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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 118 128 161
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +33
Contract jobs citing Network Security 25 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 1.22% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 9.04% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 49 24
Average daily rate £450 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £323 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -31.42%
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
327 686 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.60% 13.52% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 499 447
Average daily rate £405 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 31 (54.39%) Cisco
2 27 (47.37%) Firewall
3 25 (43.86%) Finance
4 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (29.82%) WAN
5 14 (24.56%) VPN
6 13 (22.81%) CCNP
6 13 (22.81%) CISSP
7 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 11 (19.30%) Intel Security
8 11 (19.30%) LAN
9 10 (17.54%) DHCP
9 10 (17.54%) OSPF
9 10 (17.54%) Juniper
9 10 (17.54%) BGP
9 10 (17.54%) Blue Coat
9 10 (17.54%) F5
9 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
10 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (15.79%) Banking
10 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (15.79%) Symantec
10 9 (15.79%) Windows
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (14.04%) CCNA
11 8 (14.04%) Information Security
11 8 (14.04%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (14.04%) Malware Detection/Protection

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (1.75%) Apache
1 1 (1.75%) Confluence
1 1 (1.75%) JBoss
1 1 (1.75%) MediaWiki
1 1 (1.75%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) Firewall
2 17 (29.82%) WAN
3 14 (24.56%) VPN
4 11 (19.30%) LAN
5 10 (17.54%) BGP
5 10 (17.54%) DHCP
5 10 (17.54%) OSPF
6 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (10.53%) DNS
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (8.77%) MPLS
10 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (5.26%) DMVPN
11 3 (5.26%) EIGRP
11 3 (5.26%) HSRP
11 3 (5.26%) Internet
11 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
11 3 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Hudson
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Security Engineer
2 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
3 14 (24.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) IT Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) IT Security Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Malware Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Network Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Network Project Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.51%) JRuby
2 1 (1.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.02%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.51%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) BYOD
6 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) VyOS
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Debian
5 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (14.04%) Information Security
2 8 (14.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
3 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Information Security Management
5 3 (5.26%) Line Management
5 3 (5.26%) Network Design
5 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Security Management
5 3 (5.26%) SIEM
6 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.51%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.75%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) Perl
2 1 (1.75%) PHP
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (22.81%) CCNP
2 13 (22.81%) CISSP
3 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 7 (12.28%) CISM
5 6 (10.53%) GIAC
6 5 (8.77%) CCIE
7 4 (7.02%) CCSE
8 3 (5.26%) CISA
8 3 (5.26%) GSEC
8 3 (5.26%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.51%) Degree
9 2 (3.51%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.51%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.75%) CCSA
10 1 (1.75%) CRISC
10 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) NFS
2 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
3 1 (1.75%) iptables
3 1 (1.75%) Postfix
3 1 (1.75%) Samba
3 1 (1.75%) Snort
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.02%) Nessus
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.75%) EnCase
5 1 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.75%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) Nmap
5 1 (1.75%) Proventia
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) vMotion
5 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Cisco
2 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 11 (19.30%) Intel Security
4 10 (17.54%) Blue Coat
4 10 (17.54%) F5
4 10 (17.54%) Juniper
5 9 (15.79%) Symantec
6 8 (14.04%) FireEye
6 8 (14.04%) Palo Alto
7 7 (12.28%) VMware
8 5 (8.77%) Infoblox
9 4 (7.02%) Avaya
9 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
9 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.02%) Tufin
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix
10 3 (5.26%) Forcepoint
10 3 (5.26%) HP
10 3 (5.26%) Imperva
10 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago