Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 167 108 143
Rank change year-on-year -59 +35 +47
Contract jobs citing Network Security 19 24 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.87% 9.16% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 44
10th Percentile £403 £219 £329
25th Percentile £455 £254 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £413 £450
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -8.33% -10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £531 £528
90th Percentile £666 £605 £634
Central London median daily rate £538 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +26.47% -5.56% -3.23%

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 390 262 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.71% 12.42% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 213 397
10th Percentile £301 £238 £192
25th Percentile £455 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £551
90th Percentile £700 £630 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £427
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.10% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £18.60 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £41.69 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +12.20% +9.28%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022, 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 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Azure
4 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) BGP
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) CCNP
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) Python
6 3 (15.79%) Broadband
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) SLA
6 3 (15.79%) Nagios
6 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) IPv6
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) Network Design
6 3 (15.79%) CI/CD
6 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto

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%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Azure
2 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (5.26%) AWS
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CodeBuild
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CodeDeploy
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Stack
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Storage
3 1 (5.26%) CloudFront
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) BGP
2 4 (21.05%) MPLS
2 4 (21.05%) OSPF
2 4 (21.05%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) Broadband
3 3 (15.79%) IPv6
3 3 (15.79%) Multicast
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) IPsec
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAAS
5 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) FTP
5 1 (5.26%) SNMP
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 2 (10.53%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Principal Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
3 3 (15.79%) CI/CD
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Architectural Design
4 2 (10.53%) B2B
4 2 (10.53%) Data Security
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 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%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (5.26%) CASB
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.26%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) Arista
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Zscaler