The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 250 294 250
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -44
Contract jobs citing Network Security 172 84 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 2.83% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 47 107
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+37.20% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2796 2966 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1842 2269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Network Security
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 50 £388 -3.12% 15
Docklands, London - 2 £520 -
Croydon - 2 £275 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 190 (55.72%) Firewall
2 181 (53.08%) Cisco
3 119 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (32.55%) CheckPoint
5 95 (27.86%) Juniper
6 89 (26.10%) Finance
7 86 (25.22%) WAN
8 83 (24.34%) Banking
9 77 (22.58%) CCNP
10 76 (22.29%) LAN
11 74 (21.70%) Windows
12 65 (19.06%) BGP
13 64 (18.77%) F5
14 61 (17.89%) ITIL
15 60 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
16 58 (17.01%) TCP/IP
17 54 (15.84%) MPLS
17 54 (15.84%) OSPF
17 54 (15.84%) VPN
17 54 (15.84%) CISSP
18 50 (14.66%) CCNA
19 49 (14.37%) HP
20 46 (13.49%) Wireless
21 44 (12.90%) Linux
22 41 (12.02%) Active Directory
22 41 (12.02%) Microsoft
23 40 (11.73%) VoIP
24 39 (11.44%) Cisco Nexus
25 38 (11.14%) DNS
26 36 (10.56%) CCIE

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.93%) Apache
3 9 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.35%) IIS
4 8 (2.35%) Documentum
5 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.88%) nginx
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (2.93%) MS Office
2 5 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.59%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 190 (55.72%) Firewall
2 86 (25.22%) WAN
3 76 (22.29%) LAN
4 65 (19.06%) BGP
5 60 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
6 58 (17.01%) TCP/IP
7 54 (15.84%) VPN
7 54 (15.84%) MPLS
7 54 (15.84%) OSPF
8 46 (13.49%) Wireless
9 40 (11.73%) VoIP
10 39 (11.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (11.14%) DNS
12 34 (9.97%) EIGRP
13 27 (7.92%) Multicast
14 26 (7.62%) IPsec
15 25 (7.33%) VLAN
16 24 (7.04%) Internet
16 24 (7.04%) DHCP
17 23 (6.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.35%) MySQL
2 8 (2.35%) Big Data
3 6 (1.76%) DB2
4 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.59%) IDOL
6 1 (0.29%) QlikView
6 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.29%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) ClearQuest
2 5 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (26.10%) Finance
2 83 (24.34%) Banking
3 28 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.92%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.93%) Marketing
7 9 (2.64%) Law
8 8 (2.35%) Legal
8 8 (2.35%) Back Office
9 7 (2.05%) Retail
10 5 (1.47%) German Language
11 4 (1.17%) French Language
12 3 (0.88%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.59%) Front Office
13 2 (0.59%) Advertising
14 1 (0.29%) Local Government
14 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (33.14%) Network Engineer
2 71 (20.82%) Security Engineer
3 66 (19.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 58 (17.01%) Architect
5 45 (13.20%) Analyst
6 34 (9.97%) Security Architect
7 30 (8.80%) Security Analyst
8 23 (6.74%) Consultant
9 21 (6.16%) Firewall Engineer
10 18 (5.28%) Network Analyst
11 17 (4.99%) Security Consultant
11 17 (4.99%) Network Architect
12 15 (4.40%) Network Consultant
13 14 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (4.11%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.81%) Network Security Architect
15 12 (3.52%) Network Security Consultant
16 11 (3.23%) Security Manager
16 11 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.81%) XML
1 13 (3.81%) Middleware
2 8 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (2.35%) J2EE
3 6 (1.76%) .NET
4 4 (1.17%) HTML
4 4 (1.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.59%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.59%) DOM
5 2 (0.59%) REST
5 2 (0.59%) Lucene
5 2 (0.59%) JSON
5 2 (0.59%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.29%) OAuth
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.29%) OpenID
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.29%) DCOM
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.28%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.76%) Mathematics
3 6 (1.76%) PKI
3 6 (1.76%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.76%) e-Health
4 5 (1.47%) SecurID
4 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.88%) CESG
6 3 (0.88%) Open Source
6 3 (0.88%) CCTV
6 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.59%) Derivative
7 2 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.59%) CMDB
7 2 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.70%) Windows
2 44 (12.90%) Linux
3 36 (10.56%) UNIX
4 17 (4.99%) VMS
5 14 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.81%) AIX
7 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.64%) Solaris
9 6 (1.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.88%) CentOS
10 3 (0.88%) zOS
11 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.89%) ITIL
2 33 (9.68%) Information Security
3 32 (9.38%) Project Management
4 26 (7.62%) SIEM
5 25 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (6.45%) Change Management
6 22 (6.45%) TOGAF
7 20 (5.87%) Load Balancing
7 20 (5.87%) Migration
8 19 (5.57%) Network Design
8 19 (5.57%) Network Management
9 18 (5.28%) Security Architecture
9 18 (5.28%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (4.40%) Zachman Framework
10 15 (4.40%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.23%) Service Management
11 11 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.23%) Risk Management
11 11 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.57%) Java
2 12 (3.52%) SQL
3 10 (2.93%) C
4 9 (2.64%) Perl
5 7 (2.05%) PHP
5 7 (2.05%) VB
6 4 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.88%) Python
7 3 (0.88%) Ruby
7 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.59%) XPath
9 1 (0.29%) Tcl
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 119 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (22.58%) CCNP
3 54 (15.84%) CISSP
4 50 (14.66%) CCNA
5 36 (10.56%) CCIE
6 28 (8.21%) CISM
7 23 (6.74%) Degree
8 18 (5.28%) Security Cleared
9 17 (4.99%) CCSE
10 15 (4.40%) CCSP
11 14 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (3.81%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.93%) MCSE
14 9 (2.64%) CCDP
14 9 (2.64%) CCSA
15 7 (2.05%) GIAC
16 6 (1.76%) CISA
16 6 (1.76%) JNCIS
17 4 (1.17%) CNA
17 4 (1.17%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.16%) SLA
2 13 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.17%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.76%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.59%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.59%) vSphere
7 2 (0.59%) Samba
7 2 (0.59%) VMware GSX
8 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) Snort
8 1 (0.29%) UAG
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (4.11%) Tivoli
2 11 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.05%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (1.76%) OpenView
4 6 (1.76%) Cacti
5 5 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.17%) SCCM
7 3 (0.88%) SCOM
7 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.59%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.59%) WSUS
8 2 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.59%) YUM
8 2 (0.59%) Puppet
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 181 (53.08%) Cisco
2 111 (32.55%) CheckPoint
3 95 (27.86%) Juniper
4 64 (18.77%) F5
5 49 (14.37%) HP
6 41 (12.02%) Microsoft
7 33 (9.68%) VMware
8 32 (9.38%) Oracle
9 29 (8.50%) Blue Coat
10 20 (5.87%) IBM
11 16 (4.69%) McAfee
12 15 (4.40%) CA
12 15 (4.40%) ArcSight
13 14 (4.11%) Citrix
14 11 (3.23%) Red Hat
14 11 (3.23%) Gemalto
14 11 (3.23%) Riverbed
15 10 (2.93%) Cyber-Ark
16 8 (2.35%) TippingPoint
16 8 (2.35%) Imperva
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