Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 174 152
Rank change year-on-year -25 -22 +44
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.89% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.24% 8.15% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 73
City of London median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% -3.03%
10th Percentile £409 £328 £288
90th Percentile £638 £590 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 882 675 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.64% 10.96% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 515 580
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £235 £207 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.85% -16.34% +28.34%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.98 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £21.34
% change year-on-year -9.85% -5.92% +13.21%

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 25 May 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 31 (56.36%) Firewall
2 29 (52.73%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Windows
4 14 (25.45%) ITIL
4 14 (25.45%) Information Security
5 13 (23.64%) CISSP
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco
6 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
7 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 10 (18.18%) Wireless
8 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (16.36%) F5
9 9 (16.36%) Banking
9 9 (16.36%) McAfee
9 9 (16.36%) BGP
9 9 (16.36%) Unix
9 9 (16.36%) WAN
10 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (14.55%) Juniper
10 8 (14.55%) OSPF
10 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.55%) DevOps
11 7 (12.73%) Palo Alto
11 7 (12.73%) Retail
11 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
11 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
11 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
11 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (12.73%) IaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.73%) IaaS
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.27%) PaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Office 365
4 2 (3.64%) SaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) Wireless
3 9 (16.36%) BGP
3 9 (16.36%) WAN
4 8 (14.55%) OSPF
5 7 (12.73%) LAN
6 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (10.91%) MPLS
6 6 (10.91%) NGN
6 6 (10.91%) VPN
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (9.09%) ISDN
7 5 (9.09%) Multicast
8 4 (7.27%) DNS
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (5.45%) H.323
9 3 (5.45%) Junos
9 3 (5.45%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Big Data
1 2 (3.64%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) GitLab
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Liquibase
General
1 29 (52.73%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Retail
4 4 (7.27%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.45%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Marketing
6 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.82%) Advertising
7 1 (1.82%) Electronics
7 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Network Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Security Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) JSON
2 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Equities
6 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.82%) PACS
6 1 (1.82%) SCADA
6 1 (1.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Unix
3 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) zOS
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) VMS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Information Security
1 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) DevOps
4 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
5 6 (10.91%) Network Management
6 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 5 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (7.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.27%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Python
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) CISSP
2 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) CEH
4 3 (5.45%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (5.45%) GIAC
4 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) CISM
5 2 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.64%) SANS
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CISA
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) GDPR
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
3 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) CASB
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.82%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
2 1 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.82%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.82%) QRadar
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco
2 9 (16.36%) F5
2 9 (16.36%) McAfee
3 8 (14.55%) Juniper
4 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
4 7 (12.73%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.27%) FireEye
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.45%) Bloomberg
6 3 (5.45%) NetScout
6 3 (5.45%) Reuters
6 3 (5.45%) SevOne
6 3 (5.45%) Sun
6 3 (5.45%) VMware
7 2 (3.64%) Infoblox
7 2 (3.64%) Lumension
7 2 (3.64%) Qualys
7 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.64%) Splunk