Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 201 249
Rank change year-on-year -61 +48 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Security 915 1,136 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.29% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 8.76% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 733 597
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £277
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 29
England median hourly rate £25.28 £27.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.09% -35.23% +51.64%
10th Percentile £15.95 £14.38 £27.30
90th Percentile £35.70 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.28 £24.00 £42.46
% change year-on-year +5.31% -43.48% +51.64%

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 12,108 12,963 13,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 14.70% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 7,956 8,255
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 693 761
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.58 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.93% -4.44% +12.50%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -65 400 £475 +5.56% 106
South East -1 247 £475 +11.76% 56
North of England -53 84 £423 -0.59% 42
South West +47 79 £475 +15.85% 19
Midlands -18 73 £475 +26.67% 22
West Midlands -25 50 £475 +18.75% 15
North West -31 49 £475 +2.70% 21
East of England -63 32 £350 -12.50% 21
Yorkshire -42 28 £415 +3.62% 14
East Midlands -1 17 £500 +42.86% 7
North East +47 8 £525 +64.06% 7
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 490 (53.55%) Firewall
2 331 (36.17%) Cisco
3 212 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (19.13%) Linux
5 171 (18.69%) WAN
6 169 (18.47%) Security Cleared
7 164 (17.92%) CheckPoint
8 156 (17.05%) Windows
9 151 (16.50%) CCNP
10 150 (16.39%) LAN
10 150 (16.39%) ITIL
11 147 (16.07%) Information Security
12 143 (15.63%) VPN
13 138 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
14 125 (13.66%) Finance
15 123 (13.44%) Microsoft
16 122 (13.33%) TCP/IP
16 122 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
17 117 (12.79%) Data Centre
18 107 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
19 106 (11.58%) SC Cleared
20 103 (11.26%) Juniper
21 99 (10.82%) Network Design
21 99 (10.82%) Security Architecture
22 98 (10.71%) CISSP
23 95 (10.38%) Active Directory
24 94 (10.27%) DevOps
25 93 (10.16%) Palo Alto
26 92 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
27 90 (9.84%) Wireless

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 26 (2.84%) IIS
2 14 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.31%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.20%) Apache
5 8 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.77%) Confluence
7 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.44%) JBoss
8 4 (0.44%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.33%) nginx
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.22%) Jetty
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.55%) HipChat
4 3 (0.33%) SmartSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 92 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.45%) IaaS
4 42 (4.59%) PaaS
5 33 (3.61%) Office 365
6 30 (3.28%) SaaS
7 10 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.33%) GitHub
11 2 (0.22%) Akamai
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.22%) Route 53
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 490 (53.55%) Firewall
2 171 (18.69%) WAN
3 150 (16.39%) LAN
4 143 (15.63%) VPN
5 122 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 107 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
7 90 (9.84%) Wireless
8 79 (8.63%) DNS
8 79 (8.63%) MPLS
9 74 (8.09%) BGP
10 69 (7.54%) IPsec
11 67 (7.32%) SSL
12 63 (6.89%) Internet
13 58 (6.34%) VLAN
14 56 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 54 (5.90%) VoIP
16 50 (5.46%) DHCP
17 47 (5.14%) Cisco Nexus
18 46 (5.03%) Kerberos
18 46 (5.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.92%) Hadoop
2 41 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.73%) Big Data
4 11 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.87%) MySQL
6 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.66%) DB2
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.55%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.33%) HBase
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 33 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.84%) Maven
4 15 (1.64%) JIRA
5 13 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.31%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.66%) WiX
8 5 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.55%) git-flow
9 4 (0.44%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.22%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.22%) NuGet
11 2 (0.22%) Subversion
11 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.11%) AppScan
12 1 (0.11%) WebScarab
General
1 125 (13.66%) Finance
2 49 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 43 (4.70%) Banking
4 17 (1.86%) Retail
5 13 (1.42%) Legal
6 9 (0.98%) Marketing
7 8 (0.87%) Billing
7 8 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.66%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.44%) Law
10 4 (0.44%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) Games
11 3 (0.33%) German Language
11 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
11 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.33%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 264 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 187 (20.44%) Security Engineer
3 151 (16.50%) Architect
4 143 (15.63%) Network Security Engineer
5 103 (11.26%) Security Architect
6 80 (8.74%) Analyst
7 79 (8.63%) Consultant
8 60 (6.56%) Network Architect
9 53 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
10 51 (5.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 50 (5.46%) Security Analyst
12 44 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 42 (4.59%) Security Consultant
14 41 (4.48%) Network Security Architect
15 34 (3.72%) Firewall Engineer
15 34 (3.72%) Network Specialist
15 34 (3.72%) Security Specialist
16 33 (3.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 30 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
18 26 (2.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.72%) LDAP
2 30 (3.28%) Web Services
3 19 (2.08%) Regular Expression
4 16 (1.75%) JSON
5 13 (1.42%) .NET
6 11 (1.20%) XML
7 9 (0.98%) Middleware
7 9 (0.98%) SAML
8 8 (0.87%) SOAP
9 7 (0.77%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.77%) HTML
9 7 (0.77%) Node.js
9 7 (0.77%) OAuth
9 7 (0.77%) Spring
10 6 (0.66%) WAP
10 6 (0.66%) WCF
11 4 (0.44%) LAMP
11 4 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.33%) Akka
12 3 (0.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 54 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.04%) PKI
5 25 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.86%) Cyberattack
9 15 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.42%) User Experience
11 11 (1.20%) CESG
11 11 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.20%) Fintech
11 11 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.87%) SCADA
14 7 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 175 (19.13%) Linux
2 156 (17.05%) Windows
3 89 (9.73%) Unix
4 54 (5.90%) Windows Server
5 40 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (3.61%) CentOS
7 17 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.31%) AIX
10 11 (1.20%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.09%) Solaris
12 7 (0.77%) VMS
12 7 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.55%) zOS
15 3 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.22%) Debian
16 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (16.39%) ITIL
2 147 (16.07%) Information Security
3 138 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
4 122 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (10.82%) Network Design
5 99 (10.82%) Security Architecture
6 94 (10.27%) DevOps
7 85 (9.29%) SIEM
8 75 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
9 74 (8.09%) Load Balancing
10 50 (5.46%) Migration
11 48 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (5.14%) Risk Management
13 46 (5.03%) Change Management
14 45 (4.92%) Configuration Management
15 44 (4.81%) Project Management
16 43 (4.70%) Incident Management
17 42 (4.59%) Network Management
17 42 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
17 42 (4.59%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.65%) Python
2 57 (6.23%) Java
3 56 (6.12%) SQL
4 51 (5.57%) PowerShell
5 36 (3.93%) Perl
6 28 (3.06%) Ruby
7 24 (2.62%) C#
8 21 (2.30%) C
9 17 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.75%) C++
11 11 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.87%) VB
13 7 (0.77%) Go
13 7 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.77%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.66%) PHP
15 5 (0.55%) C-shell
15 5 (0.55%) Groovy
15 5 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 212 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (18.47%) Security Cleared
3 151 (16.50%) CCNP
4 106 (11.58%) SC Cleared
5 98 (10.71%) CISSP
6 84 (9.18%) CCNA
7 78 (8.52%) CCIE
8 69 (7.54%) Degree
9 44 (4.81%) DV Cleared
10 33 (3.61%) CISM
11 32 (3.50%) CCSE
12 30 (3.28%) CCSA
13 25 (2.73%) SANS
14 22 (2.40%) GIAC
15 17 (1.86%) CEH
16 15 (1.64%) CCSP
17 14 (1.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (1.42%) CREST Certified
19 9 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (4.81%) PCI DSS
3 36 (3.93%) GDPR
4 11 (1.20%) SLA
5 9 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.87%) QA
7 7 (0.77%) COBIT
7 7 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.55%) RMADS
9 4 (0.44%) PMO
10 3 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
11 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.11%) ECSS
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 95 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.01%) Docker
3 32 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.86%) ProxySG
6 9 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.98%) vSphere
7 6 (0.66%) iptables
7 6 (0.66%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.55%) Firmware
8 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.55%) XenApp
9 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.33%) HDFS
10 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.22%) pfSense
10 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (5.90%) Ansible
2 24 (2.62%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.51%) Terraform
4 21 (2.30%) Puppet
5 18 (1.97%) FortiGate
5 18 (1.97%) Nagios
6 17 (1.86%) SCCM
7 16 (1.75%) QRadar
7 16 (1.75%) SCOM
8 15 (1.64%) Nessus
9 14 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
10 12 (1.31%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 9 (0.98%) SELinux
12 8 (0.87%) ArcSight ESM
12 8 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 8 (0.87%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 331 (36.17%) Cisco
2 164 (17.92%) CheckPoint
3 123 (13.44%) Microsoft
4 103 (11.26%) Juniper
5 93 (10.16%) Palo Alto
6 88 (9.62%) F5
7 64 (6.99%) Citrix
8 58 (6.34%) VMware
9 50 (5.46%) Blue Coat
10 43 (4.70%) McAfee
11 42 (4.59%) Red Hat
12 35 (3.83%) Oracle
13 31 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 27 (2.95%) Fortinet
15 26 (2.84%) HP
16 23 (2.51%) ArcSight
16 23 (2.51%) Splunk
17 22 (2.40%) IBM
18 21 (2.30%) Dell
19 19 (2.08%) Forcepoint