Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 112 182
Rank change year-on-year -42 +70 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 19 12 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.67% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 5.13% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 38
10th Percentile £429 £210 £324
25th Percentile £500 £220 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £240 £498
Median % change year-on-year +129.17% -51.76% -5.24%
75th Percentile £618 £434 £598
90th Percentile £670 £518 £654
Central London median daily rate £550 £275 £500
% change year-on-year +100.00% -45.00% +7.53%
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 325 234 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.45% 13.13% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 186 493
10th Percentile £300 £238 £201
25th Percentile £413 £371 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.39%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £509 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +1.75% +8.11% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
10th Percentile £16.20 £25.35 £13.83
25th Percentile £21.00 £29.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +82.93% +17.14%
75th Percentile £37.75 £50.00 £40.40
90th Percentile " £57.05 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +78.57% +20.00%

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 15 October 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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 7 (36.84%) Azure
3 7 (36.84%) Meraki
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (26.32%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (26.32%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (21.05%) SD-WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Network Design
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) WLAN
6 4 (21.05%) SLA
6 4 (21.05%) MPLS
6 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) BGP
7 3 (15.79%) Nagios
7 3 (15.79%) Broadband
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) IPv6
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (15.79%) Multicast

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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (10.53%) AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (10.53%) Mimecast
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CodeBuild
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CodeDeploy
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.26%) CloudFront
4 1 (5.26%) GCP
4 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 4 (21.05%) BGP
4 4 (21.05%) MPLS
4 4 (21.05%) OSPF
4 4 (21.05%) SD-WAN
4 4 (21.05%) VoIP
4 4 (21.05%) WLAN
5 3 (15.79%) Broadband
5 3 (15.79%) IPv6
5 3 (15.79%) Multicast
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
6 2 (10.53%) VLAN
6 2 (10.53%) WAAS
7 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Presentation Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Principal Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) OAuth
1 1 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) Network Segmentation
2 5 (26.32%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Network Design
4 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Architectural Design
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (10.53%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (10.53%) SABSA
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (5.26%) CCSA
3 1 (5.26%) CCSP
3 1 (5.26%) CEH
3 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) NCSC
3 1 (5.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Nagios
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Terraform
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Meraki
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) AlienVault
5 1 (5.26%) Arista
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com