Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 203 195
Rank change year-on-year +53 -8 -54
Contract jobs citing Network Security 69 59 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.22% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 7.67% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 42
City of London median daily rate £463 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% - +18.31%
10th Percentile £330 £355 £357
90th Percentile £635 £677 £604
Central London median daily rate £458 £475 £513
% change year-on-year -3.68% -7.32% +15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 610 769 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.81% 10.78% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 594 593
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £196 £157 £208
90th Percentile £659 £638 £635
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.30
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.61% +13.70% -13.16%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in the City of London.

Contractor 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 7 December 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
Moorgate - 3 £300 -
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
Network Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 41 (59.42%) Firewall
2 33 (47.83%) Cisco
3 23 (33.33%) LAN
4 20 (28.99%) WAN
5 19 (27.54%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (26.09%) Finance
6 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (26.09%) Palo Alto
7 14 (20.29%) VPN
7 14 (20.29%) Windows
8 13 (18.84%) ITIL
8 13 (18.84%) OSPF
8 13 (18.84%) BGP
8 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
9 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
9 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (15.94%) CCNP
10 11 (15.94%) VoIP
11 10 (14.49%) IPsec
11 10 (14.49%) Wireless
11 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.04%) Azure
12 9 (13.04%) AWS
12 9 (13.04%) Change Management
12 9 (13.04%) Python
13 8 (11.59%) Linux
13 8 (11.59%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (11.59%) Multicast
13 8 (11.59%) Cisco IPT

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
1 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) AWS
1 9 (13.04%) Azure
2 5 (7.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) GCP
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (59.42%) Firewall
2 23 (33.33%) LAN
3 20 (28.99%) WAN
4 19 (27.54%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (20.29%) VPN
6 13 (18.84%) BGP
6 13 (18.84%) OSPF
7 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (15.94%) VoIP
9 10 (14.49%) IPsec
9 10 (14.49%) Wireless
10 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (11.59%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (11.59%) IP Telephony
10 8 (11.59%) Multicast
11 7 (10.14%) DNS
11 7 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (10.14%) MPLS
11 7 (10.14%) VLAN
12 6 (8.70%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.99%) Security Engineer
3 19 (27.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.90%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Unix
4 3 (4.35%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Debian
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
4 9 (13.04%) Change Management
5 8 (11.59%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (10.14%) Information Security
6 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
7 6 (8.70%) SDLC
7 6 (8.70%) SIEM
8 5 (7.25%) Data Security
8 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (7.25%) Migration
8 5 (7.25%) Project Management
8 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.25%) Statistics
9 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.80%) Network Design
9 4 (5.80%) Network Management
10 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) Python
2 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (2.90%) C++
3 2 (2.90%) Perl
3 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNP
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) CCNA
5 4 (5.80%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.35%) CCSP
6 3 (4.35%) CISSP
7 2 (2.90%) CCENT
7 2 (2.90%) CCSA
7 2 (2.90%) CCSE
7 2 (2.90%) CISM
7 2 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) CCIP
8 1 (1.45%) CISMP
8 1 (1.45%) CRISC
8 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.90%) NIST
2 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.45%) NCSC
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) Cisco
2 18 (26.09%) Palo Alto
3 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.70%) F5
5 6 (8.70%) VMware
6 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.80%) Juniper
8 3 (4.35%) Apple
8 3 (4.35%) NetScout
8 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.35%) SevOne
9 2 (2.90%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (2.90%) Citrix
9 2 (2.90%) ForeScout
9 2 (2.90%) Meraki
9 2 (2.90%) Mitel
9 2 (2.90%) Reuters
9 2 (2.90%) Sun