Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 219 180
Rank change year-on-year +14 -39 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 67 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.79% 0.75% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 6.02% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 56
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £340 £399 £325
90th Percentile £673 £670 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
London median hourly rate £44.18 £33.80 £50.00
% change year-on-year +30.71% -32.40% +78.57%

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 928 1,146 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.98% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 884 628
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +6.28%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +13 50 £500 +5.26% 13
West End of London - 4 £750 -
City of Westminster - 2 £750 -
Network Security
London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 46 (68.66%) Firewall
2 34 (50.75%) Cisco
3 28 (41.79%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (41.79%) WAN
4 23 (34.33%) Finance
5 21 (31.34%) CCIE
6 20 (29.85%) VPN
7 19 (28.36%) CheckPoint
7 19 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (25.37%) BGP
8 17 (25.37%) DNS
8 17 (25.37%) Data Centre
9 16 (23.88%) F5
10 15 (22.39%) OSPF
10 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
11 14 (20.90%) Wireless
11 14 (20.90%) Internet
11 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (20.90%) Palo Alto
12 13 (19.40%) Network Management
12 13 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (19.40%) CCNP
12 13 (19.40%) DHCP
12 13 (19.40%) ITIL
12 13 (19.40%) Information Security
13 12 (17.91%) Change Management
13 12 (17.91%) MPLS
14 11 (16.42%) LAN
14 11 (16.42%) DevOps

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 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.97%) Office 365
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 3 (4.48%) PaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.99%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.99%) Route 53
5 2 (2.99%) SaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Serverless
6 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (68.66%) Firewall
2 28 (41.79%) WAN
3 20 (29.85%) VPN
4 17 (25.37%) BGP
4 17 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (25.37%) DNS
5 15 (22.39%) OSPF
5 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
6 14 (20.90%) Internet
6 14 (20.90%) Wireless
7 13 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (19.40%) DHCP
8 12 (17.91%) MPLS
9 11 (16.42%) LAN
10 10 (14.93%) VLAN
11 8 (11.94%) EIGRP
11 8 (11.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (10.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (8.96%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.97%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 23 (34.33%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Legal
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Architect
4 10 (14.93%) Security Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Network Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Security Architect
10 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) IT Manager
10 3 (4.48%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Platform Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) JSON
2 4 (5.97%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.97%) YAML
3 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 3 (4.48%) Middleware
4 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.99%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.96%) PKI
3 4 (5.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) BYOD
4 3 (4.48%) Tandem
4 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
6 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Information Security
1 13 (19.40%) ITIL
1 13 (19.40%) Network Management
2 12 (17.91%) Change Management
3 11 (16.42%) DevOps
4 9 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (13.43%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
5 7 (10.45%) Microservices
5 7 (10.45%) Network Virtualisation
5 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.96%) Migration
6 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.96%) Security Management
7 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.46%) Content Management
7 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Python
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) SQL
4 1 (1.49%) AWK
4 1 (1.49%) C++
4 1 (1.49%) Groovy
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (31.34%) CCIE
3 13 (19.40%) CCNP
4 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (11.94%) CCNA
6 7 (10.45%) CCDP
7 6 (8.96%) CISSP
7 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
8 5 (7.46%) CCDE
8 5 (7.46%) CISM
9 3 (4.48%) CISMP
9 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.99%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.99%) CCDA
10 2 (2.99%) CISA
10 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.99%) Degree
10 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
10 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Docker
2 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.46%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) NFS
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Ansible
2 6 (8.96%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.96%) Puppet
2 6 (8.96%) Terraform
3 3 (4.48%) Consul
3 3 (4.48%) Packer
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
4 2 (2.99%) CASB
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) vMotion
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (50.75%) Cisco
2 19 (28.36%) CheckPoint
3 16 (23.88%) F5
4 14 (20.90%) Palo Alto
5 9 (13.43%) Riverbed
6 8 (11.94%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.96%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.96%) HP
8 5 (7.46%) ArcSight
8 5 (7.46%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.46%) Google
9 4 (5.97%) Arista
9 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.97%) Splunk
10 3 (4.48%) Citrix
10 3 (4.48%) VMware
11 2 (2.99%) Juniper
11 2 (2.99%) Meraki
11 2 (2.99%) Nokia
11 2 (2.99%) Symantec