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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
London / City of London
Rank 120 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 36 28 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 0.93% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.23% 8.81% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 61
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-60.55% -0.09%

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
390 318 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 10.62% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 225 488
Median daily rate £433 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 54 (55.10%) Firewall
2 45 (45.92%) Cisco
3 39 (39.80%) Finance
4 27 (27.55%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (27.55%) Information Security
5 26 (26.53%) Palo Alto
6 23 (23.47%) CheckPoint
6 23 (23.47%) Data Centre
7 22 (22.45%) PHP
7 22 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (21.43%) Java
9 20 (20.41%) Banking
10 19 (19.39%) Web Development
10 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
10 19 (19.39%) CRM
10 19 (19.39%) ERP
10 19 (19.39%) Digital Media
11 18 (18.37%) CCNP
11 18 (18.37%) CISSP
12 17 (17.35%) LAN
12 17 (17.35%) Windows
13 16 (16.33%) SQL
13 16 (16.33%) WAN
13 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
14 15 (15.31%) VPN
14 15 (15.31%) Unix
14 15 (15.31%) Security Operations
15 14 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (14.29%) Juniper
15 14 (14.29%) Management Information System

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.06%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.06%) Jupyter
1 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Drupal
3 1 (1.02%) Kentico
3 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) SAS
3 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.06%) GitHub
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) IaaS
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (55.10%) Firewall
2 22 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (17.35%) LAN
4 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
4 16 (16.33%) WAN
5 15 (15.31%) VPN
6 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (12.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (12.24%) Wireless
8 10 (10.20%) MPLS
9 8 (8.16%) OSPF
10 7 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (7.14%) Internet
10 7 (7.14%) NX-OS
11 6 (6.12%) BGP
11 6 (6.12%) SSL
12 5 (5.10%) Ethernet
12 5 (5.10%) VLAN
12 5 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (5.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.06%) Big Data
2 3 (3.06%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.06%) HBase
2 3 (3.06%) MySQL
2 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.04%) DB2
3 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.04%) RethinkDB
4 1 (1.02%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.02%) Grunt
2 1 (1.02%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) Mocha
2 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (39.80%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Banking
3 11 (11.22%) Financial Institution
4 9 (9.18%) Legal
4 9 (9.18%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Games
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Analyst
2 15 (15.31%) Developer
3 13 (13.27%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Security Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Security Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
1 6 (6.12%) CSS
1 6 (6.12%) HTML
2 4 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.08%) HTML5
2 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 3 (3.06%) CSS3
3 3 (3.06%) jQuery
3 3 (3.06%) Node.js
4 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.04%) Cocoa
4 2 (2.04%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.04%) REST
4 2 (2.04%) RESTful
4 2 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.02%) LESS
5 1 (1.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 19 (19.39%) Digital Media
3 14 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (7.14%) Equities
5 7 (7.14%) Fixed Income
6 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.06%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.06%) PKI
8 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.02%) BYOD
9 1 (1.02%) New Media
9 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Windows
2 15 (15.31%) Unix
3 14 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Android
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Information Security
2 19 (19.39%) CRM
2 19 (19.39%) ERP
2 19 (19.39%) Web Development
3 15 (15.31%) Security Operations
4 14 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (11.22%) Network Design
6 10 (10.20%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.20%) SIEM
7 9 (9.18%) Security Monitoring
8 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.16%) Change Management
9 7 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.14%) ITIL
9 7 (7.14%) Network Management
9 7 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.12%) Security Management
10 6 (6.12%) Threat Detection
10 6 (6.12%) Validation
11 5 (5.10%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) PHP
2 21 (21.43%) Java
3 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.33%) SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 6 (6.12%) C#
7 4 (4.08%) Perl
7 4 (4.08%) Ruby
8 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.04%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.02%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (27.55%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.37%) CCNP
2 18 (18.37%) CISSP
3 11 (11.22%) CCSP
4 10 (10.20%) CISM
5 8 (8.16%) CCIE
6 7 (7.14%) CCSE
6 7 (7.14%) GIAC
7 6 (6.12%) CNA
7 6 (6.12%) GCIA
7 6 (6.12%) GCIH
7 6 (6.12%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (6.12%) Novell Certification
7 6 (6.12%) SANS
8 4 (4.08%) CCDE
8 4 (4.08%) CCMSE
8 4 (4.08%) CCNA
8 4 (4.08%) CISA
8 4 (4.08%) Degree
8 4 (4.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.14%) COBIT
4 2 (2.04%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) HDFS
3 2 (2.04%) Docker
3 2 (2.04%) Firmware
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) KVM
4 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (5.10%) Nagios
3 3 (3.06%) Grafana
3 3 (3.06%) Graphite
3 3 (3.06%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (3.06%) Puppet
4 2 (2.04%) SCCM
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.02%) EnCase
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 45 (45.92%) Cisco
2 26 (26.53%) Palo Alto
3 23 (23.47%) CheckPoint
4 14 (14.29%) Juniper
5 10 (10.20%) F5
6 8 (8.16%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (6.12%) Sun
9 4 (4.08%) Aruba
10 3 (3.06%) Cloudera
10 3 (3.06%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.06%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.06%) Sitecore
10 3 (3.06%) Tufin
10 3 (3.06%) WorldPay
11 2 (2.04%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.04%) Citrix
11 2 (2.04%) IBM
11 2 (2.04%) TippingPoint
11 2 (2.04%) VMware