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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 223 279 275
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 227 149 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.93% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 4.87% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 88 77
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£412 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £23.00 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
3179 3057 3599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.99% 12.35% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2000 2156
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 177
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 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 +64 79 £425 +9.67% 17
Croydon -2 3 £325 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
South Croydon - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 252 (63.32%) Firewall
2 196 (49.25%) Cisco
3 119 (29.90%) CheckPoint
4 97 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (23.62%) Juniper
6 92 (23.12%) Windows
7 91 (22.86%) VPN
8 81 (20.35%) WAN
9 78 (19.60%) Finance
10 76 (19.10%) LAN
11 75 (18.84%) TCP/IP
11 75 (18.84%) CCNP
12 71 (17.84%) CISSP
13 69 (17.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 67 (16.83%) ITIL
15 62 (15.58%) F5
16 61 (15.33%) Linux
16 61 (15.33%) DNS
16 61 (15.33%) Information Security
17 56 (14.07%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (13.07%) SSL
18 52 (13.07%) BGP
19 50 (12.56%) Banking
20 49 (12.31%) Active Directory
21 47 (11.81%) Load Balancing
22 46 (11.56%) Blue Coat
23 45 (11.31%) Wireless
23 45 (11.31%) VMware
24 44 (11.06%) Microsoft
25 43 (10.80%) Internet

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (5.03%) IIS
2 16 (4.02%) Apache
3 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.51%) Lync
5 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.01%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.75%) SaaS
1 3 (0.75%) IaaS
2 2 (0.50%) PaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (63.32%) Firewall
2 91 (22.86%) VPN
3 81 (20.35%) WAN
4 76 (19.10%) LAN
5 75 (18.84%) TCP/IP
6 69 (17.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 61 (15.33%) DNS
8 56 (14.07%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (13.07%) SSL
9 52 (13.07%) BGP
10 45 (11.31%) Wireless
11 43 (10.80%) Internet
12 40 (10.05%) OSPF
13 38 (9.55%) VLAN
14 37 (9.30%) IPsec
15 34 (8.54%) DHCP
16 32 (8.04%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (6.53%) MPLS
18 25 (6.28%) SAN
19 23 (5.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.27%) DB2
3 8 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.51%) Big Data
4 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.75%) MySQL
6 2 (0.50%) IDOL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) MSI
2 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.25%) GDB
General
1 78 (19.60%) Finance
2 50 (12.56%) Banking
3 24 (6.03%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.53%) Retail
4 22 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.77%) Law
6 11 (2.76%) Legal
7 9 (2.26%) Local Government
8 8 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.51%) German Language
10 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.75%) International Banking
11 3 (0.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (28.39%) Network Engineer
2 99 (24.87%) Security Engineer
3 72 (18.09%) Analyst
4 71 (17.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 52 (13.07%) Security Analyst
6 43 (10.80%) Consultant
7 42 (10.55%) Architect
8 34 (8.54%) Security Consultant
9 28 (7.04%) Security Architect
10 27 (6.78%) Network Consultant
11 23 (5.78%) Network Analyst
11 23 (5.78%) Network Architect
12 22 (5.53%) Network Security Consultant
13 21 (5.28%) Information Security Analyst
13 21 (5.28%) Information Analyst
14 20 (5.03%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (5.03%) Security Specialist
15 19 (4.77%) Network Security Analyst
16 16 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (3.77%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.76%) Regular Expression
2 7 (1.76%) HTML
2 7 (1.76%) HTML5
3 4 (1.01%) WAP
4 3 (0.75%) Web Services
5 2 (0.50%) Lucene
5 2 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
6 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.01%) SecurID
5 6 (1.51%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.51%) Open Source
5 6 (1.51%) GIS
5 6 (1.51%) Firmware
6 5 (1.26%) PKI
7 4 (1.01%) Psychology
7 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.01%) Economics
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
8 3 (0.75%) SCADA
8 3 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.50%) e-Health
9 2 (0.50%) Equities
9 2 (0.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 92 (23.12%) Windows
2 61 (15.33%) Linux
3 35 (8.79%) UNIX
4 26 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (4.02%) Solaris
7 12 (3.02%) AIX
7 12 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (2.76%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.76%) SUSE
9 7 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.75%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.83%) ITIL
2 61 (15.33%) Information Security
3 47 (11.81%) Load Balancing
4 37 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (7.79%) Migration
6 29 (7.29%) Network Design
7 28 (7.04%) Security Architecture
8 24 (6.03%) Network Architecture
8 24 (6.03%) Business Continuity
9 22 (5.53%) Cyber Security
10 21 (5.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (5.28%) BCP
11 20 (5.03%) Business Continuity Planning
12 19 (4.77%) Change Control
12 19 (4.77%) Change Management
13 18 (4.52%) Project Management
14 17 (4.27%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.27%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (4.27%) Risk Management
14 17 (4.27%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.53%) SQL
2 13 (3.27%) Perl
3 9 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.51%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.51%) VBScript
5 4 (1.01%) VB
5 4 (1.01%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) KiXtart
6 2 (0.50%) Python
6 2 (0.50%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) C
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (18.84%) CCNP
3 71 (17.84%) CISSP
4 29 (7.29%) CCSE
5 27 (6.78%) CCNA
6 24 (6.03%) GIAC
7 23 (5.78%) CISM
8 21 (5.28%) CCIE
9 19 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (4.52%) MCSE
10 18 (4.52%) Degree
11 17 (4.27%) Security Cleared
11 17 (4.27%) CEH
12 15 (3.77%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.27%) CCSA
14 11 (2.76%) JNCIS
15 10 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
15 10 (2.51%) CNA
15 10 (2.51%) Novell Certification
16 9 (2.26%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.51%) COBIT
4 7 (1.76%) SLA
5 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
6 1 (0.25%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 49 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.02%) vSphere
4 12 (3.02%) XenApp
5 10 (2.51%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.51%) FreeRADIUS
6 9 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.76%) UAG
8 6 (1.51%) Snort
9 5 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.26%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.75%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.75%) Nmap
11 1 (0.25%) Squid
11 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (2.01%) Backup Exec
1 8 (2.01%) Nessus
1 8 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (2.01%) FortiGate
1 8 (2.01%) CA Spectrum
2 7 (1.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (1.26%) SCCM
4 4 (1.01%) OpenView
4 4 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.75%) SCOM
5 3 (0.75%) Cacti
6 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) RANCID
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 196 (49.25%) Cisco
2 119 (29.90%) CheckPoint
3 94 (23.62%) Juniper
4 62 (15.58%) F5
5 46 (11.56%) Blue Coat
6 45 (11.31%) VMware
7 44 (11.06%) Microsoft
8 39 (9.80%) Citrix
9 28 (7.04%) HP
10 23 (5.78%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.53%) IBM
12 18 (4.52%) Websense
13 16 (4.02%) McAfee
13 16 (4.02%) Oracle
14 14 (3.52%) Sourcefire
15 12 (3.02%) Infoblox
15 12 (3.02%) Aruba
16 11 (2.76%) Symantec
17 10 (2.51%) Tufin
18 9 (2.26%) ArcSight
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