Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 123 191
Rank change year-on-year +8 +68 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 48 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 1.20% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 11.97% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 48
10th Percentile £385 £350 £313
25th Percentile £413 £355 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £413 £500
Median % change year-on-year +21.21% -17.50% +2.56%
75th Percentile £563 £509 £566
90th Percentile £703 £576 £686
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +2.56%

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 257 401 761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.46% 10.01% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 290 586
10th Percentile £338 £207 £191
25th Percentile £408 £328 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £464
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +3.06%
75th Percentile £575 £566 £573
90th Percentile £675 £651 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
10th Percentile £12.93 £16.39 £17.94
25th Percentile £15.06 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £20.25 £31.75 £21.32
Median % change year-on-year -36.22% +48.90% +17.80%
75th Percentile £23.00 £42.25 £29.00
90th Percentile " £52.83 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £30.05 £20.65
% change year-on-year -32.61% +45.56% +21.98%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +3 1 £475 +26.67%
Network Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 10 (37.04%) Azure
5 9 (33.33%) AWS
6 7 (25.93%) WAN
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
7 6 (22.22%) VPN
7 6 (22.22%) Python
8 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (18.52%) Information Security
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (18.52%) F5
8 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (14.81%) Ansible
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
9 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
9 4 (14.81%) VMware NSX
9 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (14.81%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
9 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
9 4 (14.81%) VMware
9 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint

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 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Azure
2 9 (33.33%) AWS
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (11.11%) GCP
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Akamai
4 2 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (7.41%) SaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Serverless
5 1 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Functions
5 1 (3.70%) IaaS
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) VPN
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (14.81%) Internet
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) BGP
6 3 (11.11%) LAN
6 3 (11.11%) Multicast
6 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 3 (11.11%) OSPF
6 3 (11.11%) SD-WAN
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.41%) IPv4
7 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
7 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Information Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.70%) REST
1 1 (3.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
3 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Information Security
1 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Workshop Facilitation
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.11%) Project Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Kanban
4 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) SIEM
4 2 (7.41%) Time Management
4 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) R
3 1 (3.70%) Go
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CCIE
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) CEH
2 2 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCSA
3 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CISA
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) GCFA
3 1 (3.70%) GCIH
3 1 (3.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (7.41%) NIST
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware NSX
2 2 (7.41%) Docker
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) CASB
2 3 (11.11%) Terraform
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (7.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) EnCase
4 1 (3.70%) FTK
4 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Salt
4 1 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.70%) Suricata
4 1 (3.70%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) F5
3 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
3 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) Meraki
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) Arista
5 2 (7.41%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (7.41%) ExtraHop
5 2 (7.41%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.70%) Cellebrite
6 1 (3.70%) FireEye
6 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.70%) Trend Micro
6 1 (3.70%) Zscaler