Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 266 275
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -96
Contract jobs citing Network Security 808 952 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.01% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.86% 7.61% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 576 570
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +15.15%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £455
% change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 14
England median hourly rate £46.00 £19.39 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.30% -42.65% +4.00%
10th Percentile £16.78 £13.28 £13.26
90th Percentile £61.38 £57.33 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £33.80
% change year-on-year +36.92% -3.85% -13.33%

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 10,286 12,511 12,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.27% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,268 7,583 7,738
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 614 656
England median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.75% +8.11% -17.78%
10th Percentile £13.06 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -20.83%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +26 323 £500 +5.26% 105
South East +30 225 £425 -8.11% 56
North of England 0 95 £400 -5.82% 27
South West -12 78 £450 -8.86% 38
North West +25 51 £425 -2.86% 18
Midlands +36 42 £363 -23.68% 38
East of England +12 42 £450 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +23 35 £407 -18.70% 6
East Midlands +34 22 £325 -45.83% 10
West Midlands +22 20 £475 -9.09% 28
North East -6 9 £325 - 3
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 475 (58.79%) Firewall
2 370 (45.79%) Cisco
3 252 (31.19%) Cisco Certification
4 206 (25.50%) WAN
5 186 (23.02%) CCNP
6 179 (22.15%) LAN
7 177 (21.91%) Data Centre
8 165 (20.42%) CheckPoint
9 141 (17.45%) Palo Alto
10 133 (16.46%) Azure
11 131 (16.21%) CCNA
12 123 (15.22%) VPN
13 122 (15.10%) DNS
14 120 (14.85%) Windows
15 113 (13.99%) F5
16 111 (13.74%) Cybersecurity
17 106 (13.12%) Finance
18 105 (13.00%) Security Cleared
19 104 (12.87%) Linux
20 102 (12.62%) TCP/IP
20 102 (12.62%) Information Security
21 99 (12.25%) Microsoft
21 99 (12.25%) Wireless
22 96 (11.88%) BGP
22 96 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
22 96 (11.88%) AWS
23 95 (11.76%) Active Directory
24 94 (11.63%) ITIL
25 89 (11.01%) VMware
26 84 (10.40%) OSPF

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 23 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.86%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.86%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.73%) IIS
3 14 (1.73%) OpenStack
4 8 (0.99%) Apache
4 8 (0.99%) IBM Domino
5 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.74%) nginx
7 5 (0.62%) Confluence
8 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 133 (16.46%) Azure
2 96 (11.88%) AWS
3 43 (5.32%) SaaS
4 41 (5.07%) IaaS
5 38 (4.70%) Office 365
6 34 (4.21%) PaaS
7 22 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (2.23%) GCP
10 17 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 14 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (1.24%) Serverless
14 8 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.87%) G Suite
16 6 (0.74%) CloudFront
17 5 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
17 5 (0.62%) GitHub
18 4 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 475 (58.79%) Firewall
2 206 (25.50%) WAN
3 179 (22.15%) LAN
4 123 (15.22%) VPN
5 122 (15.10%) DNS
6 102 (12.62%) TCP/IP
7 99 (12.25%) Wireless
8 96 (11.88%) BGP
8 96 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
9 84 (10.40%) OSPF
10 72 (8.91%) VoIP
11 69 (8.54%) MPLS
12 64 (7.92%) DHCP
13 62 (7.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 57 (7.05%) Intrusion Detection
15 49 (6.06%) Internet
15 49 (6.06%) VLAN
16 45 (5.57%) IPsec
17 41 (5.07%) Cisco Firepower
17 41 (5.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.87%) Big Data
5 3 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.25%) MS Access
6 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.12%) Power BI
7 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.74%) JIRA
5 4 (0.50%) gulp
5 4 (0.50%) webpack
6 3 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.25%) GitLab
7 2 (0.25%) Hudson
7 2 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.25%) MSI
7 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.12%) Codeship
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (13.12%) Finance
2 69 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.70%) Banking
4 27 (3.34%) Public Sector
5 15 (1.86%) Legal
5 15 (1.86%) Retail
6 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.99%) Advertising
9 7 (0.87%) Marketing
10 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.62%) Local Government
11 4 (0.50%) Law
11 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Billing
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 285 (35.27%) Network Engineer
2 186 (23.02%) Security Engineer
3 175 (21.66%) Architect
4 144 (17.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 92 (11.39%) Security Architect
6 69 (8.54%) Network Architect
7 60 (7.43%) Consultant
8 52 (6.44%) Analyst
9 48 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (5.69%) Cisco Engineer
11 42 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 41 (5.07%) Network Security Architect
13 38 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
14 28 (3.47%) Security Consultant
15 26 (3.22%) Senior Network Engineer
16 25 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
16 25 (3.09%) Security Analyst
17 22 (2.72%) Network Analyst
18 21 (2.60%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 21 (2.60%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.58%) LDAP
2 23 (2.85%) .NET
3 18 (2.23%) Web Services
4 15 (1.86%) 802.1X
5 13 (1.61%) CSS
6 12 (1.49%) HTML
7 10 (1.24%) SAML
8 9 (1.11%) .NET Core
8 9 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (1.11%) Regular Expression
8 9 (1.11%) SOAP
9 8 (0.99%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (0.99%) CSS3
9 8 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.99%) jQuery
10 5 (0.62%) JSON
11 4 (0.50%) HTML5
11 4 (0.50%) Middleware
11 4 (0.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 177 (21.91%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.57%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.46%) PKI
4 35 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.49%) BYOD
10 10 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.24%) Replication
11 9 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.87%) NHS
13 6 (0.74%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.62%) CESG
14 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
14 5 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (14.85%) Windows
2 104 (12.87%) Linux
3 58 (7.18%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.71%) Unix
5 20 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.11%) VMS
10 7 (0.87%) CentOS
10 7 (0.87%) Check Point GAiA
10 7 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.62%) Debian
13 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.37%) Android
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.25%) SUSE
16 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.74%) Cybersecurity
2 102 (12.62%) Information Security
3 94 (11.63%) ITIL
4 81 (10.02%) Migration
5 76 (9.41%) Security Architecture
6 75 (9.28%) DevOps
7 71 (8.79%) SIEM
8 69 (8.54%) Load Balancing
9 61 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (7.18%) Network Management
11 57 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 57 (7.05%) Network Design
12 50 (6.19%) Change Management
13 49 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
13 49 (6.06%) Service Delivery
14 46 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
16 36 (4.46%) Network Architecture
16 36 (4.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (6.93%) PowerShell
2 32 (3.96%) Python
3 21 (2.60%) SQL
4 20 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.10%) C#
6 15 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.86%) C
7 11 (1.36%) Perl
8 10 (1.24%) Java
9 8 (0.99%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.87%) C++
11 4 (0.50%) ES6
11 4 (0.50%) Ruby
12 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.12%) Go
13 1 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 252 (31.19%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (23.02%) CCNP
3 131 (16.21%) CCNA
4 105 (13.00%) Security Cleared
5 78 (9.65%) CCIE
6 72 (8.91%) CISSP
6 72 (8.91%) SC Cleared
7 49 (6.06%) Degree
8 44 (5.45%) DV Cleared
9 33 (4.08%) CCSE
10 31 (3.84%) CCSA
10 31 (3.84%) CISM
11 25 (3.09%) CCDP
12 18 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
13 12 (1.49%) CRISC
13 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (1.24%) GIAC
14 10 (1.24%) MCSE
15 9 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.72%) GDPR
4 17 (2.10%) NIST
5 15 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.86%) SLA
6 9 (1.11%) PMO
7 7 (0.87%) COBIT
7 7 (0.87%) QA
8 4 (0.50%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.50%) NCSC
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 95 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 70 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.20%) Docker
4 22 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.72%) VMware NSX
5 16 (1.98%) ProxySG
6 13 (1.61%) vSphere
7 12 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.36%) XenApp
9 9 (1.11%) Snort
9 9 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.37%) Firmware
11 3 (0.37%) KVM
12 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.25%) iptables
12 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 52 (6.44%) Ansible
2 38 (4.70%) Kubernetes
3 35 (4.33%) Puppet
4 34 (4.21%) Terraform
5 22 (2.72%) Nessus
6 18 (2.23%) SCCM
7 15 (1.86%) Consul
7 15 (1.86%) FortiGate
7 15 (1.86%) Packer
8 14 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.24%) vRealize
11 9 (1.11%) QRadar
11 9 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.99%) logstash
13 6 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.74%) Kibana
Vendors
1 370 (45.79%) Cisco
2 165 (20.42%) CheckPoint
3 141 (17.45%) Palo Alto
4 113 (13.99%) F5
5 99 (12.25%) Microsoft
6 89 (11.01%) VMware
7 83 (10.27%) Juniper
8 48 (5.94%) Citrix
8 48 (5.94%) Fortinet
9 37 (4.58%) Meraki
10 33 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 32 (3.96%) McAfee
12 31 (3.84%) Blue Coat
13 20 (2.48%) Dell
14 19 (2.35%) Riverbed
15 17 (2.10%) Aruba
15 17 (2.10%) Splunk
16 16 (1.98%) Infoblox
16 16 (1.98%) Zscaler
17 15 (1.86%) Extreme Networks