Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 252 288
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36 +26
Contract jobs citing Network Security 230 185 355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.96% 0.89% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 8.16% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 130 230
10th Percentile £327 £262 £343
25th Percentile £400 £380 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £620 £564 £605
90th Percentile £707 £638 £710
England median daily rate £475 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
10th Percentile £47.25 £19.82 £28.20
25th Percentile £48.28 £19.92 £41.27
Median hourly rate £50.00 £21.51 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year +132.42% -51.31% +30.71%
75th Percentile £64.50 £23.10 £47.50
90th Percentile £71.55 £23.19 £49.50
England median hourly rate £39.92 £22.01 £26.75
% change year-on-year +81.33% -17.71% +28.51%

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 2,127 2,268 4,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.91% 10.92% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,471 1,573 2,864
10th Percentile £298 £206 £220
25th Percentile £380 £340 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 66 91
10th Percentile £13.70 £14.75 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.44 £18.50 £18.07
Median hourly rate £49.66 £35.70 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +39.10% +58.66% +12.50%
75th Percentile £64.38 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £76.05 £53.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -1.32%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in London.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in London.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +26 32 £488 +0.52% 25
South London +35 2 - - 2
East London +14 1 £550 +44.74% 11
West London +8 1 - - 7
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 86 (37.39%) Firewall
2 75 (32.61%) Azure
3 67 (29.13%) Finance
4 63 (27.39%) Cisco
5 59 (25.65%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (19.13%) Social Skills
7 42 (18.26%) Information Security
7 42 (18.26%) AWS
8 34 (14.78%) Windows
9 33 (14.35%) CISSP
10 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
10 32 (13.91%) DevOps
11 28 (12.17%) WAN
12 27 (11.74%) Python
13 25 (10.87%) Linux
13 25 (10.87%) Security Architecture
13 25 (10.87%) Palo Alto
14 24 (10.43%) GCP
14 24 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
14 24 (10.43%) Fortinet
14 24 (10.43%) VPN
14 24 (10.43%) Migration
15 23 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (10.00%) Active Directory
15 23 (10.00%) F5
15 23 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
16 22 (9.57%) Terraform
16 22 (9.57%) DNS
16 22 (9.57%) Juniper
16 22 (9.57%) CISM

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 (3.04%) Confluence
2 6 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (32.61%) Azure
2 42 (18.26%) AWS
3 24 (10.43%) GCP
3 24 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (7.83%) PaaS
5 15 (6.52%) Akamai
6 11 (4.78%) IaaS
7 10 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (3.48%) SaaS
8 8 (3.48%) Serverless
9 5 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.30%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (1.30%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (1.30%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (37.39%) Firewall
2 28 (12.17%) WAN
3 24 (10.43%) VPN
4 22 (9.57%) DNS
5 20 (8.70%) LAN
6 14 (6.09%) SD-WAN
6 14 (6.09%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (4.78%) BGP
8 11 (4.78%) IPv6
8 11 (4.78%) Wireless
9 10 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (4.35%) Internet
10 8 (3.48%) Multicast
11 7 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (3.04%) MPLS
11 7 (3.04%) OSPF
11 7 (3.04%) Wireshark
12 6 (2.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.48%) Big Data
3 7 (3.04%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.30%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.30%) HBase
7 3 (1.30%) MySQL
7 3 (1.30%) Power BI
7 3 (1.30%) Presto
7 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) Looker
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.04%) JIRA
3 5 (2.17%) SonarQube
3 5 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.30%) GitLab
4 3 (1.30%) Maven
4 3 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.87%) Gradle
6 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 67 (29.13%) Finance
2 44 (19.13%) Social Skills
3 20 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (8.26%) Banking
5 14 (6.09%) Telecoms
6 13 (5.65%) Public Sector
7 8 (3.48%) Law
8 6 (2.61%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.74%) Electronics
10 4 (1.74%) Marketing
10 4 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.30%) Retail
12 2 (0.87%) Advertising
13 1 (0.43%) Automotive
13 1 (0.43%) Billing
13 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (22.17%) Architect
2 46 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 41 (17.83%) Network Engineer
4 26 (11.30%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 17 (7.39%) Consultant
7 16 (6.96%) Network Architect
8 15 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (5.65%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.78%) Analyst
10 11 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Network Security Architect
12 8 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Architect
13 7 (3.04%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (3.04%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.04%) Security Manager
13 7 (3.04%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.22%) Web Services
2 5 (2.17%) .NET
2 5 (2.17%) YAML
3 4 (1.74%) Kafka
4 3 (1.30%) LDAP
4 3 (1.30%) Middleware
4 3 (1.30%) Node.js
5 2 (0.87%) Jinja
5 2 (0.87%) JSON
5 2 (0.87%) OAuth
5 2 (0.87%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.87%) SAML
5 2 (0.87%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Beam
6 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.43%) React
6 1 (0.43%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.43%) Swagger
6 1 (0.43%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.22%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (5.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.35%) Cloud Native
5 9 (3.91%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.74%) PKI
8 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.87%) Blog
9 2 (0.87%) CESG
9 2 (0.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (0.87%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.87%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.78%) Windows
2 25 (10.87%) Linux
3 14 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.91%) Unix
5 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.30%) Android
7 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) SUSE
8 1 (0.43%) VMS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.65%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (18.26%) Information Security
3 32 (13.91%) DevOps
4 25 (10.87%) Security Architecture
5 24 (10.43%) Migration
6 23 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 21 (9.13%) SIEM
8 20 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 20 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (6.96%) Network Virtualisation
9 16 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (6.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (6.52%) Load Balancing
11 14 (6.09%) Analytics
11 14 (6.09%) Data Security
11 14 (6.09%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (5.65%) Risk Management
12 13 (5.65%) TOGAF
13 12 (5.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.74%) Python
2 16 (6.96%) SQL
3 14 (6.09%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.22%) Java
5 9 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.91%) C#
6 7 (3.04%) Go
7 5 (2.17%) Ruby
8 4 (1.74%) C++
8 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.30%) C
9 3 (1.30%) Perl
9 3 (1.30%) R
10 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
11 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (14.35%) CISSP
2 22 (9.57%) CISM
3 21 (9.13%) Security Cleared
4 20 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.39%) Degree
7 13 (5.65%) CCNP
8 9 (3.91%) CCNA
9 8 (3.48%) CISA
10 7 (3.04%) GIAC
11 6 (2.61%) CCIE
11 6 (2.61%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.17%) CEH
13 4 (1.74%) AWS Certification
13 4 (1.74%) GCFA
13 4 (1.74%) GCIH
14 3 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) NIST
2 6 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.61%) SLA
3 5 (2.17%) COBIT
4 4 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.30%) NCSC
5 3 (1.30%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.87%) GDPR
6 2 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.87%) GRC
6 2 (0.87%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.43%) MISRA
7 1 (0.43%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.43%) SOC 2
System Software
1 23 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.22%) Docker
4 8 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.17%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.17%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.30%) HDFS
6 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.30%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.87%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.87%) Squid
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.43%) Snort
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (9.57%) Terraform
2 21 (9.13%) Ansible
3 13 (5.65%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.61%) EnCase
4 6 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.74%) CASB
6 4 (1.74%) FTK
6 4 (1.74%) Puppet
6 4 (1.74%) SCCM
7 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.87%) Istio
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.87%) QRadar
8 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.43%) vRealize
9 1 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 63 (27.39%) Cisco
2 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.87%) Palo Alto
4 24 (10.43%) Fortinet
5 23 (10.00%) F5
6 22 (9.57%) Juniper
7 21 (9.13%) VMware
8 14 (6.09%) Google
9 13 (5.65%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.22%) Meraki
11 10 (4.35%) Radware
12 8 (3.48%) Citrix
12 8 (3.48%) Splunk
13 6 (2.61%) Aruba
13 6 (2.61%) McAfee
13 6 (2.61%) Zscaler
14 5 (2.17%) Arista
14 5 (2.17%) Infoblox
14 5 (2.17%) Riverbed
14 5 (2.17%) SolarWinds