Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 199 185
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 -60
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 7.05% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 39
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £325 £404 £300
90th Percentile £663 £660 £668
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 670 823 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.87% 11.88% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 648 546
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £208 £182 £201
90th Percentile £650 £638 £643
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 20
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +3.43%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.75 £12.74
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.00 £30.15
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +0.56%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019, 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 33 (60.00%) Firewall
2 26 (47.27%) Cisco
3 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
3 19 (34.55%) Finance
4 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (23.64%) WAN
4 13 (23.64%) LAN
4 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (20.00%) DNS
7 10 (18.18%) Change Management
7 10 (18.18%) Wireless
7 10 (18.18%) Palo Alto
8 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.36%) Azure
8 9 (16.36%) AWS
8 9 (16.36%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (16.36%) F5
9 8 (14.55%) Network Management
9 8 (14.55%) Information Security
9 8 (14.55%) ITIL
9 8 (14.55%) OSPF
9 8 (14.55%) BGP
9 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
10 7 (12.73%) Unix
10 7 (12.73%) VoIP
10 7 (12.73%) CCIE
10 7 (12.73%) Banking

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 (3.64%) Apache
1 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) AWS
1 9 (16.36%) Azure
2 3 (5.45%) GCP
2 3 (5.45%) IaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) PaaS
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (60.00%) Firewall
2 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (23.64%) LAN
2 13 (23.64%) WAN
3 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (20.00%) DNS
4 10 (18.18%) Wireless
5 9 (16.36%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (14.55%) BGP
6 8 (14.55%) OSPF
7 7 (12.73%) VoIP
8 6 (10.91%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (10.91%) DHCP
8 6 (10.91%) IPsec
8 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
8 6 (10.91%) VPN
9 5 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (9.09%) Internet
9 5 (9.09%) NX-OS
9 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Maven
1 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) IT Security Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Telephony Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.82%) JSON
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (9.09%) PKI
3 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.64%) Tandem
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.82%) Debian
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (18.18%) Change Management
3 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.55%) Information Security
4 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Network Management
5 6 (10.91%) Data Security
5 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design
6 5 (9.09%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (7.27%) Line Management
7 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (7.27%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.27%) Security Operations
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) Python
2 3 (5.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) AWK
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) C++
3 1 (1.82%) Groovy
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCIE
3 5 (9.09%) CISM
3 5 (9.09%) CISSP
4 4 (7.27%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (5.45%) CCNP
5 3 (5.45%) Degree
6 2 (3.64%) CCSA
6 2 (3.64%) CCSE
6 2 (3.64%) CISA
6 2 (3.64%) CISMP
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.64%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.82%) CCDA
7 1 (1.82%) CCDP
7 1 (1.82%) CRISC
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) CASB
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
3 10 (18.18%) Palo Alto
4 9 (16.36%) F5
5 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
7 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.45%) Google
7 3 (5.45%) Meraki
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.45%) NetScout
7 3 (5.45%) SevOne
7 3 (5.45%) VMware
8 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.64%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (3.64%) Mitel
8 2 (3.64%) Reuters
8 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.64%) Sun
9 1 (1.82%) NetApp