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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 246 270 253
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +45
Contract jobs citing Network Security 436 261 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.10% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 10.31% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 173 105
10th Percentile £413 £334 £300
25th Percentile £475 £413 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £463
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +13.51% -7.50%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £575
90th Percentile £823 £750 £638
England median daily rate £540 £494 £450
% change year-on-year +9.37% +9.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
10th Percentile £28.10 £47.25 -
25th Percentile £38.19 £48.28 £19.75
Median hourly rate £54.40 £50.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.80% +132.56% -51.34%
75th Percentile £69.94 £64.50 £23.25
90th Percentile £74.33 £71.55 -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £39.92 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.54% +85.65% -29.51%

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 3,839 2,532 1,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.69% 9.22% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,726 1,745 1,310
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
25th Percentile £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £459
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.99% -3.42%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £690 £663
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 24 49
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.68 £15.10
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.94 £19.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.25 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.29% -19.88% +93.02%
75th Percentile £44.50 £51.44 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £75.10 £53.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.21 £21.69
% change year-on-year +7.71% +7.02% +8.44%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -16 47 £620 +24.00% 17
West London -7 4 £650 +31.31% 3
South London -10 3 £525 - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 192 (44.04%) Firewall
2 136 (31.19%) Finance
2 136 (31.19%) Azure
3 104 (23.85%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (22.48%) AWS
5 95 (21.79%) Cisco
6 86 (19.72%) Social Skills
7 84 (19.27%) WAN
8 80 (18.35%) Security Architecture
8 80 (18.35%) Palo Alto
9 70 (16.06%) Microsoft
10 67 (15.37%) Windows
11 66 (15.14%) Data Centre
12 65 (14.91%) Linux
12 65 (14.91%) VPN
13 61 (13.99%) Identity Access Management
14 60 (13.76%) DevOps
14 60 (13.76%) Agile
15 59 (13.53%) Banking
16 55 (12.61%) DNS
17 54 (12.39%) Python
17 54 (12.39%) GCP
18 53 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
19 51 (11.70%) LAN
20 50 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
21 47 (10.78%) Application Security
22 45 (10.32%) Ansible
23 44 (10.09%) SIEM
24 43 (9.86%) BGP
24 43 (9.86%) Terraform

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 (2.52%) Confluence
2 5 (1.15%) IIS
3 4 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (0.92%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.69%) Apache
4 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (3.44%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 136 (31.19%) Azure
2 98 (22.48%) AWS
3 54 (12.39%) GCP
4 41 (9.40%) SaaS
5 33 (7.57%) PaaS
6 20 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (4.13%) IaaS
8 16 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.98%) Azure DevOps
11 11 (2.52%) Azure Storage
12 9 (2.06%) Akamai
12 9 (2.06%) GitHub
13 7 (1.61%) Azure Monitor
14 5 (1.15%) Datadog
15 4 (0.92%) Serverless
16 3 (0.69%) AWS Fargate
16 3 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
17 2 (0.46%) Azure Key Vault
17 2 (0.46%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 192 (44.04%) Firewall
2 84 (19.27%) WAN
3 65 (14.91%) VPN
4 55 (12.61%) DNS
5 51 (11.70%) LAN
6 43 (9.86%) BGP
7 42 (9.63%) SD-WAN
8 34 (7.80%) MPLS
9 33 (7.57%) TCP/IP
10 32 (7.34%) Internet
10 32 (7.34%) Wireless
11 31 (7.11%) IPsec
12 29 (6.65%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (6.65%) OSPF
13 25 (5.73%) SSL
14 21 (4.82%) SNMP
15 19 (4.36%) DHCP
15 19 (4.36%) NGFW
16 16 (3.67%) EIGRP
17 14 (3.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.36%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.92%) MySQL
5 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.44%) JIRA
2 14 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.46%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 136 (31.19%) Finance
2 86 (19.72%) Social Skills
3 59 (13.53%) Banking
4 27 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.82%) Public Sector
7 11 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (2.06%) Military
10 7 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.38%) Retail
12 5 (1.15%) Legal
12 5 (1.15%) Marketing
13 4 (0.92%) Law
14 3 (0.69%) Electronics
14 3 (0.69%) French Language
14 3 (0.69%) German Language
14 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (22.94%) Architect
2 99 (22.71%) Network Engineer
3 91 (20.87%) Security Engineer
4 67 (15.37%) Security Architect
5 49 (11.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 36 (8.26%) Project Manager
7 31 (7.11%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (6.65%) Consultant
9 28 (6.42%) Network Architect
10 27 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (5.05%) Analyst
11 22 (5.05%) Security Consultant
12 20 (4.59%) Security Manager
13 19 (4.36%) Network Security Architect
14 18 (4.13%) Security Project Manager
15 17 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (3.67%) AWS Architect
17 15 (3.44%) Azure Architect
18 13 (2.98%) Cloud Engineer
18 13 (2.98%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.75%) JSON
1 12 (2.75%) Middleware
2 10 (2.29%) SAML
3 9 (2.06%) LDAP
4 8 (1.83%) .NET
5 6 (1.38%) OAuth
6 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.92%) ARM Templates
6 4 (0.92%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.92%) YAML
7 3 (0.69%) CSS
7 3 (0.69%) Keycloak
7 3 (0.69%) Node.js
7 3 (0.69%) REST
7 3 (0.69%) SOAP
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Blueprints
8 2 (0.46%) GraphQL
8 2 (0.46%) RESTful
8 2 (0.46%) Web Services
8 2 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.19%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (3.21%) PKI
5 14 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.29%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.06%) Robotics
8 8 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (1.61%) IoT
10 5 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.15%) Replication
11 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
11 4 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.69%) Clustering
12 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.37%) Windows
2 65 (14.91%) Linux
3 38 (8.72%) Unix
4 18 (4.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.92%) CentOS
8 4 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.46%) Android
9 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (23.85%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (18.35%) Security Architecture
3 61 (13.99%) Identity Access Management
4 60 (13.76%) Agile
4 60 (13.76%) DevOps
5 50 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (10.78%) Application Security
7 44 (10.09%) SIEM
8 42 (9.63%) Data Protection
8 42 (9.63%) Migration
9 37 (8.49%) Information Security
10 36 (8.26%) CI/CD
10 36 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (8.26%) Project Management
11 33 (7.57%) Change Management
12 32 (7.34%) Security Operations
13 31 (7.11%) Network Virtualisation
14 29 (6.65%) Load Balancing
15 28 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (6.19%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.39%) Python
2 30 (6.88%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.21%) Java
3 14 (3.21%) SQL
4 13 (2.98%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.06%) Bash
6 8 (1.83%) C#
7 6 (1.38%) C
8 4 (0.92%) C++
9 3 (0.69%) Perl
9 3 (0.69%) Ruby
9 3 (0.69%) VB
9 3 (0.69%) VBScript
10 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
11 1 (0.23%) R
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (8.72%) CCNP
3 35 (8.03%) Security Cleared
4 29 (6.65%) Degree
5 27 (6.19%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.59%) CISSP
7 17 (3.90%) CCIE
8 16 (3.67%) CCNA
9 10 (2.29%) CCDP
9 10 (2.29%) JNCIS
9 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.61%) CISM
11 6 (1.38%) CEH
11 6 (1.38%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.38%) MCSA
12 5 (1.15%) CCIE Security
13 4 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.65%) NIST
3 15 (3.44%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.61%) GDPR
4 7 (1.61%) SLA
5 6 (1.38%) GRC
5 6 (1.38%) NCSC
6 5 (1.15%) PMO
6 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.92%) COBIT
7 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.46%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.46%) PSD2
9 1 (0.23%) GLBA
9 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.23%) RMADS
9 1 (0.23%) SOC 2
System Software
1 40 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (3.21%) VMware NSX
5 13 (2.98%) Docker
6 11 (2.52%) vCloud
7 9 (2.06%) vSphere
8 6 (1.38%) XenApp
9 5 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.23%) iptables
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.23%) NFS
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (10.32%) Ansible
2 43 (9.86%) Terraform
3 23 (5.28%) Puppet
4 16 (3.67%) FortiGate
5 13 (2.98%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 9 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.61%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.61%) SCCM
8 7 (1.61%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.38%) CASB
9 6 (1.38%) Nagios
9 6 (1.38%) QRadar
10 5 (1.15%) Nessus
10 5 (1.15%) Opsgenie
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.92%) SCOM
11 4 (0.92%) WSUS
12 3 (0.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 95 (21.79%) Cisco
2 80 (18.35%) Palo Alto
3 70 (16.06%) Microsoft
4 37 (8.49%) CheckPoint
5 33 (7.57%) VMware
6 32 (7.34%) Juniper
7 31 (7.11%) F5
7 31 (7.11%) Google
8 27 (6.19%) Splunk
9 26 (5.96%) Fortinet
10 20 (4.59%) Oracle
11 16 (3.67%) Citrix
11 16 (3.67%) Meraki
12 15 (3.44%) HP
12 15 (3.44%) Infoblox
13 13 (2.98%) Zscaler
14 12 (2.75%) Dell
15 9 (2.06%) McAfee
15 9 (2.06%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.83%) Blue Coat