Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 296 309
Rank change year-on-year +40 +13 -76
Contract jobs citing Network Security 329 411 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.96% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 8.00% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 282 242
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £350 £344 £300
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.18 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.78% +30.71% -32.40%
10th Percentile £24.88 £29.54 £31.90
90th Percentile £55.25 £47.25 £55.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £26.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +92.31% +55.22% -52.14%

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 3,751 5,137 5,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.98% 10.91% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,566 3,530 3,692
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £183 £200 £210
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £414 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.59% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 131 145
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +21.74% +2.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.63 £47.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +43 83 £458 -3.68% 26
West London +20 19 £406 -7.14% 23
South London +43 8 £500 +5.26% 3
East London +30 4 £436 -22.72% 5
North London - 1 - - 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 205 (62.31%) Firewall
2 141 (42.86%) Cisco
3 115 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (25.53%) WAN
5 76 (23.10%) Finance
6 73 (22.19%) Windows
7 70 (21.28%) VPN
8 69 (20.97%) CCNP
9 64 (19.45%) LAN
10 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
11 58 (17.63%) Azure
12 57 (17.33%) Active Directory
13 55 (16.72%) Palo Alto
14 52 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
14 52 (15.81%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (15.50%) Linux
16 49 (14.89%) Information Security
17 48 (14.59%) AWS
18 46 (13.98%) VMware
18 46 (13.98%) Wireless
19 45 (13.68%) BGP
20 40 (12.16%) CCNA
20 40 (12.16%) F5
21 39 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
21 39 (11.85%) Microsoft
22 37 (11.25%) CheckPoint
23 36 (10.94%) CISSP
23 36 (10.94%) SIEM
24 35 (10.64%) PowerShell
24 35 (10.64%) OSPF

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 11 (3.34%) IIS
2 10 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.82%) nginx
5 5 (1.52%) Apache
5 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.63%) Azure
2 48 (14.59%) AWS
3 24 (7.29%) Office 365
3 24 (7.29%) SaaS
4 22 (6.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (6.38%) IaaS
5 21 (6.38%) PaaS
6 8 (2.43%) GCP
6 8 (2.43%) Serverless
7 6 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.91%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.61%) Akamai
11 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.61%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 205 (62.31%) Firewall
2 84 (25.53%) WAN
3 70 (21.28%) VPN
4 64 (19.45%) LAN
5 52 (15.81%) Cisco ASA
6 46 (13.98%) Wireless
7 45 (13.68%) BGP
8 39 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (10.64%) DNS
9 35 (10.64%) OSPF
10 34 (10.33%) MPLS
10 34 (10.33%) TCP/IP
11 25 (7.60%) IPsec
11 25 (7.60%) VoIP
12 24 (7.29%) Internet
13 21 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (6.38%) EIGRP
13 21 (6.38%) VLAN
14 19 (5.78%) DHCP
14 19 (5.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.22%) Big Data
3 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
4 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.91%) gulp
5 3 (0.91%) JIRA
5 3 (0.91%) webpack
6 2 (0.61%) GitLab
6 2 (0.61%) Hudson
6 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.30%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 76 (23.10%) Finance
2 23 (6.99%) Banking
3 15 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.65%) Police
5 9 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.74%) Law
6 8 (2.43%) Multimedia
6 8 (2.43%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.13%) Marketing
7 7 (2.13%) Retail
8 4 (1.22%) Advertising
8 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.91%) Games
9 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (34.65%) Network Engineer
2 76 (23.10%) Security Engineer
3 56 (17.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 46 (13.98%) Architect
5 35 (10.64%) Consultant
6 25 (7.60%) Analyst
6 25 (7.60%) Security Architect
7 24 (7.29%) Network Architect
8 20 (6.08%) Security Consultant
9 18 (5.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (5.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 17 (5.17%) Security Analyst
10 17 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.34%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 11 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 11 (3.34%) Network Security Architect
13 10 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.04%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.56%) .NET
2 11 (3.34%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.43%) LDAP
3 8 (2.43%) SAML
3 8 (2.43%) Web Services
4 5 (1.52%) OpenID
5 4 (1.22%) CSS
5 4 (1.22%) OAuth
5 4 (1.22%) OAuth2
6 3 (0.91%) HTML
6 3 (0.91%) HTML5
6 3 (0.91%) Sass
7 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.61%) JSON
7 2 (0.61%) Middleware
7 2 (0.61%) Node.js
7 2 (0.61%) REST
7 2 (0.61%) SPNEGO
7 2 (0.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.99%) PKI
4 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.22%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.91%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.91%) iPhone
10 3 (0.91%) IPTV
10 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.91%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.19%) Windows
2 51 (15.50%) Linux
3 20 (6.08%) Unix
3 20 (6.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.04%) CentOS
5 7 (2.13%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.52%) Debian
7 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.22%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.91%) Android
9 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.91%) SUSE
9 3 (0.91%) VMS
10 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (14.89%) Information Security
3 36 (10.94%) SIEM
4 35 (10.64%) Migration
5 32 (9.73%) ITIL
6 30 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.90%) DevOps
8 25 (7.60%) Network Management
9 24 (7.29%) Security Architecture
10 23 (6.99%) Network Design
11 22 (6.69%) Change Management
12 21 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
13 20 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.08%) Service Delivery
14 19 (5.78%) Security Operations
15 17 (5.17%) Computer Science
16 16 (4.86%) Identity Access Management
16 16 (4.86%) Project Management
16 16 (4.86%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.29%) Python
3 15 (4.56%) SQL
4 13 (3.95%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.04%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.43%) C#
7 7 (2.13%) C++
7 7 (2.13%) Ruby
8 5 (1.52%) Java
9 4 (1.22%) C
9 4 (1.22%) Perl
10 3 (0.91%) ES6
11 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.30%) Java 8
12 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (20.97%) CCNP
3 40 (12.16%) CCNA
4 36 (10.94%) CISSP
5 34 (10.33%) CCIE
6 31 (9.42%) Degree
7 30 (9.12%) Security Cleared
8 27 (8.21%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.26%) CISM
10 13 (3.95%) CCSP
11 11 (3.34%) CRISC
11 11 (3.34%) GIAC
12 10 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (2.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.43%) CCENT
14 7 (2.13%) CCSA
15 6 (1.82%) CCDA
15 6 (1.82%) CCDP
15 6 (1.82%) CCSE
15 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (6.38%) NIST
3 12 (3.65%) GDPR
3 12 (3.65%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (2.74%) NCSC
5 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 7 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.13%) SLA
6 5 (1.52%) COBIT
7 4 (1.22%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.91%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.04%) VMware NSX
5 9 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.43%) Docker
6 8 (2.43%) ProxySG
7 7 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.52%) XenApp
9 4 (1.22%) vSphere
10 3 (0.91%) Snort
10 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.61%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.30%) LXC
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (4.26%) Ansible
2 11 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.43%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.82%) Kibana
4 6 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.82%) logstash
5 5 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.22%) Puppet
6 4 (1.22%) SCCM
6 4 (1.22%) Terraform
7 3 (0.91%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.91%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.91%) Nessus
7 3 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.61%) Nmap
Vendors
1 141 (42.86%) Cisco
2 55 (16.72%) Palo Alto
3 46 (13.98%) VMware
4 40 (12.16%) F5
5 39 (11.85%) Microsoft
6 37 (11.25%) CheckPoint
7 29 (8.81%) Juniper
8 20 (6.08%) Fortinet
9 15 (4.56%) Citrix
9 15 (4.56%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.26%) Meraki
11 13 (3.95%) Aruba
12 12 (3.65%) Blue Coat
13 10 (3.04%) Apple
14 9 (2.74%) Infoblox
14 9 (2.74%) Splunk
15 8 (2.43%) Google
15 8 (2.43%) NetScout
15 8 (2.43%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.43%) Riverbed