Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 245 271
Rank change year-on-year +8 +26 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 292 819 960
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.06% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 8.02% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 552 593
Median daily rate £470 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £308 £307 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £624
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 22
Median hourly rate £46.40 £46.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +112.05% -35.82%
10th Percentile £30.60 £16.70 £15.02
90th Percentile £54.00 £62.25 £65.93
UK median hourly rate £43.20 £44.50 £33.80
% change year-on-year -2.92% +31.66% -13.11%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,648 10,208 12,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 13.26% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 6,227 7,589
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.20%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 516 603
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £19.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +44.44% +3.66%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +57.89% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 26 October 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
London +50 144 £500 - 45
South East +30 48 £430 +1.18% 25
North of England +60 32 £445 +7.88% 31
North West +51 24 £425 -5.56% 17
Midlands +73 23 £425 +21.43% 13
South West +65 23 £425 -5.56% 13
West Midlands +60 14 £419 -9.46% 8
East of England +66 10 £418 -7.22% 4
Yorkshire +55 7 £500 +21.21% 12
East Midlands +27 6 £325 -3.70% 5
North East +29 1 - - 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 156 (53.42%) Firewall
2 95 (32.53%) Cisco
3 68 (23.29%) Security Cleared
4 61 (20.89%) Azure
5 59 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (19.52%) Windows
7 55 (18.84%) WAN
7 55 (18.84%) SC Cleared
8 54 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (17.81%) VPN
10 49 (16.78%) LAN
11 48 (16.44%) SIEM
12 45 (15.41%) Active Directory
13 44 (15.07%) DevOps
14 43 (14.73%) Linux
14 43 (14.73%) AWS
15 42 (14.38%) CheckPoint
16 41 (14.04%) DNS
17 40 (13.70%) CCNP
18 39 (13.36%) CISSP
18 39 (13.36%) Security Architecture
19 38 (13.01%) Finance
19 38 (13.01%) Palo Alto
20 36 (12.33%) Management Information System
21 33 (11.30%) VMware
22 32 (10.96%) Python
23 31 (10.62%) TCP/IP
23 31 (10.62%) F5
24 29 (9.93%) Internet
24 29 (9.93%) CCNA

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.03%) CMS
2 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Drupal
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.34%) nginx
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (20.89%) Azure
2 43 (14.73%) AWS
3 23 (7.88%) SaaS
4 18 (6.16%) Office 365
5 15 (5.14%) GCP
6 14 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (4.79%) PaaS
7 11 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.74%) Serverless
8 8 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.40%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (2.05%) IaaS
10 6 (2.05%) Route 53
11 5 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 5 (1.71%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (53.42%) Firewall
2 55 (18.84%) WAN
3 52 (17.81%) VPN
4 49 (16.78%) LAN
5 41 (14.04%) DNS
6 31 (10.62%) TCP/IP
7 29 (9.93%) Internet
8 28 (9.59%) OSPF
9 19 (6.51%) BGP
10 18 (6.16%) DHCP
10 18 (6.16%) Wireless
11 17 (5.82%) MPLS
12 16 (5.48%) SNMP
13 15 (5.14%) TACACS
14 14 (4.79%) DMZ
15 13 (4.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (4.45%) SSL
16 12 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (4.11%) VoIP
17 11 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.37%) IntelliJ
3 4 (1.37%) Maven
3 4 (1.37%) Sublime Text
4 3 (1.03%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.03%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.68%) GitLab
5 2 (0.68%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.34%) AppScan
6 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (13.01%) Finance
2 20 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.79%) Banking
5 6 (2.05%) Retail
6 5 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Legal
7 4 (1.37%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.03%) Police
9 2 (0.68%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.68%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (29.11%) Network Engineer
2 74 (25.34%) Security Engineer
3 54 (18.49%) Architect
4 38 (13.01%) Network Security Engineer
5 33 (11.30%) Security Architect
6 23 (7.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 17 (5.82%) Analyst
8 15 (5.14%) Consultant
9 14 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) Network Architect
10 12 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (3.42%) Security Consultant
11 10 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.74%) Network Security Architect
13 8 (2.74%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.08%) SAML
2 7 (2.40%) JSON
2 7 (2.40%) Web Services
3 6 (2.05%) Middleware
4 5 (1.71%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.71%) Node.js
5 4 (1.37%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.37%) LDAP
6 3 (1.03%) .NET
6 3 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.03%) Flask
6 3 (1.03%) jQuery
6 3 (1.03%) React
7 2 (0.68%) J2EE
7 2 (0.68%) OAuth
7 2 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.34%) CSS
8 1 (0.34%) Django
8 1 (0.34%) HTML
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.33%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.90%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.51%) PKI
4 16 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.42%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.74%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.05%) User Experience
10 5 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.37%) CCTV
11 4 (1.37%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.03%) CMDB
12 3 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.03%) NHS
12 3 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.52%) Windows
2 43 (14.73%) Linux
3 19 (6.51%) Unix
4 11 (3.77%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.40%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.71%) Android
7 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.37%) Amazon Linux
8 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.68%) MVS
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.34%) HPUX
10 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (16.44%) SIEM
3 44 (15.07%) DevOps
4 39 (13.36%) Security Architecture
5 28 (9.59%) Information Security
5 28 (9.59%) ITIL
6 26 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.56%) Load Balancing
8 24 (8.22%) Network Virtualisation
8 24 (8.22%) Security Operations
9 20 (6.85%) Change Management
9 20 (6.85%) Data Security
10 18 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (5.14%) Migration
13 14 (4.79%) Decision-Making
13 14 (4.79%) Network Design
14 13 (4.45%) Risk Management
15 12 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 12 (4.11%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.96%) Python
2 22 (7.53%) C
3 13 (4.45%) Shell Script
3 13 (4.45%) SQL
4 11 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.42%) Java
6 8 (2.74%) C#
6 8 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.71%) C++
7 5 (1.71%) Perl
8 4 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.03%) PHP
10 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.34%) Clojure
11 1 (0.34%) Scala
11 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 59 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (18.84%) SC Cleared
4 40 (13.70%) CCNP
5 39 (13.36%) CISSP
6 29 (9.93%) CCNA
7 16 (5.48%) Degree
8 12 (4.11%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (3.42%) CCIE
9 10 (3.42%) CCSP
9 10 (3.42%) MCSE
9 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.08%) GIAC
11 8 (2.74%) GCED
11 8 (2.74%) GCIA
11 8 (2.74%) GCIH
11 8 (2.74%) GSEC
11 8 (2.74%) SANS
12 7 (2.40%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.16%) NIST
3 9 (3.08%) GDPR
4 7 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (2.40%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.05%) NCSC
5 6 (2.05%) QA
5 6 (2.05%) SLA
6 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (15.41%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.08%) VMware NSX
4 9 (3.08%) vSphere
5 8 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.40%) Docker
7 3 (1.03%) NFS
7 3 (1.03%) vCloud
8 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.34%) Microcode
9 1 (0.34%) Samba
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.53%) Ansible
2 12 (4.11%) Terraform
3 11 (3.77%) Nessus
4 10 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 10 (3.42%) SCCM
5 8 (2.74%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.05%) Kibana
6 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.05%) Puppet
7 5 (1.71%) CASB
7 5 (1.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.71%) QRadar
8 4 (1.37%) MaaS360
8 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.37%) vRealize
9 3 (1.03%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.03%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (1.03%) EnCase
9 3 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 95 (32.53%) Cisco
2 42 (14.38%) CheckPoint
3 38 (13.01%) Palo Alto
4 33 (11.30%) VMware
5 31 (10.62%) F5
6 27 (9.25%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.90%) Juniper
8 24 (8.22%) Fortinet
9 17 (5.82%) Splunk
10 15 (5.14%) Citrix
11 14 (4.79%) Oracle
12 13 (4.45%) ArcSight
12 13 (4.45%) Dell
13 9 (3.08%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.74%) Aruba
14 8 (2.74%) Extreme Networks
14 8 (2.74%) Forcepoint
14 8 (2.74%) HP
14 8 (2.74%) McAfee
14 8 (2.74%) SolarWinds