6 (9.23%) VLAN
6 6 (9.23%) VPN
7 5 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (7.69%) VoIP
8 4 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.15%) DHCP
8 4 (6.15%) EIGRP
8 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
9 3 (4.62%) H.323
9 3 (4.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Network Engineer
2 23 (35.38%) Security Engineer
3 22 (33.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Design Engineer
5 16 (24.62%) Firewall Engineer
6 14 (21.54%) Implementation Engineer
6 14 (21.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 13 (20.00%) Analyst
8 9 (13.85%) Network Specialist
9 8 (12.31%) Network Analyst
10 6 (9.23%) Architect
11 5 (7.69%) Consultant
11 5 (7.69%) Security Analyst
11 5 (7.69%) Security Specialist
12 4 (6.15%) Security Architect
12 4 (6.15%) Security Consultant
12 4 (6.15%) Technical Specialist
13 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.54%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.54%) Sensu
1 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.15%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) FMCG
3 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) CESG
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) SCADA
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 8 (12.31%) Unix
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.08%) CentOS
5 2 (3.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Network Design
2 8 (12.31%) SIEM
3 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (9.23%) Information Security
5 5 (7.69%) ITIL
5 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps
7 3 (4.62%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (4.62%) Privileged Access Management
7 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.62%) SDLC
7 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) Ruby
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Java
2 2 (3.08%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (21.54%) CCSP
3 12 (18.46%) CISSP
4 9 (13.85%) CCNA
5 8 (12.31%) CCNP
6 5 (7.69%) CCDP
6 5 (7.69%) Degree
6 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.15%) CCDA
7 4 (6.15%) CISM
7 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.08%) CCIE
10 1 (1.54%) CITP
10 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) MBCS
10 1 (1.54%) MCSA
10 1 (1.54%) MCSE
10 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) QA
4 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) OpenSSH
2 1 (1.54%) Snort
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.15%) TrustSec
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
4 2 (3.08%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (3.08%) Nmap
4 2 (3.08%) QRadar
4 2 (3.08%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.54%) Ansible
5 1 (1.54%) Graphite
5 1 (1.54%) Kibana
5 1 (1.54%) logstash
5 1 (1.54%) Nagios
5 1 (1.54%) Nessus
5 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Cisco
2 17 (26.15%) Fortinet
3 7 (10.77%) Juniper
4 5 (7.69%) Splunk
5 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.62%) F5
6 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.08%) AlienVault
7 2 (3.08%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.08%) Qualys
7 2 (3.08%) RightScale
7 2 (3.08%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.08%) VMware
8 1 (1.54%) Avaya
8 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.54%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.54%) NetApp
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
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