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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 123 158 168
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 63 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.27% 0.72% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.60% 6.16% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £597 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +15.45%
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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
656 698 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.23% 11.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 449 519
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 94 (62.67%) Firewall
2 90 (60.00%) Cisco
3 62 (41.33%) CheckPoint
4 52 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (32.67%) F5
6 40 (26.67%) CCNP
7 38 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (24.67%) BGP
9 34 (22.67%) OSPF
10 33 (22.00%) Juniper
10 33 (22.00%) WAN
10 33 (22.00%) Finance
11 32 (21.33%) DNS
11 32 (21.33%) LAN
12 28 (18.67%) TCP/IP
13 27 (18.00%) Blue Coat
14 25 (16.67%) Windows
15 24 (16.00%) Linux
16 23 (15.33%) VPN
17 22 (14.67%) Load Balancing
18 21 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (14.00%) Banking
19 20 (13.33%) Network Design
19 20 (13.33%) VMware
19 20 (13.33%) Internet
19 20 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
20 19 (12.67%) Citrix
21 18 (12.00%) Retail
21 18 (12.00%) CCSE
21 18 (12.00%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (2.67%) IIS
2 3 (2.00%) Apache
2 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.33%) Lync
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.33%) MS Office
3 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) IaaS
1 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 94 (62.67%) Firewall
2 38 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (24.67%) BGP
4 34 (22.67%) OSPF
5 33 (22.00%) WAN
6 32 (21.33%) DNS
6 32 (21.33%) LAN
7 28 (18.67%) TCP/IP
8 23 (15.33%) VPN
9 21 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (13.33%) Internet
10 20 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (12.00%) DHCP
12 16 (10.67%) NetScreen
12 16 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (9.33%) BIG-IP
14 13 (8.67%) Wireless
14 13 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (8.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 12 (8.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.33%) DB2
2 2 (1.33%) Big Data
2 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (22.00%) Finance
2 21 (14.00%) Banking
3 18 (12.00%) Retail
4 12 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 10 (6.67%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.00%) Games
6 6 (4.00%) Legal
7 5 (3.33%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (1.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.67%) Back Office
9 1 (0.67%) Local Government
9 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 42 (28.00%) Security Engineer
3 35 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 32 (21.33%) Analyst
5 20 (13.33%) Security Analyst
6 19 (12.67%) Security Specialist
7 12 (8.00%) Network Specialist
8 11 (7.33%) Network Security Specialist
8 11 (7.33%) Network Analyst
9 10 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (6.00%) Architect
11 8 (5.33%) Security Architect
12 7 (4.67%) Network Architect
12 7 (4.67%) Consultant
12 7 (4.67%) Network Security Architect
13 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 6 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
13 6 (4.00%) Network Support
13 6 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
13 6 (4.00%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (2.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 10 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.00%) PKI
4 3 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.33%) Open Source
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.33%) GIS
5 2 (1.33%) SecurID
6 1 (0.67%) e-Health
6 1 (0.67%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.67%) Windows
2 24 (16.00%) Linux
3 14 (9.33%) UNIX
4 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.00%) SUSE
5 3 (2.00%) AIX
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.67%) Load Balancing
2 20 (13.33%) Network Design
3 16 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (9.33%) Network Architecture
4 14 (9.33%) Information Security
5 13 (8.67%) E-Commerce
6 12 (8.00%) ITIL
7 11 (7.33%) Risk Management
8 10 (6.67%) Service Management
8 10 (6.67%) Business Continuity
9 8 (5.33%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (5.33%) Low Latency
10 7 (4.67%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (4.67%) Line Management
11 6 (4.00%) Network Management
11 6 (4.00%) SIEM
11 6 (4.00%) Data Governance
11 6 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.67%) SQL
2 7 (4.67%) C
3 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (26.67%) CCNP
3 18 (12.00%) CCSE
3 18 (12.00%) CISSP
4 12 (8.00%) CCIE
5 11 (7.33%) GIAC
6 10 (6.67%) CCNA
7 9 (6.00%) Degree
7 9 (6.00%) CCSA
7 9 (6.00%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (6.00%) GCIA
8 7 (4.67%) CNA
8 7 (4.67%) Novell Certification
9 6 (4.00%) CCSP
10 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.67%) CISM
10 4 (2.67%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.00%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.33%) vSphere
5 3 (2.00%) Firmware
5 3 (2.00%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.33%) UAG
6 2 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.67%) Snort
7 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Nessus
2 4 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 90 (60.00%) Cisco
2 62 (41.33%) CheckPoint
3 49 (32.67%) F5
4 33 (22.00%) Juniper
5 27 (18.00%) Blue Coat
6 20 (13.33%) VMware
7 19 (12.67%) Citrix
8 13 (8.67%) Imperva
9 12 (8.00%) Infoblox
10 11 (7.33%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.00%) HP
12 7 (4.67%) Fortinet
12 7 (4.67%) Qualys
12 7 (4.67%) Splunk
13 6 (4.00%) Websense
14 5 (3.33%) IBM
14 5 (3.33%) Oracle
14 5 (3.33%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.67%) Sun
15 4 (2.67%) Sourcefire
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