Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 269 193
Rank change year-on-year -1 -76 +54
Contract jobs citing Network Security 961 941 1,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.99% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 7.29% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 596 905
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 31
England median hourly rate £26.00 £16.69 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.78% -39.53% -34.29%
10th Percentile £15.24 £13.07 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £37.88 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.75 £27.60
% change year-on-year +108.96% -39.31% -34.29%

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 12,436 12,912 14,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.58% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,562 8,029 8,608
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 657 724
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.55 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +2 397 £475 -1.04% 101
South East -45 216 £475 - 62
North of England +38 153 £450 - 50
South West +3 94 £475 +15.15% 24
North West +11 74 £475 - 29
East of England +9 54 £438 -20.45% 29
Midlands -20 50 £475 +3.26% 24
Yorkshire +5 41 £420 +1.82% 15
North East +21 38 £325 -13.33% 6
East Midlands +34 27 £588 +11.90% 12
West Midlands -56 26 £525 +18.31% 12
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 537 (55.88%) Firewall
2 415 (43.18%) Cisco
3 263 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
4 245 (25.49%) WAN
5 219 (22.79%) CheckPoint
6 215 (22.37%) LAN
7 202 (21.02%) CCNP
8 198 (20.60%) Security Cleared
9 197 (20.50%) VPN
10 186 (19.35%) Finance
11 165 (17.17%) ITIL
12 156 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 154 (16.02%) F5
14 149 (15.50%) Windows
15 144 (14.98%) SC Cleared
16 142 (14.78%) Juniper
17 141 (14.67%) Palo Alto
18 140 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
18 140 (14.57%) Wireless
19 137 (14.26%) Data Centre
20 130 (13.53%) Active Directory
21 126 (13.11%) Linux
22 124 (12.90%) Information Security
23 121 (12.59%) Microsoft
24 118 (12.28%) CCNA
25 115 (11.97%) SIEM
26 112 (11.65%) Cisco ASA
27 108 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
28 107 (11.13%) TCP/IP
29 94 (9.78%) 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 (1.56%) IIS
1 15 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.73%) Apache
4 7 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.62%) CMS
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.10%) Confluence
9 1 (0.10%) JBoss
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 28 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (4.37%) IaaS
3 42 (4.37%) Office 365
4 39 (4.06%) PaaS
5 38 (3.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 24 (2.50%) Datadog
7 20 (2.08%) SaaS
8 19 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.14%) Sumo Logic
12 10 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.62%) GitHub
14 4 (0.42%) Akamai
14 4 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 537 (55.88%) Firewall
2 245 (25.49%) WAN
3 215 (22.37%) LAN
4 197 (20.50%) VPN
5 140 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 140 (14.57%) Wireless
6 112 (11.65%) Cisco ASA
7 107 (11.13%) TCP/IP
8 94 (9.78%) BGP
9 90 (9.37%) OSPF
10 81 (8.43%) MPLS
11 69 (7.18%) DNS
12 63 (6.56%) VoIP
13 62 (6.45%) Internet
14 58 (6.04%) Cisco Firepower
14 58 (6.04%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (5.20%) SSL
16 48 (4.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 48 (4.99%) IPsec
17 45 (4.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.71%) Hadoop
3 18 (1.87%) Big Data
4 14 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 13 (1.35%) Amazon Aurora
6 6 (0.62%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.31%) DB2
9 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.31%) MySQL
9 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.21%) Power BI
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.10%) DTS
11 1 (0.10%) HBase
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.37%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (1.14%) JIRA
7 9 (0.94%) GitLab
8 8 (0.83%) IDA Disassembler
8 8 (0.83%) OllyDbg
9 6 (0.62%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.52%) git-flow
11 3 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.21%) GCC
12 2 (0.21%) Maven
12 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.10%) MSI
13 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 186 (19.35%) Finance
2 75 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.16%) Banking
4 20 (2.08%) Legal
4 20 (2.08%) Retail
5 16 (1.66%) Law
6 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Electronics
7 9 (0.94%) French Language
7 9 (0.94%) German Language
8 8 (0.83%) Billing
8 8 (0.83%) Marketing
9 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Humanities
11 5 (0.52%) Social Science
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 278 (28.93%) Network Engineer
2 234 (24.35%) Security Engineer
3 148 (15.40%) Network Security Engineer
4 120 (12.49%) Architect
5 97 (10.09%) Consultant
6 76 (7.91%) Security Architect
7 64 (6.66%) Security Consultant
8 59 (6.14%) Analyst
9 49 (5.10%) Network Architect
10 47 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 44 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
12 42 (4.37%) Senior Network Engineer
13 37 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
13 37 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 32 (3.33%) Design Engineer
15 31 (3.23%) Network Consultant
16 29 (3.02%) Network Security Architect
17 28 (2.91%) Senior Security Engineer
18 27 (2.81%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.06%) Web Services
2 24 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.19%) LDAP
4 20 (2.08%) OAuth
5 17 (1.77%) JSON
6 16 (1.66%) OpenID
7 14 (1.46%) SAML
8 13 (1.35%) Middleware
9 12 (1.25%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.83%) .NET
10 8 (0.83%) RESTful
11 6 (0.62%) XML
11 6 (0.62%) XMPP
12 5 (0.52%) OAuth2
13 4 (0.42%) SOAP
14 3 (0.31%) CSS
14 3 (0.31%) Node.js
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
15 2 (0.21%) J2EE
15 2 (0.21%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.26%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.66%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (4.68%) PKI
5 43 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (4.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.94%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.83%) CESG
13 7 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.73%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.73%) Replication
13 7 (0.73%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 149 (15.50%) Windows
2 126 (13.11%) Linux
3 80 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 57 (5.93%) Unix
5 35 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.87%) CentOS
8 15 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.62%) Android
10 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.31%) VMS
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
13 2 (0.21%) zOS
14 1 (0.10%) SUSE
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (17.17%) ITIL
2 124 (12.90%) Information Security
3 115 (11.97%) SIEM
4 94 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
5 85 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (8.43%) DevOps
7 79 (8.22%) Cryptography
8 78 (8.12%) Migration
9 73 (7.60%) Network Management
10 68 (7.08%) Identity Access Management
10 68 (7.08%) Load Balancing
11 61 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
12 56 (5.83%) Network Design
13 54 (5.62%) Risk Management
14 52 (5.41%) Security Architecture
15 51 (5.31%) Service Delivery
16 50 (5.20%) Change Management
17 49 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 48 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
19 47 (4.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (4.89%) Python
2 45 (4.68%) PowerShell
3 28 (2.91%) Java
4 22 (2.29%) SQL
5 19 (1.98%) C
6 13 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.35%) C++
7 12 (1.25%) C#
8 11 (1.14%) Perl
9 10 (1.04%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.52%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.52%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.52%) Tcl
11 4 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.31%) PHP
13 2 (0.21%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.21%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.21%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 263 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (21.02%) CCNP
3 198 (20.60%) Security Cleared
4 144 (14.98%) SC Cleared
5 118 (12.28%) CCNA
6 90 (9.37%) CISSP
7 86 (8.95%) Degree
8 63 (6.56%) CISM
9 54 (5.62%) CCSA
10 53 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 50 (5.20%) CCSE
12 46 (4.79%) CISA
13 42 (4.37%) CCIE
14 37 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
15 34 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (3.43%) MCSE
17 29 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 23 (2.39%) RHCE
19 18 (1.87%) CCDP
20 17 (1.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (4.99%) GDPR
3 37 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 32 (3.33%) HIPAA
5 26 (2.71%) SLA
6 24 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (2.19%) FedRAMP
8 13 (1.35%) QA
9 9 (0.94%) COBIT
10 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.52%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.42%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.10%) PMO
16 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 130 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.29%) ProxySG
5 17 (1.77%) vSphere
6 14 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (1.35%) Docker
8 11 (1.14%) Firmware
8 11 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.62%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.31%) NFS
11 3 (0.31%) vCloud
11 3 (0.31%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.21%) HDFS
12 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (5.52%) Ansible
2 47 (4.89%) FortiGate
3 33 (3.43%) Puppet
4 31 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.19%) SCCM
5 21 (2.19%) Terraform
6 17 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (1.77%) QRadar
7 15 (1.56%) ArcSight ESM
7 15 (1.56%) Nessus
8 11 (1.14%) CASB
8 11 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (1.14%) Istio
9 8 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
10 7 (0.73%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.73%) Nagios
10 7 (0.73%) TrustSec
10 7 (0.73%) WSUS
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 415 (43.18%) Cisco
2 219 (22.79%) CheckPoint
3 154 (16.02%) F5
4 142 (14.78%) Juniper
5 141 (14.67%) Palo Alto
6 121 (12.59%) Microsoft
7 78 (8.12%) VMware
8 58 (6.04%) Blue Coat
9 55 (5.72%) HP
10 53 (5.52%) Red Hat
11 52 (5.41%) Splunk
12 50 (5.20%) McAfee
13 43 (4.47%) Citrix
14 40 (4.16%) Fortinet
15 36 (3.75%) Meraki
16 34 (3.54%) Qualys
17 31 (3.23%) Oracle
18 29 (3.02%) Riverbed
18 29 (3.02%) SolarWinds
19 28 (2.91%) Aruba