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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 99 163
Rank change year-on-year -37 +64  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.92% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 13.65% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 27
Median daily rate £513 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.12% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £575 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £38.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +15.78% -6.46%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 341 469 748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.43% 14.03% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 1008 1589
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 19 43
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £18.05 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 26 (49.06%) Firewall
2 24 (45.28%) Finance
3 21 (39.62%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (24.53%) CCNP
5 13 (24.53%) Banking
5 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
6 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
7 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (16.98%) Windows
9 9 (16.98%) WAN
9 9 (16.98%) VPN
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.98%) Information Security
9 9 (16.98%) Wireless
9 9 (16.98%) Palo Alto
10 8 (15.09%) OSPF
10 8 (15.09%) BGP
10 8 (15.09%) LAN
11 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
11 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
11 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
11 7 (13.21%) Unix
11 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (11.32%) SIEM
12 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.32%) VMware

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 3 (5.66%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.89%) Drupal
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) IaaS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.77%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) Firewall
2 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (16.98%) VPN
4 9 (16.98%) WAN
4 9 (16.98%) Wireless
5 8 (15.09%) BGP
5 8 (15.09%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) OSPF
6 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (9.43%) MPLS
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.55%) HSRP
8 4 (7.55%) VLAN
8 4 (7.55%) WLAN
9 3 (5.66%) DMVPN
9 3 (5.66%) DNS
9 3 (5.66%) HTTP
9 3 (5.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
1 1 (1.89%) Cloudera CDH
1 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.89%) HBase
1 1 (1.89%) Impala
1 1 (1.89%) MySQL
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQLite
1 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.89%) git-flow
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Front Office
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Architect
4 8 (15.09%) Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Security Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Security Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Network Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) TOGAF Architect
8 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.66%) Asset Management Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.77%) RESTful
1 2 (3.77%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) HTML5
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) PySpark
2 1 (1.89%) scikit-learn
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Information Security
3 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
3 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
3 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
3 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (11.32%) Data Security
4 6 (11.32%) Network Design
4 6 (11.32%) SIEM
5 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.55%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) Threat Detection
7 3 (5.66%) SDLC
7 3 (5.66%) Security Operations
7 3 (5.66%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) Python
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) COBOL
3 1 (1.89%) C-shell
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) Korn
3 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) PHP
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
3 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCNP
3 5 (9.43%) CCIE
3 5 (9.43%) CISSP
3 5 (9.43%) GIAC
3 5 (9.43%) SANS
4 4 (7.55%) CCSE
4 4 (7.55%) CNA
4 4 (7.55%) GCIA
4 4 (7.55%) GCIH
4 4 (7.55%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (7.55%) Novell Certification
4 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.66%) CCMSE
5 3 (5.66%) CCNA
5 3 (5.66%) CCSP
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) CEH
6 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) COBIT
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.66%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.89%) HDFS
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) KVM
4 1 (1.89%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Nessus
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.89%) Control-M
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.89%) Oozie
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco
2 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Palo Alto
4 6 (11.32%) Citrix
4 6 (11.32%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) F5
5 4 (7.55%) Juniper
5 4 (7.55%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.66%) Apple
6 3 (5.66%) Avaya
6 3 (5.66%) Lotus
7 2 (3.77%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.77%) Nortel
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.77%) Qualys
7 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
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