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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 213 251 292
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +41
Contract jobs citing Network Security 213 168 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 6.04% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 96 47
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £41.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -38.83%
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
2965 2780 3061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.94% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1839 1891
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 139
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 +5 34 £350 -9.67% 12
Canary Wharf 0 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £145 -
Harrow - 2 £300 -
Croydon -6 1 £400 +45.45%
Ilford - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (58.76%) Cisco
2 231 (53.23%) Firewall
3 158 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
4 134 (30.88%) Finance
5 131 (30.18%) Cisco ASA
6 115 (26.50%) Juniper
7 113 (26.04%) VPN
8 105 (24.19%) Citrix
9 103 (23.73%) CheckPoint
10 102 (23.50%) WAN
11 100 (23.04%) F5
12 99 (22.81%) CCNP
13 98 (22.58%) BGP
14 95 (21.89%) Windows
15 94 (21.66%) MPLS
16 88 (20.28%) LAN
17 82 (18.89%) OSPF
18 78 (17.97%) Wireless
19 70 (16.13%) TCP/IP
20 69 (15.90%) ITIL
21 67 (15.44%) Load Balancing
22 66 (15.21%) Active Directory
23 62 (14.29%) DNS
24 61 (14.06%) IPsec
25 57 (13.13%) VMware
26 55 (12.67%) Microsoft
26 55 (12.67%) Internet
27 51 (11.75%) Linux
28 50 (11.52%) Cisco IOS
29 49 (11.29%) Migration

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 38 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.30%) IIS
3 9 (2.07%) Confluence
3 9 (2.07%) Apache
4 6 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.15%) MediaWiki
6 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.69%) nginx
6 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.46%) Lync
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.15%) MS Office
3 10 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.00%) SaaS
2 12 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.53%) PaaS
4 8 (1.84%) IaaS
5 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 231 (53.23%) Firewall
2 131 (30.18%) Cisco ASA
3 113 (26.04%) VPN
4 102 (23.50%) WAN
5 98 (22.58%) BGP
6 94 (21.66%) MPLS
7 88 (20.28%) LAN
8 82 (18.89%) OSPF
9 78 (17.97%) Wireless
10 70 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 62 (14.29%) DNS
12 61 (14.06%) IPsec
13 55 (12.67%) Internet
14 50 (11.52%) Cisco IOS
15 45 (10.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 44 (10.14%) NetScreen
17 42 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 41 (9.45%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (8.99%) VoIP
19 39 (8.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.53%) Big Data
2 9 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.84%) MySQL
4 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.69%) Redis
5 3 (0.69%) HBase
5 3 (0.69%) DB2
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.07%) JIRA
2 8 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.15%) Hudson
4 5 (1.15%) Subversion
5 3 (0.69%) MSI
6 2 (0.46%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
General
1 134 (30.88%) Finance
2 39 (8.99%) Banking
3 29 (6.68%) Games
4 24 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.46%) Multimedia
6 14 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.07%) Retail
8 6 (1.38%) Law
9 5 (1.15%) Legal
10 3 (0.69%) Marketing
10 3 (0.69%) Front Office
10 3 (0.69%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.23%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (34.10%) Network Engineer
2 66 (15.21%) Security Engineer
3 54 (12.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 53 (12.21%) Analyst
5 45 (10.37%) Consultant
6 43 (9.91%) Architect
7 27 (6.22%) Network Support
8 25 (5.76%) Security Specialist
8 25 (5.76%) Security Consultant
8 25 (5.76%) Network Consultant
9 21 (4.84%) Security Analyst
10 20 (4.61%) Network Security Consultant
11 18 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 17 (3.92%) Network Architect
12 17 (3.92%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.69%) Business Analyst
14 14 (3.23%) Security Architect
15 12 (2.76%) Network Analyst
15 12 (2.76%) Network Security Specialist
15 12 (2.76%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.92%) Web Services
2 6 (1.38%) Middleware
3 2 (0.46%) MFC
3 2 (0.46%) CSS
3 2 (0.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.46%) Spring
3 2 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.46%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.23%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.23%) XMPP
4 1 (0.23%) HTML
4 1 (0.23%) J2EE
4 1 (0.23%) JSP
4 1 (0.23%) Servlets
4 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.23%) XML
4 1 (0.23%) LAMP
4 1 (0.23%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.22%) PKI
3 14 (3.23%) Online Games
4 12 (2.76%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.76%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.30%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.15%) Wiki
8 5 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.92%) Biometrics
9 4 (0.92%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.92%) NHS
9 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.69%) Open Source
10 3 (0.69%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.89%) Windows
2 51 (11.75%) Linux
3 21 (4.84%) UNIX
4 19 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.69%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.61%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.61%) CentOS
8 6 (1.38%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.92%) Debian
9 4 (0.92%) AIX
9 4 (0.92%) Solaris
9 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.46%) SUSE
11 2 (0.46%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.90%) ITIL
2 67 (15.44%) Load Balancing
3 49 (11.29%) Migration
4 39 (8.99%) E-Commerce
5 38 (8.76%) Service Management
6 36 (8.29%) Network Management
7 31 (7.14%) Information Security
8 26 (5.99%) Network Design
9 23 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (5.07%) Project Management
11 19 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
12 18 (4.15%) Security Architecture
13 17 (3.92%) Data Security
13 17 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
14 16 (3.69%) Mentoring
14 16 (3.69%) SIEM
15 15 (3.46%) DevOps
16 14 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (3.00%) Time Management
17 13 (3.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.29%) SQL
2 14 (3.23%) C
3 13 (3.00%) Java
4 9 (2.07%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.07%) Python
5 7 (1.61%) Ruby
5 7 (1.61%) Perl
6 5 (1.15%) VB
7 4 (0.92%) VBScript
7 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.46%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 158 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (22.81%) CCNP
3 47 (10.83%) CCNA
4 43 (9.91%) Degree
5 38 (8.76%) CISSP
6 35 (8.06%) CCIE
7 25 (5.76%) Security Cleared
8 19 (4.38%) CCSE
9 18 (4.15%) SC Cleared
10 15 (3.46%) CISM
11 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.76%) CISA
12 9 (2.07%) CCSA
13 7 (1.61%) MCITP
13 7 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.38%) CCSP
14 6 (1.38%) VCP4
14 6 (1.38%) VCP5
15 5 (1.15%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.14%) SLA
2 27 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (5.07%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.15%) GPG13
4 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.69%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 66 (15.21%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.38%) vSphere
4 15 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.53%) XenApp
6 9 (2.07%) XenServer
7 8 (1.84%) Snort
8 7 (1.61%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.38%) vCloud
10 5 (1.15%) iptables
10 5 (1.15%) Postfix
10 5 (1.15%) Samba
11 4 (0.92%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.92%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.92%) Xen
11 4 (0.92%) Squid
12 3 (0.69%) HDFS
13 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (3.69%) RANCID
2 14 (3.23%) Puppet
3 11 (2.53%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.84%) Nessus
6 7 (1.61%) SCCM
7 6 (1.38%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.15%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (0.92%) Legato
9 4 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.69%) Salt
10 3 (0.69%) Graphite
10 3 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.69%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.69%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.69%) Ansible
10 3 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 255 (58.76%) Cisco
2 115 (26.50%) Juniper
3 105 (24.19%) Citrix
4 103 (23.73%) CheckPoint
5 100 (23.04%) F5
6 57 (13.13%) VMware
7 55 (12.67%) Microsoft
8 48 (11.06%) Blue Coat
9 44 (10.14%) Infoblox
10 42 (9.68%) SolarWinds
11 41 (9.45%) HP
12 21 (4.84%) Aruba
12 21 (4.84%) NetApp
13 15 (3.46%) Sourcefire
13 15 (3.46%) Fortinet
13 15 (3.46%) Oracle
14 14 (3.23%) Websense
15 13 (3.00%) IBM
16 12 (2.76%) Dell
16 12 (2.76%) Imperva
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