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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 216 277 309
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +32
Contract jobs citing Network Security 230 152 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.93% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 4.97% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 90 64
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.34 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.26% +4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £17.55 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.52% -40.93%
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
3166 3056 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.84% 12.29% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2045 2009 2143
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 October 2014. 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
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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 +53 74 £425 +9.67% 18
Croydon - 3 £325 -
Hounslow +1 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 255 (62.65%) Firewall
2 195 (47.91%) Cisco
3 118 (28.99%) CheckPoint
4 99 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (22.36%) Juniper
5 91 (22.36%) Windows
6 90 (22.11%) VPN
7 83 (20.39%) Finance
8 78 (19.16%) WAN
8 78 (19.16%) TCP/IP
8 78 (19.16%) CCNP
9 74 (18.18%) LAN
10 70 (17.20%) CISSP
11 68 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 67 (16.46%) ITIL
12 67 (16.46%) Information Security
13 61 (14.99%) F5
14 60 (14.74%) Linux
15 59 (14.50%) DNS
16 57 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (13.02%) SSL
17 53 (13.02%) Banking
18 50 (12.29%) Active Directory
18 50 (12.29%) BGP
19 49 (12.04%) Blue Coat
20 48 (11.79%) Load Balancing
21 45 (11.06%) Wireless
21 45 (11.06%) VMware
22 43 (10.57%) Internet
22 43 (10.57%) Microsoft

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 21 (5.16%) IIS
2 16 (3.93%) Apache
3 10 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.47%) Lync
5 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.97%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.74%) SaaS
1 3 (0.74%) IaaS
2 2 (0.49%) PaaS
2 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (62.65%) Firewall
2 90 (22.11%) VPN
3 78 (19.16%) WAN
3 78 (19.16%) TCP/IP
4 74 (18.18%) LAN
5 68 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 59 (14.50%) DNS
7 57 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
8 53 (13.02%) SSL
9 50 (12.29%) BGP
10 45 (11.06%) Wireless
11 43 (10.57%) Internet
12 38 (9.34%) OSPF
13 37 (9.09%) IPsec
13 37 (9.09%) VLAN
14 31 (7.62%) DHCP
15 30 (7.37%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (6.14%) SAN
16 25 (6.14%) MPLS
16 25 (6.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.19%) DB2
3 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.47%) Big Data
4 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.74%) MySQL
6 2 (0.49%) IDOL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) MSI
2 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.25%) GDB
General
1 83 (20.39%) Finance
2 53 (13.02%) Banking
3 27 (6.63%) Retail
4 24 (5.90%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.16%) Investment Banking
6 20 (4.91%) Law
7 11 (2.70%) Legal
8 9 (2.21%) Local Government
9 8 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.47%) German Language
11 4 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.74%) International Banking
12 3 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.74%) Publishing
13 2 (0.49%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.25%) Advertising
14 1 (0.25%) Games
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 100 (24.57%) Security Engineer
3 74 (18.18%) Analyst
4 72 (17.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 54 (13.27%) Security Analyst
6 46 (11.30%) Consultant
7 43 (10.57%) Architect
8 37 (9.09%) Security Consultant
9 30 (7.37%) Network Consultant
9 30 (7.37%) Security Architect
10 25 (6.14%) Network Architect
10 25 (6.14%) Network Security Consultant
10 25 (6.14%) Network Analyst
11 24 (5.90%) Security Specialist
12 21 (5.16%) Information Analyst
12 21 (5.16%) Network Security Analyst
12 21 (5.16%) Information Security Analyst
13 18 (4.42%) Senior Network Engineer
14 17 (4.18%) Network Security Architect
15 16 (3.93%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.70%) Regular Expression
2 7 (1.72%) HTML5
2 7 (1.72%) HTML
3 4 (0.98%) WAP
4 3 (0.74%) Web Services
5 2 (0.49%) CSS
5 2 (0.49%) Middleware
5 2 (0.49%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.49%) Lucene
5 2 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.62%) Management Information System
2 16 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.97%) SecurID
5 7 (1.72%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.47%) GIS
6 6 (1.47%) Open Source
7 5 (1.23%) PKI
7 5 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.98%) Psychology
8 4 (0.98%) Economics
9 3 (0.74%) SCADA
9 3 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 91 (22.36%) Windows
2 60 (14.74%) Linux
3 35 (8.60%) UNIX
4 26 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.69%) Solaris
7 12 (2.95%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (2.70%) SUSE
8 11 (2.70%) AIX
8 11 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.23%) Android
11 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.46%) ITIL
1 67 (16.46%) Information Security
2 48 (11.79%) Load Balancing
3 37 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (7.37%) Network Design
5 29 (7.13%) Migration
6 28 (6.88%) Cyber Security
7 27 (6.63%) Security Architecture
8 24 (5.90%) Business Continuity
8 24 (5.90%) Network Architecture
9 21 (5.16%) Project Management
9 21 (5.16%) BCP
10 20 (4.91%) Business Continuity Planning
10 20 (4.91%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (4.91%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.91%) Change Management
11 19 (4.67%) Change Control
12 17 (4.18%) Information Assurance
12 17 (4.18%) Risk Assessment
12 17 (4.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.39%) SQL
2 13 (3.19%) Perl
3 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.47%) VBScript
4 6 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.98%) VB
5 4 (0.98%) Ruby
6 2 (0.49%) KiXtart
6 2 (0.49%) Java
6 2 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 99 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (19.16%) CCNP
3 70 (17.20%) CISSP
4 28 (6.88%) CCNA
4 28 (6.88%) CCSE
5 24 (5.90%) GIAC
6 22 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 22 (5.41%) CISM
7 21 (5.16%) CCIE
8 20 (4.91%) SC Cleared
9 18 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (4.42%) Degree
10 17 (4.18%) CEH
10 17 (4.18%) MCSE
11 13 (3.19%) CCSA
12 10 (2.46%) CNA
12 10 (2.46%) Novell Certification
12 10 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (2.46%) JNCIS
13 9 (2.21%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.46%) COBIT
4 6 (1.47%) SLA
5 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.49%) GPG13
8 1 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 50 (12.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.18%) vSphere
4 12 (2.95%) ProxySG
4 12 (2.95%) XenApp
5 10 (2.46%) FreeRADIUS
6 9 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.72%) Snort
7 7 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.72%) UAG
8 6 (1.47%) Firmware
9 5 (1.23%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.23%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.74%) Nmap
10 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.74%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.49%) Squid
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (2.21%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.97%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (1.97%) Backup Exec
2 8 (1.97%) Nessus
3 7 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (1.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.98%) SCCM
6 3 (0.74%) Cacti
6 3 (0.74%) OpenView
7 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.49%) Puppet
7 2 (0.49%) SCOM
7 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 195 (47.91%) Cisco
2 118 (28.99%) CheckPoint
3 91 (22.36%) Juniper
4 61 (14.99%) F5
5 49 (12.04%) Blue Coat
6 45 (11.06%) VMware
7 43 (10.57%) Microsoft
8 39 (9.58%) Citrix
9 27 (6.63%) HP
10 24 (5.90%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.41%) IBM
12 20 (4.91%) Websense
13 16 (3.93%) Oracle
13 16 (3.93%) McAfee
13 16 (3.93%) Sourcefire
14 11 (2.70%) Aruba
14 11 (2.70%) Infoblox
14 11 (2.70%) Symantec
15 10 (2.46%) Nokia
15 10 (2.46%) Tufin
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