Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 290 294
Rank change year-on-year +47 +4 -27
Contract jobs citing Network Security 157 350 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.89% 0.84% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.24% 8.08% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 214 271
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £356 £325
90th Percentile £638 £700 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 £44.18 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.06% +30.71% -32.40%
10th Percentile £21.28 £26.68 £31.90
90th Percentile £33.83 £50.50 £35.70
England median hourly rate £30.91 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% +14.00% -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 1,906 4,332 5,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.81% 10.41% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,230 2,916 3,936
Median daily rate £459 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £660 £650 £632
England median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 103 167
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £16.65 £14.06 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +5.26%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +69 20 £468 -6.50% 14
South London +30 5 £270 -55.00%
West London +56 4 £435 +8.75% 1
East London +44 3 £428 -1.16% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 89 (56.69%) Firewall
2 54 (34.39%) Cisco
3 39 (24.84%) Windows
4 37 (23.57%) DevOps
5 36 (22.93%) AWS
5 36 (22.93%) DNS
5 36 (22.93%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (21.02%) Azure
7 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
7 32 (20.38%) Data Centre
7 32 (20.38%) Active Directory
8 31 (19.75%) Linux
9 30 (19.11%) WAN
10 29 (18.47%) LAN
10 29 (18.47%) VPN
10 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
11 28 (17.83%) SIEM
11 28 (17.83%) TCP/IP
12 26 (16.56%) BGP
13 25 (15.92%) Information Security
13 25 (15.92%) Finance
14 24 (15.29%) VMware
14 24 (15.29%) SNMP
14 24 (15.29%) Python
15 21 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (12.74%) OSPF
16 20 (12.74%) Change Management
17 19 (12.10%) Internet
17 19 (12.10%) ITIL
17 19 (12.10%) Unix

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 14 (8.92%) Confluence
2 4 (2.55%) IIS
2 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.91%) Apache
3 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.93%) AWS
2 33 (21.02%) Azure
3 15 (9.55%) SaaS
4 14 (8.92%) Office 365
5 11 (7.01%) PaaS
6 7 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.82%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 6 (3.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.18%) Serverless
9 4 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.55%) GCP
9 4 (2.55%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.91%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.91%) CloudFront
10 3 (1.91%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.27%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.27%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 89 (56.69%) Firewall
2 36 (22.93%) DNS
3 30 (19.11%) WAN
4 29 (18.47%) LAN
4 29 (18.47%) VPN
5 28 (17.83%) TCP/IP
6 26 (16.56%) BGP
7 24 (15.29%) SNMP
8 20 (12.74%) OSPF
9 19 (12.10%) Internet
10 18 (11.46%) SSL
11 16 (10.19%) MPLS
11 16 (10.19%) TACACS
12 14 (8.92%) DMZ
13 13 (8.28%) HSRP
14 12 (7.64%) IPsec
14 12 (7.64%) VRRP
15 11 (7.01%) BIG-IP
15 11 (7.01%) IPv4
15 11 (7.01%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.64%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.46%) JIRA
3 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.55%) Metasploit
4 4 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.64%) AppScan
7 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.64%) GitLab
7 1 (0.64%) gulp
7 1 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 25 (15.92%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Military
5 1 (0.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) German Language
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (30.57%) Network Engineer
2 31 (19.75%) Security Engineer
3 24 (15.29%) Architect
4 19 (12.10%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Consultant
7 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.73%) Security Consultant
8 7 (4.46%) Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.46%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.46%) Security Specialist
9 5 (3.18%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Security Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Security Project Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (2.55%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.55%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.01%) LDAP
2 6 (3.82%) SAML
3 5 (3.18%) .NET
4 4 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.55%) Middleware
4 4 (2.55%) Web Services
5 3 (1.91%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.91%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.27%) J2EE
6 2 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.27%) React
6 2 (1.27%) XML
7 1 (0.64%) CSS
7 1 (0.64%) HTML
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) Node.js
7 1 (0.64%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.64%) SOAP
7 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.38%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.46%) PKI
3 16 (10.19%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.91%) CCTV
6 3 (1.91%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.91%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.91%) User Experience
7 2 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.64%) Blog
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.84%) Windows
2 31 (19.75%) Linux
3 19 (12.10%) Unix
4 4 (2.55%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.91%) CentOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) DevOps
2 28 (17.83%) SIEM
3 25 (15.92%) Information Security
4 21 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (12.74%) Change Management
6 19 (12.10%) ITIL
6 19 (12.10%) Load Balancing
7 16 (10.19%) Migration
7 16 (10.19%) Security Architecture
8 13 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (7.64%) Network Design
9 12 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (7.01%) Network Virtualisation
10 11 (7.01%) Security Operations
11 10 (6.37%) Protective Monitoring
11 10 (6.37%) Test Planning
11 10 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (5.10%) Dashboard Development
12 8 (5.10%) Network Management
12 8 (5.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.29%) Python
2 16 (10.19%) Shell Script
3 15 (9.55%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.92%) C
5 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.73%) SQL
6 8 (5.10%) Java
7 5 (3.18%) C++
7 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.27%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) ES6
10 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (22.93%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
3 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
4 16 (10.19%) CCNP
5 14 (8.92%) CISSP
6 11 (7.01%) CCNA
7 10 (6.37%) CCIE
8 9 (5.73%) Degree
8 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
9 8 (5.10%) CCIE Service Provider
9 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.46%) CCSP
10 7 (4.46%) CISM
10 7 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (3.82%) CISA
11 6 (3.82%) GIAC
11 6 (3.82%) MCSE
12 5 (3.18%) GSEC
12 5 (3.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.10%) NIST
3 6 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.55%) NCSC
5 3 (1.91%) GDPR
5 3 (1.91%) SLA
6 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.64%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 32 (20.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.83%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.82%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.82%) XenApp
5 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.18%) vSphere
6 4 (2.55%) Docker
6 4 (2.55%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.64%) Microcode
8 1 (0.64%) NFS
8 1 (0.64%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) Nessus
2 11 (7.01%) Ansible
3 8 (5.10%) Puppet
4 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.18%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.18%) QRadar
6 4 (2.55%) Nmap
6 4 (2.55%) Terraform
7 3 (1.91%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (1.91%) CASB
7 3 (1.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.91%) Packer
7 3 (1.91%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.91%) vMotion
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.27%) Consul
8 2 (1.27%) ThinApp
8 2 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 54 (34.39%) Cisco
2 24 (15.29%) VMware
3 18 (11.46%) CheckPoint
4 17 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.83%) Palo Alto
5 13 (8.28%) Juniper
5 13 (8.28%) Oracle
6 12 (7.64%) F5
7 11 (7.01%) Huawei
8 10 (6.37%) Nokia
8 10 (6.37%) Qualys
8 10 (6.37%) Splunk
9 9 (5.73%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.46%) ArcSight
10 7 (4.46%) Citrix
11 6 (3.82%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.18%) Arista
13 4 (2.55%) NetApp
13 4 (2.55%) Remedy
14 3 (1.91%) McAfee