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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 219 272 263
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 221 153 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 5.05% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 98 90
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£403 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
3076 3031 3571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.83% 12.12% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1959 2113
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 +60 77 £425 +9.67% 11
Croydon +3 3 £325 -21.68% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £380 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Bromley - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 247 (63.50%) Firewall
2 197 (50.64%) Cisco
3 121 (31.11%) CheckPoint
4 100 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (25.45%) Juniper
6 91 (23.39%) Windows
7 86 (22.11%) LAN
8 85 (21.85%) WAN
9 83 (21.34%) VPN
10 80 (20.57%) CCNP
11 75 (19.28%) Finance
12 74 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 72 (18.51%) TCP/IP
14 69 (17.74%) F5
15 67 (17.22%) CISSP
16 65 (16.71%) ITIL
17 57 (14.65%) Banking
18 56 (14.40%) DNS
19 54 (13.88%) Linux
20 52 (13.37%) Information Security
20 52 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
21 51 (13.11%) BGP
21 51 (13.11%) Active Directory
22 50 (12.85%) Wireless
22 50 (12.85%) Blue Coat
23 47 (12.08%) SSL
24 43 (11.05%) VMware
24 43 (11.05%) Microsoft
25 42 (10.80%) Load Balancing
26 41 (10.54%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (5.14%) IIS
2 12 (3.08%) Apache
3 10 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.57%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.29%) Lync
4 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Documentum
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 247 (63.50%) Firewall
2 86 (22.11%) LAN
3 85 (21.85%) WAN
4 83 (21.34%) VPN
5 74 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 72 (18.51%) TCP/IP
7 56 (14.40%) DNS
8 52 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (13.11%) BGP
10 50 (12.85%) Wireless
11 47 (12.08%) SSL
12 41 (10.54%) Internet
13 38 (9.77%) OSPF
14 37 (9.51%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (9.00%) VLAN
16 34 (8.74%) DHCP
17 31 (7.97%) MPLS
17 31 (7.97%) IPsec
18 25 (6.43%) SAN
19 24 (6.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.08%) DB2
3 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.31%) Big Data
4 8 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.77%) MySQL
6 2 (0.51%) IDOL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.26%) QlikView
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.26%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) GDB
2 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 75 (19.28%) Finance
2 57 (14.65%) Banking
3 25 (6.43%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.88%) Retail
6 12 (3.08%) Law
7 8 (2.06%) Local Government
8 7 (1.80%) Legal
8 7 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.54%) German Language
10 5 (1.29%) Back Office
11 4 (1.03%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.77%) Publishing
12 3 (0.77%) International Banking
13 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Games
14 1 (0.26%) Front Office
14 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (30.08%) Network Engineer
2 99 (25.45%) Security Engineer
3 72 (18.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 65 (16.71%) Analyst
5 45 (11.57%) Security Analyst
6 41 (10.54%) Architect
7 36 (9.25%) Consultant
8 28 (7.20%) Security Consultant
9 26 (6.68%) Security Architect
10 24 (6.17%) Network Consultant
10 24 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 21 (5.40%) Network Analyst
12 19 (4.88%) Security Specialist
12 19 (4.88%) Network Architect
12 19 (4.88%) Network Security Consultant
13 17 (4.37%) Information Security Analyst
13 17 (4.37%) Network Security Analyst
13 17 (4.37%) Information Analyst
14 16 (4.11%) Network Specialist
15 15 (3.86%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.31%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.54%) HTML
2 6 (1.54%) Web Services
3 5 (1.29%) HTML5
4 4 (1.03%) WAP
4 4 (1.03%) Middleware
5 3 (0.77%) XML
6 2 (0.51%) Lucene
6 2 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) OAuth
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.26%) OpenID
7 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.26%) JSON
7 1 (0.26%) DOM
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.68%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.57%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.31%) Open Source
3 9 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.06%) GIS
5 7 (1.80%) SecurID
6 5 (1.29%) Firmware
7 4 (1.03%) Economics
7 4 (1.03%) PKI
7 4 (1.03%) Psychology
8 3 (0.77%) Replication
8 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.51%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.51%) CESG
9 2 (0.51%) SCADA
9 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (23.39%) Windows
2 54 (13.88%) Linux
3 34 (8.74%) UNIX
4 26 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.37%) Solaris
7 11 (2.83%) AIX
7 11 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.57%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.31%) SUSE
9 9 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.51%) Android
12 2 (0.51%) VMS
13 1 (0.26%) zOS
13 1 (0.26%) MVS
13 1 (0.26%) HPUX
13 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.71%) ITIL
2 52 (13.37%) Information Security
3 42 (10.80%) Load Balancing
4 33 (8.48%) Migration
5 32 (8.23%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (6.17%) Security Architecture
7 23 (5.91%) Network Design
8 22 (5.66%) Business Continuity
8 22 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 21 (5.40%) BCP
10 19 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
11 18 (4.63%) Cyber Security
11 18 (4.63%) SIEM
11 18 (4.63%) Change Management
12 17 (4.37%) Change Control
13 16 (4.11%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (4.11%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.86%) Validation
14 15 (3.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.43%) SQL
2 13 (3.34%) Perl
3 8 (2.06%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.54%) VBScript
5 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.03%) Ruby
6 4 (1.03%) VB
6 4 (1.03%) Java
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.51%) Python
7 2 (0.51%) KiXtart
8 1 (0.26%) XPath
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 100 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.57%) CCNP
3 67 (17.22%) CISSP
4 31 (7.97%) CCSE
5 29 (7.46%) CCNA
6 24 (6.17%) CISM
7 20 (5.14%) Degree
8 19 (4.88%) CCIE
9 18 (4.63%) MCSE
9 18 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (4.63%) GIAC
10 16 (4.11%) Security Cleared
11 15 (3.86%) CCSA
12 14 (3.60%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.34%) CEH
14 12 (3.08%) JNCIS
15 8 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (2.06%) CNA
15 8 (2.06%) Novell Certification
16 7 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.06%) COBIT
4 5 (1.29%) SLA
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 51 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.86%) vSphere
4 11 (2.83%) XenApp
5 8 (2.06%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.06%) FreeRADIUS
6 6 (1.54%) Snort
6 6 (1.54%) UAG
6 6 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (1.29%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.29%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.77%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.77%) Nmap
8 3 (0.77%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.26%) Squid
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 6 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.29%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.29%) SCCM
4 4 (1.03%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.77%) Nessus
5 3 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.77%) SCOM
5 3 (0.77%) OpenView
5 3 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.51%) Cacti
6 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.51%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 197 (50.64%) Cisco
2 121 (31.11%) CheckPoint
3 99 (25.45%) Juniper
4 69 (17.74%) F5
5 50 (12.85%) Blue Coat
6 43 (11.05%) Microsoft
6 43 (11.05%) VMware
7 36 (9.25%) Citrix
8 31 (7.97%) HP
9 23 (5.91%) IBM
10 18 (4.63%) Oracle
10 18 (4.63%) McAfee
10 18 (4.63%) Fortinet
11 16 (4.11%) Websense
12 13 (3.34%) Sourcefire
13 12 (3.08%) Infoblox
14 11 (2.83%) TippingPoint
15 9 (2.31%) Tufin
15 9 (2.31%) Symantec
16 8 (2.06%) NetApp
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30.00 - £35.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Croydon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
CACI Network Services
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago