Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 101 156
Rank change year-on-year -51 +55 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 56 124 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 1.92% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.62% 12.81% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 79 50
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +9.32% -0.32%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £274
90th Percentile £516 £690 £475
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.88% +121.05%
England median hourly rate £16.69 £27.60 £42.00
% change year-on-year -39.53% -34.29% +50.00%

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 735 968 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.00% 14.99% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 587 670
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £158 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £408 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 108
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.03 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.62 £40.00 £41.86
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -17 30 £475 +11.76% 2
Cheshire -32 11 £450 +5.88% 4
Merseyside +9 8 £425 +56.68% 4
Cumbria -1 3 £410 -
Lancashire +3 1 £350 -41.67% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 30 (53.57%) Firewall
2 23 (41.07%) Cisco
3 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (28.57%) Windows
5 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (23.21%) CCNA
6 13 (23.21%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Network Design
7 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 10 (17.86%) SIEM
8 10 (17.86%) CISSP
8 10 (17.86%) Information Security
8 10 (17.86%) ITIL
8 10 (17.86%) CCNP
8 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.07%) Juniper
9 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
9 9 (16.07%) Retail
10 8 (14.29%) MPLS
10 8 (14.29%) DHCP
10 8 (14.29%) WAN
10 8 (14.29%) DNS
10 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 7 (12.50%) Data Protection
11 7 (12.50%) Process Improvement
11 7 (12.50%) LAN
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server

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 2 (3.57%) WinCC
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.79%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) Firewall
2 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (14.29%) DHCP
3 8 (14.29%) DNS
3 8 (14.29%) MPLS
3 8 (14.29%) WAN
4 7 (12.50%) LAN
4 7 (12.50%) VLAN
5 6 (10.71%) BGP
5 6 (10.71%) Junos
5 6 (10.71%) OSPF
6 5 (8.93%) Wireless
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (7.14%) VPN
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (5.36%) LDAP
8 3 (5.36%) WLAN
9 2 (3.57%) DMZ
9 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (16.07%) Retail
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
3 5 (8.93%) Retail Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Law
5 3 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.57%) Back Office
6 2 (3.57%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Network Security Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Network Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Security Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Risk Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
1 5 (8.93%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.36%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.57%) SCADA
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Fintech
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (21.43%) Network Design
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security
3 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) SIEM
4 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 8 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 7 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 7 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.71%) Project Management
6 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (8.93%) DevOps
7 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.14%) Change Management
8 4 (7.14%) IT Governance
9 3 (5.36%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (5.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (23.21%) CCNA
3 10 (17.86%) CCNP
3 10 (17.86%) CISSP
4 5 (8.93%) CCIE
4 5 (8.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 4 (7.14%) CCSP
5 4 (7.14%) CISM
5 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CCDP
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) HND
7 2 (3.57%) MCP
7 2 (3.57%) MCSA
7 2 (3.57%) MCSE
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCSE
8 1 (1.79%) CEH
8 1 (1.79%) GCFA
8 1 (1.79%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.36%) GDPR
2 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (3.57%) GAMP
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Cisco
2 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
2 9 (16.07%) Juniper
3 7 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.71%) Palo Alto
4 6 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (3.57%) F5
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Rockwell
5 2 (3.57%) Siemens
5 2 (3.57%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.79%) AppSense
6 1 (1.79%) Ariba
6 1 (1.79%) CA
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.79%) HP