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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 161 167 170
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 32 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 6.32% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 19
Average daily rate
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£356 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £223 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.70 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -38.83%
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
725 712 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 11.50% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 504 609
Average daily rate £408 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -84.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 63 (68.48%) Cisco
2 48 (52.17%) Firewall
3 42 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (41.30%) CheckPoint
5 30 (32.61%) CCNP
5 30 (32.61%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (32.61%) F5
6 29 (31.52%) DNS
7 23 (25.00%) OSPF
8 22 (23.91%) BGP
8 22 (23.91%) Juniper
9 20 (21.74%) Blue Coat
9 20 (21.74%) Finance
10 19 (20.65%) Load Balancing
10 19 (20.65%) DHCP
11 17 (18.48%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (18.48%) Banking
12 16 (17.39%) Citrix
13 15 (16.30%) WAN
13 15 (16.30%) Linux
13 15 (16.30%) NetScreen
13 15 (16.30%) VMware
13 15 (16.30%) CCSE
13 15 (16.30%) BIG-IP
13 15 (16.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (15.22%) MPLS
15 13 (14.13%) LAN
15 13 (14.13%) Infoblox
15 13 (14.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1 (1.09%) IIS
1 1 (1.09%) Apache
1 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (52.17%) Firewall
2 30 (32.61%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (31.52%) DNS
4 23 (25.00%) OSPF
5 22 (23.91%) BGP
6 19 (20.65%) DHCP
7 17 (18.48%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (16.30%) NetScreen
8 15 (16.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (16.30%) WAN
8 15 (16.30%) BIG-IP
9 14 (15.22%) MPLS
10 13 (14.13%) LAN
10 13 (14.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 11 (11.96%) DMVPN
11 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.96%) Wireless
12 10 (10.87%) VPN
13 8 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (8.70%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) DB2
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 17 (18.48%) Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.43%) Games
5 5 (5.43%) Retail
6 3 (3.26%) Marketing
7 2 (2.17%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.09%) Front Office
8 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Network Engineer
2 24 (26.09%) Security Engineer
3 20 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (17.39%) Security Specialist
5 14 (15.22%) Analyst
6 11 (11.96%) Network Specialist
6 11 (11.96%) Network Security Specialist
7 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Network Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Architect
10 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.35%) Network Support
12 3 (3.26%) Network Manager
12 3 (3.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) Middleware
2 1 (1.09%) WebSockets
2 1 (1.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.09%) J2EE
2 1 (1.09%) JSP
2 1 (1.09%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.96%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.96%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.09%) FMCG
4 1 (1.09%) iPhone
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.09%) DTV
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) UNIX
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.09%) SUSE
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.09%) AIX
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Load Balancing
2 12 (13.04%) Network Design
2 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 9 (9.78%) SIEM
4 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.43%) Low Latency
5 5 (5.43%) Line Management
5 5 (5.43%) Data Governance
5 5 (5.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (5.43%) ITIL
6 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.35%) Network Management
6 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (3.26%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.26%) Data Architecture
7 3 (3.26%) Information Security
7 3 (3.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) C
2 3 (3.26%) Perl
2 3 (3.26%) SQL
3 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.61%) CCNP
3 15 (16.30%) CCSE
4 11 (11.96%) CISSP
4 11 (11.96%) CCIE
5 8 (8.70%) Degree
6 6 (6.52%) CCNA
7 5 (5.43%) CCSA
8 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) CISM
9 3 (3.26%) CISA
9 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) CCSP
9 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.17%) MCSA
10 2 (2.17%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.09%) MCTS
11 1 (1.09%) MCITP
11 1 (1.09%) MCP
11 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) Snort
5 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Nessus
1 5 (5.43%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.26%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView
4 1 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (68.48%) Cisco
2 38 (41.30%) CheckPoint
3 30 (32.61%) F5
4 22 (23.91%) Juniper
5 20 (21.74%) Blue Coat
6 16 (17.39%) Citrix
7 15 (16.30%) VMware
8 13 (14.13%) Infoblox
9 12 (13.04%) HP
10 11 (11.96%) Imperva
11 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.52%) Websense
13 5 (5.43%) Qualys
13 5 (5.43%) Splunk
14 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
14 4 (4.35%) Sourcefire
14 4 (4.35%) Fortinet
14 4 (4.35%) Aruba
15 2 (2.17%) Altiris
15 2 (2.17%) McAfee
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