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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 154 147 122
Rank change year-on-year -7 -25 +75
Contract jobs citing Network Security 42 21 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.70% 7.29% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 10
10th Percentile £366 £413 £346
25th Percentile £452 £422 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £620 £513 £468
Median % change year-on-year +20.98% +9.63% -6.50%
75th Percentile £741 £578 £570
90th Percentile £873 £694 £643
Central London median daily rate £620 £500 £493
% change year-on-year +24.00% +1.52% -1.50%

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 433 288 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.98% 9.01% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 224 191
10th Percentile £313 £327 £213
25th Percentile £413 £413 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £704 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
10th Percentile £24.50 £12.93 £24.12
25th Percentile £26.00 £15.06 £32.24
Median hourly rate £41.25 £27.00 £37.63
Median % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.24% +18.50%
75th Percentile £62.75 £37.75 £43.09
90th Percentile £67.55 - £51.14
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +84.44% -40.00% +40.19%

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 2 July 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 15 (35.71%) Azure
2 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
3 12 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (23.81%) Firewall
5 9 (21.43%) WAN
5 9 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (19.05%) AWS
6 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) Linux
6 8 (19.05%) Migration
6 8 (19.05%) Information Security
7 7 (16.67%) Unix
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco
7 7 (16.67%) Terraform
7 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 7 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (14.29%) Public Cloud
8 6 (14.29%) VPN
8 6 (14.29%) Windows
8 6 (14.29%) Python
8 6 (14.29%) LAN
8 6 (14.29%) Juniper
8 6 (14.29%) MPLS
8 6 (14.29%) Azure Storage
9 5 (11.90%) Social Skills
9 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (11.90%) Application Security

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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (35.71%) Azure
2 8 (19.05%) AWS
3 6 (14.29%) Azure Storage
4 5 (11.90%) PaaS
5 4 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (7.14%) GCP
6 3 (7.14%) Serverless
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Stack
7 2 (4.76%) IaaS
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.38%) SaaS
8 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (14.29%) MPLS
3 6 (14.29%) VPN
4 5 (11.90%) BGP
5 4 (9.52%) DWDM
5 4 (9.52%) Internet
5 4 (9.52%) OSPF
5 4 (9.52%) SSL
5 4 (9.52%) Wireless
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (7.14%) SD-WAN
6 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.76%) Broadband
7 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.76%) HSRP
7 2 (4.76%) IPsec
7 2 (4.76%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Architect
1 8 (19.05%) Network Engineer
1 8 (19.05%) Security Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) GraphQL
2 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) ARM Templates
3 1 (2.38%) LDAP
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) OAuth
3 1 (2.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.76%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.38%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.38%) Equities
5 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Unix
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
2 9 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (19.05%) Information Security
3 8 (19.05%) Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 6 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (11.90%) Application Security
6 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (11.90%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) CI/CD
7 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) High Availability
7 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
7 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Python
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) CCNP
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) CISSP
3 3 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCSA
5 1 (2.38%) CCSE
5 1 (2.38%) CompTIA CySA+
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) GCIH
5 1 (2.38%) GSEC
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) NCSC
1 2 (4.76%) NIST
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) RMADS
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Terraform
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 6 (14.29%) Juniper
4 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) F5
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Zscaler
6 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.38%) Broadcom
6 1 (2.38%) Carbon Black
6 1 (2.38%) FireEye
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.38%) Meraki
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) VMware