Period
to 20 February 2018

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 6 months to 20 February 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 222 249
Rank change year-on-year -58 +27 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 403 485 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.18% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.63% 9.25% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 325 256
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £315 £331 £291
90th Percentile £621 £620 £575
England median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
London median hourly rate £33.80 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.40% +5.26% +69.64%
10th Percentile £31.90 £33.50 £39.00
90th Percentile £35.70 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.63 £26.25 £42.46
% change year-on-year -36.65% -38.18% +51.64%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,284 5,245 5,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.26% 12.78% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,654 3,484 3,607
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 151 146
London median hourly rate £19.64 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% -1.12% +23.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 6 months to 20 February 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
Central London -56 68 £475 +5.56% 25
South London -15 37 £500 +8.11% 1
West London -42 19 £413 -2.94% 14
North London 0 5 £374 +3.82% 2
East London -12 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 204 (50.62%) Firewall
2 141 (34.99%) Cisco
3 95 (23.57%) Finance
4 92 (22.83%) WAN
5 88 (21.84%) Linux
5 88 (21.84%) VPN
6 87 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (18.61%) Information Security
7 75 (18.61%) Data Centre
8 74 (18.36%) Security Cleared
9 73 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (18.11%) CheckPoint
9 73 (18.11%) LAN
10 71 (17.62%) Windows
11 69 (17.12%) DevOps
12 64 (15.88%) CCNP
13 58 (14.39%) ITIL
13 58 (14.39%) Palo Alto
14 56 (13.90%) TCP/IP
14 56 (13.90%) Cybersecurity
15 51 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 51 (12.66%) Network Design
16 48 (11.91%) Wireless
17 46 (11.41%) BGP
18 45 (11.17%) Java
18 45 (11.17%) F5
19 44 (10.92%) CISSP
19 44 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (10.67%) Juniper
21 42 (10.42%) Internet

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 12 (2.98%) IIS
2 7 (1.74%) Confluence
2 7 (1.74%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.24%) Apache
4 4 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.50%) Jetty
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.24%) HipChat
4 3 (0.74%) SmartSuite
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (9.43%) IaaS
4 31 (7.69%) PaaS
5 19 (4.71%) SaaS
6 12 (2.98%) Office 365
7 10 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.50%) Akamai
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.50%) GitHub
10 2 (0.50%) Route 53
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 204 (50.62%) Firewall
2 92 (22.83%) WAN
3 88 (21.84%) VPN
4 73 (18.11%) LAN
5 56 (13.90%) TCP/IP
6 48 (11.91%) Wireless
7 46 (11.41%) BGP
8 42 (10.42%) Internet
9 38 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (9.18%) IPsec
11 35 (8.68%) DNS
12 34 (8.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 31 (7.69%) OSPF
13 31 (7.69%) SSL
14 30 (7.44%) MPLS
15 28 (6.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (5.96%) DHCP
17 22 (5.46%) VLAN
18 20 (4.96%) EIGRP
19 19 (4.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.96%) Hadoop
2 17 (4.22%) Big Data
3 9 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.99%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.99%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.74%) MySQL
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.50%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.25%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.25%) HBase
8 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.72%) JIRA
3 12 (2.98%) Maven
4 11 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.24%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.24%) git-flow
6 4 (0.99%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.50%) NuGet
8 2 (0.50%) Subversion
8 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.25%) AppScan
9 1 (0.25%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.25%) Paros
9 1 (0.25%) WebScarab
General
1 95 (23.57%) Finance
2 36 (8.93%) Banking
3 27 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.73%) Legal
5 8 (1.99%) Retail
6 7 (1.74%) Billing
6 7 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.49%) Music Industry
8 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.99%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 3 (0.74%) Local Government
10 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 120 (29.78%) Network Engineer
2 94 (23.33%) Security Engineer
3 71 (17.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 57 (14.14%) Architect
5 50 (12.41%) Analyst
6 39 (9.68%) Security Architect
7 32 (7.94%) Consultant
8 31 (7.69%) Security Analyst
9 30 (7.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (6.70%) Cisco Engineer
11 26 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (6.20%) Network Architect
13 17 (4.22%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 17 (4.22%) Firewall Engineer
13 17 (4.22%) Security Consultant
14 15 (3.72%) Network Security Architect
15 14 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
16 13 (3.23%) Network Analyst
16 13 (3.23%) Support Engineer
17 12 (2.98%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.72%) Web Services
2 11 (2.73%) JSON
3 7 (1.74%) LDAP
3 7 (1.74%) Spring
4 6 (1.49%) HTML
4 6 (1.49%) OAuth
5 4 (0.99%) SOAP
5 4 (0.99%) XML
6 3 (0.74%) .NET
6 3 (0.74%) Akka
6 3 (0.74%) Middleware
6 3 (0.74%) Node.js
7 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.50%) Hystrix
7 2 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.50%) OpenID
7 2 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (18.61%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.46%) PKI
5 19 (4.71%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (3.97%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (2.48%) Fintech
10 9 (2.23%) CESG
10 9 (2.23%) Cyberattack
11 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.49%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.24%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.99%) NHS
15 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (21.84%) Linux
2 71 (17.62%) Windows
3 26 (6.45%) Unix
4 20 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.23%) Solaris
6 9 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.99%) AIX
8 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.99%) zOS
11 3 (0.74%) VMS
12 2 (0.50%) Debian
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.61%) Information Security
2 73 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (17.12%) DevOps
4 58 (14.39%) ITIL
5 56 (13.90%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (12.66%) Network Design
7 36 (8.93%) Security Architecture
8 34 (8.44%) High Availability
9 33 (8.19%) Load Balancing
10 32 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (7.69%) SIEM
12 24 (5.96%) Incident Management
13 23 (5.71%) Network Management
13 23 (5.71%) Open Source
13 23 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (5.71%) Project Management
14 22 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (5.46%) Migration
15 20 (4.96%) Cryptography
15 20 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.17%) Java
2 39 (9.68%) Python
3 24 (5.96%) SQL
4 21 (5.21%) Ruby
5 16 (3.97%) Perl
6 15 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.47%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.73%) C#
9 9 (2.23%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.24%) C
12 5 (1.24%) C-shell
12 5 (1.24%) Groovy
12 5 (1.24%) Korn
13 4 (0.99%) C++
14 3 (0.74%) Go
14 3 (0.74%) VB
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (18.36%) Security Cleared
3 64 (15.88%) CCNP
4 44 (10.92%) CISSP
5 39 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 35 (8.68%) CCIE
7 28 (6.95%) Degree
8 22 (5.46%) DV Cleared
9 18 (4.47%) CCNA
10 15 (3.72%) CCSE
11 14 (3.47%) GIAC
12 13 (3.23%) CEH
12 13 (3.23%) SANS
13 12 (2.98%) CISM
14 11 (2.73%) CREST Certified
15 9 (2.23%) CCSA
16 7 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
17 6 (1.49%) CISA
18 5 (1.24%) CCDP
18 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.99%) GDPR
4 6 (1.49%) COBIT
4 6 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.24%) SLA
6 4 (0.99%) RMADS
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.20%) Docker
3 12 (2.98%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.49%) iptables
6 5 (1.24%) Firmware
7 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.50%) pfSense
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.50%) XenApp
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.25%) Postfix
9 1 (0.25%) Samba
9 1 (0.25%) Squid
9 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.44%) Ansible
2 21 (5.21%) Terraform
3 19 (4.71%) Puppet
4 17 (4.22%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.98%) Nagios
6 10 (2.48%) SCCM
7 8 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (1.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (1.99%) Nessus
7 8 (1.99%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.99%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.74%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.49%) QRadar
9 6 (1.49%) SCOM
9 6 (1.49%) SELinux
9 6 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.24%) CSIRT
10 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 141 (34.99%) Cisco
2 73 (18.11%) CheckPoint
3 58 (14.39%) Palo Alto
4 51 (12.66%) Microsoft
5 45 (11.17%) F5
6 43 (10.67%) Juniper
7 26 (6.45%) McAfee
8 25 (6.20%) Blue Coat
9 22 (5.46%) Citrix
10 14 (3.47%) Hortonworks
10 14 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.47%) VMware
11 13 (3.23%) FireEye
11 13 (3.23%) IBM
12 12 (2.98%) Fortinet
13 11 (2.73%) Oracle
14 10 (2.48%) HP
15 9 (2.23%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.99%) Forcepoint
16 8 (1.99%) Qualys