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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 178 206
Rank change year-on-year -79 +28  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 162 303 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 1.40% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 10.07% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 214 142
Median daily rate £500 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £290 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £26.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.30% +44.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2244 3010 3113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.89% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 2047 2008
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +16.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -37 30 £500 +25.00% 6
New Malden - 5 - -
Canary Wharf +5 2 £570 +52.00%
Hammersmith - 2 £275 -
Hayes - 2 £294 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 190 (46.68%) Firewall
2 154 (37.84%) Cisco
3 100 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (22.85%) WAN
5 82 (20.15%) Windows
6 77 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 77 (18.92%) VPN
7 73 (17.94%) LAN
8 69 (16.95%) Finance
9 68 (16.71%) Linux
10 66 (16.22%) CCNP
11 64 (15.72%) Juniper
12 63 (15.48%) Information Security
13 62 (15.23%) CheckPoint
14 58 (14.25%) Penetration Testing
15 57 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
16 56 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (13.51%) Wireless
17 55 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
19 52 (12.78%) ITIL
20 50 (12.29%) DNS
21 48 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
22 47 (11.55%) CISSP
22 47 (11.55%) Java
22 47 (11.55%) BGP
22 47 (11.55%) Data Centre
23 46 (11.30%) Security Cleared
24 45 (11.06%) MPLS
24 45 (11.06%) Palo Alto

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 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.72%) Apache
2 7 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.47%) JBoss
3 6 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.47%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.23%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.23%) Mule
4 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.98%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.74%) CMS
6 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.74%) IIS
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.49%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (10.07%) IaaS
4 24 (5.90%) PaaS
5 21 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (4.42%) Office 365
7 11 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (2.21%) SaaS
9 7 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.47%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.74%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 190 (46.68%) Firewall
2 93 (22.85%) WAN
3 77 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 77 (18.92%) VPN
4 73 (17.94%) LAN
5 55 (13.51%) Wireless
6 53 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (12.29%) DNS
8 47 (11.55%) BGP
9 45 (11.06%) MPLS
10 42 (10.32%) OSPF
11 40 (9.83%) Intrusion Detection
12 39 (9.58%) IPsec
13 37 (9.09%) DHCP
14 32 (7.86%) VLAN
15 29 (7.13%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (7.13%) IPv4
15 29 (7.13%) IPv6
16 26 (6.39%) HTTP
17 21 (5.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.46%) Big Data
3 9 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.47%) MySQL
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.23%) DataStax
6 4 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.98%) HBase
6 4 (0.98%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.74%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.74%) DocumentDB
7 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (4.67%) JIRA
2 18 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.19%) git-flow
4 12 (2.95%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.23%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.98%) Hudson
6 4 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
8 1 (0.25%) AppScan
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) FxCop
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.25%) VersionOne
General
1 69 (16.95%) Finance
2 38 (9.34%) Banking
3 24 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.16%) Retail
5 16 (3.93%) Legal
6 13 (3.19%) Military
7 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.47%) Billing
9 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.98%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.74%) Front Office
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Marketing
11 2 (0.49%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (20.15%) Network Engineer
2 78 (19.16%) Architect
3 67 (16.46%) Security Engineer
4 56 (13.76%) Consultant
5 51 (12.53%) Analyst
6 47 (11.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 41 (10.07%) Security Architect
7 41 (10.07%) Security Consultant
8 35 (8.60%) Network Architect
9 31 (7.62%) Developer
10 25 (6.14%) Network Consultant
11 23 (5.65%) Security Analyst
12 19 (4.67%) Network Security Consultant
13 18 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 17 (4.18%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (4.18%) Network Analyst
15 16 (3.93%) iOS Developer
15 16 (3.93%) Security Manager
15 16 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.90%) RESTful
2 21 (5.16%) HTML
3 20 (4.91%) Web Services
4 19 (4.67%) 802.1X
5 18 (4.42%) CSS
6 17 (4.18%) HTML5
7 16 (3.93%) CSS3
8 10 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (1.97%) Middleware
9 8 (1.97%) SOAP
10 7 (1.72%) D3.js
10 7 (1.72%) jQuery
11 6 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.47%) JSON
11 6 (1.47%) Spring
12 5 (1.23%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.23%) REST
12 5 (1.23%) Spring MVC
12 5 (1.23%) Struts
12 5 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (11.55%) Data Centre
3 36 (8.85%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (3.93%) iPad
4 16 (3.93%) iPhone
4 16 (3.93%) PKI
5 15 (3.69%) User Experience
6 14 (3.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.46%) Clustering
7 10 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.98%) iSeries
11 4 (0.98%) Tandem
12 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.15%) Windows
2 68 (16.71%) Linux
3 41 (10.07%) Unix
4 25 (6.14%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.72%) SUSE
8 7 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) CentOS
10 4 (0.98%) OpenVMS
10 4 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.74%) Android
11 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.48%) Information Security
2 58 (14.25%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (12.78%) ITIL
4 48 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (9.83%) Configuration Management
6 37 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (8.85%) Network Design
8 34 (8.35%) Network Management
8 34 (8.35%) SIEM
9 33 (8.11%) Security Operations
10 32 (7.86%) Load Balancing
11 31 (7.62%) Security Monitoring
12 30 (7.37%) Project Management
13 28 (6.88%) Scrum
14 23 (5.65%) DevOps
14 23 (5.65%) SOA
15 22 (5.41%) Cryptography
15 22 (5.41%) High Availability
15 22 (5.41%) TOGAF
16 21 (5.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.55%) Java
2 39 (9.58%) SQL
3 29 (7.13%) Python
4 23 (5.65%) Ruby
5 22 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 16 (3.93%) Apple Swift
7 16 (3.93%) Objective-C
8 13 (3.19%) C-shell
8 13 (3.19%) Korn
9 12 (2.95%) Perl
10 7 (1.72%) C#
11 6 (1.47%) PHP
11 6 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.23%) C
12 5 (1.23%) C++
13 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.49%) COBOL
14 2 (0.49%) VB
15 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (16.22%) CCNP
3 47 (11.55%) CISSP
4 46 (11.30%) Security Cleared
5 39 (9.58%) CCIE
6 32 (7.86%) CCNA
7 25 (6.14%) Degree
7 25 (6.14%) SC Cleared
8 24 (5.90%) CEH
9 19 (4.67%) GIAC
9 19 (4.67%) SANS
10 16 (3.93%) CREST Certified
11 15 (3.69%) JNCIE
12 14 (3.44%) CISM
13 12 (2.95%) CCSE
14 10 (2.46%) CCSP
14 10 (2.46%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.72%) CCDA
16 7 (1.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.47%) SLA
4 5 (1.23%) COBIT
4 5 (1.23%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.49%) GMP
7 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.49%) QA
7 2 (0.49%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
8 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.69%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.47%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.47%) Docker
6 5 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.98%) HDFS
7 4 (0.98%) RACF
7 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.74%) Firmware
8 3 (0.74%) vCloud
8 3 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (9.58%) Puppet
2 35 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.44%) Nagios
4 12 (2.95%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.70%) Ansible
5 11 (2.70%) Kibana
6 9 (2.21%) Nessus
7 8 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.72%) SCCM
9 6 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (1.47%) QRadar
10 5 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.23%) EnCase
10 5 (1.23%) logstash
10 5 (1.23%) Nmap
10 5 (1.23%) Stealthwatch
11 4 (0.98%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.98%) SCOM
12 3 (0.74%) Cacti
12 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 154 (37.84%) Cisco
2 64 (15.72%) Juniper
3 62 (15.23%) CheckPoint
4 45 (11.06%) Palo Alto
5 40 (9.83%) F5
5 40 (9.83%) Microsoft
6 38 (9.34%) VMware
7 31 (7.62%) Fortinet
8 28 (6.88%) Citrix
9 18 (4.42%) Riverbed
10 17 (4.18%) Red Hat
11 16 (3.93%) Blue Coat
11 16 (3.93%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.69%) Dell
13 14 (3.44%) Splunk
14 13 (3.19%) HP
15 9 (2.21%) Avaya
15 9 (2.21%) Infoblox
16 8 (1.97%) IBM
17 7 (1.72%) Symantec
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