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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 222 265 267
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 221 156 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.06% 5.07% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 100 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 £394 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
3129 3076 3578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.87% 12.14% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1949 1988 2119
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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 98 170
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 £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +54 77 £425 +9.67% 17
Croydon +2 3 £325 -21.68% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £380 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 244 (63.21%) Firewall
2 194 (50.26%) Cisco
3 120 (31.09%) CheckPoint
4 97 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (24.61%) Juniper
6 91 (23.58%) Windows
7 84 (21.76%) LAN
8 83 (21.50%) WAN
8 83 (21.50%) VPN
9 78 (20.21%) CCNP
10 73 (18.91%) Finance
11 72 (18.65%) TCP/IP
12 71 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 69 (17.88%) F5
14 68 (17.62%) CISSP
15 65 (16.84%) ITIL
16 57 (14.77%) Linux
16 57 (14.77%) DNS
17 53 (13.73%) Information Security
17 53 (13.73%) Banking
18 52 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
19 51 (13.21%) BGP
20 50 (12.95%) Active Directory
21 49 (12.69%) Wireless
22 48 (12.44%) SSL
22 48 (12.44%) Blue Coat
23 44 (11.40%) VMware
23 44 (11.40%) Microsoft
23 44 (11.40%) Load Balancing
24 42 (10.88%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.18%) IIS
2 14 (3.63%) Apache
3 10 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.30%) Lync
5 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.26%) Documentum
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (63.21%) Firewall
2 84 (21.76%) LAN
3 83 (21.50%) WAN
3 83 (21.50%) VPN
4 72 (18.65%) TCP/IP
5 71 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 57 (14.77%) DNS
7 52 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (13.21%) BGP
9 49 (12.69%) Wireless
10 48 (12.44%) SSL
11 42 (10.88%) Internet
12 37 (9.59%) OSPF
12 37 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
13 36 (9.33%) VLAN
14 34 (8.81%) DHCP
15 32 (8.29%) IPsec
16 30 (7.77%) MPLS
17 26 (6.74%) SAN
18 25 (6.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.37%) DB2
3 9 (2.33%) Big Data
4 8 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.78%) MySQL
6 2 (0.52%) 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 (1.04%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.26%) GDB
2 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 73 (18.91%) Finance
2 53 (13.73%) Banking
3 24 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.66%) Retail
6 13 (3.37%) Law
7 8 (2.07%) Local Government
8 7 (1.81%) Legal
8 7 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.55%) German Language
10 5 (1.30%) Back Office
11 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.78%) International Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Publishing
13 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Games
14 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 114 (29.53%) Network Engineer
2 98 (25.39%) Security Engineer
3 71 (18.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 66 (17.10%) Analyst
5 46 (11.92%) Security Analyst
6 41 (10.62%) Architect
7 36 (9.33%) Consultant
8 28 (7.25%) Security Consultant
9 27 (6.99%) Security Architect
10 24 (6.22%) Network Consultant
11 22 (5.70%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (5.44%) Network Analyst
13 20 (5.18%) Security Specialist
14 19 (4.92%) Network Architect
14 19 (4.92%) Network Security Consultant
15 18 (4.66%) Information Security Analyst
15 18 (4.66%) Information Analyst
16 17 (4.40%) Network Security Analyst
17 16 (4.15%) Network Specialist
18 15 (3.89%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.59%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.55%) HTML5
2 6 (1.55%) HTML
3 5 (1.30%) Web Services
4 4 (1.04%) WAP
4 4 (1.04%) Middleware
5 3 (0.78%) XML
6 2 (0.52%) Lucene
6 2 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) OAuth
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.26%) OpenID
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) JSON
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.33%) Open Source
3 9 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.07%) GIS
5 7 (1.81%) SecurID
6 6 (1.55%) Firmware
7 4 (1.04%) Economics
7 4 (1.04%) PKI
7 4 (1.04%) Psychology
8 3 (0.78%) Replication
8 3 (0.78%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.52%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.52%) CESG
9 2 (0.52%) SCADA
9 2 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (23.58%) Windows
2 57 (14.77%) Linux
3 34 (8.81%) UNIX
4 26 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.40%) Solaris
7 12 (3.11%) AIX
8 11 (2.85%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.59%) SUSE
10 9 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) zOS
14 1 (0.26%) MVS
14 1 (0.26%) HPUX
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.84%) ITIL
2 53 (13.73%) Information Security
3 44 (11.40%) Load Balancing
4 33 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (8.55%) Migration
5 25 (6.48%) Security Architecture
6 23 (5.96%) Network Design
7 22 (5.70%) Business Continuity
7 22 (5.70%) Network Architecture
8 21 (5.44%) BCP
9 19 (4.92%) Change Management
9 19 (4.92%) SIEM
9 19 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (4.92%) Business Continuity Planning
9 19 (4.92%) Cyber Security
10 18 (4.66%) Change Control
11 16 (4.15%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.15%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (4.15%) Validation
12 15 (3.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.48%) SQL
2 13 (3.37%) Perl
3 8 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.55%) VBScript
5 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.04%) Ruby
6 4 (1.04%) VB
6 4 (1.04%) Java
7 2 (0.52%) C
7 2 (0.52%) Python
7 2 (0.52%) KiXtart
8 1 (0.26%) XPath
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 97 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (20.21%) CCNP
3 68 (17.62%) CISSP
4 31 (8.03%) CCSE
5 27 (6.99%) CCNA
6 24 (6.22%) CISM
7 20 (5.18%) Degree
8 19 (4.92%) GIAC
8 19 (4.92%) MCSE
8 19 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (4.40%) CCIE
10 16 (4.15%) Security Cleared
11 15 (3.89%) CCSA
12 14 (3.63%) CEH
12 14 (3.63%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.11%) JNCIS
14 8 (2.07%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (2.07%) CNA
14 8 (2.07%) Novell Certification
15 7 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.07%) COBIT
4 5 (1.30%) SLA
5 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.52%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 50 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.15%) vSphere
4 11 (2.85%) XenApp
5 9 (2.33%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.07%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.55%) Snort
7 6 (1.55%) UAG
7 6 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.78%) Nmap
9 3 (0.78%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.26%) Squid
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (1.81%) Backup Exec
1 7 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (1.30%) SCCM
3 5 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.78%) Nessus
5 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.78%) OpenView
5 3 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.78%) SCOM
6 2 (0.52%) Cacti
6 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 194 (50.26%) Cisco
2 120 (31.09%) CheckPoint
3 95 (24.61%) Juniper
4 69 (17.88%) F5
5 48 (12.44%) Blue Coat
6 44 (11.40%) Microsoft
6 44 (11.40%) VMware
7 37 (9.59%) Citrix
8 32 (8.29%) HP
9 24 (6.22%) IBM
10 19 (4.92%) Oracle
11 18 (4.66%) Fortinet
12 16 (4.15%) Websense
12 16 (4.15%) McAfee
13 14 (3.63%) Sourcefire
14 12 (3.11%) Infoblox
15 11 (2.85%) TippingPoint
16 9 (2.33%) Tufin
16 9 (2.33%) ArcSight
16 9 (2.33%) Symantec
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