The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 232 225
Rank change year-on-year +36 -7  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 233 223 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 7.78% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 138 107
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £322 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% +55.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2430 2868 2895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.42% 12.78% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1947 1854
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 85
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £12.85 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 20 £500 +25.00% 13
Croydon +13 3 £450 +0.55%
Harrow +3 2 £438 +4.16%
New Malden - 2 - -
Chiswick - 2 £185 -
Canary Wharf -4 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £530 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 249 (53.78%) Firewall
2 224 (48.38%) Cisco
3 126 (27.21%) CheckPoint
4 125 (27.00%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (24.41%) WAN
6 109 (23.54%) Finance
7 102 (22.03%) Juniper
8 101 (21.81%) VPN
9 96 (20.73%) LAN
10 91 (19.65%) Windows
11 88 (19.01%) CCNP
12 85 (18.36%) Cisco ASA
13 73 (15.77%) TCP/IP
14 69 (14.90%) Wireless
15 68 (14.69%) Information Security
16 67 (14.47%) Data Centre
17 66 (14.25%) Palo Alto
18 65 (14.04%) F5
19 59 (12.74%) Microsoft
20 58 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
21 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
22 56 (12.10%) SQL
23 55 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
24 53 (11.45%) Unix
25 50 (10.80%) Linux
25 50 (10.80%) DNS
26 49 (10.58%) BGP
26 49 (10.58%) SC Cleared
26 49 (10.58%) Intrusion Detection
27 48 (10.37%) Fortinet

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.51%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.86%) Apache
6 4 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.86%) JBoss
6 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.65%) CMS
7 3 (0.65%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.43%) IIS
8 2 (0.43%) Mule
8 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.59%) MS Office
3 7 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.75%) IaaS
4 21 (4.54%) Office 365
5 19 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.46%) PaaS
7 12 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.51%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.30%) SaaS
11 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.65%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.65%) GitHub
14 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.22%) Route 53
15 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 249 (53.78%) Firewall
2 113 (24.41%) WAN
3 101 (21.81%) VPN
4 96 (20.73%) LAN
5 85 (18.36%) Cisco ASA
6 73 (15.77%) TCP/IP
7 69 (14.90%) Wireless
8 50 (10.80%) DNS
9 49 (10.58%) BGP
9 49 (10.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 48 (10.37%) MPLS
11 43 (9.29%) OSPF
12 40 (8.64%) DHCP
13 31 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (6.70%) IPsec
14 29 (6.26%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 26 (5.62%) IPv6
16 26 (5.62%) VLAN
17 24 (5.18%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.59%) Big Data
3 11 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.73%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.73%) MySQL
5 7 (1.51%) HBase
6 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.08%) Cloudera CDH
7 4 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.65%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.65%) DocumentDB
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.43%) DataStax
9 2 (0.43%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.43%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (3.02%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.81%) JIRA
3 9 (1.94%) git-flow
4 8 (1.73%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.43%) AppScan
7 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.43%) FxCop
7 2 (0.43%) Hudson
7 2 (0.43%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.22%) Subversion
8 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (23.54%) Finance
2 45 (9.72%) Banking
3 26 (5.62%) Retail
4 24 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.32%) Legal
6 14 (3.02%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.51%) Military
8 5 (1.08%) Billing
9 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.86%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.43%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (28.29%) Network Engineer
2 81 (17.49%) Architect
3 78 (16.85%) Security Engineer
4 74 (15.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 52 (11.23%) Consultant
6 51 (11.02%) Analyst
7 45 (9.72%) Network Architect
8 35 (7.56%) Security Architect
9 32 (6.91%) Security Consultant
10 28 (6.05%) Developer
10 28 (6.05%) Security Analyst
11 26 (5.62%) Cisco Engineer
11 26 (5.62%) Network Consultant
12 25 (5.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 22 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
14 21 (4.54%) Network Security Architect
14 21 (4.54%) Network Security Consultant
15 20 (4.32%) Network Specialist
15 20 (4.32%) Security Specialist
16 19 (4.10%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.10%) 802.1X
1 19 (4.10%) CSS
1 19 (4.10%) HTML
2 17 (3.67%) Web Services
3 15 (3.24%) CSS3
3 15 (3.24%) HTML5
3 15 (3.24%) RESTful
4 8 (1.73%) JSON
5 7 (1.51%) D3.js
6 5 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.08%) Spring
7 4 (0.86%) .NET
7 4 (0.86%) Middleware
7 4 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (0.86%) SOAP
8 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.65%) Cocoa
8 3 (0.65%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.65%) Struts
8 3 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 58 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.99%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.10%) iPad
6 17 (3.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (3.24%) User Experience
8 13 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.59%) iPhone
10 10 (2.16%) iSeries
10 10 (2.16%) Tandem
11 8 (1.73%) Clustering
11 8 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.51%) PKI
13 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.30%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.30%) Equities
14 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.08%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (19.65%) Windows
2 53 (11.45%) Unix
3 50 (10.80%) Linux
4 19 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.16%) OpenVMS
7 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.08%) SUSE
10 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) VMS
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.69%) Information Security
2 44 (9.50%) ITIL
3 43 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (8.64%) Network Design
6 38 (8.21%) Load Balancing
7 35 (7.56%) Network Management
8 31 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (6.05%) Migration
10 27 (5.83%) High Availability
11 25 (5.40%) Change Management
11 25 (5.40%) Project Management
11 25 (5.40%) SIEM
11 25 (5.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 24 (5.18%) Open Source
12 24 (5.18%) Security Operations
13 23 (4.97%) Risk Management
14 22 (4.75%) Service Management
15 21 (4.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (4.32%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.10%) SQL
2 29 (6.26%) Java
3 23 (4.97%) Python
4 19 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.24%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.59%) Apple Swift
6 12 (2.59%) Objective-C
6 12 (2.59%) Ruby
7 11 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.38%) PHP
8 8 (1.73%) Perl
9 6 (1.30%) C#
10 4 (0.86%) C
11 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 125 (27.00%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (19.01%) CCNP
3 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
4 49 (10.58%) SC Cleared
5 47 (10.15%) CCIE
6 37 (7.99%) CCNA
7 31 (6.70%) CISSP
8 20 (4.32%) Degree
9 19 (4.10%) CCSE
10 18 (3.89%) CCSP
10 18 (3.89%) JNCIS
11 15 (3.24%) CISM
12 14 (3.02%) CCSA
13 13 (2.81%) JNCIP
14 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.94%) GIAC
15 9 (1.94%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.94%) SANS
16 7 (1.51%) CCDA
17 6 (1.30%) CCMSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.30%) SLA
4 5 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.86%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.43%) COBIT
7 2 (0.43%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.43%) QA
7 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.22%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.16%) RACF
5 7 (1.51%) HDFS
5 7 (1.51%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.30%) Docker
6 6 (1.30%) Firmware
6 6 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.65%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.65%) vCloud
9 3 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.43%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.43%) XenServer
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.22%) vSphere
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (4.97%) Nagios
2 20 (4.32%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.46%) Puppet
4 10 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.94%) Ansible
5 9 (1.94%) SCCM
5 9 (1.94%) SCOM
6 8 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (1.73%) Kibana
7 5 (1.08%) EnCase
7 5 (1.08%) Grafana
7 5 (1.08%) Graphite
7 5 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (0.86%) WSUS
8 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.65%) Cacti
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 224 (48.38%) Cisco
2 126 (27.21%) CheckPoint
3 102 (22.03%) Juniper
4 66 (14.25%) Palo Alto
5 65 (14.04%) F5
6 59 (12.74%) Microsoft
7 48 (10.37%) Fortinet
8 39 (8.42%) Blue Coat
8 39 (8.42%) Citrix
9 38 (8.21%) VMware
10 19 (4.10%) Dell
10 19 (4.10%) Infoblox
11 16 (3.46%) Riverbed
12 15 (3.24%) Aruba
12 15 (3.24%) HP
13 12 (2.59%) Splunk
14 11 (2.38%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.16%) Avaya
15 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.94%) Meraki
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