The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 123 165 164
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 77 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.36% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 5.53% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £274 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £591 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.66 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Network Security
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
738 777 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 11.43% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 502 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the City of London region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the City of London region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 99 (64.29%) Firewall
2 86 (55.84%) Cisco
3 59 (38.31%) CheckPoint
4 49 (31.82%) F5
5 45 (29.22%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (24.68%) Juniper
6 38 (24.68%) WAN
7 37 (24.03%) LAN
8 35 (22.73%) CCNP
9 34 (22.08%) TCP/IP
9 34 (22.08%) BGP
10 33 (21.43%) Finance
11 32 (20.78%) OSPF
11 32 (20.78%) VPN
12 31 (20.13%) DNS
12 31 (20.13%) Cisco ASA
13 30 (19.48%) Windows
14 23 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (14.29%) Internet
15 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat
16 20 (12.99%) Load Balancing
16 20 (12.99%) Retail
17 19 (12.34%) Banking
17 19 (12.34%) Linux
18 18 (11.69%) ITIL
18 18 (11.69%) CISSP
18 18 (11.69%) IPsec
18 18 (11.69%) Network Design
19 17 (11.04%) Network Architecture
20 16 (10.39%) Vulnerability Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.25%) Lync
3 4 (2.60%) IIS
3 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) MS Office
3 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
1 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (64.29%) Firewall
2 38 (24.68%) WAN
3 37 (24.03%) LAN
4 34 (22.08%) TCP/IP
4 34 (22.08%) BGP
5 32 (20.78%) OSPF
5 32 (20.78%) VPN
6 31 (20.13%) DNS
6 31 (20.13%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (14.29%) Internet
9 18 (11.69%) IPsec
10 16 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (9.74%) Wireless
12 14 (9.09%) DHCP
12 14 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (7.79%) SSL
14 11 (7.14%) VLAN
14 11 (7.14%) MPLS
15 10 (6.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) DB2
3 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (21.43%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Retail
3 19 (12.34%) Banking
4 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.90%) Games
6 6 (3.90%) Legal
7 5 (3.25%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.30%) Publishing
8 2 (1.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.65%) German Language
9 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (37.01%) Network Engineer
2 48 (31.17%) Security Engineer
3 38 (24.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (18.83%) Analyst
5 18 (11.69%) Security Analyst
6 11 (7.14%) Security Specialist
7 9 (5.84%) Network Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Architect
7 9 (5.84%) Consultant
8 8 (5.19%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.90%) Information Analyst
10 6 (3.90%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (3.90%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Solutions Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) Middleware
2 3 (1.95%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.95%) SecurID
3 3 (1.95%) PKI
4 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.30%) GIS
4 2 (1.30%) e-Health
4 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.30%) Open Source
5 1 (0.65%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.48%) Windows
2 19 (12.34%) Linux
3 16 (10.39%) UNIX
4 4 (2.60%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.95%) SUSE
5 3 (1.95%) AIX
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.30%) Solaris
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.99%) Load Balancing
2 18 (11.69%) ITIL
2 18 (11.69%) Network Design
3 17 (11.04%) Network Architecture
4 16 (10.39%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (9.09%) Information Security
6 11 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 11 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 10 (6.49%) Service Management
8 9 (5.84%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (4.55%) Network Management
10 7 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (4.55%) BCP
11 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.90%) Asset Management
11 6 (3.90%) Data Governance
11 6 (3.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.49%) SQL
2 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.60%) Perl
3 2 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (29.22%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (22.73%) CCNP
3 18 (11.69%) CISSP
4 12 (7.79%) CCSE
5 11 (7.14%) GIAC
6 10 (6.49%) CCIE
6 10 (6.49%) CCNA
7 9 (5.84%) GCIA
7 9 (5.84%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (5.19%) CCSA
9 7 (4.55%) Degree
9 7 (4.55%) CNA
9 7 (4.55%) Novell Certification
10 6 (3.90%) CCSP
11 4 (2.60%) CISM
11 4 (2.60%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.95%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.90%) ProxySG
2 6 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) UAG
3 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.25%) XenApp
4 4 (2.60%) vSphere
5 3 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.95%) Firmware
6 2 (1.30%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.30%) Snort
6 2 (1.30%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Nessus
2 6 (3.90%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (3.25%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 86 (55.84%) Cisco
2 59 (38.31%) CheckPoint
3 49 (31.82%) F5
4 38 (24.68%) Juniper
5 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 15 (9.74%) Citrix
6 15 (9.74%) VMware
7 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.84%) IBM
9 7 (4.55%) Splunk
9 7 (4.55%) Qualys
9 7 (4.55%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.25%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.25%) Infoblox
10 5 (3.25%) Imperva
10 5 (3.25%) Sourcefire
10 5 (3.25%) Oracle
10 5 (3.25%) Symantec
11 4 (2.60%) Websense
11 4 (2.60%) HP
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £519.13 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago