Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 270 174
Rank change year-on-year +12 -96 +49
Contract jobs citing Network Security 962 828 1,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.94% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 6.81% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 548 1,076
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £264
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 23
England median hourly rate £19.39 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.23% +66.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.05 £27.40 £14.30
90th Percentile £58.40 £52.50 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £29.90 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.20% +25.00% +8.11%

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 12,674 12,152 15,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,784 7,336 9,529
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 677 697
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -3 400 £475 - 97
South East +20 254 £475 +8.88% 45
North of England +12 134 £431 +1.47% 37
East of England +2 62 £381 -23.33% 36
South West +4 60 £488 +30.00% 17
North West -8 60 £450 +7.78% 20
Yorkshire +8 51 £420 -2.33% 16
Midlands +1 48 £450 +5.76% 22
West Midlands -17 33 £488 +20.74% 16
North East +4 26 £378 +0.67% 1
East Midlands +4 17 £600 +17.07% 6
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 538 (55.93%) Firewall
2 403 (41.89%) Cisco
3 240 (24.95%) WAN
4 234 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
5 220 (22.87%) LAN
6 197 (20.48%) VPN
7 189 (19.65%) CheckPoint
8 188 (19.54%) Finance
8 188 (19.54%) Data Centre
9 166 (17.26%) CCNP
10 162 (16.84%) ITIL
11 160 (16.63%) Windows
12 159 (16.53%) Security Cleared
13 156 (16.22%) Linux
14 142 (14.76%) Information Security
15 136 (14.14%) Microsoft
16 135 (14.03%) Juniper
17 133 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
18 126 (13.10%) Palo Alto
18 126 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 123 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
20 122 (12.68%) Wireless
21 114 (11.85%) SC Cleared
21 114 (11.85%) F5
22 107 (11.12%) DNS
23 105 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
24 104 (10.81%) TCP/IP
25 102 (10.60%) CISSP
26 99 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
26 99 (10.29%) 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 18 (1.87%) Apache
1 18 (1.87%) IIS
2 13 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.14%) JBoss
4 9 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.62%) FileNet
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.42%) Confluence
7 4 (0.42%) Jetty
7 4 (0.42%) nginx
7 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 126 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (4.78%) IaaS
4 44 (4.57%) Office 365
5 42 (4.37%) PaaS
6 29 (3.01%) SaaS
7 14 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.73%) GitHub
9 6 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.31%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.31%) Route 53
12 3 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 538 (55.93%) Firewall
2 240 (24.95%) WAN
3 220 (22.87%) LAN
4 197 (20.48%) VPN
5 123 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
6 122 (12.68%) Wireless
7 107 (11.12%) DNS
8 105 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 104 (10.81%) TCP/IP
10 99 (10.29%) BGP
11 79 (8.21%) IPsec
11 79 (8.21%) SSL
12 78 (8.11%) OSPF
13 74 (7.69%) MPLS
14 66 (6.86%) DHCP
14 66 (6.86%) Internet
15 64 (6.65%) VoIP
16 52 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
17 50 (5.20%) Cisco ISE
18 49 (5.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 14 (1.46%) Big Data
4 7 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.52%) Redis
7 4 (0.42%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.42%) HBase
7 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.31%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.31%) SQLite
9 2 (0.21%) Cloud Spanner
9 2 (0.21%) Flink
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (1.25%) Metasploit
5 10 (1.04%) JIRA
6 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.52%) git-flow
7 5 (0.52%) GitLab
8 4 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.42%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.10%) Hudson
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 188 (19.54%) Finance
2 72 (7.48%) Banking
3 66 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.91%) Legal
5 19 (1.98%) Retail
6 13 (1.35%) Law
7 10 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.62%) Publishing
10 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
11 3 (0.31%) Marketing
11 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Advertising
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 266 (27.65%) Network Engineer
2 205 (21.31%) Security Engineer
3 157 (16.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 146 (15.18%) Architect
5 101 (10.50%) Security Architect
6 83 (8.63%) Analyst
7 79 (8.21%) Consultant
8 50 (5.20%) Network Architect
8 50 (5.20%) Security Analyst
9 42 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 41 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
11 40 (4.16%) Network Security Architect
12 39 (4.05%) Security Consultant
13 35 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
14 34 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.53%) Senior Security Engineer
15 33 (3.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 32 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
17 31 (3.22%) Network Analyst
18 29 (3.01%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.12%) 802.1X
1 30 (3.12%) LDAP
2 24 (2.49%) Web Services
3 16 (1.66%) OAuth
4 15 (1.56%) Middleware
4 15 (1.56%) Regular Expression
4 15 (1.56%) SAML
5 13 (1.35%) HTML
5 13 (1.35%) OpenID
6 11 (1.14%) JSON
6 11 (1.14%) RESTful
7 10 (1.04%) SOAP
8 9 (0.94%) CSS
9 7 (0.73%) .NET
10 6 (0.62%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.62%) Spring
10 6 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.52%) XML
12 4 (0.42%) Java SE
12 4 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 188 (19.54%) Data Centre
2 68 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 53 (5.51%) PKI
5 47 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 16 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (1.25%) DataPower
10 12 (1.25%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.25%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.14%) Clustering
11 11 (1.14%) User Experience
12 10 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.63%) Windows
2 156 (16.22%) Linux
3 81 (8.42%) Unix
4 58 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 37 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.83%) CentOS
10 7 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.62%) AIX
11 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.42%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.31%) VMS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (16.84%) ITIL
2 142 (14.76%) Information Security
3 133 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
4 99 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (9.77%) SIEM
6 82 (8.52%) Migration
7 80 (8.32%) Change Management
8 70 (7.28%) Network Monitoring
8 70 (7.28%) Security Architecture
9 68 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
10 67 (6.96%) Load Balancing
11 65 (6.76%) DevOps
12 63 (6.55%) Network Management
13 61 (6.34%) Network Design
14 56 (5.82%) Project Management
15 55 (5.72%) Cryptography
16 50 (5.20%) Incident Management
17 45 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 44 (4.57%) Service Management
19 43 (4.47%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.24%) Python
2 41 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 31 (3.22%) C
4 28 (2.91%) Java
4 28 (2.91%) SQL
5 23 (2.39%) Perl
6 19 (1.98%) C#
7 13 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.14%) C++
9 10 (1.04%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.52%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.52%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.42%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.21%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.21%) Scala
12 2 (0.21%) Tcl
13 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 234 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 166 (17.26%) CCNP
3 159 (16.53%) Security Cleared
4 114 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 102 (10.60%) CISSP
6 98 (10.19%) CCNA
7 70 (7.28%) Degree
8 45 (4.68%) CCIE
9 43 (4.47%) CCSE
9 43 (4.47%) CISM
9 43 (4.47%) DV Cleared
10 34 (3.53%) CCSA
11 28 (2.91%) CISA
12 26 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
13 24 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (2.18%) MCSE
15 19 (1.98%) SANS
16 16 (1.66%) CEH
17 15 (1.56%) CCDP
18 12 (1.25%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (5.09%) GDPR
3 31 (3.22%) PCI DSS
4 24 (2.49%) SLA
5 16 (1.66%) COBIT
5 16 (1.66%) QA
6 12 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.73%) PMO
8 6 (0.62%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.52%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.42%) PSD2
11 3 (0.31%) FedRAMP
11 3 (0.31%) GCP
11 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 98 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.49%) vSphere
5 23 (2.39%) ProxySG
6 14 (1.46%) Docker
6 14 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.04%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.94%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.62%) HDFS
9 6 (0.62%) Postfix
9 6 (0.62%) Squid
10 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.31%) Firmware
11 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.05%) FortiGate
2 37 (3.85%) Nessus
3 32 (3.33%) Ansible
4 25 (2.60%) Terraform
5 22 (2.29%) Nmap
6 16 (1.66%) ArcSight ESM
6 16 (1.66%) Puppet
7 15 (1.56%) QRadar
7 15 (1.56%) SCCM
8 13 (1.35%) SCOM
9 12 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.14%) CSIRT
11 10 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.83%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.83%) Nagios
13 7 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.62%) Forum Sentry
14 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 403 (41.89%) Cisco
2 189 (19.65%) CheckPoint
3 136 (14.14%) Microsoft
4 135 (14.03%) Juniper
5 126 (13.10%) Palo Alto
6 114 (11.85%) F5
7 73 (7.59%) VMware
8 67 (6.96%) HP
9 59 (6.13%) Blue Coat
10 39 (4.05%) McAfee
11 38 (3.95%) Citrix
12 35 (3.64%) Fortinet
13 31 (3.22%) Red Hat
14 28 (2.91%) SolarWinds
14 28 (2.91%) Splunk
15 27 (2.81%) Barracuda Networks
16 25 (2.60%) Aruba
17 23 (2.39%) ArcSight
18 22 (2.29%) Infoblox
18 22 (2.29%) Qualys