Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 221 205
Rank change year-on-year +54 -16 -55
Contract jobs citing Network Security 86 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.15% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.59% 8.23% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 69 52
Central London median daily rate £458 £455 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.55% -11.22% +20.59%
10th Percentile £335 £323 £301
90th Percentile £645 £625 £599
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.99 £50.00
% change year-on-year +28.24% -22.02% -

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 812 1,021 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.86% 11.08% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 773 723
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 16
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.78% +10.45% -9.44%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £12.41
90th Percentile £31.80 £25.50 £22.58
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% +2.63%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Central London.

Contractor 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 14 November 2019. 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 +32 65 £458 -7.58% 21
West End of London +31 5 £463 +15.63%
City of Westminster 0 2 £575 +109.09%
Camden - 2 £425 -
Southwark - 1 £375 -
Network Security
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 49 (56.98%) Firewall
2 42 (48.84%) Cisco
3 26 (30.23%) WAN
4 25 (29.07%) LAN
5 23 (26.74%) Finance
6 21 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (23.26%) AWS
8 18 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
8 18 (20.93%) Data Centre
9 17 (19.77%) Palo Alto
10 14 (16.28%) OSPF
10 14 (16.28%) BGP
11 13 (15.12%) DNS
11 13 (15.12%) Windows
11 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (13.95%) VoIP
12 12 (13.95%) CCNP
12 12 (13.95%) Wireless
12 12 (13.95%) Azure
13 11 (12.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
13 11 (12.79%) VPN
13 11 (12.79%) Linux
13 11 (12.79%) Python
13 11 (12.79%) ITIL
14 10 (11.63%) IPsec
14 10 (11.63%) Information Security
14 10 (11.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell

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 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) AWS
2 12 (13.95%) Azure
3 5 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.81%) Office 365
4 4 (4.65%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.65%) CloudFront
4 4 (4.65%) Serverless
4 4 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.49%) GCP
6 2 (2.33%) IaaS
6 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.16%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (56.98%) Firewall
2 26 (30.23%) WAN
3 25 (29.07%) LAN
4 18 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (16.28%) BGP
5 14 (16.28%) OSPF
6 13 (15.12%) DNS
7 12 (13.95%) VoIP
7 12 (13.95%) Wireless
8 11 (12.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (12.79%) VPN
9 10 (11.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (11.63%) IPsec
10 9 (10.47%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (9.30%) MPLS
12 7 (8.14%) VLAN
12 7 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (6.98%) Cisco IPT
13 6 (6.98%) IP Telephony
13 6 (6.98%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (26.74%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Law
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 28 (32.56%) Security Engineer
3 24 (27.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Architect
5 11 (12.79%) Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Security Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Consultant
8 6 (6.98%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Network Security Architect
11 3 (3.49%) Platform Architect
11 3 (3.49%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Web Services
2 3 (3.49%) LDAP
3 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.49%) BYOD
5 3 (3.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) PKI
6 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.33%) Tandem
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) CCTV
7 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Windows
2 11 (12.79%) Linux
3 7 (8.14%) Unix
4 3 (3.49%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (3.49%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Debian
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (12.79%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.63%) Information Security
4 9 (10.47%) Change Management
5 8 (9.30%) Migration
5 8 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (8.14%) Network Management
6 7 (8.14%) Project Management
6 7 (8.14%) Security Testing
7 6 (6.98%) SDLC
7 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.81%) Data Security
8 5 (5.81%) DevOps
8 5 (5.81%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.81%) Security Operations
9 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.65%) Network Design
9 4 (4.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) Python
2 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.98%) Ruby
4 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) C
5 2 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.95%) CCNP
3 7 (8.14%) CCIE
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
5 5 (5.81%) CCNA
5 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (4.65%) CISSP
7 2 (2.33%) CCSA
7 2 (2.33%) CCSE
7 2 (2.33%) CCSP
7 2 (2.33%) CISM
8 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CCIP
8 1 (1.16%) CISMP
8 1 (1.16%) CRISC
8 1 (1.16%) MCDST
8 1 (1.16%) MCP
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) GDPR
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.16%) NCSC
3 1 (1.16%) NIST
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.81%) Ansible
2 5 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.81%) Puppet
2 5 (5.81%) Terraform
3 3 (3.49%) Consul
3 3 (3.49%) Packer
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco CME
4 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) Cisco
2 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
3 17 (19.77%) Palo Alto
4 8 (9.30%) F5
5 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
6 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.65%) Juniper
7 4 (4.65%) VMware
8 3 (3.49%) Citrix
8 3 (3.49%) Meraki
8 3 (3.49%) NetScout
8 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.49%) SevOne
9 2 (2.33%) Apple
9 2 (2.33%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (2.33%) ForeScout
9 2 (2.33%) Google
9 2 (2.33%) Mitel
9 2 (2.33%) Sun