Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 100 147
Rank change year-on-year -41 +47 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 62 149 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 1.94% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 13.22% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 102 51
North West median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -14.75%
10th Percentile £254 £275 £220
90th Percentile £575 £509 £456
England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
North West median hourly rate £48.00 £15.00 £103.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% -85.54% +446.05%
10th Percentile £46.50 £11.00 £42.13
90th Percentile £49.50 £15.80 £172.38
England median hourly rate £50.00 £28.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.38% +13.04%

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 830 1127 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 14.67% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 643 467
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £206
90th Percentile £542 £575 £525
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 53 83
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.05 £42.85 £44.50
England median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.08% +21.95% +10.93%

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 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 -35 41 £488 +39.29% 10
Cheshire -5 10 £325 -18.75% 3
Merseyside -1 7 £365 +16.80% 1
Lancashire +12 1 £501 +52.82% 3
Cumbria - 1 £325 - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 29 (46.77%) Firewall
2 19 (30.65%) Cisco
3 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (19.35%) SIEM
5 10 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (16.13%) CISSP
5 10 (16.13%) MPLS
5 10 (16.13%) Information Security
6 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
6 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.52%) VPN
6 9 (14.52%) Linux
6 9 (14.52%) Fortinet
7 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (12.90%) DNS
8 7 (11.29%) Windows
8 7 (11.29%) Finance
8 7 (11.29%) VLAN
8 7 (11.29%) Network Design
8 7 (11.29%) Splunk
9 6 (9.68%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (9.68%) PKI
9 6 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.68%) CCSP
9 6 (9.68%) DHCP
9 6 (9.68%) Juniper
9 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
10 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (8.06%) CCNA
10 5 (8.06%) OSPF

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 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.23%) WinCC
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) Firewall
2 10 (16.13%) MPLS
3 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.52%) VPN
4 8 (12.90%) DNS
5 7 (11.29%) VLAN
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (9.68%) DHCP
7 5 (8.06%) LAN
7 5 (8.06%) OSPF
7 5 (8.06%) WAN
8 4 (6.45%) BGP
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.84%) DMZ
9 3 (4.84%) LDAP
9 3 (4.84%) SSL
10 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.81%) Security Engineer
3 15 (24.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Design Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Security Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Security Specialist
7 5 (8.06%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Network Specialist
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.23%) Sensu
2 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) PKI
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) FMCG
4 2 (3.23%) SCADA
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) CentOS
4 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) VMS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) SIEM
2 10 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (16.13%) Information Security
3 7 (11.29%) Network Design
4 6 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.06%) DevOps
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL
5 5 (8.06%) Security Architecture
5 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.84%) ETL
7 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Ruby
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.13%) CISSP
3 6 (9.68%) CCSP
4 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 4 (6.45%) CCNP
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) CISM
7 2 (3.23%) HND
7 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) CITP
8 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) MBCS
8 1 (1.61%) MCITP
8 1 (1.61%) MCSE
8 1 (1.61%) NCDA
8 1 (1.61%) NCIE
8 1 (1.61%) VCAP
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GAMP
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) OpenSSH
2 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) FortiGate
1 5 (8.06%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) TrustSec
3 3 (4.84%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (4.84%) Nmap
3 3 (4.84%) QRadar
4 2 (3.23%) Ansible
4 2 (3.23%) Graphite
4 2 (3.23%) Kibana
4 2 (3.23%) logstash
4 2 (3.23%) Nagios
4 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (3.23%) Terraform
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.61%) Nessus
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Cisco
2 9 (14.52%) Fortinet
3 7 (11.29%) Splunk
4 6 (9.68%) Juniper
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.84%) AlienVault
7 3 (4.84%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.84%) Qualys
7 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.84%) RightScale
8 2 (3.23%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (3.23%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.23%) Rockwell
8 2 (3.23%) Siemens
8 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.23%) Wonderware
9 1 (1.61%) VMware
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