Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 137 187
Rank change year-on-year -54 +50 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 61 108 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.62% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 11.16% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 58
City of London median daily rate £525 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +5.70%
10th Percentile £357 £319 £253
90th Percentile £604 £575 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £17.24
Central London median hourly rate - - £17.24

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 745 968 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.49% 14.53% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 744 826
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £212 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 31
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -7.79%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £23.52 £48.63 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -5.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 29 (47.54%) Firewall
2 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 25 (40.98%) Cisco
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 21 (34.43%) Banking
5 19 (31.15%) WAN
6 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
7 17 (27.87%) VPN
8 16 (26.23%) LAN
8 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
9 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
11 12 (19.67%) High Availability
11 12 (19.67%) ITIL
12 11 (18.03%) CCNP
12 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (16.39%) Network Design
13 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
13 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
13 10 (16.39%) Linux
13 10 (16.39%) EIGRP
14 9 (14.75%) BGP
14 9 (14.75%) Wireless
14 9 (14.75%) Information Security
14 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
14 9 (14.75%) DevOps
14 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
15 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
15 8 (13.11%) Citrix

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 4 (6.56%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.28%) Jetty
2 2 (3.28%) nginx
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) IaaS
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) SaaS
3 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 2 (3.28%) Office 365
4 2 (3.28%) Route 53
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) Firewall
2 19 (31.15%) WAN
3 17 (27.87%) VPN
4 16 (26.23%) LAN
5 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.39%) EIGRP
6 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
7 9 (14.75%) BGP
7 9 (14.75%) Wireless
8 8 (13.11%) MPLS
9 7 (11.48%) IPsec
9 7 (11.48%) Multicast
9 7 (11.48%) OSPF
9 7 (11.48%) VLAN
9 7 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (9.84%) IPv4
10 6 (9.84%) SSL
11 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (8.20%) SNMP
12 4 (6.56%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.28%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) Blockchain
2 2 (3.28%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (3.28%) Hazelcast
2 2 (3.28%) HBase
2 2 (3.28%) Impala
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQLite
2 2 (3.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
1 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.28%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 2 (3.28%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.64%) git-flow
3 1 (1.64%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 21 (34.43%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Investment Banking
4 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.92%) Retail
7 2 (3.28%) Legal
8 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Security Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.28%) Hystrix
1 2 (3.28%) LAMP
1 2 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (3.28%) OAuth
1 2 (3.28%) PySpark
1 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (3.28%) scikit-learn
1 2 (3.28%) Spring
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Virtual Team
4 4 (6.56%) Credit Risk
4 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) iPad
7 1 (1.64%) iPhone
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Linux
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) Android
7 2 (3.28%) Debian
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) High Availability
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Network Design
4 9 (14.75%) DevOps
4 9 (14.75%) Information Security
5 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (13.11%) Security Architecture
6 6 (9.84%) Migration
7 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.20%) Scrum
7 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.56%) IT Strategy
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Release Management
8 4 (6.56%) Security Operations
8 4 (6.56%) Server Hardening
9 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Java
2 6 (9.84%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) C#
3 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.56%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.92%) Ruby
5 2 (3.28%) C
5 2 (3.28%) COBOL
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.64%) C-shell
6 1 (1.64%) Korn
6 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.03%) CCNP
3 8 (13.11%) CCIE
4 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (4.92%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (4.92%) CCMSE
5 3 (4.92%) CCSE
5 3 (4.92%) CCSP
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) CCDA
6 2 (3.28%) CISM
6 2 (3.28%) CISSP
6 2 (3.28%) GCIA
6 2 (3.28%) GCIH
6 2 (3.28%) GIAC
6 2 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Novell Certification
6 2 (3.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) COBIT
2 3 (4.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (6.56%) VMware NSX
3 4 (6.56%) vSphere
3 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.28%) Apache Flume
4 2 (3.28%) Firmware
4 2 (3.28%) HDFS
4 2 (3.28%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.64%) Docker
5 1 (1.64%) iptables
5 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) PowerCLI
2 4 (6.56%) vRealize
3 3 (4.92%) Ansible
3 3 (4.92%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.28%) Control-M
4 2 (3.28%) Grafana
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (3.28%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.28%) Kibana
4 2 (3.28%) logstash
4 2 (3.28%) Nagios
4 2 (3.28%) Oozie
4 2 (3.28%) Packer
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.64%) Nessus
5 1 (1.64%) Nmap
5 1 (1.64%) SCCM
5 1 (1.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
3 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.11%) Citrix
6 7 (11.48%) Juniper
7 5 (8.20%) EMC
7 5 (8.20%) VMware
8 4 (6.56%) CommVault
8 4 (6.56%) NetApp
9 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.28%) Avaya
10 2 (3.28%) Bloomberg
10 2 (3.28%) IBM
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle
10 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.28%) Reuters
10 2 (3.28%) SaltStack
10 2 (3.28%) Sun