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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 156 150 186
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 36 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.85% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 7.43% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £351 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% +12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £248 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £475 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.98 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -51.53%
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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 68 (69.39%) Cisco
2 54 (55.10%) Firewall
3 44 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (40.82%) CheckPoint
5 31 (31.63%) CCNP
5 31 (31.63%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (29.59%) DNS
7 28 (28.57%) F5
8 24 (24.49%) Juniper
8 24 (24.49%) OSPF
9 23 (23.47%) BGP
9 23 (23.47%) Finance
10 20 (20.41%) Load Balancing
10 20 (20.41%) Blue Coat
11 18 (18.37%) Banking
11 18 (18.37%) DHCP
12 17 (17.35%) Citrix
12 17 (17.35%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (15.31%) CCSE
13 15 (15.31%) Linux
13 15 (15.31%) VMware
14 14 (14.29%) MPLS
14 14 (14.29%) NetScreen
14 14 (14.29%) LAN
14 14 (14.29%) WAN
14 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
14 14 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (13.27%) Network Design
15 13 (13.27%) Infoblox
16 12 (12.24%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 3 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.02%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (55.10%) Firewall
2 31 (31.63%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (29.59%) DNS
4 24 (24.49%) OSPF
5 23 (23.47%) BGP
6 18 (18.37%) DHCP
7 17 (17.35%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (14.29%) MPLS
8 14 (14.29%) NetScreen
8 14 (14.29%) LAN
8 14 (14.29%) WAN
8 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
8 14 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (12.24%) VPN
9 12 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (11.22%) DMVPN
10 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.20%) Wireless
12 9 (9.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (9.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) DB2
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 18 (18.37%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Games
6 2 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.02%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) Network Engineer
2 29 (29.59%) Security Engineer
3 25 (25.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Security Specialist
5 13 (13.27%) Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) Network Security Specialist
6 11 (11.22%) Network Specialist
7 8 (8.16%) Security Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Architect
9 6 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Network Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Network Support
11 4 (4.08%) Network Architect
11 4 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (3.06%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.02%) WebSockets
2 1 (1.02%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.02%) JSP
2 1 (1.02%) Servlets
2 1 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.22%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.22%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.06%) iPad
3 3 (3.06%) iPhone
3 3 (3.06%) PKI
3 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.02%) FMCG
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.02%) DTV
4 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.31%) Linux
2 12 (12.24%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) UNIX
4 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) SUSE
6 1 (1.02%) AIX
6 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Load Balancing
2 13 (13.27%) Network Design
3 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
4 7 (7.14%) SIEM
5 6 (6.12%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.12%) ITIL
5 6 (6.12%) Network Management
6 5 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.10%) Low Latency
6 5 (5.10%) Line Management
7 4 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.08%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.08%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.06%) Data Governance
8 3 (3.06%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Information Security
8 3 (3.06%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) C
2 3 (3.06%) Perl
2 3 (3.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.02%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (31.63%) CCNP
3 15 (15.31%) CCSE
4 12 (12.24%) CCIE
5 11 (11.22%) CISSP
6 9 (9.18%) Degree
7 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.12%) CCSA
8 5 (5.10%) CCNA
8 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.08%) CISM
10 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.06%) CISA
10 3 (3.06%) CCSP
11 2 (2.04%) Postgraduate
11 2 (2.04%) MCSA
11 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.02%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.12%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.04%) vSphere
5 1 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.02%) Snort
5 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.06%) Nessus
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.02%) OpenView
4 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 68 (69.39%) Cisco
2 40 (40.82%) CheckPoint
3 28 (28.57%) F5
4 24 (24.49%) Juniper
5 20 (20.41%) Blue Coat
6 17 (17.35%) Citrix
7 15 (15.31%) VMware
8 13 (13.27%) Infoblox
9 12 (12.24%) HP
10 11 (11.22%) Imperva
11 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.12%) Websense
13 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.08%) McAfee
13 4 (4.08%) Fortinet
13 4 (4.08%) Sourcefire
13 4 (4.08%) Aruba
14 3 (3.06%) Splunk
14 3 (3.06%) Qualys
14 3 (3.06%) Altiris
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago