Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 190 196
Rank change year-on-year +59 +6 -38
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.02% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 9.14% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 57 46
City of London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £374
90th Percentile £625 £665 £606
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 495 755 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.68% 11.17% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 572 586
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £207 £165 £231
90th Percentile £675 £638 £621
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +18.75% -15.79%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £31.10 £22.55
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%

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 23 February 2020.

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

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 3 £300 -
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
Network Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) Cisco
3 16 (29.09%) LAN
4 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (27.27%) Palo Alto
5 14 (25.45%) WAN
5 14 (25.45%) VPN
5 14 (25.45%) Finance
6 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
8 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (18.18%) CCNP
8 10 (18.18%) OSPF
8 10 (18.18%) BGP
9 9 (16.36%) ITIL
9 9 (16.36%) IPsec
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (14.55%) Azure
10 8 (14.55%) AWS
10 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
11 7 (12.73%) Security Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Information Security
11 7 (12.73%) IP Telephony
11 7 (12.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (12.73%) VLAN
11 7 (12.73%) Windows
11 7 (12.73%) Linux
11 7 (12.73%) VoIP
11 7 (12.73%) Python
11 7 (12.73%) Microsoft

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%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) AWS
1 8 (14.55%) Azure
2 5 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) GCP
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 16 (29.09%) LAN
3 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (25.45%) VPN
4 14 (25.45%) WAN
5 10 (18.18%) BGP
5 10 (18.18%) OSPF
6 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (16.36%) IPsec
7 7 (12.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (12.73%) IP Telephony
7 7 (12.73%) MPLS
7 7 (12.73%) VLAN
7 7 (12.73%) VoIP
8 6 (10.91%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (10.91%) VRRP
8 6 (10.91%) Wireless
8 6 (10.91%) WLAN
9 5 (9.09%) HSRP
9 5 (9.09%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 20 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 20 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) IT Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) CCTV
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.82%) CentOS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.73%) Information Security
4 7 (12.73%) Security Testing
5 6 (10.91%) SDLC
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (9.09%) SIEM
6 5 (9.09%) Statistics
7 4 (7.27%) Migration
7 4 (7.27%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.45%) Due Diligence
8 3 (5.45%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.45%) Security Architecture
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.45%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Python
2 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
2 6 (10.91%) Ruby
3 2 (3.64%) C++
3 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.18%) CCNP
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) CCSP
5 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 2 (3.64%) CCENT
6 2 (3.64%) CCSA
6 2 (3.64%) CCSE
6 2 (3.64%) CISM
6 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CISMP
7 1 (1.82%) CRISC
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) NIST
2 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) NCSC
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco
2 15 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.64%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) Arista
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) ForeScout
6 2 (3.64%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.82%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.82%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.82%) Juniper
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) Ping Identity
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) Zscaler