Period
to 16 August 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 16 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 284 212
Rank change year-on-year +4 -72 +31
Contract jobs citing Network Security 395 386 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.90% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 7.85% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 244 425
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
London median hourly rate £29.90 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.20% +25.00% +122.47%
10th Percentile £26.59 £49.25 £26.85
90th Percentile £34.73 £54.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.39 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -61.23% +66.67% -14.29%

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 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 5,558 4,917 6,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,259 4,124
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 136 102
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.67 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.28% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 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
Central London -10 75 £475 -9.52% 27
West London -19 21 £375 -17.58% 17
South London -41 11 £475 +32.40% 4
East London -16 6 £479 +17.55% 10
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 197 (49.87%) Firewall
2 153 (38.73%) Cisco
3 115 (29.11%) Finance
4 109 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (22.78%) WAN
6 84 (21.27%) LAN
7 82 (20.76%) VPN
7 82 (20.76%) Data Centre
8 80 (20.25%) Information Security
9 75 (18.99%) CCNP
10 73 (18.48%) Wireless
11 70 (17.72%) ITIL
12 67 (16.96%) CheckPoint
13 62 (15.70%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 57 (14.43%) Linux
14 57 (14.43%) Palo Alto
15 56 (14.18%) BGP
16 54 (13.67%) Windows
17 52 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
18 51 (12.91%) Migration
19 50 (12.66%) Microsoft
20 49 (12.41%) Juniper
21 45 (11.39%) CISSP
21 45 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
22 44 (11.14%) OSPF
22 44 (11.14%) TCP/IP
22 44 (11.14%) Change Management
22 44 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
23 43 (10.89%) CCNA

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 8 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.27%) IIS
2 5 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.27%) nginx
3 4 (1.01%) Confluence
4 2 (0.51%) Apache
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.06%) Office 365
4 16 (4.05%) IaaS
4 16 (4.05%) PaaS
5 6 (1.52%) SaaS
6 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.76%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.76%) GitHub
8 3 (0.76%) Route 53
8 3 (0.76%) Serverless
8 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 197 (49.87%) Firewall
2 90 (22.78%) WAN
3 84 (21.27%) LAN
4 82 (20.76%) VPN
5 73 (18.48%) Wireless
6 62 (15.70%) Cisco ASA
7 56 (14.18%) BGP
8 44 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 44 (11.14%) OSPF
8 44 (11.14%) TCP/IP
9 42 (10.63%) MPLS
10 41 (10.38%) DNS
11 37 (9.37%) IPsec
12 32 (8.10%) Internet
13 28 (7.09%) SSL
14 26 (6.58%) DHCP
14 26 (6.58%) VLAN
15 24 (6.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 23 (5.82%) Cisco ISE
17 21 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.77%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.27%) Big Data
4 4 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.76%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.51%) Flink
6 2 (0.51%) HBase
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (5.57%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.78%) JIRA
3 10 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (2.28%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.27%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.27%) Gerrit
5 5 (1.27%) git-flow
6 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 115 (29.11%) Finance
2 43 (10.89%) Banking
3 30 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.82%) Legal
5 13 (3.29%) Retail
6 12 (3.04%) Law
7 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.77%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.27%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Back Office
11 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) Avionics
13 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (24.56%) Network Engineer
2 68 (17.22%) Security Engineer
3 66 (16.71%) Architect
4 53 (13.42%) Network Security Engineer
5 46 (11.65%) Security Architect
6 36 (9.11%) Consultant
7 32 (8.10%) Analyst
8 27 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (6.84%) Network Architect
9 22 (5.57%) Azure Engineer
9 22 (5.57%) Senior Network Engineer
10 21 (5.32%) Network Security Architect
10 21 (5.32%) Security Analyst
10 21 (5.32%) Security Consultant
11 18 (4.56%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (4.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Security Manager
13 15 (3.80%) Network Consultant
14 14 (3.54%) Network Analyst
14 14 (3.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.56%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.80%) Web Services
3 6 (1.52%) JSON
3 6 (1.52%) OAuth
3 6 (1.52%) OpenID
3 6 (1.52%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.27%) RESTful
5 4 (1.01%) Node.js
6 3 (0.76%) HTML
6 3 (0.76%) LDAP
6 3 (0.76%) Middleware
7 2 (0.51%) .NET
7 2 (0.51%) CSS
7 2 (0.51%) J2EE
7 2 (0.51%) JPA
7 2 (0.51%) Kafka
7 2 (0.51%) SOAP
7 2 (0.51%) Spring
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.08%) PKI
3 24 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.28%) Clustering
4 9 (2.28%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.28%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.03%) Fintech
5 8 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.27%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.27%) iPhone
8 5 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.43%) Linux
2 54 (13.67%) Windows
3 28 (7.09%) Unix
4 21 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.56%) Windows 10
6 15 (3.80%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.25%) Information Security
2 70 (17.72%) ITIL
3 52 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (12.91%) Migration
5 45 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (11.14%) Change Management
7 38 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
8 37 (9.37%) DevOps
9 33 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (7.59%) Network Design
11 29 (7.34%) SIEM
12 28 (7.09%) Security Architecture
13 26 (6.58%) Network Management
14 25 (6.33%) Data Protection
15 24 (6.08%) Load Balancing
15 24 (6.08%) Service Management
16 23 (5.82%) Cryptography
16 23 (5.82%) Project Management
17 21 (5.32%) Incident Management
18 19 (4.81%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.84%) Python
2 13 (3.29%) Java
3 12 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.78%) Perl
5 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.03%) SQL
6 7 (1.77%) C
7 6 (1.52%) C#
8 5 (1.27%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.27%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.51%) C++
10 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.51%) Scala
11 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Tcl
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (18.99%) CCNP
3 45 (11.39%) CISSP
4 43 (10.89%) CCNA
5 40 (10.13%) Security Cleared
6 29 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 25 (6.33%) Degree
8 24 (6.08%) CCSE
9 22 (5.57%) CCIE
10 17 (4.30%) CISA
10 17 (4.30%) CISM
11 13 (3.29%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.78%) SANS
13 10 (2.53%) GIAC
14 7 (1.77%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (1.77%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.77%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.77%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.52%) CCSP
15 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.06%) GDPR
3 17 (4.30%) PCI DSS
4 15 (3.80%) COBIT
5 13 (3.29%) SLA
6 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.01%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (1.01%) PSD2
8 3 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.76%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.76%) QA
9 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.05%) ProxySG
3 14 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.03%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.03%) Docker
4 8 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.27%) Postfix
5 5 (1.27%) Squid
6 2 (0.51%) HDFS
6 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) pfSense
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (5.82%) Terraform
2 22 (5.57%) Ansible
3 9 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (2.03%) Nessus
5 6 (1.52%) ArcSight ESM
5 6 (1.52%) Puppet
6 5 (1.27%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.01%) Consul
7 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.01%) SCCM
8 3 (0.76%) CASB
8 3 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.76%) QRadar
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.51%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.51%) Oozie
9 2 (0.51%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.51%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 153 (38.73%) Cisco
2 67 (16.96%) CheckPoint
3 57 (14.43%) Palo Alto
4 50 (12.66%) Microsoft
5 49 (12.41%) Juniper
6 42 (10.63%) F5
7 30 (7.59%) HP
8 29 (7.34%) Blue Coat
9 23 (5.82%) Citrix
10 20 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 19 (4.81%) VMware
12 17 (4.30%) Zscaler
13 15 (3.80%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.04%) Infoblox
15 11 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
15 11 (2.78%) Forcepoint
15 11 (2.78%) Riverbed
15 11 (2.78%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.53%) Qualys
17 9 (2.28%) McAfee