Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 150 137
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 48 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 0.97% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 7.11% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 47
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £373 £350 £325
90th Percentile £500 £623 £703
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £34.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.85% +11.58% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £53.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.53% +103.85% +56.34%

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 266 675 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.03% 13.62% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 423 472
Median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - -
10th Percentile £135 £158 £204
90th Percentile £500 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 48
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.30 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% +16.61% +5.52%
10th Percentile £14.78 £13.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £60.18 £53.00 £42.73
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +21.62% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the North West over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the North West.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +26 12 £475 +5.56% 10
Cumbria +29 10 £459 -43.68% 1
Lancashire +3 3 £500 -4.76% 3
Cheshire +30 1 - - 4
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 15 (57.69%) Firewall
1 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 7 (26.92%) Converged Networks
4 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 7 (26.92%) Broadband
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (26.92%) CCNA
5 6 (23.08%) CCNP
5 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) Azure
5 6 (23.08%) Network Management
5 6 (23.08%) DevOps
6 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (15.38%) DNS
7 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 4 (15.38%) SAN
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management

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 (11.54%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) AWS
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.85%) GCP
4 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) LAN
2 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 7 (26.92%) Broadband
3 7 (26.92%) Converged Networks
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 4 (15.38%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) DKIM
5 1 (3.85%) DMARC
5 1 (3.85%) IPv4
5 1 (3.85%) IPv6
5 1 (3.85%) X.509
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Asset and Configuration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
2 3 (11.54%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
1 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) DevOps
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (23.08%) Network Management
2 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
4 3 (11.54%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) ITSM
4 3 (11.54%) Security Patching
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.85%) Architectural Design
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (23.08%) CCNP
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) CASB
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Imperva
2 2 (7.69%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Darktrace
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk