Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 163 164
Rank change year-on-year +56 +1 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Security 32 47 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.25% 0.88% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 7.56% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 47
Median daily rate £413 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £345 £338 £354
90th Percentile £516 £536 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.00% -47.92%
England median hourly rate £30.91 £30.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +1.33% +24.49% -51.00%

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 363 622 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.14% 11.61% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 364 453
Median daily rate £363 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £178 £191 £206
90th Percentile £553 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 84
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.10 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% +0.60% +9.68%
10th Percentile £13.99 £12.63 £11.91
90th Percentile £68.75 £28.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.14% +5.00% +5.26%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +56 23 £425 -17.07% 10
Cheshire +22 8 £400 -15.79% 2
Merseyside +11 1 £190 -45.91%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 18 (56.25%) Cisco
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (46.88%) CCNP
3 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) DHCP
4 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
4 13 (40.63%) SIEM
4 13 (40.63%) Palo Alto
5 12 (37.50%) F5
5 12 (37.50%) VPN
5 12 (37.50%) DNS
6 11 (34.38%) Juniper
7 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
8 9 (28.13%) CCNA
8 9 (28.13%) ITIL
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) Network Design
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 7 (21.88%) NetScaler
10 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
10 7 (21.88%) WAN
10 7 (21.88%) SSL
11 6 (18.75%) LAN
11 6 (18.75%) CISSP
11 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
11 6 (18.75%) JNCIA
11 6 (18.75%) JNCIS

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 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.13%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) G Suite
3 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) DHCP
2 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
3 12 (37.50%) DNS
3 12 (37.50%) VPN
4 7 (21.88%) NetScaler
4 7 (21.88%) SSL
4 7 (21.88%) WAN
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) BGP
6 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.75%) Legal
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 20 (62.50%) Security Engineer
3 17 (53.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Security Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) 802.1X
1 3 (9.38%) SAML
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) Flash
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) XHTML
3 1 (3.13%) XSL
3 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
1 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) SIEM
2 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 8 (25.00%) Network Design
5 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
6 6 (18.75%) Change Management
6 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (12.50%) Data Security
7 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (9.38%) Architectural Design
8 3 (9.38%) Critical Success Factor
8 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Network Management
8 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
8 3 (9.38%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) CCNP
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (28.13%) CCNA
3 6 (18.75%) CISSP
3 6 (18.75%) JNCIA
3 6 (18.75%) JNCIP
3 6 (18.75%) JNCIS
4 4 (12.50%) CCIE
5 3 (9.38%) CCA
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.13%) CCDP
7 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.13%) CISA
7 1 (3.13%) CISM
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) VCP6
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (3.13%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Palo Alto
3 12 (37.50%) F5
4 11 (34.38%) Juniper
5 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
6 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (9.38%) CA
7 3 (9.38%) ForeScout
7 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.38%) Meraki
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.25%) IronPort
8 2 (6.25%) Polycom
8 2 (6.25%) Siemens
8 2 (6.25%) Varonis
9 1 (3.13%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam