Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 239 220
Rank change year-on-year -67 -19 +14
Contract jobs citing Network Security 376 412 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 1.05% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 8.79% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 283 313
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £288
90th Percentile £623 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
London median hourly rate £33.80 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.40% - +150.00%
England median hourly rate £24.50 £23.38 £26.25
% change year-on-year +4.78% -10.92% -12.50%

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 5,556 4,685 5,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.18% 11.92% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,841 3,140 3,702
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 138 111
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -49 62 £475 -5.00% 28
West London -40 22 £360 +5.49% 13
South London -40 16 £475 -5.00% 3
East London -12 5 £425 -32.00% 9
North London - 2 £374 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 199 (52.93%) Firewall
2 143 (38.03%) Cisco
3 94 (25.00%) Finance
4 90 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (22.87%) WAN
6 81 (21.54%) LAN
7 79 (21.01%) VPN
8 75 (19.95%) Data Centre
9 73 (19.41%) CheckPoint
10 70 (18.62%) Information Security
11 67 (17.82%) Wireless
12 64 (17.02%) CCNP
13 62 (16.49%) ITIL
14 57 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 56 (14.89%) Windows
16 54 (14.36%) Palo Alto
17 53 (14.10%) Linux
18 52 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
19 51 (13.56%) DevOps
19 51 (13.56%) CISSP
20 50 (13.30%) BGP
20 50 (13.30%) F5
21 49 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
22 45 (11.97%) Security Cleared
23 43 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
23 43 (11.44%) Juniper
24 42 (11.17%) Network Monitoring
25 41 (10.90%) Microsoft
25 41 (10.90%) OSPF
26 40 (10.64%) 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 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.33%) IIS
2 5 (1.33%) nginx
3 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.80%) Confluence
3 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.53%) Apache
4 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (8.24%) IaaS
4 22 (5.85%) PaaS
5 17 (4.52%) Office 365
6 9 (2.39%) SaaS
7 8 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.80%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.80%) GitHub
9 3 (0.80%) NuGet
9 3 (0.80%) Route 53
9 3 (0.80%) Serverless
9 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 199 (52.93%) Firewall
2 86 (22.87%) WAN
3 81 (21.54%) LAN
4 79 (21.01%) VPN
5 67 (17.82%) Wireless
6 50 (13.30%) BGP
7 43 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (10.90%) OSPF
9 39 (10.37%) DNS
10 36 (9.57%) MPLS
11 35 (9.31%) Internet
12 34 (9.04%) TCP/IP
13 31 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
14 29 (7.71%) DHCP
15 28 (7.45%) IPsec
16 26 (6.91%) SSL
17 25 (6.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (5.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 20 (5.32%) VLAN
20 19 (5.05%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.33%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.06%) Big Data
3 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.80%) HBase
5 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.53%) Flink
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.27%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.60%) JIRA
3 6 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.33%) Artifactory
4 5 (1.33%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.80%) Maven
6 3 (0.80%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) Liquibase
General
1 94 (25.00%) Finance
2 32 (8.51%) Banking
3 23 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.52%) Legal
5 15 (3.99%) Retail
6 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.06%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Local Government
9 2 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (27.13%) Network Engineer
2 72 (19.15%) Security Engineer
3 65 (17.29%) Architect
4 60 (15.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 39 (10.37%) Security Architect
6 36 (9.57%) Analyst
7 32 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (8.24%) Network Architect
9 28 (7.45%) Security Analyst
10 24 (6.38%) Consultant
11 21 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
12 20 (5.32%) Azure DevOps
12 20 (5.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.79%) Network Analyst
13 18 (4.79%) Network Security Architect
14 16 (4.26%) Project Manager
14 16 (4.26%) Security Consultant
15 15 (3.99%) Firewall Engineer
15 15 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
16 14 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.66%) 802.1X
1 10 (2.66%) JSON
2 8 (2.13%) Web Services
3 5 (1.33%) Middleware
3 5 (1.33%) Node.js
4 2 (0.53%) Kafka
4 2 (0.53%) LDAP
4 2 (0.53%) OAuth
4 2 (0.53%) OpenID
4 2 (0.53%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) J2EE
5 1 (0.27%) JPA
5 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Spring
5 1 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (19.95%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.32%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.19%) Fintech
6 10 (2.66%) PKI
7 9 (2.39%) Cyberattack
7 9 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.60%) Clustering
10 6 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.33%) NHS
12 4 (1.06%) Equities
12 4 (1.06%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.89%) Windows
2 53 (14.10%) Linux
3 24 (6.38%) Unix
4 23 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.80%) VMS
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.80%) zOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.62%) Information Security
2 62 (16.49%) ITIL
3 52 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (13.56%) DevOps
5 49 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (11.17%) Network Monitoring
7 40 (10.64%) Network Design
7 40 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (10.11%) Change Management
9 31 (8.24%) Load Balancing
9 31 (8.24%) Migration
10 25 (6.65%) Security Operations
11 23 (6.12%) Project Management
12 22 (5.85%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (5.85%) SIEM
13 19 (5.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (5.05%) Security Architecture
14 18 (4.79%) Network Management
14 18 (4.79%) Service Management
15 17 (4.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.32%) Python
2 18 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.46%) SQL
4 11 (2.93%) Java
5 7 (1.86%) C
6 6 (1.60%) Perl
7 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.53%) Ruby
8 2 (0.53%) Scala
9 1 (0.27%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (17.02%) CCNP
3 51 (13.56%) CISSP
4 45 (11.97%) Security Cleared
5 27 (7.18%) CCIE
6 25 (6.65%) CCNA
7 24 (6.38%) SC Cleared
8 19 (5.05%) Degree
9 18 (4.79%) CCSE
10 17 (4.52%) DV Cleared
11 16 (4.26%) SANS
12 15 (3.99%) GIAC
13 13 (3.46%) CISA
14 12 (3.19%) CEH
15 11 (2.93%) CREST Certified
16 8 (2.13%) CCSA
17 7 (1.86%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (1.86%) CISM
17 7 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.38%) PCI DSS
2 22 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.93%) COBIT
4 8 (2.13%) GDPR
5 7 (1.86%) SLA
6 6 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.80%) QA
8 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.27%) PMO
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.72%) ProxySG
3 13 (3.46%) Docker
4 12 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.33%) Postfix
7 5 (1.33%) Squid
8 3 (0.80%) HDFS
9 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) pfSense
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (7.18%) Terraform
2 22 (5.85%) Ansible
3 8 (2.13%) Puppet
3 8 (2.13%) QRadar
4 6 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.60%) HAProxy
4 6 (1.60%) Nessus
5 5 (1.33%) Consul
5 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.06%) Nagios
6 4 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.80%) CASB
7 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.80%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.80%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 143 (38.03%) Cisco
2 73 (19.41%) CheckPoint
3 54 (14.36%) Palo Alto
4 50 (13.30%) F5
5 43 (11.44%) Juniper
6 41 (10.90%) Microsoft
7 30 (7.98%) Blue Coat
7 30 (7.98%) McAfee
8 23 (6.12%) Citrix
9 20 (5.32%) HP
10 19 (5.05%) VMware
11 18 (4.79%) FireEye
11 18 (4.79%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.99%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.19%) Forcepoint
14 11 (2.93%) Zscaler
15 9 (2.39%) Qualys
15 9 (2.39%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
17 7 (1.86%) Tufin