Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 195 174
Rank change year-on-year +20 -21 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 64 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.99% 0.76% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.78% 6.02% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 48
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £341 £388 £361
90th Percentile £706 £638 £595
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £33.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 - -

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 729 880 687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.32% 12.58% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 693 517
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £203 £231 £198
90th Percentile £658 £618 £618
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.06% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 21
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.10 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.56% -14.44% -8.02%
10th Percentile £18.47 £12.13 £12.88
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.10 £21.16
% change year-on-year +47.79% -14.44% -0.87%

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 19 May 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

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 38 (59.38%) Firewall
2 32 (50.00%) Cisco
3 27 (42.19%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (40.63%) Finance
5 25 (39.06%) VPN
6 20 (31.25%) ITIL
7 18 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (26.56%) WAN
9 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (23.44%) CCIE
10 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
11 14 (21.88%) CCNP
11 14 (21.88%) Information Security
11 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (21.88%) F5
12 13 (20.31%) Wireless
13 12 (18.75%) Change Management
13 12 (18.75%) DHCP
13 12 (18.75%) DNS
13 12 (18.75%) OSPF
13 12 (18.75%) BGP
13 12 (18.75%) Internet
13 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
14 11 (17.19%) MPLS
14 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (17.19%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
15 10 (15.63%) CISSP
15 10 (15.63%) Linux
15 10 (15.63%) LAN

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 4 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Datadog
3 5 (7.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) Office 365
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.13%) IaaS
6 2 (3.13%) PaaS
6 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (59.38%) Firewall
2 25 (39.06%) VPN
3 18 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (26.56%) WAN
5 13 (20.31%) Wireless
6 12 (18.75%) BGP
6 12 (18.75%) DHCP
6 12 (18.75%) DNS
6 12 (18.75%) Internet
6 12 (18.75%) OSPF
6 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 11 (17.19%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (17.19%) MPLS
8 10 (15.63%) LAN
9 8 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (10.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
11 6 (9.38%) Multicast
11 6 (9.38%) VLAN
11 6 (9.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 26 (40.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Law
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) French Language
4 1 (1.56%) German Language
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Security Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) Security Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Network Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Network Security Analyst
10 4 (6.25%) Architect
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) IT Manager
10 4 (6.25%) Security Architect
10 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
10 4 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) JSON
1 4 (6.25%) Regular Expression
1 4 (6.25%) YAML
2 3 (4.69%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.25%) PKI
4 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Clustering
5 2 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Tandem
5 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (21.88%) Information Security
4 12 (18.75%) Change Management
5 9 (14.06%) DevOps
5 9 (14.06%) Incident Management
5 9 (14.06%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (14.06%) Security Operations
5 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.94%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (10.94%) SIEM
7 6 (9.38%) Data Loss Prevention
7 6 (9.38%) Database Security
7 6 (9.38%) Network Management
8 5 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (7.81%) Network Architecture
8 5 (7.81%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (7.81%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) AWK
3 1 (1.56%) C++
3 1 (1.56%) Groovy
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (23.44%) CCIE
3 14 (21.88%) CCNP
4 10 (15.63%) CISSP
4 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
5 9 (14.06%) CISM
6 7 (10.94%) CCDP
6 7 (10.94%) CCNA
7 6 (9.38%) CISA
8 5 (7.81%) CCDE
8 5 (7.81%) Degree
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (7.81%) RHCE
8 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.69%) CISMP
9 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (4.69%) CRISC
9 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.13%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) COBIT
1 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Docker
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
5 1 (1.56%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Ansible
2 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.81%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) vMotion
4 2 (3.13%) CASB
4 2 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
3 14 (21.88%) F5
4 10 (15.63%) Palo Alto
5 9 (14.06%) Splunk
6 7 (10.94%) Riverbed
7 6 (9.38%) HP
8 5 (7.81%) ArcSight
8 5 (7.81%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.81%) Qualys
8 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.25%) Arista
9 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.25%) Google
9 4 (6.25%) Meraki
9 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.25%) VMware
10 3 (4.69%) Citrix
11 2 (3.13%) Symantec