Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 186 245
Rank change year-on-year -82 +59 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Security 928 1404 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.44% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 9.35% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 968 633
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £260
90th Percentile £638 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 49
England median hourly rate £33.80 £33.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% -19.64% +50.00%
10th Percentile £13.21 £14.49 £14.40
90th Percentile £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £33.80 £35.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -3.43% -16.67% +50.00%

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 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 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -77 418 £480 +2.40% 54
South East -31 275 £475 +18.75% 35
North of England -52 99 £425 +9.68% 33
North West -45 58 £450 +7.14% 17
South West -10 50 £375 -6.25% 7
Midlands -42 49 £425 +21.43% 12
West Midlands -17 42 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England -70 38 £375 +7.14% 8
Yorkshire -26 30 £430 +13.91% 12
North East +54 11 £353 +10.16% 4
East Midlands -26 6 £550 +70.54% 4
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 508 (54.74%) Firewall
2 353 (38.04%) Cisco
3 245 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
4 195 (21.01%) WAN
5 183 (19.72%) Windows
5 183 (19.72%) CheckPoint
6 181 (19.50%) Linux
6 181 (19.50%) LAN
7 174 (18.75%) CCNP
8 168 (18.10%) VPN
9 161 (17.35%) TCP/IP
10 155 (16.70%) Data Centre
11 151 (16.27%) Finance
12 145 (15.63%) Information Security
13 142 (15.30%) ITIL
14 139 (14.98%) Juniper
15 137 (14.76%) Security Cleared
16 135 (14.55%) Microsoft
17 126 (13.58%) Palo Alto
18 125 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
19 124 (13.36%) Cybersecurity
20 109 (11.75%) Active Directory
21 103 (11.10%) MPLS
21 103 (11.10%) F5
22 102 (10.99%) DNS
22 102 (10.99%) Wireless
23 101 (10.88%) BGP
24 98 (10.56%) SIEM
25 97 (10.45%) IPsec
26 95 (10.24%) Agile Software Development

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 32 (3.45%) IIS
2 22 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.26%) Apache
4 16 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.97%) JBoss
7 9 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.86%) Confluence
8 8 (0.86%) SAS
9 7 (0.75%) nginx
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.43%) FileNet
11 4 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.22%) WinCC
Applications
1 15 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.75%) SmartSuite
5 5 (0.54%) HipChat
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Maximo
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (4.74%) IaaS
4 42 (4.53%) PaaS
5 33 (3.56%) Office 365
6 24 (2.59%) SaaS
7 13 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.75%) Akamai
10 7 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.65%) Route 53
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.32%) GitHub
14 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 508 (54.74%) Firewall
2 195 (21.01%) WAN
3 181 (19.50%) LAN
4 168 (18.10%) VPN
5 161 (17.35%) TCP/IP
6 125 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
7 103 (11.10%) MPLS
8 102 (10.99%) DNS
8 102 (10.99%) Wireless
9 101 (10.88%) BGP
10 97 (10.45%) IPsec
11 78 (8.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 78 (8.41%) OSPF
12 73 (7.87%) SSL
13 66 (7.11%) VLAN
14 62 (6.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 59 (6.36%) VoIP
16 58 (6.25%) DHCP
16 58 (6.25%) HTTP
17 51 (5.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.77%) Big Data
2 35 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 13 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.08%) MySQL
5 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 7 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.32%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.32%) HBase
10 3 (0.32%) MS Access
10 3 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (3.02%) Git (software)
1 28 (3.02%) JIRA
2 20 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.62%) git-flow
4 13 (1.40%) Metasploit
5 12 (1.29%) Maven
6 10 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.08%) WiX
7 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.22%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.22%) MSI
10 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.22%) Subversion
10 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.11%) AppScan
11 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
General
1 151 (16.27%) Finance
2 59 (6.36%) Banking
3 57 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.91%) Retail
5 17 (1.83%) Law
6 12 (1.29%) Legal
7 10 (1.08%) Billing
7 10 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.65%) Marketing
11 5 (0.54%) Retail Finance
12 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Back Office
13 3 (0.32%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) German Language
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (30.06%) Network Engineer
2 179 (19.29%) Security Engineer
3 136 (14.66%) Network Security Engineer
4 109 (11.75%) Architect
5 99 (10.67%) Consultant
6 98 (10.56%) Analyst
7 75 (8.08%) Security Architect
8 68 (7.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 67 (7.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 63 (6.79%) Security Consultant
11 61 (6.57%) Security Analyst
12 44 (4.74%) Network Architect
13 37 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (3.88%) Network Consultant
14 36 (3.88%) Security Specialist
15 34 (3.66%) Network Specialist
16 31 (3.34%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 30 (3.23%) Project Manager
17 30 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
18 29 (3.13%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.53%) Web Services
2 25 (2.69%) .NET
3 19 (2.05%) XML
4 16 (1.72%) JSON
5 15 (1.62%) HTML
6 14 (1.51%) Regular Expression
7 13 (1.40%) RESTful
8 10 (1.08%) WCF
9 9 (0.97%) LAMP
9 9 (0.97%) Middleware
9 9 (0.97%) SAML
9 9 (0.97%) SOAP
10 8 (0.86%) Spring
11 7 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.65%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.65%) OAuth
13 5 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.54%) J2EE
13 5 (0.54%) Software Packaging
14 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 155 (16.70%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.14%) PKI
4 49 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (2.16%) Virtual Team
9 19 (2.05%) User Experience
10 15 (1.62%) CESG
10 15 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.29%) iPad
13 11 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.19%) Fintech
14 10 (1.08%) iPhone
15 9 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
16 8 (0.86%) Clustering
16 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 183 (19.72%) Windows
2 181 (19.50%) Linux
3 91 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 81 (8.73%) Unix
5 37 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.05%) CentOS
9 17 (1.83%) AIX
10 15 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.08%) Solaris
12 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.75%) SUSE
14 7 (0.75%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.54%) Android
16 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.43%) VMS
16 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (15.63%) Information Security
2 142 (15.30%) ITIL
3 124 (13.36%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (10.56%) SIEM
5 95 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (9.81%) Network Design
7 88 (9.48%) Security Architecture
8 83 (8.94%) Load Balancing
9 74 (7.97%) DevOps
10 64 (6.90%) Network Management
11 63 (6.79%) Project Management
12 60 (6.47%) Configuration Management
13 55 (5.93%) Migration
14 51 (5.50%) Cryptography
15 49 (5.28%) Network Monitoring
16 48 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
17 46 (4.96%) High Availability
18 42 (4.53%) Service Delivery
19 41 (4.42%) Security Operations
20 40 (4.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (9.05%) Java
2 79 (8.51%) Python
3 75 (8.08%) SQL
4 49 (5.28%) Perl
5 42 (4.53%) Ruby
6 40 (4.31%) Bash Shell
7 34 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 29 (3.13%) C#
9 24 (2.59%) C++
10 21 (2.26%) C-shell
10 21 (2.26%) Korn
11 19 (2.05%) C
12 15 (1.62%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.29%) VB
15 10 (1.08%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.08%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.86%) PHP
17 7 (0.75%) Go
18 6 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 245 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (18.75%) CCNP
3 137 (14.76%) Security Cleared
4 91 (9.81%) CCIE
5 85 (9.16%) CISSP
6 83 (8.94%) SC Cleared
7 82 (8.84%) CCNA
8 72 (7.76%) Degree
9 47 (5.06%) CISM
10 31 (3.34%) CCSE
11 30 (3.23%) DV Cleared
12 28 (3.02%) CCSA
13 22 (2.37%) CCSP
13 22 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (1.94%) CEH
15 16 (1.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 15 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
16 15 (1.62%) JNCIP
16 15 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
17 13 (1.40%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.69%) SLA
4 12 (1.29%) GDPR
5 10 (1.08%) COBIT
6 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.75%) PMO
9 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.54%) RMADS
10 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.32%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.32%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.22%) GAMP
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.22%) QA
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 109 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.91%) Docker
4 21 (2.26%) ProxySG
5 19 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.72%) vSphere
7 14 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.29%) iptables
9 9 (0.97%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.86%) Samba
10 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.54%) NFS
11 5 (0.54%) XenApp
12 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.43%) Firmware
12 4 (0.43%) Postfix
12 4 (0.43%) Snort
12 4 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 44 (4.74%) Puppet
2 28 (3.02%) Ansible
3 26 (2.80%) Nagios
4 25 (2.69%) FortiGate
5 24 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.16%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.94%) Nessus
7 18 (1.94%) QRadar
8 16 (1.72%) SCOM
9 14 (1.51%) Terraform
10 13 (1.40%) Nmap
11 11 (1.19%) CSIRT
11 11 (1.19%) SCCM
12 10 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (1.08%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.86%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.86%) SELinux
14 7 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.75%) PowerCLI
14 7 (0.75%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 353 (38.04%) Cisco
2 183 (19.72%) CheckPoint
3 139 (14.98%) Juniper
4 135 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 126 (13.58%) Palo Alto
6 103 (11.10%) F5
7 76 (8.19%) Citrix
8 69 (7.44%) VMware
9 57 (6.14%) SolarWinds
10 51 (5.50%) Blue Coat
11 48 (5.17%) HP
12 39 (4.20%) Riverbed
13 38 (4.09%) Fortinet
14 36 (3.88%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.45%) McAfee
15 32 (3.45%) Splunk
16 31 (3.34%) Oracle
17 28 (3.02%) IBM
18 22 (2.37%) Dell
19 20 (2.16%) NetApp