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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / London
Rank 183 228 216
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 250 212 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 7.93% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 115 128
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-58.88% -14.28%

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
2473 2673 2868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.64% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1750 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 88
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 30 £475 +5.55% 10
Croydon - 4 £475 -
Harrow +2 2 £438 +4.16%
Canary Wharf -7 2 - -
Docklands, London -8 1 £575 +155.55%
Hammersmith - 1 £530 -
Chiswick - 1 £185 -
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 251 (51.54%) Firewall
2 227 (46.61%) Cisco
3 132 (27.10%) CheckPoint
4 125 (25.67%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (25.26%) Finance
6 113 (23.20%) WAN
7 105 (21.56%) Juniper
8 98 (20.12%) VPN
9 97 (19.92%) LAN
9 97 (19.92%) Windows
10 91 (18.69%) CCNP
11 90 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
12 83 (17.04%) Information Security
13 72 (14.78%) Wireless
13 72 (14.78%) TCP/IP
13 72 (14.78%) Palo Alto
14 71 (14.58%) Microsoft
15 67 (13.76%) F5
16 66 (13.55%) Data Centre
17 62 (12.73%) SQL
18 59 (12.11%) Linux
18 59 (12.11%) Security Cleared
19 56 (11.50%) Unix
19 56 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
20 53 (10.88%) SC Cleared
21 50 (10.27%) Active Directory
22 49 (10.06%) Banking
22 49 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
23 48 (9.86%) ITIL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.03%) IIS
5 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.62%) CMS
6 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.62%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Drupal
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.26%) MS Office
3 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (5.34%) Office 365
4 22 (4.52%) IaaS
5 18 (3.70%) PaaS
6 13 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.64%) SaaS
11 7 (1.44%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.62%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.62%) GitHub
15 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.21%) Route 53
16 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 251 (51.54%) Firewall
2 113 (23.20%) WAN
3 98 (20.12%) VPN
4 97 (19.92%) LAN
5 90 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
6 72 (14.78%) TCP/IP
6 72 (14.78%) Wireless
7 48 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 44 (9.03%) DNS
9 43 (8.83%) BGP
10 42 (8.62%) OSPF
11 39 (8.01%) MPLS
12 37 (7.60%) DHCP
13 31 (6.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 27 (5.54%) Internet
16 26 (5.34%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (5.34%) IPsec
17 24 (4.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 24 (4.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.67%) Big Data
3 11 (2.26%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.85%) MySQL
5 5 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.03%) Cloudera CDH
5 5 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.03%) HBase
6 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.21%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.85%) JIRA
3 6 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.03%) git-flow
5 4 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.41%) AppScan
7 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.41%) FxCop
7 2 (0.41%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.21%) Grunt
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 123 (25.26%) Finance
2 49 (10.06%) Banking
3 30 (6.16%) Retail
4 24 (4.93%) Legal
5 21 (4.31%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.82%) Law
7 4 (0.82%) Marketing
7 4 (0.82%) Military
7 4 (0.82%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.62%) Advertising
8 3 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Billing
9 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 91 (18.69%) Security Engineer
3 82 (16.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 81 (16.63%) Architect
5 55 (11.29%) Analyst
6 53 (10.88%) Consultant
7 44 (9.03%) Network Architect
8 39 (8.01%) Security Architect
9 37 (7.60%) Security Analyst
10 33 (6.78%) Developer
10 33 (6.78%) Security Consultant
11 27 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
12 26 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 26 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
13 23 (4.72%) Network Security Architect
14 22 (4.52%) Network Consultant
15 21 (4.31%) Security Specialist
16 20 (4.11%) Network Specialist
17 19 (3.90%) Firewall Engineer
18 18 (3.70%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.52%) HTML
2 20 (4.11%) CSS
3 18 (3.70%) Web Services
4 17 (3.49%) 802.1X
5 15 (3.08%) HTML5
6 14 (2.87%) CSS3
7 10 (2.05%) RESTful
8 9 (1.85%) D3.js
9 8 (1.64%) JSON
10 6 (1.23%) .NET
11 5 (1.03%) jQuery
12 4 (0.82%) Cocoa
12 4 (0.82%) REST
13 3 (0.62%) Ajax
13 3 (0.62%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.62%) J2EE
13 3 (0.62%) Middleware
13 3 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 66 (13.55%) Data Centre
2 56 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.60%) Management Information System
4 32 (6.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (4.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (3.29%) Digital Media
7 15 (3.08%) iPad
8 13 (2.67%) User Experience
9 10 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.05%) iSeries
9 10 (2.05%) Tandem
10 9 (1.85%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.64%) Equities
11 8 (1.64%) iPhone
12 7 (1.44%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.23%) PKI
13 6 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
14 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 97 (19.92%) Windows
2 59 (12.11%) Linux
3 56 (11.50%) Unix
4 22 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.05%) OpenVMS
9 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.44%) SUSE
12 6 (1.23%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.41%) zOS
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) VMS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.04%) Information Security
2 48 (9.86%) ITIL
3 46 (9.45%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (8.21%) Network Management
7 36 (7.39%) Network Design
8 35 (7.19%) Load Balancing
9 32 (6.57%) Security Operations
10 29 (5.95%) SIEM
11 28 (5.75%) Migration
12 27 (5.54%) Project Management
13 26 (5.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 24 (4.93%) Change Management
14 24 (4.93%) High Availability
14 24 (4.93%) Network Architecture
15 23 (4.72%) Risk Management
16 22 (4.52%) Service Management
17 21 (4.31%) Security Monitoring
18 20 (4.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.73%) SQL
2 37 (7.60%) Java
3 30 (6.16%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.34%) Python
5 21 (4.31%) PHP
6 16 (3.29%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.46%) Ruby
8 11 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.85%) Apple Swift
9 9 (1.85%) C#
10 8 (1.64%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.23%) Perl
12 5 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.82%) Scala
14 3 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 125 (25.67%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (18.69%) CCNP
3 59 (12.11%) Security Cleared
4 53 (10.88%) SC Cleared
5 46 (9.45%) CCIE
6 41 (8.42%) CISSP
7 40 (8.21%) CCNA
8 28 (5.75%) Degree
9 24 (4.93%) CCSE
10 21 (4.31%) CISM
11 20 (4.11%) CCSP
12 19 (3.90%) JNCIS
13 18 (3.70%) CCSA
14 14 (2.87%) JNCIP
15 12 (2.46%) GIAC
16 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (2.26%) SANS
17 8 (1.64%) CCDA
18 7 (1.44%) CNA
18 7 (1.44%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.44%) COBIT
3 7 (1.44%) SLA
4 5 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.82%) ISO27002
5 4 (0.82%) QA
5 4 (0.82%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) GxP
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.05%) RACF
4 7 (1.44%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.23%) Docker
5 6 (1.23%) Firmware
6 5 (1.03%) HDFS
6 5 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.62%) vCloud
8 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.41%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.41%) XenApp
9 2 (0.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (4.72%) Nagios
2 16 (3.29%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.87%) Puppet
4 13 (2.67%) SCCM
5 10 (2.05%) SCOM
6 9 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.44%) Ansible
8 6 (1.23%) EnCase
8 6 (1.23%) Kibana
9 5 (1.03%) Grafana
9 5 (1.03%) Graphite
9 5 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.62%) Cacti
11 3 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.62%) Nessus
11 3 (0.62%) WSUS
11 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 227 (46.61%) Cisco
2 132 (27.10%) CheckPoint
3 105 (21.56%) Juniper
4 72 (14.78%) Palo Alto
5 71 (14.58%) Microsoft
6 67 (13.76%) F5
7 44 (9.03%) Fortinet
8 39 (8.01%) Blue Coat
8 39 (8.01%) Citrix
9 36 (7.39%) VMware
10 23 (4.72%) Dell
10 23 (4.72%) Riverbed
11 20 (4.11%) Infoblox
12 16 (3.29%) HP
13 15 (3.08%) Aruba
14 11 (2.26%) Brocade
14 11 (2.26%) Meraki
14 11 (2.26%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.26%) Sourcefire
15 10 (2.05%) Avaya
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