Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 29 July 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 119 189
Rank change year-on-year -22 +70 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 19 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.81% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.36% 7.66% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 36
10th Percentile £424 £346 £363
25th Percentile £455 £415 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £468 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £614 £570 £583
90th Percentile £710 £643 £656
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 299 248 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.72% 10.51% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 185 544
10th Percentile £338 £241 £211
25th Percentile £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £589 £576 £575
90th Percentile £706 £645 £667
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 17
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.05
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +16.15% +71.05%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £42.62
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year -40.86% +18.50% +67.11%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
Network Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Azure
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) Information Security
4 7 (31.82%) Meraki
5 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
6 5 (22.73%) SD-WAN
6 5 (22.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (22.73%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
7 4 (18.18%) WLAN
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (18.18%) AWS
7 4 (18.18%) SIEM
7 4 (18.18%) Network Segmentation
8 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) GCP
8 3 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.64%) Wireless
8 3 (13.64%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) OSPF

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Azure
2 5 (22.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (18.18%) AWS
4 3 (13.64%) GCP
5 2 (9.09%) Akamai
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (9.09%) Mimecast
5 2 (9.09%) PaaS
6 1 (4.55%) IaaS
6 1 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (4.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 5 (22.73%) SD-WAN
5 4 (18.18%) VoIP
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) WLAN
6 3 (13.64%) BGP
6 3 (13.64%) Internet
6 3 (13.64%) OSPF
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
7 2 (9.09%) Multicast
7 2 (9.09%) VLAN
7 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Junior
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) OAuth
1 1 (4.55%) Regular Expression
1 1 (4.55%) SAML
1 1 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (22.73%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (18.18%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (18.18%) SIEM
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (9.09%) Kanban
5 2 (9.09%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Go
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) CCIE
2 2 (9.09%) CISM
2 2 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (4.55%) CCENT
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCSP
3 1 (4.55%) CEH
3 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) GCFA
3 1 (4.55%) GCIH
3 1 (4.55%) GIAC
3 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) NIST
2 1 (4.55%) COBIT
2 1 (4.55%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (4.55%) NCSC
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.55%) Snort
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) CASB
2 1 (4.55%) EnCase
2 1 (4.55%) FTK
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) Suricata
2 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Meraki
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Arista
4 2 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) AlienVault
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) Broadcom
5 1 (4.55%) Cellebrite
5 1 (4.55%) FireEye
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.55%) Zscaler