Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 259 267
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -66
Contract jobs citing Network Security 687 936 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.03% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 8.02% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 601 571
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £313
90th Percentile £635 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £468
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 9
England median hourly rate £51.50 £28.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.70% +71.38% -36.65%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £13.04
90th Percentile £70.88 £48.75 £35.70
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £28.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +56.14% +71.38% -32.12%

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 9,095 11,673 12,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.71% 12.89% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,520 7,075 7,647
England median daily rate £411 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.29% +3.66% +2.37%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £412 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 528 620
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.33
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £18.73 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.50% +0.13% -16.89%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 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 +60 318 £470 -1.05% 84
South East +6 144 £425 -10.53% 61
North of England -7 87 £475 - 41
South West -8 67 £388 -18.42% 18
North West -11 49 £475 -2.31% 24
Yorkshire +44 38 £469 +10.29% 13
Midlands +23 37 £438 -7.89% 26
East of England +12 27 £450 -10.94% 14
West Midlands +27 19 £450 -14.29% 18
East Midlands +18 18 £350 -41.67% 8
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 413 (60.12%) Firewall
2 311 (45.27%) Cisco
3 211 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
4 155 (22.56%) LAN
5 153 (22.27%) WAN
6 141 (20.52%) CCNP
7 138 (20.09%) Data Centre
8 131 (19.07%) VPN
8 131 (19.07%) Azure
9 120 (17.47%) Palo Alto
10 112 (16.30%) Windows
10 112 (16.30%) Cybersecurity
11 109 (15.87%) Active Directory
12 106 (15.43%) Linux
13 105 (15.28%) Security Cleared
14 97 (14.12%) Finance
15 96 (13.97%) CheckPoint
16 95 (13.83%) CCNA
17 94 (13.68%) AWS
18 91 (13.25%) DNS
19 90 (13.10%) Information Security
20 89 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
21 87 (12.66%) Microsoft
22 83 (12.08%) SC Cleared
23 82 (11.94%) TCP/IP
24 80 (11.64%) BGP
25 79 (11.50%) Wireless
26 78 (11.35%) SIEM
27 76 (11.06%) Juniper
28 73 (10.63%) ITIL

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 24 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.77%) IIS
3 13 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.31%) Apache
4 9 (1.31%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.02%) Confluence
5 7 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.87%) nginx
7 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.44%) CMS
8 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 131 (19.07%) Azure
2 94 (13.68%) AWS
3 54 (7.86%) SaaS
4 47 (6.84%) IaaS
5 42 (6.11%) Office 365
6 38 (5.53%) PaaS
7 32 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.47%) GCP
9 11 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (1.60%) Serverless
10 7 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.58%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.44%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.44%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 413 (60.12%) Firewall
2 155 (22.56%) LAN
3 153 (22.27%) WAN
4 131 (19.07%) VPN
5 91 (13.25%) DNS
6 89 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
7 82 (11.94%) TCP/IP
8 80 (11.64%) BGP
9 79 (11.50%) Wireless
10 65 (9.46%) OSPF
11 61 (8.88%) VoIP
12 56 (8.15%) MPLS
13 55 (8.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (6.70%) IPsec
15 45 (6.55%) Internet
16 42 (6.11%) VLAN
17 38 (5.53%) DHCP
18 35 (5.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 35 (5.09%) SSL
19 33 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (0.87%) Big Data
3 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.15%) MySQL
6 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.15%) Power BI
6 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.04%) JIRA
3 12 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.44%) Maven
8 2 (0.29%) Ant
8 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.29%) GitLab
8 2 (0.29%) gulp
8 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.29%) Selenium
8 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.29%) webpack
9 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 97 (14.12%) Finance
2 39 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.24%) Banking
4 30 (4.37%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.89%) Police
6 11 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.46%) Law
7 10 (1.46%) Retail
8 8 (1.16%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.87%) Marketing
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
11 4 (0.58%) Electronics
11 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.58%) Legal
12 3 (0.44%) Billing
12 3 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 235 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 156 (22.71%) Security Engineer
3 137 (19.94%) Architect
4 115 (16.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 72 (10.48%) Security Architect
6 55 (8.01%) Consultant
7 51 (7.42%) Analyst
7 51 (7.42%) Network Architect
8 37 (5.39%) Security Consultant
9 33 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
11 29 (4.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 28 (4.08%) Security Analyst
13 25 (3.64%) Network Security Architect
14 23 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
14 23 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
15 22 (3.20%) Network Analyst
16 17 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
16 17 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.08%) .NET
2 23 (3.35%) LDAP
3 18 (2.62%) SAML
4 15 (2.18%) 802.1X
5 14 (2.04%) Web Services
6 10 (1.46%) SOAP
7 9 (1.31%) CSS
8 8 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (1.16%) HTML
9 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.02%) OAuth
9 7 (1.02%) OpenID
9 7 (1.02%) XML
9 7 (1.02%) YAML
10 6 (0.87%) jQuery
10 6 (0.87%) JSON
10 6 (0.87%) OAuth2
10 6 (0.87%) XSLT
11 4 (0.58%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 138 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.26%) PKI
4 22 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.60%) User Experience
9 8 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.02%) Replication
11 6 (0.87%) SCADA
12 5 (0.73%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.30%) Windows
2 106 (15.43%) Linux
3 42 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.49%) Unix
5 13 (1.89%) CentOS
5 13 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.75%) Mac OS
6 12 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.02%) VMS
8 6 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.73%) Debian
9 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) Android
11 3 (0.44%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.30%) Cybersecurity
2 90 (13.10%) Information Security
3 78 (11.35%) SIEM
4 73 (10.63%) ITIL
5 66 (9.61%) DevOps
6 60 (8.73%) Load Balancing
6 60 (8.73%) Migration
7 58 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (8.01%) Security Architecture
9 49 (7.13%) Network Design
10 47 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
11 44 (6.40%) Change Management
12 42 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (5.39%) Network Management
15 33 (4.80%) Project Management
16 32 (4.66%) Vulnerability Management
17 31 (4.51%) Risk Assessment
18 29 (4.22%) Service Delivery
19 27 (3.93%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.99%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.39%) Python
3 24 (3.49%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.20%) SQL
5 21 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.47%) C#
7 16 (2.33%) Java
8 14 (2.04%) C
9 9 (1.31%) C++
10 8 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.02%) Ruby
12 5 (0.73%) Perl
13 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.29%) ES6
14 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.15%) Java 8
15 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 211 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (20.52%) CCNP
3 105 (15.28%) Security Cleared
4 95 (13.83%) CCNA
5 83 (12.08%) SC Cleared
6 71 (10.33%) CISSP
7 54 (7.86%) CCIE
8 47 (6.84%) Degree
9 30 (4.37%) DV Cleared
10 27 (3.93%) CISM
11 19 (2.77%) CCSP
12 17 (2.47%) CCSE
12 17 (2.47%) CRISC
12 17 (2.47%) GIAC
13 14 (2.04%) CCDP
14 12 (1.75%) CCSA
14 12 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (1.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 9 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.66%) NIST
3 26 (3.78%) GDPR
4 25 (3.64%) PCI DSS
5 19 (2.77%) SLA
6 15 (2.18%) NCSC
6 15 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (0.87%) COBIT
10 4 (0.58%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.58%) QA
11 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.44%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.29%) PMO
13 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 109 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.77%) Docker
3 19 (2.77%) VMware NSX
4 15 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.18%) vSphere
5 13 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.02%) Firmware
7 7 (1.02%) Snort
8 5 (0.73%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.73%) XenApp
9 4 (0.58%) KVM
10 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) iptables
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.29%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.29%) Samba
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.37%) Ansible
2 22 (3.20%) FortiGate
3 16 (2.33%) vCenter Server
4 13 (1.89%) Nessus
4 13 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.75%) Terraform
6 11 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.46%) vRealize
8 9 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.31%) QRadar
9 8 (1.16%) logstash
9 8 (1.16%) Puppet
10 6 (0.87%) Kibana
10 6 (0.87%) Nagios
10 6 (0.87%) SCCM
11 4 (0.58%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.58%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 311 (45.27%) Cisco
2 120 (17.47%) Palo Alto
3 96 (13.97%) CheckPoint
4 87 (12.66%) Microsoft
5 76 (11.06%) Juniper
6 73 (10.63%) VMware
7 70 (10.19%) F5
8 52 (7.57%) Fortinet
9 33 (4.80%) Citrix
10 31 (4.51%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.08%) Meraki
12 23 (3.35%) McAfee
13 21 (3.06%) Blue Coat
14 17 (2.47%) Aruba
14 17 (2.47%) Splunk
15 14 (2.04%) Oracle
16 13 (1.89%) Symantec
17 12 (1.75%) Apple
17 12 (1.75%) Dell
18 11 (1.60%) Infoblox