Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 207 260
Rank change year-on-year -74 +53 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 426 541 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 1.20% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.82% 8.61% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 388 261
London median daily rate £475 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +10.29% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £245
90th Percentile £638 £638 £550
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +178.09% -43.81%
10th Percentile £31.90 £24.60 £14.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £33.80 £33.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.15% -19.64% +50.00%

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 5446 6281 5810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.89% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3652 4102 3843
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +6.01% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 174
London median hourly rate £19.84 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +0.80% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 -53 72 £500 +17.65% 16
South London -15 36 £500 +6.10% 5
West London -21 9 £450 - 3
East London -9 4 £408 +8.67% 1
North London -10 4 £425 +23.19%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 222 (52.11%) Firewall
2 160 (37.56%) Cisco
3 110 (25.82%) WAN
4 106 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (24.65%) Linux
6 102 (23.94%) Finance
7 98 (23.00%) LAN
8 91 (21.36%) VPN
8 91 (21.36%) Data Centre
9 90 (21.13%) Information Security
10 88 (20.66%) Windows
11 83 (19.48%) CCNP
12 78 (18.31%) TCP/IP
13 72 (16.90%) Palo Alto
14 71 (16.67%) CheckPoint
15 66 (15.49%) BGP
15 66 (15.49%) Java
16 63 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
17 61 (14.32%) ITIL
18 59 (13.85%) IPsec
19 58 (13.62%) Security Cleared
20 56 (13.15%) MPLS
21 53 (12.44%) Microsoft
21 53 (12.44%) Banking
22 52 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
22 52 (12.21%) Juniper
22 52 (12.21%) Cybersecurity
23 51 (11.97%) Python
24 49 (11.50%) OSPF
24 49 (11.50%) Network Design

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 20 (4.69%) IIS
2 11 (2.58%) Apache
3 8 (1.88%) Confluence
3 8 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.94%) nginx
7 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.70%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.47%) Jetty
9 2 (0.47%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.47%) Mule
9 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.64%) SmartSuite
3 5 (1.17%) HipChat
3 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.81%) PaaS
4 28 (6.57%) IaaS
5 19 (4.46%) Office 365
6 16 (3.76%) SaaS
7 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.70%) GitHub
10 3 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.70%) Route 53
11 2 (0.47%) Akamai
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 222 (52.11%) Firewall
2 110 (25.82%) WAN
3 98 (23.00%) LAN
4 91 (21.36%) VPN
5 78 (18.31%) TCP/IP
6 66 (15.49%) BGP
7 59 (13.85%) IPsec
8 56 (13.15%) MPLS
9 52 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
10 49 (11.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 49 (11.50%) OSPF
11 45 (10.56%) Wireless
12 43 (10.09%) EIGRP
13 41 (9.62%) DNS
14 38 (8.92%) HTTP
15 31 (7.28%) WLAN
16 29 (6.81%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (6.81%) Internet
16 29 (6.81%) VLAN
17 27 (6.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.63%) Hadoop
2 20 (4.69%) Big Data
3 10 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.70%) HBase
6 3 (0.70%) MySQL
6 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.70%) Sqoop
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.47%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (0.47%) DataStax
7 2 (0.47%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.47%) Impala
7 2 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (6.34%) JIRA
2 22 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.76%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.52%) git-flow
5 11 (2.58%) Maven
6 8 (1.88%) Metasploit
7 5 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.47%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.47%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.47%) Subversion
9 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.23%) Ant
10 1 (0.23%) AppScan
10 1 (0.23%) Paros
10 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.23%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.23%) VersionOne
10 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.23%) WebScarab
General
1 102 (23.94%) Finance
2 53 (12.44%) Banking
3 26 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.82%) Retail
5 11 (2.58%) Law
6 10 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.64%) Legal
8 6 (1.41%) Billing
9 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.94%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (29.34%) Network Engineer
2 89 (20.89%) Security Engineer
3 63 (14.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 54 (12.68%) Analyst
5 46 (10.80%) Architect
6 43 (10.09%) Consultant
7 37 (8.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 36 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 36 (8.45%) Security Analyst
9 32 (7.51%) Security Architect
10 28 (6.57%) Security Consultant
11 21 (4.93%) Lead Network Engineer
12 20 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.23%) Developer
14 17 (3.99%) Network Architect
15 16 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
16 15 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
17 14 (3.29%) Administrator
17 14 (3.29%) Firewall Engineer
17 14 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.40%) Web Services
2 14 (3.29%) HTML
3 12 (2.82%) RESTful
4 9 (2.11%) .NET
5 8 (1.88%) JSON
5 8 (1.88%) SOAP
5 8 (1.88%) Spring
5 8 (1.88%) XML
6 6 (1.41%) Middleware
6 6 (1.41%) OAuth
7 5 (1.17%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.94%) CSS
8 4 (0.94%) HTML5
9 3 (0.70%) Akka
9 3 (0.70%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.70%) J2EE
9 3 (0.70%) PySpark
9 3 (0.70%) REST
9 3 (0.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.36%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.69%) PKI
3 31 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.81%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.99%) Virtual Team
6 16 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.05%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.58%) iPad
9 10 (2.35%) iPhone
9 10 (2.35%) User Experience
10 9 (2.11%) CESG
10 9 (2.11%) Fintech
11 8 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.88%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.64%) Clustering
12 7 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 105 (24.65%) Linux
2 88 (20.66%) Windows
3 43 (10.09%) Windows Server
4 35 (8.22%) Unix
5 17 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 14 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.35%) AIX
9 9 (2.11%) Solaris
10 7 (1.64%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.41%) CentOS
11 6 (1.41%) SUSE
12 5 (1.17%) Android
13 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.94%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.47%) Debian
14 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.13%) Information Security
2 63 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (14.32%) ITIL
4 52 (12.21%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (11.50%) Network Design
6 48 (11.27%) DevOps
7 46 (10.80%) SIEM
8 40 (9.39%) Cryptography
9 39 (9.15%) Security Architecture
10 37 (8.69%) High Availability
11 35 (8.22%) Load Balancing
12 34 (7.98%) Migration
13 32 (7.51%) Project Management
14 31 (7.28%) Network Management
15 25 (5.87%) Configuration Management
16 22 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (5.16%) Identity Access Management
16 22 (5.16%) Scrum
16 22 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (15.49%) Java
2 51 (11.97%) Python
3 34 (7.98%) Ruby
4 33 (7.75%) SQL
5 28 (6.57%) Bash Shell
5 28 (6.57%) Perl
6 16 (3.76%) C-shell
6 16 (3.76%) Korn
7 14 (3.29%) C#
8 13 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.35%) Apple Swift
9 10 (2.35%) C++
9 10 (2.35%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.11%) C
10 9 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.64%) VB
12 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 106 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (19.48%) CCNP
3 58 (13.62%) Security Cleared
4 42 (9.86%) CCIE
5 38 (8.92%) CISSP
6 35 (8.22%) Degree
7 26 (6.10%) SC Cleared
8 20 (4.69%) CISM
9 16 (3.76%) CCNA
10 14 (3.29%) CEH
11 12 (2.82%) CCSE
12 11 (2.58%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.11%) CCSA
14 7 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (1.64%) CISA
14 7 (1.64%) GIAC
14 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (1.64%) SANS
15 6 (1.41%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.11%) SLA
4 8 (1.88%) COBIT
5 6 (1.41%) GDPR
5 6 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.94%) RMADS
7 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.70%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.23%) PSD2
10 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 45 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.93%) Docker
3 20 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.35%) ProxySG
6 9 (2.11%) vSphere
7 8 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.88%) iptables
8 6 (1.41%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.94%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.94%) Firmware
11 3 (0.70%) HDFS
12 2 (0.47%) Samba
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.47%) XenApp
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (6.10%) Puppet
2 24 (5.63%) Ansible
3 14 (3.29%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.29%) Nagios
4 13 (3.05%) Nessus
5 11 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.35%) CSIRT
6 10 (2.35%) Terraform
7 9 (2.11%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.88%) Nmap
8 8 (1.88%) QRadar
8 8 (1.88%) SCCM
8 8 (1.88%) SELinux
9 7 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (1.64%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.64%) RSA Archer
9 7 (1.64%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.41%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.41%) vRealize
11 5 (1.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 160 (37.56%) Cisco
2 72 (16.90%) Palo Alto
3 71 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 53 (12.44%) Microsoft
5 52 (12.21%) Juniper
6 39 (9.15%) F5
7 35 (8.22%) Riverbed
8 28 (6.57%) Citrix
9 23 (5.40%) SolarWinds
9 23 (5.40%) VMware
10 22 (5.16%) Red Hat
11 20 (4.69%) HP
12 16 (3.76%) Blue Coat
12 16 (3.76%) Oracle
13 14 (3.29%) Hortonworks
13 14 (3.29%) IBM
13 14 (3.29%) Splunk
14 13 (3.05%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.05%) NetApp
15 11 (2.58%) SAP