Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 191 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 -53 +57
Contract jobs citing Network Security 58 62 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.87% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 8.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 87
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £367 £316 £319
90th Percentile £656 £603 £575
Central London median daily rate £465 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -9.27% +20.59% -5.56%
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 762 751 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.90% 10.54% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 586 730
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £161 £213 £286
90th Percentile £634 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.28 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.63% -10.75% +7.10%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 32 (55.17%) Firewall
2 26 (44.83%) Finance
3 25 (43.10%) Cisco
4 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
6 19 (32.76%) CCNP
7 16 (27.59%) ITIL
8 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (24.14%) F5
9 14 (24.14%) LAN
9 14 (24.14%) WAN
9 14 (24.14%) Information Security
10 13 (22.41%) Wireless
11 12 (20.69%) CISSP
12 11 (18.97%) BGP
12 11 (18.97%) VPN
12 11 (18.97%) OSPF
12 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (18.97%) Palo Alto
13 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
13 9 (15.52%) Blue Coat
13 9 (15.52%) ProxySG
13 9 (15.52%) ISDN
13 9 (15.52%) MPLS
13 9 (15.52%) Juniper
13 9 (15.52%) CCNA
14 8 (13.79%) Migration
14 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS

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 6 (10.34%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
3 3 (5.17%) PaaS
3 3 (5.17%) SaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) Office 365
5 1 (1.72%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (55.17%) Firewall
2 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (24.14%) LAN
3 14 (24.14%) WAN
4 13 (22.41%) Wireless
5 11 (18.97%) BGP
5 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (18.97%) OSPF
5 11 (18.97%) VPN
6 9 (15.52%) ISDN
6 9 (15.52%) MPLS
7 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (12.07%) Multicast
8 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.34%) DNS
9 6 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.62%) DHCP
10 5 (8.62%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.62%) Internet
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) Legal
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Advertising
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) French Language
6 1 (1.72%) German Language
6 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Security Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Security Specialist
4 7 (12.07%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Azure Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Network Support
6 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XMPP
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.72%) COM
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) OAuth
4 1 (1.72%) ODBC
4 1 (1.72%) OpenID
4 1 (1.72%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.72%) SAML
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) CESG
5 2 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 14 (24.14%) Information Security
3 8 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (13.79%) Migration
3 8 (13.79%) SIEM
4 7 (12.07%) Project Management
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
5 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.90%) Network Management
7 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Java
1 3 (5.17%) Perl
1 3 (5.17%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) C
2 2 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (32.76%) CCNP
3 12 (20.69%) CISSP
4 9 (15.52%) CCNA
5 5 (8.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (6.90%) CCIE
6 4 (6.90%) CCSE
6 4 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (6.90%) CISM
6 4 (6.90%) Degree
7 3 (5.17%) GIAC
7 3 (5.17%) MCSE
7 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (3.45%) CCSM
8 2 (3.45%) CISA
8 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) GDPR
1 4 (6.90%) HIPAA
1 4 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) FedRAMP
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.45%) Firmware
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.45%) CASB
2 2 (3.45%) CSIRT
2 2 (3.45%) Nagios
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.72%) Istio
3 1 (1.72%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Cisco
2 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
3 14 (24.14%) F5
4 11 (18.97%) Palo Alto
5 9 (15.52%) Blue Coat
5 9 (15.52%) Juniper
6 8 (13.79%) SolarWinds
7 6 (10.34%) Meraki
8 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.90%) Forcepoint
9 4 (6.90%) VMware
10 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.17%) Zscaler
11 2 (3.45%) AlgoSec
11 2 (3.45%) Aruba
11 2 (3.45%) FireEye
11 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.45%) Google
11 2 (3.45%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.45%) Ruckus Wireless