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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 197 249 259
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 242 178 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 6.07% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 125 94
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.67 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.80% -66.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +40 78 £425 -2.85% 20
Uxbridge - 3 £288 -
Canary Wharf +5 1 £550 -
Greenwich - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 276 (58.85%) Firewall
2 244 (52.03%) Cisco
3 136 (29.00%) CheckPoint
4 131 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (24.31%) WAN
6 108 (23.03%) F5
7 104 (22.17%) Juniper
8 103 (21.96%) VPN
9 102 (21.75%) LAN
10 101 (21.54%) Windows
11 100 (21.32%) TCP/IP
12 98 (20.90%) Finance
12 98 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
13 94 (20.04%) BGP
14 84 (17.91%) CCNP
15 79 (16.84%) OSPF
16 77 (16.42%) ITIL
17 74 (15.78%) DNS
18 71 (15.14%) Load Balancing
19 70 (14.93%) Information Security
20 68 (14.50%) Cisco Nexus
21 67 (14.29%) CISSP
22 63 (13.43%) Microsoft
23 61 (13.01%) Internet
24 58 (12.37%) Citrix
25 57 (12.15%) Linux
26 56 (11.94%) Active Directory
27 54 (11.51%) IPsec
28 52 (11.09%) Banking
28 52 (11.09%) Blue Coat

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (3.41%) IIS
2 15 (3.20%) Apache
3 12 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.85%) Lync
5 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.41%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.77%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.56%) IaaS
2 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.28%) SaaS
3 5 (1.07%) PaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 276 (58.85%) Firewall
2 114 (24.31%) WAN
3 103 (21.96%) VPN
4 102 (21.75%) LAN
5 100 (21.32%) TCP/IP
6 98 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
7 94 (20.04%) BGP
8 79 (16.84%) OSPF
9 74 (15.78%) DNS
10 68 (14.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 61 (13.01%) Internet
12 54 (11.51%) IPsec
13 49 (10.45%) MPLS
14 44 (9.38%) SSL
15 40 (8.53%) DHCP
16 35 (7.46%) Wireless
17 33 (7.04%) VLAN
18 32 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
19 31 (6.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 31 (6.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.56%) DB2
3 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.07%) Big Data
5 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.49%) MSI
2 2 (0.43%) Subversion
2 2 (0.43%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.21%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
General
1 98 (20.90%) Finance
2 52 (11.09%) Banking
3 43 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.40%) Retail
5 18 (3.84%) Law
6 16 (3.41%) Legal
6 16 (3.41%) Games
7 13 (2.77%) Local Government
8 12 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.07%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.85%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.43%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.43%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Marketing
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (31.34%) Network Engineer
2 89 (18.98%) Security Engineer
3 81 (17.27%) Analyst
4 75 (15.99%) Network Security Engineer
5 53 (11.30%) Architect
6 52 (11.09%) Security Analyst
7 46 (9.81%) Consultant
8 33 (7.04%) Security Consultant
9 30 (6.40%) Security Architect
10 29 (6.18%) Network Consultant
11 28 (5.97%) Security Specialist
12 27 (5.76%) Network Architect
13 26 (5.54%) Network Analyst
14 22 (4.69%) Information Analyst
14 22 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
14 22 (4.69%) Network Security Consultant
15 18 (3.84%) Firewall Engineer
15 18 (3.84%) Network Support
16 17 (3.62%) Network Security Analyst
16 17 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.13%) Regular Expression
2 7 (1.49%) HTML
2 7 (1.49%) Middleware
3 6 (1.28%) HTML5
4 5 (1.07%) CSS
5 4 (0.85%) Web Services
5 4 (0.85%) WAP
6 1 (0.21%) CSS3
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (0.21%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) XSD
6 1 (0.21%) LAMP
6 1 (0.21%) JSON
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.92%) Online Games
5 8 (1.71%) Online Banking
5 8 (1.71%) SecurID
6 7 (1.49%) PKI
6 7 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.07%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.85%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.64%) Open Source
9 3 (0.64%) SCADA
9 3 (0.64%) GIS
9 3 (0.64%) CESG
10 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.54%) Windows
2 57 (12.15%) Linux
3 38 (8.10%) UNIX
4 19 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.35%) AIX
6 11 (2.35%) Solaris
6 11 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (2.13%) SUSE
8 7 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.07%) Android
10 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.21%) CentOS
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.42%) ITIL
2 71 (15.14%) Load Balancing
3 70 (14.93%) Information Security
4 38 (8.10%) Migration
5 35 (7.46%) Network Architecture
6 34 (7.25%) Network Design
7 31 (6.61%) Cyber Security
8 29 (6.18%) Service Management
9 27 (5.76%) E-Commerce
10 24 (5.12%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (5.12%) Network Management
11 23 (4.90%) Security Architecture
12 22 (4.69%) Change Management
12 22 (4.69%) Validation
13 20 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (4.05%) Change Control
14 19 (4.05%) SIEM
14 19 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (3.84%) Information Assurance
16 17 (3.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.25%) SQL
2 10 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.92%) VBScript
3 9 (1.92%) Perl
4 7 (1.49%) VB
5 6 (1.28%) Java
6 5 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.85%) C
8 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.43%) KiXtart
9 2 (0.43%) Python
10 1 (0.21%) Tcl
10 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (17.91%) CCNP
3 67 (14.29%) CISSP
4 46 (9.81%) CCNA
5 37 (7.89%) Security Cleared
6 33 (7.04%) CCIE
7 29 (6.18%) SC Cleared
8 28 (5.97%) Degree
8 28 (5.97%) GIAC
9 25 (5.33%) CISM
10 24 (5.12%) CCSE
11 18 (3.84%) CEH
11 18 (3.84%) CCSA
12 16 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (3.20%) MCSE
14 13 (2.77%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (2.77%) GCIA
15 12 (2.56%) CISA
16 11 (2.35%) CCSP
16 11 (2.35%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.33%) SLA
3 23 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.71%) COBIT
5 5 (1.07%) GPG13
5 5 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 56 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.69%) vSphere
3 20 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.62%) ProxySG
5 14 (2.99%) XenApp
6 11 (2.35%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (1.92%) Snort
8 7 (1.49%) Firmware
8 7 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.28%) UAG
9 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.85%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.85%) Nmap
11 4 (0.85%) Squid
11 4 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.64%) OpenSSH
13 1 (0.21%) Samba
13 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.62%) Nessus
2 10 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.71%) SCCM
4 6 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (1.28%) EdgeSight
5 4 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.85%) Puppet
5 4 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.43%) RANCID
8 1 (0.21%) Salt
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.21%) OpenView
8 1 (0.21%) SCOM
8 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 244 (52.03%) Cisco
2 136 (29.00%) CheckPoint
3 108 (23.03%) F5
4 104 (22.17%) Juniper
5 63 (13.43%) Microsoft
6 58 (12.37%) Citrix
7 52 (11.09%) Blue Coat
8 45 (9.59%) VMware
9 27 (5.76%) Fortinet
10 24 (5.12%) HP
11 20 (4.26%) Sourcefire
12 16 (3.41%) IBM
12 16 (3.41%) Oracle
13 13 (2.77%) NetApp
14 12 (2.56%) McAfee
14 12 (2.56%) Websense
14 12 (2.56%) Riverbed
14 12 (2.56%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.56%) Splunk
14 12 (2.56%) Imperva
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago