The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 161 164 156
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 49 33 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.53% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 3.70% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 42
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 53 (58.89%) Firewall
2 52 (57.78%) Cisco
3 36 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (35.56%) Juniper
5 31 (34.44%) Banking
6 27 (30.00%) CCNP
7 26 (28.89%) Finance
8 23 (25.56%) LAN
9 22 (24.44%) WAN
10 20 (22.22%) BGP
10 20 (22.22%) F5
11 18 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 18 (20.00%) ITIL
11 18 (20.00%) Windows
12 16 (17.78%) VPN
13 15 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (15.56%) Multicast
14 14 (15.56%) OSPF
15 12 (13.33%) MPLS
15 12 (13.33%) DNS
15 12 (13.33%) IPsec
15 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (12.22%) Degree
16 11 (12.22%) Linux
16 11 (12.22%) CISSP
16 11 (12.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
17 10 (11.11%) Blue Coat

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.33%) nginx
2 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.33%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (58.89%) Firewall
2 23 (25.56%) LAN
3 22 (24.44%) WAN
4 20 (22.22%) BGP
5 18 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (17.78%) VPN
7 15 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (15.56%) Multicast
8 14 (15.56%) OSPF
9 12 (13.33%) MPLS
9 12 (13.33%) DNS
9 12 (13.33%) IPsec
9 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (12.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
11 10 (11.11%) Wireless
12 9 (10.00%) IP Telephony
12 9 (10.00%) DMZ
13 8 (8.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 31 (34.44%) Banking
2 26 (28.89%) Finance
3 7 (7.78%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Law
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) German Language
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (24.44%) Security Engineer
3 20 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Network Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Applications Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) XML
2 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 3 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.11%) JSON
4 1 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.11%) DOM
4 1 (1.11%) DCOM
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) e-Health
2 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.44%) SecurID
4 2 (2.22%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.22%) iPhone
4 2 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.11%) FMCG
5 1 (1.11%) Open Source
5 1 (1.11%) CMDB
5 1 (1.11%) RMADS
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) CESG
5 1 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Linux
3 7 (7.78%) UNIX
4 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.44%) VMS
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) CentOS
6 3 (3.33%) zOS
6 3 (3.33%) Solaris
7 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (10.00%) Information Security
2 9 (10.00%) Change Management
3 8 (8.89%) Project Management
3 8 (8.89%) Problem Management
4 7 (7.78%) Low Latency
5 6 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (6.67%) Migration
5 6 (6.67%) Network Management
6 5 (5.56%) SIEM
6 5 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 5 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.44%) SOA
7 4 (4.44%) Service Management
7 4 (4.44%) Network Design
7 4 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (4.44%) Security Architecture
7 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) Java
1 8 (8.89%) C
2 5 (5.56%) Perl
3 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.33%) Ruby
4 2 (2.22%) PHP
4 2 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (30.00%) CCNP
3 11 (12.22%) Degree
3 11 (12.22%) CISSP
4 7 (7.78%) CISM
4 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.78%) CCNA
5 5 (5.56%) CCSE
5 5 (5.56%) MCSE
5 5 (5.56%) CCIE
6 4 (4.44%) CCSA
6 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) MCDST
7 3 (3.33%) CCVP
7 3 (3.33%) MCP
8 2 (2.22%) CCDP
8 2 (2.22%) MCSA
8 2 (2.22%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 6 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (6.67%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.22%) OpenView
4 2 (2.22%) Cacti
4 2 (2.22%) Puppet
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.11%) Nessus
5 1 (1.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 52 (57.78%) Cisco
2 36 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 32 (35.56%) Juniper
4 20 (22.22%) F5
5 10 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.78%) CA
8 6 (6.67%) HP
9 5 (5.56%) Imperva
9 5 (5.56%) TippingPoint
9 5 (5.56%) Oracle
10 4 (4.44%) IBM
10 4 (4.44%) McAfee
10 4 (4.44%) Reuters
10 4 (4.44%) Bloomberg
10 4 (4.44%) VMware
11 3 (3.33%) Speakerbus
11 3 (3.33%) NetScout
11 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.33%) Websense
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