Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
London > Central London
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 210 228
Rank change year-on-year +71 +18 -42
Contract jobs citing Network Security 20 69 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.60% 0.79% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 7.25% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 54
Median daily rate £468 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £346 £340 £391
90th Percentile £590 £673 £660
London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
London median hourly rate £28.25 £44.18 £33.80
% change year-on-year -36.06% +30.71% -32.40%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 345 952 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.35% 10.93% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 704 913
Median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £203 £209
90th Percentile £649 £656 £625
London median daily rate £459 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +69.79% -11.60%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.22 £14.10
90th Percentile £45.78 £43.55 £34.20
Median hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% +12.50% -9.09%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in Central London over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Central London region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +72 18 £450 -10.00% 12
City of Westminster +30 1 £550 -26.67%
West End of London +20 1 £550 -26.67%
Network Security
London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Azure
3 4 (20.00%) AWS
3 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (15.00%) Arista
4 3 (15.00%) VMware NSX
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Nessus
4 3 (15.00%) Qualys
4 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) Linux

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) BGP
3 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) SNMP
3 2 (10.00%) TACACS
3 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) RSVP
4 1 (5.00%) VPLS
4 1 (5.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Responder
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Malware Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) CCTV
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (5.00%) Cybercrime
4 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Check Point GAiA
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) CCSP
4 2 (10.00%) SSCP
5 1 (5.00%) CCENT
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) GCED
5 1 (5.00%) GCIA
5 1 (5.00%) GIAC
5 1 (5.00%) GPPA
5 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) NIST
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware NSX
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nessus
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) EnCase
3 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.00%) Nmap
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) QRadar
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Arista
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) Qualys
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Huawei
6 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (5.00%) Splunk