Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 190 127
Rank change year-on-year -16 -63 +78
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 54 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.82% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 7.63% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 107
City of London median daily rate £475 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +31.25% -6.16%
10th Percentile £387 £297 £286
90th Percentile £636 £670 £560
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £401
% change year-on-year -9.52% +31.00% +0.19%
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 867 708 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.31% 10.71% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 532 730
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £441
% change year-on-year - +2.16% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +3.60%
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% +1.60%

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 August 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 August 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 34 (61.82%) Firewall
2 28 (50.91%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) ITIL
3 15 (27.27%) Cisco
4 14 (25.45%) Information Security
5 13 (23.64%) Windows
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (20.00%) CISSP
7 11 (20.00%) Unix
7 11 (20.00%) BGP
8 10 (18.18%) OSPF
8 10 (18.18%) Wireless
8 10 (18.18%) F5
9 9 (16.36%) SIEM
9 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (16.36%) LAN
9 9 (16.36%) WAN
9 9 (16.36%) Juniper
9 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
9 9 (16.36%) Palo Alto
10 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
10 8 (14.55%) VPN
10 8 (14.55%) Linux
10 8 (14.55%) Project Management
10 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
11 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (12.73%) MPLS

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 3 (5.45%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Office 365
5 2 (3.64%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (61.82%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) BGP
3 10 (18.18%) OSPF
3 10 (18.18%) Wireless
4 9 (16.36%) LAN
4 9 (16.36%) WAN
5 8 (14.55%) VPN
6 7 (12.73%) MPLS
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (10.91%) Multicast
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (9.09%) IPsec
9 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.27%) ISDN
9 4 (7.27%) NGN
9 4 (7.27%) NX-OS
10 3 (5.45%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (5.45%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (50.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Retail
4 5 (9.09%) Legal
5 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.45%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (3.64%) Advertising
7 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Architect
3 6 (10.91%) Network Architect
3 6 (10.91%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Security Specialist
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Information Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) JSON
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.82%) COM
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) ODBC
3 1 (1.82%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.73%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) CESG
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) CMDB
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Equities
4 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Unix
3 8 (14.55%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 14 (25.45%) Information Security
3 9 (16.36%) SIEM
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Change Management
6 6 (10.91%) DevOps
6 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) Network Management
6 6 (10.91%) Service Management
7 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (7.27%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Python
2 5 (9.09%) Perl
3 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.45%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) SQL
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) CISSP
3 5 (9.09%) CCNP
4 4 (7.27%) CCIE
4 4 (7.27%) CISM
5 3 (5.45%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (5.45%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.64%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) CEH
6 2 (3.64%) Degree
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.82%) OSCP
7 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) GDPR
2 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.82%) PSD2
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) pfSense
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Nessus
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.82%) CASB
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.82%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Cisco
2 10 (18.18%) F5
3 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.36%) Juniper
3 9 (16.36%) Palo Alto
4 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
5 6 (10.91%) McAfee
6 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.09%) VMware
7 3 (5.45%) Bloomberg
7 3 (5.45%) FireEye
7 3 (5.45%) NetScout
7 3 (5.45%) Reuters
7 3 (5.45%) SevOne
7 3 (5.45%) Sun
7 3 (5.45%) Zscaler
8 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.64%) Qualys
8 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.64%) Splunk