The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 204 218 233
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 221 215 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.01% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 7.65% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 127 127
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +20.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
Network Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2709 2812 2738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 13.27% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1840 1753
Average daily rate £420 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 80 76
Average hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.57% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the London region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the London region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 27 £450 +9.09% 20
Docklands, London - 6 £225 -
Canary Wharf +4 4 £425 -22.72%
Harrow - 3 £463 -
New Malden - 3 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 215 (51.68%) Cisco
2 210 (50.48%) Firewall
3 153 (36.78%) WAN
4 138 (33.17%) LAN
5 125 (30.05%) Finance
6 119 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
7 105 (25.24%) CheckPoint
8 98 (23.56%) Windows
9 92 (22.12%) Data Centre
10 91 (21.88%) Juniper
10 91 (21.88%) CCNP
11 82 (19.71%) VPN
12 65 (15.63%) ITIL
12 65 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 65 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
13 64 (15.38%) Linux
14 63 (15.14%) BGP
15 62 (14.90%) OSPF
16 60 (14.42%) CISSP
17 59 (14.18%) Wireless
17 59 (14.18%) Information Security
18 57 (13.70%) MPLS
19 56 (13.46%) Microsoft
19 56 (13.46%) VMware
20 54 (12.98%) Citrix
20 54 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (12.26%) F5
22 48 (11.54%) Active Directory
22 48 (11.54%) Migration
23 46 (11.06%) Unix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.37%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.68%) JBoss
3 7 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.20%) Smallworld
5 4 (0.96%) Apache
5 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.48%) CMS
6 2 (0.48%) Confluence
6 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.48%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.48%) nginx
6 2 (0.48%) WordPress
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.24%) LiveLink
Applications
1 26 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.13%) MS Office
2 13 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.72%) Relativity
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.37%) Office 365
3 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.44%) SaaS
5 5 (1.20%) PaaS
6 4 (0.96%) IaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 210 (50.48%) Firewall
2 153 (36.78%) WAN
3 138 (33.17%) LAN
4 82 (19.71%) VPN
5 65 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
5 65 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 63 (15.14%) BGP
7 62 (14.90%) OSPF
8 59 (14.18%) Wireless
9 57 (13.70%) MPLS
10 37 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 36 (8.65%) Internet
12 35 (8.41%) DHCP
12 35 (8.41%) VLAN
13 33 (7.93%) DNS
14 31 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (7.21%) EIGRP
16 24 (5.77%) SAN
17 23 (5.53%) VoIP
18 22 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.64%) MySQL
3 6 (1.44%) DB2
3 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.20%) EDRMS
4 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.72%) Big Data
6 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.48%) Redis
7 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.20%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.48%) Hudson
4 2 (0.48%) JIRA
4 2 (0.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 125 (30.05%) Finance
2 43 (10.34%) Banking
3 21 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.13%) Retail
5 10 (2.40%) Legal
6 7 (1.68%) Games
6 7 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.44%) Advertising
7 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.20%) Law
8 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.96%) Marketing
10 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (37.26%) Network Engineer
2 97 (23.32%) Security Engineer
3 85 (20.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 61 (14.66%) Architect
5 41 (9.86%) Analyst
6 36 (8.65%) Consultant
7 34 (8.17%) Security Architect
8 33 (7.93%) Senior Network Engineer
9 31 (7.45%) Cisco Engineer
10 30 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 29 (6.97%) Security Consultant
12 24 (5.77%) Network Architect
13 23 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (5.05%) Security Analyst
15 20 (4.81%) Network Security Architect
16 17 (4.09%) Project Manager
17 15 (3.61%) Network Analyst
18 14 (3.37%) Administrator
18 14 (3.37%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.29%) Web Services
2 4 (0.96%) JRuby
2 4 (0.96%) Regular Expression
2 4 (0.96%) SOAP
3 3 (0.72%) D3.js
3 3 (0.72%) Grails
3 3 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.48%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.48%) LAMP
4 2 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.48%) XMPP
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.12%) Data Centre
2 54 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.16%) Cryptography
8 7 (1.68%) BBC
8 7 (1.68%) Clustering
8 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.68%) iDTV
8 7 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.44%) Wiki
10 5 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.20%) IPTV
10 5 (1.20%) STB
10 5 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.56%) Windows
2 64 (15.38%) Linux
3 46 (11.06%) Unix
4 26 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.92%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.44%) CentOS
11 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.20%) SUSE
12 4 (0.96%) Debian
12 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.96%) VyOS
13 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.48%) AIX
14 2 (0.48%) Android
14 2 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (15.63%) ITIL
2 59 (14.18%) Information Security
3 48 (11.54%) Migration
4 36 (8.65%) Network Design
5 35 (8.41%) Network Monitoring
6 31 (7.45%) Project Management
7 29 (6.97%) SIEM
8 28 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (6.25%) Security Architecture
10 23 (5.53%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (5.53%) Security Operations
11 21 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.81%) Risk Management
13 19 (4.57%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.33%) Load Balancing
15 17 (4.09%) Change Management
15 17 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (3.85%) E-Commerce
16 16 (3.85%) Security Management
17 15 (3.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.61%) SQL
2 14 (3.37%) Ruby
3 10 (2.40%) Java
4 7 (1.68%) C
4 7 (1.68%) Perl
5 6 (1.44%) Python
6 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.96%) PHP
8 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.72%) Scala
9 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) Lisp
10 1 (0.24%) VB
10 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 119 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (21.88%) CCNP
3 60 (14.42%) CISSP
4 45 (10.82%) CCNA
5 36 (8.65%) Security Cleared
6 24 (5.77%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.53%) CCIE
8 22 (5.29%) CISM
9 21 (5.05%) CCSE
9 21 (5.05%) Degree
10 16 (3.85%) JNCIP
11 14 (3.37%) GIAC
12 12 (2.88%) CCSA
12 12 (2.88%) JNCIS
13 11 (2.64%) GSEC
13 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (2.16%) GCIA
15 8 (1.92%) CISA
15 8 (1.92%) GCIH
16 7 (1.68%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.33%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.40%) COBIT
4 8 (1.92%) ISO27002
4 8 (1.92%) SLA
5 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.72%) QA
5 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) COSO
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.57%) vSphere
5 14 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.40%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.16%) XenServer
8 7 (1.68%) Firmware
9 6 (1.44%) XenApp
10 5 (1.20%) NFS
10 5 (1.20%) Snort
11 4 (0.96%) vCloud
12 2 (0.48%) iptables
12 2 (0.48%) Postfix
12 2 (0.48%) Samba
13 1 (0.24%) Docker
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (5.05%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.13%) Puppet
3 11 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.16%) Nessus
5 8 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.68%) Nagios
7 6 (1.44%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (1.20%) Nmap
9 4 (0.96%) EnCase
9 4 (0.96%) Proventia
10 3 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.72%) QRadar
10 3 (0.72%) SCCM
10 3 (0.72%) SCOM
10 3 (0.72%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.48%) Ansible
11 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 215 (51.68%) Cisco
2 105 (25.24%) CheckPoint
3 91 (21.88%) Juniper
4 56 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 56 (13.46%) VMware
5 54 (12.98%) Citrix
6 51 (12.26%) F5
7 43 (10.34%) Palo Alto
8 39 (9.38%) Blue Coat
9 26 (6.25%) Intel Security
10 24 (5.77%) Fortinet
10 24 (5.77%) Riverbed
11 22 (5.29%) HP
12 19 (4.57%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.33%) Symantec
14 17 (4.09%) Infoblox
14 17 (4.09%) NetApp
14 17 (4.09%) Oracle
15 16 (3.85%) Brocade
16 13 (3.13%) Dell
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £186 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago