Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 160 178
Rank change year-on-year -29 +18 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 57 76 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.81% 1.25% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 9.66% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 47
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £330
90th Percentile £606 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
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 731 787 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.35% 12.95% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 611 518
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £281 £225
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -20.83% +28.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.34 £15.45
90th Percentile £22.55 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £21.66
% change year-on-year -18.42% -12.27% +15.82%

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 February 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 19 February 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 28 (49.12%) Firewall
1 28 (49.12%) Finance
2 20 (35.09%) Windows
3 16 (28.07%) Banking
4 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (21.05%) Information Security
6 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 12 (21.05%) DevOps
7 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
7 11 (19.30%) Cisco
7 11 (19.30%) CISSP
7 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
8 10 (17.54%) Linux
8 10 (17.54%) WAN
8 10 (17.54%) ITIL
8 10 (17.54%) High Availability
8 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
9 9 (15.79%) Network Design
9 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.79%) VPN
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.28%) IaaS
11 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
11 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.53%) 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 2 (3.51%) Apache
1 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.51%) Jetty
1 2 (3.51%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) IaaS
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) PaaS
4 3 (5.26%) SaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.51%) GitHub
5 2 (3.51%) Route 53
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) WAN
3 9 (15.79%) VPN
4 7 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.53%) BGP
5 6 (10.53%) LAN
6 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
6 5 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (8.77%) IPsec
6 5 (8.77%) Multicast
6 5 (8.77%) OSPF
7 4 (7.02%) HTTP
7 4 (7.02%) IPv4
7 4 (7.02%) NGN
7 4 (7.02%) Wireless
8 3 (5.26%) Broadband
8 3 (5.26%) DNS
8 3 (5.26%) ISDN
8 3 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Blockchain
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.51%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Maven
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
2 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.75%) GitLab
3 1 (1.75%) Liquibase
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (49.12%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.02%) Legal
6 3 (5.26%) Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) Retail
8 1 (1.75%) Electronics
8 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Network Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) LDAP
2 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.51%) Hystrix
2 2 (3.51%) LAMP
2 2 (3.51%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) OAuth
2 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (3.51%) Spring
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Credit Risk
2 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) CMDB
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) PACS
6 1 (1.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) zOS
5 2 (3.51%) Debian
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) VMS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (21.05%) DevOps
3 12 (21.05%) Information Security
4 10 (17.54%) High Availability
4 10 (17.54%) ITIL
5 9 (15.79%) Network Design
6 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.53%) Release Management
7 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
7 6 (10.53%) Security Operations
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.77%) Cryptography
8 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.77%) Scrum
9 4 (7.02%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (7.02%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (7.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C#
1 5 (8.77%) Java
1 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
1 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
1 5 (8.77%) Python
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
1 5 (8.77%) TypeScript
2 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) C-shell
3 1 (1.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) CISSP
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) CCNP
4 4 (7.02%) CCIE
4 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) GIAC
4 4 (7.02%) SANS
5 2 (3.51%) CCIE Service Provider
5 2 (3.51%) CCMSE
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) CCSE
5 2 (3.51%) CCSP
5 2 (3.51%) CEH
5 2 (3.51%) CISM
5 2 (3.51%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.51%) GCIA
5 2 (3.51%) GCIH
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) COBIT
1 2 (3.51%) GDPR
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (3.51%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Firmware
2 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.75%) iptables
3 1 (1.75%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) CSIRT
2 2 (3.51%) Grafana
2 2 (3.51%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.51%) Kibana
2 2 (3.51%) logstash
2 2 (3.51%) Nagios
2 2 (3.51%) Packer
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) QRadar
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SELinux
3 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
2 11 (19.30%) Cisco
2 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Juniper
4 6 (10.53%) McAfee
5 3 (5.26%) F5
5 3 (5.26%) FireEye
6 2 (3.51%) Avaya
6 2 (3.51%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.51%) New Relic
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.51%) Reuters
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) VMware