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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 222 230 279
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +49
Contract jobs citing Network Security 213 220 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.92% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 7.06% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 98
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£430 £403 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 47 £450 +5.88% 17
Canary Wharf -2 8 £425 +11.84%
Uxbridge +5 3 - -
Croydon -20 3 £525 +61.53% 1
Docklands, London -5 2 £470 +4.44%
Hammersmith - 2 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 257 (57.11%) Cisco
2 233 (51.78%) Firewall
3 155 (34.44%) Finance
4 139 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 128 (28.44%) WAN
7 125 (27.78%) CheckPoint
8 123 (27.33%) Juniper
9 121 (26.89%) LAN
10 112 (24.89%) VPN
11 109 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
12 108 (24.00%) CCNP
13 104 (23.11%) BGP
14 102 (22.67%) MPLS
15 91 (20.22%) Citrix
16 90 (20.00%) Windows
17 87 (19.33%) Wireless
18 86 (19.11%) F5
19 85 (18.89%) IPsec
20 78 (17.33%) TCP/IP
21 76 (16.89%) ITIL
21 76 (16.89%) OSPF
22 68 (15.11%) DNS
23 67 (14.89%) EIGRP
24 63 (14.00%) VLAN
24 63 (14.00%) Network Management
25 61 (13.56%) SolarWinds
26 59 (13.11%) Internet
27 56 (12.44%) Microsoft
27 56 (12.44%) Cisco IOS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.78%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.56%) Lync
4 7 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.33%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.89%) IIS
7 4 (0.89%) Confluence
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.44%) SaaS
3 9 (2.00%) IaaS
3 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.78%) PaaS
5 7 (1.56%) Office 365
6 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.67%) Yammer
7 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 233 (51.78%) Firewall
2 128 (28.44%) WAN
3 121 (26.89%) LAN
4 112 (24.89%) VPN
5 109 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
6 104 (23.11%) BGP
7 102 (22.67%) MPLS
8 87 (19.33%) Wireless
9 85 (18.89%) IPsec
10 78 (17.33%) TCP/IP
11 76 (16.89%) OSPF
12 68 (15.11%) DNS
13 67 (14.89%) EIGRP
14 63 (14.00%) VLAN
15 59 (13.11%) Internet
16 56 (12.44%) Cisco IOS
17 50 (11.11%) VoIP
18 49 (10.89%) SSL
19 43 (9.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 40 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.22%) Big Data
2 7 (1.56%) MySQL
3 6 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.11%) Redis
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.89%) JIRA
3 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
4 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) GCC
General
1 155 (34.44%) Finance
2 37 (8.22%) Banking
3 29 (6.44%) Multimedia
4 15 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.67%) Retail
7 9 (2.00%) Legal
8 6 (1.33%) Billing
9 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.89%) Marketing
10 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Front Office
10 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.67%) Games
11 2 (0.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 190 (42.22%) Network Engineer
2 75 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 66 (14.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 58 (12.89%) Analyst
5 36 (8.00%) Architect
6 33 (7.33%) Consultant
7 23 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
8 21 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 20 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
11 18 (4.00%) Security Analyst
11 18 (4.00%) Security Consultant
12 16 (3.56%) Firewall Engineer
13 14 (3.11%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.89%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (2.89%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (2.44%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.89%) Web Services
3 6 (1.33%) XMPP
4 2 (0.44%) .NET
4 2 (0.44%) MFC
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) JSP
5 1 (0.22%) Servlets
5 1 (0.22%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) Spring
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.22%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 135 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.78%) PKI
3 34 (7.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.22%) Cryptography
8 8 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.78%) iPad
9 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.33%) NHS
11 5 (1.11%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.11%) iPhone
12 4 (0.89%) User Experience
13 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.67%) Clustering
13 3 (0.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 90 (20.00%) Windows
2 51 (11.33%) Linux
3 35 (7.78%) UNIX
4 18 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.78%) Solaris
10 6 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.33%) CentOS
10 6 (1.33%) Debian
10 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.11%) Android
12 2 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) zOS
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.89%) ITIL
2 63 (14.00%) Network Management
3 52 (11.56%) Migration
4 47 (10.44%) Load Balancing
5 36 (8.00%) Project Management
6 35 (7.78%) Network Design
7 29 (6.44%) Information Security
8 28 (6.22%) Time Management
8 28 (6.22%) DDoS Mitigation
9 27 (6.00%) Service Management
10 26 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
12 22 (4.89%) Service Delivery
13 20 (4.44%) E-Commerce
14 17 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (3.56%) SIEM
15 16 (3.56%) Analytics
16 15 (3.33%) Risk Management
17 13 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.11%) SQL
2 12 (2.67%) VB
3 10 (2.22%) Java
4 8 (1.78%) Python
4 8 (1.78%) Ruby
5 7 (1.56%) Perl
6 5 (1.11%) C
7 4 (0.89%) VBScript
7 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.67%) Tcl
8 3 (0.67%) C#
8 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.44%) PHP
9 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 139 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (24.00%) CCNP
3 50 (11.11%) Degree
4 41 (9.11%) CCIE
5 36 (8.00%) CISSP
6 34 (7.56%) CCNA
7 24 (5.33%) Security Cleared
8 19 (4.22%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.78%) CCSA
9 17 (3.78%) CISM
10 13 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.89%) CISA
11 12 (2.67%) CCDA
12 10 (2.22%) CCIP
13 8 (1.78%) CCSE
14 6 (1.33%) MCSE
15 5 (1.11%) GCIA
16 4 (0.89%) GSEC
16 4 (0.89%) GCIH
16 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.89%) SLA
3 13 (2.89%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.78%) COBIT
5 4 (0.89%) QA
6 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) COSO
System Software
1 55 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.22%) vSphere
4 13 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.44%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.78%) vCloud
7 7 (1.56%) XenApp
8 5 (1.11%) XenServer
9 4 (0.89%) Snort
10 3 (0.67%) Docker
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.22%) iptables
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.22%) pfSense
12 1 (0.22%) KVM
12 1 (0.22%) Postfix
12 1 (0.22%) Firmware
12 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (4.22%) RANCID
2 16 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (2.89%) FortiGate
4 12 (2.67%) Puppet
5 10 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.78%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.11%) SCCM
8 4 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.67%) SCOM
9 3 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.67%) Nagios
10 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.44%) OpenView
10 2 (0.44%) vMotion
10 2 (0.44%) Ansible
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 257 (57.11%) Cisco
2 125 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 123 (27.33%) Juniper
4 91 (20.22%) Citrix
5 86 (19.11%) F5
6 61 (13.56%) SolarWinds
7 56 (12.44%) Microsoft
8 52 (11.56%) VMware
9 49 (10.89%) Blue Coat
10 43 (9.56%) Infoblox
11 38 (8.44%) HP
12 24 (5.33%) Aruba
13 23 (5.11%) Fortinet
13 23 (5.11%) McAfee
14 21 (4.67%) Dell
15 20 (4.44%) IBM
16 17 (3.78%) Riverbed
17 15 (3.33%) Oracle
17 15 (3.33%) NetApp
18 14 (3.11%) Brocade
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 20 days ago