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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 210 239 311
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +72
Contract jobs citing Network Security 247 177 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 6.34% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 103 66
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.98 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -51.53%
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
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -15 50 £450 +9.09% 11
Canary Wharf -9 5 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 - 1
Uxbridge +4 1 - -
Hammersmith -7 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 256 (56.76%) Cisco
2 241 (53.44%) Firewall
3 146 (32.37%) Finance
4 138 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
4 138 (30.60%) Data Centre
5 127 (28.16%) WAN
6 118 (26.16%) LAN
7 117 (25.94%) Juniper
8 114 (25.28%) VPN
9 113 (25.06%) Cisco ASA
10 110 (24.39%) CheckPoint
11 102 (22.62%) Citrix
12 98 (21.73%) MPLS
13 96 (21.29%) BGP
14 94 (20.84%) Windows
15 90 (19.96%) CCNP
16 88 (19.51%) Wireless
17 76 (16.85%) ITIL
18 75 (16.63%) F5
19 74 (16.41%) IPsec
20 72 (15.96%) TCP/IP
21 67 (14.86%) OSPF
22 66 (14.63%) VMware
22 66 (14.63%) Active Directory
23 61 (13.53%) Internet
24 59 (13.08%) Microsoft
25 55 (12.20%) DNS
25 55 (12.20%) SolarWinds
25 55 (12.20%) VLAN
25 55 (12.20%) Network Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.00%) Apache
3 8 (1.77%) IIS
3 8 (1.77%) Confluence
4 7 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.33%) Lync
5 6 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.11%) MediaWiki
6 5 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.89%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.67%) nginx
9 2 (0.44%) CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.66%) MS Office
3 9 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.10%) SaaS
3 10 (2.22%) PaaS
3 10 (2.22%) IaaS
4 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.89%) Office 365
5 3 (0.67%) Yammer
5 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 241 (53.44%) Firewall
2 127 (28.16%) WAN
3 118 (26.16%) LAN
4 114 (25.28%) VPN
5 113 (25.06%) Cisco ASA
6 98 (21.73%) MPLS
7 96 (21.29%) BGP
8 88 (19.51%) Wireless
9 74 (16.41%) IPsec
10 72 (15.96%) TCP/IP
11 67 (14.86%) OSPF
12 61 (13.53%) Internet
13 55 (12.20%) DNS
13 55 (12.20%) VLAN
14 53 (11.75%) Cisco IOS
15 47 (10.42%) EIGRP
15 47 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 46 (10.20%) VoIP
17 40 (8.87%) SSL
18 35 (7.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.88%) Big Data
2 11 (2.44%) MySQL
2 11 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.33%) Redis
5 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.67%) HBase
5 3 (0.67%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.77%) JIRA
4 5 (1.11%) Hudson
4 5 (1.11%) Subversion
5 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.44%) MSI
6 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.22%) GCC
General
1 146 (32.37%) Finance
2 41 (9.09%) Banking
3 29 (6.43%) Multimedia
4 15 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.88%) Games
6 11 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.33%) Law
7 6 (1.33%) Retail
8 5 (1.11%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Front Office
10 3 (0.67%) Back Office
10 3 (0.67%) Billing
11 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 176 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 61 (13.53%) Security Engineer
3 55 (12.20%) Analyst
4 52 (11.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 39 (8.65%) Architect
6 35 (7.76%) Consultant
7 23 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (4.66%) Security Analyst
9 20 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.43%) Security Consultant
10 19 (4.21%) Network Support
11 18 (3.99%) Security Specialist
11 18 (3.99%) Firewall Engineer
11 18 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (3.77%) Business Analyst
13 16 (3.55%) Service Analyst
14 15 (3.33%) Network Consultant
14 15 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
15 14 (3.10%) Network Security Consultant
16 13 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.99%) Web Services
2 6 (1.33%) XMPP
3 3 (0.67%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.44%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (0.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.44%) MFC
4 2 (0.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) JSP
5 1 (0.22%) Servlets
5 1 (0.22%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) .NET
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) OLE
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 138 (30.60%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.98%) PKI
3 21 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.00%) iPad
7 8 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.55%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.33%) iPhone
9 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.33%) NHS
9 6 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.33%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.11%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.11%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 94 (20.84%) Windows
2 54 (11.97%) Linux
3 24 (5.32%) UNIX
4 23 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.44%) CentOS
8 11 (2.44%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.77%) Debian
10 8 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.55%) Solaris
12 5 (1.11%) Android
13 3 (0.67%) AIX
14 2 (0.44%) SUSE
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.85%) ITIL
2 55 (12.20%) Network Management
3 52 (11.53%) Migration
4 50 (11.09%) Load Balancing
5 33 (7.32%) Service Management
6 32 (7.10%) Project Management
7 31 (6.87%) Network Design
8 30 (6.65%) E-Commerce
9 27 (5.99%) Information Security
10 25 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
11 21 (4.66%) Time Management
11 21 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.43%) DDoS Mitigation
13 18 (3.99%) DevOps
13 18 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (3.33%) Analytics
14 15 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (3.33%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.33%) Incident Management
15 14 (3.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.76%) SQL
2 12 (2.66%) Java
3 11 (2.44%) C
4 9 (2.00%) VB
4 9 (2.00%) Python
5 8 (1.77%) Ruby
5 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.33%) Perl
7 3 (0.67%) VBScript
8 2 (0.44%) PHP
8 2 (0.44%) C#
8 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 138 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (19.96%) CCNP
3 45 (9.98%) Degree
4 38 (8.43%) CCNA
5 36 (7.98%) CISSP
6 35 (7.76%) CCIE
7 22 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 18 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (3.77%) SC Cleared
10 15 (3.33%) CISM
11 12 (2.66%) CCSE
11 12 (2.66%) CISA
12 10 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.00%) CCSA
14 7 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.55%) MCITP
15 6 (1.33%) VCP4
15 6 (1.33%) VCP5
16 5 (1.11%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.88%) SLA
3 18 (3.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.89%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 66 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 53 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.66%) vSphere
4 18 (3.99%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.44%) XenApp
6 9 (2.00%) XenServer
7 8 (1.77%) vCloud
8 6 (1.33%) Snort
9 5 (1.11%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.11%) Samba
9 5 (1.11%) Postfix
9 5 (1.11%) iptables
10 4 (0.89%) Docker
10 4 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.89%) Xen
11 3 (0.67%) HDFS
12 2 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (3.99%) Puppet
2 16 (3.55%) RANCID
3 13 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.66%) FortiGate
5 10 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.55%) SCCM
6 7 (1.55%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.33%) Nagios
8 4 (0.89%) Legato
8 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.89%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.67%) Ansible
9 3 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 256 (56.76%) Cisco
2 117 (25.94%) Juniper
3 110 (24.39%) CheckPoint
4 102 (22.62%) Citrix
5 75 (16.63%) F5
6 66 (14.63%) VMware
7 59 (13.08%) Microsoft
8 55 (12.20%) SolarWinds
9 47 (10.42%) Blue Coat
10 46 (10.20%) Infoblox
11 43 (9.53%) HP
12 26 (5.76%) Aruba
13 21 (4.66%) NetApp
14 20 (4.43%) IBM
15 19 (4.21%) Dell
16 17 (3.77%) Oracle
17 14 (3.10%) Red Hat
17 14 (3.10%) McAfee
17 14 (3.10%) Websense
17 14 (3.10%) Sourcefire
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £17.26 - £18.70 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Parliamentary Digital Service
Rate: Band A1 Salary £57,150 - £74,270 plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago