Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 227 195
Rank change year-on-year -36 -32 +26
Contract jobs citing Network Security 935 933 1,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.11% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 7.92% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 621 811
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £269
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 13
England median hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £13.13 £16.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.98 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.32% -29.34% +33.33%

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 12,482 11,786 14,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.01% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,253 8,794
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 654 620
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -63 379 £475 +5.56% 109
South East -3 241 £456 +7.35% 58
North of England -27 110 £450 +5.88% 48
South West +32 77 £475 +18.75% 18
Midlands -15 74 £475 +18.75% 24
North West -13 64 £450 +12.50% 25
West Midlands -38 51 £475 +18.75% 14
East of England +2 49 £425 -10.53% 28
Yorkshire -34 37 £415 -2.35% 20
East Midlands +10 17 £500 +5.26% 9
North East +15 13 £625 +55.76% 3
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 516 (55.19%) Firewall
2 353 (37.75%) Cisco
3 218 (23.32%) WAN
4 200 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (20.21%) LAN
6 175 (18.72%) VPN
7 170 (18.18%) CheckPoint
8 163 (17.43%) Security Cleared
9 161 (17.22%) Linux
10 158 (16.90%) Data Centre
11 157 (16.79%) Finance
12 155 (16.58%) Windows
13 147 (15.72%) ITIL
14 145 (15.51%) Cybersecurity
15 143 (15.29%) CCNP
16 134 (14.33%) Information Security
17 122 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
17 122 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 118 (12.62%) Cisco ASA
19 113 (12.09%) CISSP
20 112 (11.98%) Palo Alto
21 111 (11.87%) SC Cleared
22 108 (11.55%) Juniper
23 101 (10.80%) Microsoft
23 101 (10.80%) Unix
24 100 (10.70%) F5
25 98 (10.48%) Wireless
26 96 (10.27%) DNS
27 92 (9.84%) BGP
28 89 (9.52%) SIEM

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 17 (1.82%) Apache
2 16 (1.71%) IIS
3 11 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.07%) JBoss
5 9 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.64%) FileNet
7 6 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.53%) nginx
9 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.32%) Confluence
10 3 (0.32%) Jetty
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 122 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (6.95%) IaaS
4 45 (4.81%) PaaS
5 38 (4.06%) Office 365
6 34 (3.64%) SaaS
7 11 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.53%) GitHub
12 4 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.32%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.32%) HP Helion
13 3 (0.32%) NuGet
13 3 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 516 (55.19%) Firewall
2 218 (23.32%) WAN
3 189 (20.21%) LAN
4 175 (18.72%) VPN
5 118 (12.62%) Cisco ASA
6 98 (10.48%) Wireless
7 96 (10.27%) DNS
8 92 (9.84%) BGP
9 84 (8.98%) MPLS
9 84 (8.98%) TCP/IP
10 74 (7.91%) SSL
11 69 (7.38%) OSPF
12 67 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 64 (6.84%) Internet
14 63 (6.74%) IPsec
15 60 (6.42%) DHCP
16 57 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 55 (5.88%) VLAN
18 53 (5.67%) VoIP
19 42 (4.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 25 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.60%) Big Data
4 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (0.75%) HBase
4 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.64%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.53%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.43%) DB2
7 4 (0.43%) Redis
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.21%) Flink
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.21%) MySQL
9 2 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 41 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.82%) Maven
4 13 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.07%) Metasploit
7 10 (1.07%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.64%) JIRA
9 5 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.53%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.32%) GitLab
10 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.21%) Selenium
12 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.11%) Hudson
12 1 (0.11%) Liquibase
General
1 157 (16.79%) Finance
2 59 (6.31%) Banking
3 55 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.57%) Retail
5 23 (2.46%) Legal
6 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.64%) Marketing
8 5 (0.53%) Publishing
9 4 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) French Language
11 2 (0.21%) Law
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 254 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 186 (19.89%) Security Engineer
3 165 (17.65%) Architect
4 152 (16.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 107 (11.44%) Security Architect
6 82 (8.77%) Analyst
7 74 (7.91%) Consultant
8 58 (6.20%) Security Analyst
9 57 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 53 (5.67%) Network Architect
11 34 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
11 34 (3.64%) Network Security Architect
11 34 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Azure Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Security Consultant
13 32 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 32 (3.42%) Network Analyst
14 30 (3.21%) Project Manager
15 27 (2.89%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.03%) LDAP
2 20 (2.14%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.71%) JSON
4 15 (1.60%) Web Services
5 13 (1.39%) Regular Expression
6 12 (1.28%) Middleware
7 11 (1.18%) HTML
7 11 (1.18%) SOAP
8 10 (1.07%) SAML
9 7 (0.75%) Node.js
10 6 (0.64%) .NET
10 6 (0.64%) CSS
10 6 (0.64%) MFC
10 6 (0.64%) OAuth
10 6 (0.64%) OpenID
10 6 (0.64%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.43%) LAMP
11 4 (0.43%) Spring
11 4 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (16.90%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
5 29 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.89%) PKI
7 18 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.50%) Fintech
9 14 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.39%) Cyberattack
10 13 (1.39%) DataPower
10 13 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.96%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.22%) Linux
2 155 (16.58%) Windows
3 101 (10.80%) Unix
4 42 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 41 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.57%) CentOS
7 19 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.75%) AIX
9 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.64%) Check Point GAiA
11 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.53%) VMS
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.32%) zOS
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (15.72%) ITIL
2 145 (15.51%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (14.33%) Information Security
4 122 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (9.52%) SIEM
6 85 (9.09%) DevOps
7 81 (8.66%) Change Management
7 81 (8.66%) Security Architecture
8 73 (7.81%) Network Design
9 71 (7.59%) Load Balancing
10 70 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
11 65 (6.95%) Migration
11 65 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
12 56 (5.99%) Project Management
13 52 (5.56%) Security Operations
14 47 (5.03%) Data Protection
15 44 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.60%) Network Management
17 42 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (4.49%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.74%) Python
2 49 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 37 (3.96%) SQL
4 31 (3.32%) C
5 30 (3.21%) Perl
6 24 (2.57%) Java
7 16 (1.71%) C#
8 9 (0.96%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.75%) C++
9 7 (0.75%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.64%) Assembly Language
10 6 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.64%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.21%) Scala
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 200 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (17.43%) Security Cleared
3 143 (15.29%) CCNP
4 113 (12.09%) CISSP
5 111 (11.87%) SC Cleared
6 83 (8.88%) CCNA
7 60 (6.42%) Degree
8 49 (5.24%) CCIE
9 43 (4.60%) DV Cleared
10 35 (3.74%) CCSE
11 31 (3.32%) SANS
12 26 (2.78%) CCSA
13 24 (2.57%) CISM
14 20 (2.14%) GIAC
15 19 (2.03%) CISA
16 17 (1.82%) CEH
16 17 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
17 15 (1.60%) CCDP
18 11 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
18 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (5.35%) PCI DSS
3 48 (5.13%) GDPR
4 16 (1.71%) QA
5 14 (1.50%) COBIT
6 13 (1.39%) SLA
7 10 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.86%) PMO
9 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.32%) FIPS 140-2
11 3 (0.32%) RMADS
12 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 77 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.28%) Docker
4 26 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.25%) ProxySG
6 15 (1.60%) vSphere
7 12 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.75%) HDFS
8 7 (0.75%) Postfix
8 7 (0.75%) Squid
8 7 (0.75%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.64%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.43%) Firmware
11 2 (0.21%) iptables
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.21%) Samba
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.11%) IAG
Systems Management
1 54 (5.78%) Ansible
2 37 (3.96%) Nessus
3 31 (3.32%) Terraform
4 20 (2.14%) FortiGate
5 19 (2.03%) Nmap
6 18 (1.93%) Puppet
7 15 (1.60%) QRadar
8 14 (1.50%) ArcSight ESM
9 13 (1.39%) SCCM
10 12 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.28%) SCOM
11 11 (1.18%) Nagios
12 10 (1.07%) Kubernetes
12 10 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 9 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.75%) Consul
14 7 (0.75%) CSIRT
14 7 (0.75%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 353 (37.75%) Cisco
2 170 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 112 (11.98%) Palo Alto
4 108 (11.55%) Juniper
5 101 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 100 (10.70%) F5
7 64 (6.84%) VMware
8 56 (5.99%) Blue Coat
9 49 (5.24%) McAfee
10 47 (5.03%) Red Hat
11 46 (4.92%) Citrix
12 45 (4.81%) HP
13 29 (3.10%) Oracle
14 28 (2.99%) Fortinet
15 26 (2.78%) SolarWinds
16 22 (2.35%) ArcSight
17 20 (2.14%) FireEye
17 20 (2.14%) IBM
17 20 (2.14%) Qualys
18 19 (2.03%) Splunk