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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 136 157
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 6.78% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 27
Median daily rate £500 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £519 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 353 398 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.38% 11.69% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 293 507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £298 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 44 (72.13%) Firewall
2 33 (54.10%) Finance
3 31 (50.82%) Cisco
4 20 (32.79%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (32.79%) Palo Alto
5 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
6 18 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (29.51%) Banking
7 16 (26.23%) Data Centre
8 14 (22.95%) Unix
9 13 (21.31%) Windows
9 13 (21.31%) Linux
9 13 (21.31%) Information Security
10 12 (19.67%) SQL
10 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
10 12 (19.67%) CCNP
11 10 (16.39%) Juniper
11 10 (16.39%) VPN
12 9 (14.75%) CCSP
12 9 (14.75%) CISSP
12 9 (14.75%) Wireless
12 9 (14.75%) Financial Institution
12 9 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (13.11%) Network Design
13 8 (13.11%) WAN
14 7 (11.48%) LAN
14 7 (11.48%) OSPF
14 7 (11.48%) CCSE
14 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (11.48%) Security Operations

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 (4.92%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.92%) Jupyter
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.92%) GitHub
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (72.13%) Firewall
2 20 (32.79%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.39%) VPN
5 9 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (14.75%) Wireless
6 8 (13.11%) WAN
7 7 (11.48%) LAN
7 7 (11.48%) OSPF
8 6 (9.84%) BGP
8 6 (9.84%) NX-OS
9 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.56%) BIG-IP
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (4.92%) Internet
11 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
11 3 (4.92%) SSL
11 3 (4.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (4.92%) Big Data
1 3 (4.92%) Cloudera CDH
1 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.92%) HBase
1 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) git-flow
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (54.10%) Finance
2 18 (29.51%) Banking
3 9 (14.75%) Financial Institution
4 6 (9.84%) Retail
5 5 (8.20%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Network Security Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Security Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Security Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) Data Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.64%) RESTful
1 1 (1.64%) SOAP
1 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Equities
3 5 (8.20%) Fixed Income
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Unix
2 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) Windows
3 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Information Security
2 8 (13.11%) Network Design
3 7 (11.48%) Security Operations
3 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
4 6 (9.84%) Change Management
4 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (9.84%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.20%) Service Management
5 5 (8.20%) Threat Detection
5 5 (8.20%) Use Case
6 4 (6.56%) Data Security
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.56%) Open Source
6 4 (6.56%) SIEM
6 4 (6.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.92%) PHP
4 3 (4.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.67%) CCNP
3 9 (14.75%) CCSP
3 9 (14.75%) CISSP
4 7 (11.48%) CCSE
5 6 (9.84%) CCMSE
6 5 (8.20%) CISM
6 5 (8.20%) CNA
6 5 (8.20%) GCIA
6 5 (8.20%) GCIH
6 5 (8.20%) GIAC
6 5 (8.20%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (8.20%) Novell Certification
6 5 (8.20%) SANS
7 3 (4.92%) CCIE
7 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.28%) CCDE
8 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.64%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) HDFS
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Firmware
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (6.56%) Nagios
2 4 (6.56%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) Grafana
3 3 (4.92%) Graphite
3 3 (4.92%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Cisco
2 20 (32.79%) Palo Alto
3 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
4 10 (16.39%) Juniper
5 6 (9.84%) F5
6 5 (8.20%) Sun
7 4 (6.56%) Blue Coat
7 4 (6.56%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.92%) Cloudera
8 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.92%) SaltStack
8 3 (4.92%) Tufin
9 2 (3.28%) Aruba
9 2 (3.28%) Avaya
9 2 (3.28%) FireEye
9 2 (3.28%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.28%) Nortel
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle
9 2 (3.28%) TippingPoint
9 2 (3.28%) VMware
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