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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 202 231 293
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +62
Contract jobs citing Network Security 237 186 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.79% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 6.46% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 110 81
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
- +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.98 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.80% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £19.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+123.47% -43.70%
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
3056 2879 2834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.97% 12.21% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1795 1784
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 90 110
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 27 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
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 27 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 -19 52 £450 +17.26% 12
Canary Wharf -4 7 £425 +11.84%
Croydon - 3 £525 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £165 -
Uxbridge +1 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £470 - 1
Hammersmith -4 1 £400 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 260 (56.89%) Cisco
2 241 (52.74%) Firewall
3 148 (32.39%) Finance
4 138 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (29.54%) Data Centre
6 132 (28.88%) WAN
7 125 (27.35%) Juniper
7 125 (27.35%) CheckPoint
8 122 (26.70%) LAN
9 120 (26.26%) VPN
10 108 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (22.32%) BGP
12 100 (21.88%) MPLS
13 99 (21.66%) Windows
14 95 (20.79%) Citrix
15 94 (20.57%) CCNP
16 93 (20.35%) Wireless
17 81 (17.72%) IPsec
17 81 (17.72%) F5
18 77 (16.85%) TCP/IP
18 77 (16.85%) ITIL
19 73 (15.97%) OSPF
20 64 (14.00%) DNS
21 63 (13.79%) Active Directory
21 63 (13.79%) Network Management
22 62 (13.57%) VLAN
23 60 (13.13%) Microsoft
23 60 (13.13%) EIGRP
24 59 (12.91%) Internet
25 58 (12.69%) SolarWinds

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 39 (8.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.75%) IIS
3 8 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.31%) Apache
5 6 (1.31%) Eucalyptus
5 6 (1.31%) Lync
6 5 (1.09%) Confluence
6 5 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.44%) nginx
8 2 (0.44%) CMS
8 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.44%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (5.47%) MS Office
2 23 (5.03%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.84%) SaaS
3 11 (2.41%) IaaS
4 9 (1.97%) PaaS
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.53%) Office 365
6 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.66%) Yammer
7 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 241 (52.74%) Firewall
2 132 (28.88%) WAN
3 122 (26.70%) LAN
4 120 (26.26%) VPN
5 108 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
6 102 (22.32%) BGP
7 100 (21.88%) MPLS
8 93 (20.35%) Wireless
9 81 (17.72%) IPsec
10 77 (16.85%) TCP/IP
11 73 (15.97%) OSPF
12 64 (14.00%) DNS
13 62 (13.57%) VLAN
14 60 (13.13%) EIGRP
15 59 (12.91%) Internet
16 55 (12.04%) Cisco IOS
17 48 (10.50%) VoIP
18 47 (10.28%) SSL
19 45 (9.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 42 (9.19%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.41%) Big Data
2 10 (2.19%) MySQL
3 8 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.31%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.31%) Redis
6 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.66%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) HBase
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.09%) JIRA
4 4 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.44%) MSI
5 2 (0.44%) Subversion
5 2 (0.44%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) GCC
6 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 148 (32.39%) Finance
2 44 (9.63%) Banking
3 29 (6.35%) Multimedia
4 17 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.19%) Retail
7 8 (1.75%) Legal
8 7 (1.53%) Games
9 5 (1.09%) Billing
10 4 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Front Office
11 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Marketing
12 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 185 (40.48%) Network Engineer
2 66 (14.44%) Security Engineer
3 59 (12.91%) Analyst
4 58 (12.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 42 (9.19%) Architect
6 33 (7.22%) Consultant
7 22 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (4.60%) Security Analyst
9 19 (4.16%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.16%) Security Consultant
10 18 (3.94%) Service Analyst
10 18 (3.94%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
11 16 (3.50%) Network Support
11 16 (3.50%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.84%) Security Specialist
13 12 (2.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.81%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.50%) Web Services
3 6 (1.31%) XMPP
4 3 (0.66%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.44%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.44%) Middleware
5 2 (0.44%) MFC
5 2 (0.44%) Spring
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP
6 1 (0.22%) Servlets
6 1 (0.22%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) J2EE
6 1 (0.22%) OLE
6 1 (0.22%) LAMP
6 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 135 (29.54%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.66%) PKI
3 27 (5.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.97%) iPad
8 8 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.31%) NHS
10 6 (1.31%) iPhone
10 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.31%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.88%) User Experience
13 3 (0.66%) Clustering
13 3 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 99 (21.66%) Windows
2 54 (11.82%) Linux
3 32 (7.00%) UNIX
4 19 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.41%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.75%) CentOS
11 7 (1.53%) Debian
11 7 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.53%) Solaris
12 5 (1.09%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) AIX
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE
15 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.85%) ITIL
2 63 (13.79%) Network Management
3 51 (11.16%) Migration
3 51 (11.16%) Load Balancing
4 34 (7.44%) Project Management
5 33 (7.22%) Network Design
6 29 (6.35%) Service Management
7 28 (6.13%) Information Security
8 26 (5.69%) Kalman Filter
9 25 (5.47%) Time Management
10 24 (5.25%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (5.03%) DDoS Mitigation
11 23 (5.03%) E-Commerce
12 21 (4.60%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.50%) Change Management
14 16 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.50%) Security Architecture
15 15 (3.28%) Analytics
15 15 (3.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.10%) SQL
2 13 (2.84%) VB
3 10 (2.19%) Java
4 9 (1.97%) Python
5 8 (1.75%) Ruby
6 6 (1.31%) Perl
7 5 (1.09%) VBScript
7 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.88%) C
9 2 (0.44%) C#
9 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.44%) PHP
9 2 (0.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 138 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (20.57%) CCNP
3 44 (9.63%) Degree
4 40 (8.75%) CCIE
4 40 (8.75%) CCNA
5 33 (7.22%) CISSP
6 25 (5.47%) Security Cleared
7 20 (4.38%) SC Cleared
8 15 (3.28%) CISM
9 14 (3.06%) CCSA
10 13 (2.84%) CISA
10 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.75%) CCDA
11 8 (1.75%) CCSE
12 7 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.53%) CCIP
13 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.09%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.88%) MCSE
14 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.81%) SLA
3 13 (2.84%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.09%) COBIT
5 3 (0.66%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.60%) vSphere
4 14 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.41%) XenApp
5 11 (2.41%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.75%) vCloud
7 6 (1.31%) XenServer
7 6 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.09%) Snort
9 4 (0.88%) Docker
10 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.44%) iptables
10 2 (0.44%) Samba
10 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.44%) Firmware
10 2 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.44%) Postfix
11 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.28%) Puppet
1 15 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
1 15 (3.28%) RANCID
2 12 (2.63%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.31%) SCCM
4 6 (1.31%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.09%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.88%) Nagios
7 3 (0.66%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.66%) Ansible
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.44%) Mesos
8 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.44%) OpenView
8 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 260 (56.89%) Cisco
2 125 (27.35%) Juniper
2 125 (27.35%) CheckPoint
3 95 (20.79%) Citrix
4 81 (17.72%) F5
5 60 (13.13%) Microsoft
6 58 (12.69%) SolarWinds
7 56 (12.25%) VMware
8 49 (10.72%) Blue Coat
9 40 (8.75%) Infoblox
10 39 (8.53%) HP
11 24 (5.25%) Aruba
12 22 (4.81%) IBM
13 20 (4.38%) Dell
14 18 (3.94%) Fortinet
15 17 (3.72%) Oracle
15 17 (3.72%) NetApp
16 16 (3.50%) McAfee
17 15 (3.28%) Sourcefire
17 15 (3.28%) Riverbed
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago