Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 273 176
Rank change year-on-year +11 -97 +53
Contract jobs citing Network Security 952 872 1,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.95% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 6.93% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 570 1,076
England median daily rate £475 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £275
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £402
% change year-on-year +3.26% +14.57% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 30
England median hourly rate £19.39 £33.80 £30.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.65% +12.48% -27.59%
10th Percentile £13.28 £13.26 £14.38
90th Percentile £57.33 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £33.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% -6.59%

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 12,505 12,580 15,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.77% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,585 7,728 9,301
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 657 745
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.56 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor 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 18 October 2018. 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 -3 383 £475 -2.56% 102
South East -28 228 £470 -1.05% 53
North of England +11 134 £425 +3.66% 68
South West +22 87 £494 +31.67% 27
East of England +18 66 £425 -10.53% 20
North West -14 58 £438 +6.71% 43
Midlands -4 54 £475 +14.80% 34
Yorkshire -6 43 £500 +17.65% 17
North East +22 33 £325 -10.65% 8
West Midlands -23 33 £515 +27.55% 23
East Midlands +26 24 £600 +26.32% 11
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 536 (56.30%) Firewall
2 399 (41.91%) Cisco
3 261 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
4 248 (26.05%) WAN
5 225 (23.63%) LAN
6 209 (21.95%) CheckPoint
7 193 (20.27%) Finance
8 188 (19.75%) VPN
8 188 (19.75%) CCNP
9 164 (17.23%) Data Centre
10 152 (15.97%) Windows
11 151 (15.86%) ITIL
12 150 (15.76%) Security Cleared
13 147 (15.44%) Juniper
14 146 (15.34%) Palo Alto
15 139 (14.60%) F5
16 137 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 136 (14.29%) Wireless
18 132 (13.87%) Active Directory
19 129 (13.55%) Information Security
20 126 (13.24%) Microsoft
21 122 (12.82%) Linux
22 116 (12.18%) CCNA
22 116 (12.18%) SIEM
23 112 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
24 111 (11.66%) Cisco Nexus
25 102 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
25 102 (10.71%) SC Cleared
26 94 (9.87%) BGP
27 92 (9.66%) CISSP

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 13 (1.37%) IIS
1 13 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.26%) Apache
2 12 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (0.84%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.63%) CMS
4 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.42%) Confluence
6 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.42%) JBoss
7 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.21%) FileNet
8 2 (0.21%) nginx
8 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 137 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (4.52%) IaaS
3 43 (4.52%) Office 365
4 36 (3.78%) PaaS
5 21 (2.21%) SaaS
6 19 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.95%) GitHub
11 6 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.63%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.53%) Akamai
12 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.42%) Route 53
13 4 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 536 (56.30%) Firewall
2 248 (26.05%) WAN
3 225 (23.63%) LAN
4 188 (19.75%) VPN
5 136 (14.29%) Wireless
6 112 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 111 (11.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 94 (9.87%) BGP
9 87 (9.14%) TCP/IP
10 86 (9.03%) OSPF
11 79 (8.30%) MPLS
12 77 (8.09%) DNS
13 75 (7.88%) SSL
14 71 (7.46%) Internet
15 69 (7.25%) IPsec
16 68 (7.14%) VoIP
17 57 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
18 54 (5.67%) DHCP
19 51 (5.36%) VLAN
20 49 (5.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.42%) Hadoop
3 14 (1.47%) Big Data
4 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.32%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.32%) MySQL
6 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.21%) Power BI
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (1.37%) Metasploit
5 10 (1.05%) JIRA
6 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.53%) git-flow
7 5 (0.53%) GitLab
8 3 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.32%) IDA Disassembler
8 3 (0.32%) OllyDbg
8 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) MSI
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 193 (20.27%) Finance
2 69 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 60 (6.30%) Banking
4 27 (2.84%) Legal
5 19 (2.00%) Law
6 17 (1.79%) Retail
7 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.74%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.63%) Marketing
11 5 (0.53%) Electronics
11 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.53%) Humanities
11 5 (0.53%) Social Science
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Back Office
13 3 (0.32%) Billing
13 3 (0.32%) French Language
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 256 (26.89%) Network Engineer
2 214 (22.48%) Security Engineer
3 143 (15.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 124 (13.03%) Architect
5 86 (9.03%) Security Architect
6 84 (8.82%) Consultant
7 78 (8.19%) Analyst
8 49 (5.15%) Security Consultant
9 48 (5.04%) Network Architect
10 42 (4.41%) Security Analyst
11 39 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
12 38 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
13 37 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
14 34 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 34 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (3.47%) Network Security Architect
16 30 (3.15%) Network Specialist
17 29 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
18 28 (2.94%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.15%) LDAP
2 27 (2.84%) Web Services
3 26 (2.73%) 802.1X
4 24 (2.52%) OAuth
5 20 (2.10%) OpenID
6 19 (2.00%) SAML
7 15 (1.58%) Middleware
8 13 (1.37%) Regular Expression
9 12 (1.26%) JSON
10 8 (0.84%) RESTful
11 7 (0.74%) HTML
11 7 (0.74%) XMPP
12 6 (0.63%) CSS
13 5 (0.53%) .NET
13 5 (0.53%) OAuth2
13 5 (0.53%) XML
14 4 (0.42%) J2EE
14 4 (0.42%) LAMP
14 4 (0.42%) Node.js
14 4 (0.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 164 (17.23%) Data Centre
2 68 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 62 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.67%) PKI
5 50 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (1.68%) Cloud Native
7 16 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 14 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 12 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.84%) User Experience
14 7 (0.74%) Fintech
15 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 152 (15.97%) Windows
2 122 (12.82%) Linux
3 74 (7.77%) Unix
4 67 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.68%) CentOS
7 16 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.32%) AIX
12 3 (0.32%) Android
12 3 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.32%) VMS
13 2 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (15.86%) ITIL
2 129 (13.55%) Information Security
3 116 (12.18%) SIEM
4 102 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
5 91 (9.56%) Migration
6 82 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (7.56%) Cryptography
7 72 (7.56%) Network Management
8 65 (6.83%) DevOps
8 65 (6.83%) Security Architecture
9 62 (6.51%) Identity Access Management
9 62 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (6.09%) Load Balancing
11 56 (5.88%) Network Design
12 55 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
13 52 (5.46%) Change Management
14 49 (5.15%) Data Protection
14 49 (5.15%) Service Delivery
15 46 (4.83%) Project Management
15 46 (4.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.67%) Python
2 47 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 28 (2.94%) C
3 28 (2.94%) Java
4 22 (2.31%) SQL
5 15 (1.58%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.58%) C#
5 15 (1.58%) Perl
6 11 (1.16%) C++
7 8 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.53%) Apple Swift
9 5 (0.53%) Assembly Language
9 5 (0.53%) Objective-C
9 5 (0.53%) Tcl
10 3 (0.32%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 261 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (19.75%) CCNP
3 150 (15.76%) Security Cleared
4 116 (12.18%) CCNA
5 102 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 92 (9.66%) CISSP
7 77 (8.09%) Degree
8 53 (5.57%) CCSE
8 53 (5.57%) CISM
9 47 (4.94%) DV Cleared
10 45 (4.73%) CCIE
11 43 (4.52%) CCSA
12 37 (3.89%) Check Point Certification
13 32 (3.36%) CISA
13 32 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (3.15%) MCSE
15 18 (1.89%) CCDP
16 17 (1.79%) CEH
17 12 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.26%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.36%) GDPR
1 51 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 30 (3.15%) SLA
4 21 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (2.10%) HIPAA
6 16 (1.68%) FedRAMP
7 14 (1.47%) QA
8 13 (1.37%) COBIT
9 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (0.53%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.42%) PSD2
13 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.32%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.32%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 132 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.94%) ProxySG
5 20 (2.10%) vSphere
6 14 (1.47%) Docker
7 12 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.05%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.74%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.74%) Firmware
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.32%) NFS
13 3 (0.32%) Postfix
13 3 (0.32%) Squid
13 3 (0.32%) vCloud
13 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (5.57%) FortiGate
2 33 (3.47%) Ansible
3 23 (2.42%) SCCM
4 21 (2.21%) Nessus
5 20 (2.10%) QRadar
6 19 (2.00%) Terraform
7 16 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (1.58%) ArcSight ESM
9 14 (1.47%) Nmap
10 13 (1.37%) CSIRT
11 11 (1.16%) CASB
11 11 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.84%) WSUS
13 7 (0.74%) Puppet
13 7 (0.74%) SCOM
13 7 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
14 6 (0.63%) Istio
14 6 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 399 (41.91%) Cisco
2 209 (21.95%) CheckPoint
3 147 (15.44%) Juniper
4 146 (15.34%) Palo Alto
5 139 (14.60%) F5
6 126 (13.24%) Microsoft
7 78 (8.19%) VMware
8 68 (7.14%) Blue Coat
9 64 (6.72%) HP
10 42 (4.41%) McAfee
11 41 (4.31%) Fortinet
12 35 (3.68%) Citrix
13 34 (3.57%) Splunk
14 30 (3.15%) Red Hat
14 30 (3.15%) SolarWinds
15 29 (3.05%) Aruba
15 29 (3.05%) Meraki
16 24 (2.52%) Riverbed
17 23 (2.42%) ArcSight
18 22 (2.31%) Infoblox