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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 230 271 271
Rank change year-on-year +41 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 858 534 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.29% 9.02% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 351 224
10th Percentile £363 £336 £300
25th Percentile £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £541 £495 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.34% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £638 £594 £550
90th Percentile £735 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £541 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +8.25% +11.11% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 7
10th Percentile £44.16 £18.73 £16.23
25th Percentile £45.00 £21.75 £18.88
Median hourly rate £54.50 £39.92 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.54% +85.65% -29.51%
75th Percentile £68.13 £52.69 £26.57
90th Percentile £77.18 £62.10 £36.89
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% +14.29% +30.84%

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 8,335 5,917 4,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.63% 11.42% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,555 3,813 3,022
10th Percentile £230 £225 £200
25th Percentile £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
75th Percentile £621 £545 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 286 225
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.03 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.08 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +9.59% +7.50%
75th Percentile £50.39 £50.00 £44.25
90th Percentile £67.80 £62.00 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% - +19.05%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London +28 434 £550 +4.76% 63
South East +37 138 £494 +6.76% 39
North of England -59 80 £550 +15.79% 40
Midlands -34 47 £475 - 19
South West -8 43 £525 +25.37% 15
North West -48 43 £583 +23.36% 22
West Midlands -31 33 £521 +0.72% 9
East of England -5 30 £400 -5.88% 12
Yorkshire -29 28 £506 +8.87% 16
East Midlands -13 14 £425 -10.53% 10
North East -2 11 £550 - 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 397 (46.27%) Firewall
2 248 (28.90%) Azure
3 226 (26.34%) Cisco
4 207 (24.13%) WAN
5 186 (21.68%) Finance
6 164 (19.11%) Social Skills
7 161 (18.76%) Cybersecurity
8 156 (18.18%) Windows
9 155 (18.07%) LAN
10 154 (17.95%) AWS
11 146 (17.02%) Data Centre
12 140 (16.32%) VPN
13 135 (15.73%) Security Cleared
14 129 (15.03%) Microsoft
15 124 (14.45%) Linux
16 123 (14.34%) Agile
17 122 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
18 121 (14.10%) SC Cleared
18 121 (14.10%) Security Architecture
19 119 (13.87%) Palo Alto
20 114 (13.29%) VMware
21 113 (13.17%) DevOps
22 106 (12.35%) DNS
23 102 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
24 99 (11.54%) TCP/IP
25 93 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
26 92 (10.72%) Active Directory
27 91 (10.61%) SIEM
28 88 (10.26%) CCNP
29 85 (9.91%) BGP

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 15 (1.75%) Confluence
2 12 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.58%) IIS
4 5 (0.58%) nginx
5 4 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.35%) Apache
6 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (2.45%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 248 (28.90%) Azure
2 154 (17.95%) AWS
3 74 (8.62%) SaaS
4 64 (7.46%) Microsoft 365
5 62 (7.23%) GCP
6 57 (6.64%) PaaS
7 48 (5.59%) Azure DevOps
8 32 (3.73%) IaaS
8 32 (3.73%) Pulumi
9 24 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.63%) Akamai
11 14 (1.63%) GitHub
12 12 (1.40%) Azure Storage
13 9 (1.05%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 9 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.05%) Azure Monitor
13 9 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.93%) Serverless
15 7 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 397 (46.27%) Firewall
2 207 (24.13%) WAN
3 155 (18.07%) LAN
4 140 (16.32%) VPN
5 106 (12.35%) DNS
6 99 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 85 (9.91%) BGP
8 76 (8.86%) SD-WAN
9 75 (8.74%) OSPF
10 71 (8.28%) MPLS
10 71 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
11 66 (7.69%) Internet
11 66 (7.69%) Wireless
12 58 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
12 58 (6.76%) IPsec
13 52 (6.06%) NGFW
14 45 (5.24%) DHCP
15 38 (4.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 36 (4.20%) SNMP
17 32 (3.73%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (0.47%) DynamoDB
5 4 (0.47%) MySQL
6 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
8 1 (0.12%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.20%) TeamCity
3 32 (3.73%) Jasmine
3 32 (3.73%) NUnit
3 32 (3.73%) Selenium
3 32 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (3.73%) Visual Studio
4 26 (3.03%) JIRA
5 17 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.23%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.12%) Storybook
General
1 186 (21.68%) Finance
2 164 (19.11%) Social Skills
3 72 (8.39%) Banking
4 63 (7.34%) Public Sector
5 54 (6.29%) Telecoms
6 45 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.38%) Documentation Skills
8 25 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (1.86%) Retail
10 15 (1.75%) Law
11 12 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.17%) Military
14 8 (0.93%) Billing
15 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.82%) Marketing
16 6 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
16 6 (0.70%) Legal
17 5 (0.58%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 183 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 160 (18.65%) Architect
3 136 (15.85%) Security Engineer
4 94 (10.96%) Security Architect
5 71 (8.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 67 (7.81%) Consultant
7 64 (7.46%) Project Manager
8 46 (5.36%) Security Consultant
9 45 (5.24%) Developer
9 45 (5.24%) Network Architect
10 43 (5.01%) Analyst
11 38 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
12 37 (4.31%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 28 (3.26%) Security Manager
15 27 (3.15%) Network Security Architect
15 27 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (3.03%) Security Analyst
17 25 (2.91%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.55%) OAuth
2 38 (4.43%) ARM Templates
3 36 (4.20%) CSS
4 34 (3.96%) RESTful
5 33 (3.85%) HTML
6 32 (3.73%) Entity Framework
6 32 (3.73%) HTML5
7 22 (2.56%) .NET
8 17 (1.98%) JSON
8 17 (1.98%) SAML
9 15 (1.75%) LDAP
10 14 (1.63%) Middleware
11 9 (1.05%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.93%) YAML
13 6 (0.70%) Web Services
14 5 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
15 4 (0.47%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.47%) Azure Blueprints
15 4 (0.47%) OAuth2
15 4 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 146 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.43%) Public Cloud
3 38 (4.43%) Virtual Team
4 34 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
5 30 (3.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 19 (2.21%) PKI
7 19 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.75%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (1.28%) Clustering
11 11 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.05%) Robotics
13 8 (0.93%) HACMP
14 7 (0.82%) CCTV
14 7 (0.82%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 156 (18.18%) Windows
2 124 (14.45%) Linux
3 78 (9.09%) Unix
4 45 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.17%) AIX
9 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.70%) CentOS
10 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.23%) Android
13 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.23%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (18.76%) Cybersecurity
2 123 (14.34%) Agile
3 121 (14.10%) Security Architecture
4 113 (13.17%) DevOps
5 102 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (10.61%) SIEM
7 83 (9.67%) Identity Access Management
8 81 (9.44%) Application Security
8 81 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (9.09%) Information Security
9 78 (9.09%) Load Balancing
10 72 (8.39%) Project Management
11 69 (8.04%) ITIL
12 68 (7.93%) Migration
13 63 (7.34%) Data Protection
13 63 (7.34%) Network Design
13 63 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 58 (6.76%) Network Management
15 57 (6.64%) Change Management
16 52 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (9.21%) Python
2 50 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 49 (5.71%) C#
4 35 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.73%) Shell Script
6 25 (2.91%) Bash
7 23 (2.68%) SQL
8 21 (2.45%) Java
9 16 (1.86%) C
10 15 (1.75%) Perl
11 7 (0.82%) Ruby
12 5 (0.58%) C++
13 3 (0.35%) VB
13 3 (0.35%) VBScript
14 2 (0.23%) PHP
14 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.12%) R
15 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 135 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 122 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
3 121 (14.10%) SC Cleared
4 88 (10.26%) CCNP
5 47 (5.48%) CCIE
6 46 (5.36%) Degree
7 44 (5.13%) CISSP
8 32 (3.73%) CCNA
9 23 (2.68%) CCDP
10 21 (2.45%) CISM
11 19 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (1.98%) CISA
14 13 (1.52%) CEH
14 13 (1.52%) MCSA
15 10 (1.17%) CCA
15 10 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.17%) JNCIS
15 10 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (5.36%) NIST
3 29 (3.38%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.10%) GDPR
5 13 (1.52%) NCSC
6 10 (1.17%) GRC
6 10 (1.17%) SLA
7 9 (1.05%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.93%) PMO
8 8 (0.93%) QA
9 7 (0.82%) COBIT
10 6 (0.70%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.58%) RMADS
11 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.23%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 93 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (10.72%) Active Directory
3 50 (5.83%) Docker
3 50 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (4.55%) VMware NSX
5 22 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.33%) vSphere
7 19 (2.21%) vCloud
8 15 (1.75%) XenApp
9 14 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 11 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.93%) PowerHA
12 8 (0.93%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.58%) Firmware
14 2 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 81 (9.44%) Terraform
2 61 (7.11%) Ansible
3 51 (5.94%) Kubernetes
4 28 (3.26%) Puppet
5 24 (2.80%) vCenter Server
6 23 (2.68%) FortiGate
7 20 (2.33%) SCCM
8 18 (2.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (1.86%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.63%) CASB
11 13 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.05%) Nessus
13 8 (0.93%) Nagios
14 6 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.70%) QRadar
15 5 (0.58%) Opsgenie
15 5 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
16 4 (0.47%) SCOM
16 4 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 226 (26.34%) Cisco
2 129 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 119 (13.87%) Palo Alto
4 114 (13.29%) VMware
5 85 (9.91%) F5
6 74 (8.62%) CheckPoint
7 71 (8.28%) Juniper
8 47 (5.48%) Citrix
9 41 (4.78%) Meraki
10 40 (4.66%) Fortinet
10 40 (4.66%) Oracle
11 37 (4.31%) Splunk
12 36 (4.20%) Google
12 36 (4.20%) HP
13 23 (2.68%) Dell
14 22 (2.56%) Infoblox
15 21 (2.45%) Aruba
16 20 (2.33%) McAfee
17 19 (2.21%) Zscaler
18 18 (2.10%) SolarWinds