Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 256 243 295
Rank change year-on-year -13 +52 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 189 282 365
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.01% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 9.27% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 217 265
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £278 £320 £353
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £72.50 £21.53 £44.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +236.82% -51.28% +30.71%
10th Percentile £68.75 £20.41 £33.69
90th Percentile £76.25 £22.64 £50.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year - +86.92% +5.84%

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 1,877 3,043 4,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.36% 10.90% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,282 2,151 3,149
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 84 103
Median hourly rate £29.98 £20.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.33% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.13 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £49.63 £47.09
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.46% +12.50% -7.69%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 +41 31 £450 - 24
West London +25 2 £675 +63.64% 11
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 70 (37.04%) Firewall
2 60 (31.75%) Azure
3 44 (23.28%) AWS
4 43 (22.75%) Finance
5 42 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (21.69%) Cisco
7 32 (16.93%) Windows
8 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
9 28 (14.81%) Python
9 28 (14.81%) DevOps
9 28 (14.81%) Security Architecture
10 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 25 (13.23%) Ansible
12 24 (12.70%) Linux
12 24 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (12.17%) Data Centre
14 22 (11.64%) Palo Alto
14 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (11.64%) VMware
14 22 (11.64%) Information Security
14 22 (11.64%) SIEM
14 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
15 21 (11.11%) CISSP
15 21 (11.11%) WAN
16 20 (10.58%) VPN
16 20 (10.58%) Fortinet
16 20 (10.58%) GCP
16 20 (10.58%) Public Sector
17 17 (8.99%) Migration
17 17 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (2.65%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) nginx
4 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 60 (31.75%) Azure
2 44 (23.28%) AWS
3 20 (10.58%) GCP
4 14 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (6.35%) PaaS
6 10 (5.29%) IaaS
6 10 (5.29%) Serverless
7 8 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.23%) SaaS
8 7 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.17%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.12%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (2.12%) Route 53
11 4 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 70 (37.04%) Firewall
2 21 (11.11%) WAN
3 20 (10.58%) VPN
4 17 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.88%) LAN
6 12 (6.35%) VoIP
7 11 (5.82%) BGP
7 11 (5.82%) Internet
7 11 (5.82%) Wireless
8 9 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (4.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (4.23%) MPLS
9 8 (4.23%) Wireshark
10 7 (3.70%) OSPF
11 6 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.17%) DNS
11 6 (3.17%) Multicast
12 5 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.17%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.65%) Big Data
5 4 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.59%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.59%) HBase
6 3 (1.59%) MySQL
6 3 (1.59%) Presto
Development Applications
1 7 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.12%) Burp Suite
3 4 (2.12%) GitLab
3 4 (2.12%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.59%) IntelliJ
4 3 (1.59%) Maven
4 3 (1.59%) Sublime Text
5 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.53%) sqlmap
General
1 43 (22.75%) Finance
2 20 (10.58%) Public Sector
3 14 (7.41%) Banking
3 14 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.82%) Law
5 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.65%) Legal
7 4 (2.12%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.12%) Retail
8 3 (1.59%) Electronics
8 3 (1.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (22.22%) Architect
2 38 (20.11%) Security Engineer
3 35 (18.52%) Network Engineer
4 19 (10.05%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 16 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.94%) Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) Consultant
8 12 (6.35%) Network Architect
9 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Security Consultant
11 8 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) IT Manager
13 6 (3.17%) Network Security Architect
13 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) JSON
2 4 (2.12%) Node.js
2 4 (2.12%) Web Services
3 3 (1.59%) Kafka
4 2 (1.06%) .NET
4 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.06%) Flask
4 2 (1.06%) Jinja
4 2 (1.06%) jQuery
4 2 (1.06%) Middleware
4 2 (1.06%) React
4 2 (1.06%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) LDAP
5 1 (0.53%) OAuth
5 1 (0.53%) SAML
5 1 (0.53%) Spring
5 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.23%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.17%) Cybercrime
6 6 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.65%) PKI
7 5 (2.65%) User Experience
8 4 (2.12%) CCTV
8 4 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (1.06%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.06%) Replication
9 2 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.93%) Windows
2 24 (12.70%) Linux
3 13 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.12%) Android
5 4 (2.12%) Unix
5 4 (2.12%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.59%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.53%) MVS
7 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (14.81%) DevOps
2 28 (14.81%) Security Architecture
3 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (11.64%) Information Security
3 22 (11.64%) SIEM
4 17 (8.99%) Migration
4 17 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
5 14 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
6 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure as Code
6 13 (6.88%) ITIL
6 13 (6.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (6.35%) Change Management
7 12 (6.35%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.82%) Analytics
8 11 (5.82%) Data Security
8 11 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.29%) DevSecOps
9 10 (5.29%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.81%) Python
2 16 (8.47%) SQL
3 11 (5.82%) Java
4 7 (3.70%) C++
4 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.17%) R
6 5 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.65%) C
7 4 (2.12%) Go
7 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.12%) Perl
8 3 (1.59%) C#
8 3 (1.59%) PHP
8 3 (1.59%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
4 21 (11.11%) CISSP
5 17 (8.99%) CCNP
6 10 (5.29%) CCNA
7 9 (4.76%) Degree
8 6 (3.17%) CCIE
9 5 (2.65%) AWS Certification
9 5 (2.65%) CISM
10 4 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.12%) SANS
11 3 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.59%) CCSP
11 3 (1.59%) CEH
11 3 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.59%) MCSA
11 3 (1.59%) MCSE
11 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) NIST
2 9 (4.76%) GDPR
3 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 5 (2.65%) NCSC
4 5 (2.65%) SLA
5 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.53%) COBIT
8 1 (0.53%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.53%) MISRA
8 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.53%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.88%) Docker
3 10 (5.29%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.59%) HDFS
5 3 (1.59%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.59%) vSphere
6 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.06%) vCloud
7 1 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.53%) NFS
7 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) Snort
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.53%) XenApp
7 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (13.23%) Ansible
2 14 (7.41%) Terraform
3 12 (6.35%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.70%) EnCase
5 5 (2.65%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.65%) Puppet
6 4 (2.12%) CASB
6 4 (2.12%) MaaS360
6 4 (2.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.12%) SCCM
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.59%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.59%) Kibana
7 3 (1.59%) Nessus
8 2 (1.06%) Salt
8 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (21.69%) Cisco
2 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.64%) Palo Alto
3 22 (11.64%) VMware
4 20 (10.58%) Fortinet
5 15 (7.94%) F5
6 12 (6.35%) CheckPoint
6 12 (6.35%) Google
7 11 (5.82%) Splunk
8 10 (5.29%) Juniper
9 7 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.17%) Arista
10 6 (3.17%) Citrix
11 5 (2.65%) Meraki
12 4 (2.12%) Apple
12 4 (2.12%) ArcSight
12 4 (2.12%) Aruba
12 4 (2.12%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (2.12%) Nokia
13 3 (1.59%) Black Duck