Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 285 298
Rank change year-on-year +34 +13 -64
Contract jobs citing Network Security 242 378 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.88% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 8.47% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 255 253
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £307 £325 £315
90th Percentile £624 £675 £618
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Median hourly rate £28.26 £44.18 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.03% +30.71% -32.40%
10th Percentile £19.95 £35.00 £31.90
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £35.70
England median hourly rate £26.81 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.10% +22.00% -15.57%

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 2,752 4,462 5,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.09% 10.44% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 3,044 3,801
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £219
90th Percentile £645 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 169
Median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.64 £52.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +54 48 £400 -15.79% 20
West London +47 21 £413 -5.71% 4
South London +25 9 £500 -8.05%
East London +41 3 £455 +1.11% 2
North London +14 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 143 (59.09%) Firewall
2 97 (40.08%) Cisco
3 86 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (23.55%) WAN
5 55 (22.73%) AWS
6 54 (22.31%) Data Centre
7 52 (21.49%) Active Directory
8 50 (20.66%) Windows
9 48 (19.83%) Azure
10 47 (19.42%) Finance
11 45 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
12 44 (18.18%) DevOps
12 44 (18.18%) LAN
13 43 (17.77%) VPN
13 43 (17.77%) CCNP
13 43 (17.77%) Palo Alto
14 42 (17.36%) Information Security
15 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
16 38 (15.70%) SC Cleared
17 37 (15.29%) SIEM
18 36 (14.88%) Linux
19 35 (14.46%) BGP
20 30 (12.40%) Migration
20 30 (12.40%) VMware
21 29 (11.98%) DNS
21 29 (11.98%) Python
22 28 (11.57%) Microsoft
23 27 (11.16%) MPLS
24 26 (10.74%) CISSP
24 26 (10.74%) Management Information System

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 (5.79%) Confluence
2 8 (3.31%) Apache
3 7 (2.89%) IIS
4 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 55 (22.73%) AWS
2 48 (19.83%) Azure
3 20 (8.26%) Office 365
4 16 (6.61%) SaaS
5 15 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.96%) IaaS
7 10 (4.13%) PaaS
7 10 (4.13%) Serverless
8 7 (2.89%) GCP
9 6 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.65%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.24%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 143 (59.09%) Firewall
2 57 (23.55%) WAN
3 44 (18.18%) LAN
4 43 (17.77%) VPN
5 35 (14.46%) BGP
6 29 (11.98%) DNS
7 27 (11.16%) MPLS
8 24 (9.92%) SSL
8 24 (9.92%) TCP/IP
9 23 (9.50%) OSPF
10 19 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (7.85%) IPsec
11 18 (7.44%) HSRP
11 18 (7.44%) Wireless
12 17 (7.02%) SNMP
12 17 (7.02%) VRRP
13 16 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (6.61%) Internet
14 13 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (5.37%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.13%) JIRA
3 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.24%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.83%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.41%) GitLab
8 1 (0.41%) gulp
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) Subversion
8 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 47 (19.42%) Finance
2 19 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.79%) Banking
3 14 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.96%) Police
5 7 (2.89%) Law
6 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.24%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
7 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.83%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (37.60%) Network Engineer
2 56 (23.14%) Security Engineer
3 42 (17.36%) Architect
4 40 (16.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (8.68%) Consultant
6 19 (7.85%) Security Consultant
7 17 (7.02%) Security Architect
8 16 (6.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (6.61%) Network Architect
9 15 (6.20%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (6.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (5.79%) Analyst
11 12 (4.96%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.55%) Security Manager
12 11 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (4.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 10 (4.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 10 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.13%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.37%) .NET
1 13 (5.37%) SAML
2 11 (4.55%) LDAP
3 7 (2.89%) OpenID
4 6 (2.48%) OAuth
4 6 (2.48%) OAuth2
4 6 (2.48%) Web Services
5 5 (2.07%) XML
6 4 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.65%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (1.65%) React
6 4 (1.65%) SOAP
6 4 (1.65%) XSLT
7 3 (1.24%) 802.1X
7 3 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.83%) CSS
8 2 (0.83%) SPNEGO
9 1 (0.41%) Java SE
9 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.31%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.74%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.26%) PKI
4 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.65%) CCTV
7 4 (1.65%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.24%) Handset
8 3 (1.24%) iPhone
9 2 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.66%) Windows
2 36 (14.88%) Linux
3 11 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.13%) CentOS
4 10 (4.13%) Unix
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.41%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) SUSE
7 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (18.18%) DevOps
3 42 (17.36%) Information Security
4 37 (15.29%) SIEM
5 30 (12.40%) Migration
6 24 (9.92%) ITIL
7 22 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (9.09%) Change Management
7 22 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 21 (8.68%) Security Architecture
9 19 (7.85%) Network Design
10 15 (6.20%) Network Management
10 15 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (5.37%) Visualisation
13 12 (4.96%) Cyber Assurance
13 12 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (4.96%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.98%) Python
2 15 (6.20%) SQL
3 14 (5.79%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.13%) C++
5 10 (4.13%) Java
6 8 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.65%) C
7 4 (1.65%) C#
7 4 (1.65%) Ruby
8 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 2 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.41%) ES6
10 1 (0.41%) Java 8
10 1 (0.41%) Tcl
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (17.77%) CCNP
3 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
4 38 (15.70%) SC Cleared
5 26 (10.74%) CISSP
6 24 (9.92%) CCNA
7 19 (7.85%) Degree
8 18 (7.44%) CCIE
9 16 (6.61%) CCSP
10 11 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (4.13%) GIAC
11 10 (4.13%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (3.72%) CCENT
12 9 (3.72%) CISM
12 9 (3.72%) CRISC
13 8 (3.31%) CCIE Service Provider
13 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.89%) CISA
14 7 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (2.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (9.92%) NIST
3 10 (4.13%) GDPR
4 9 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (3.72%) NCSC
5 8 (3.31%) SLA
6 7 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 7 (2.89%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.83%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.41%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.41%) PMO
9 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (21.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.13%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.48%) Docker
5 6 (2.48%) XenApp
6 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.65%) vSphere
6 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.83%) Snort
7 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) NFS
8 1 (0.41%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.72%) vCenter Server
2 7 (2.89%) Nessus
2 7 (2.89%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (2.48%) Ansible
4 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.07%) Terraform
5 4 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.65%) Puppet
6 3 (1.24%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.24%) WSUS
7 2 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.83%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.83%) Iperf
7 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.83%) Nmap
7 2 (0.83%) Packer
7 2 (0.83%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 97 (40.08%) Cisco
2 43 (17.77%) Palo Alto
3 30 (12.40%) VMware
4 28 (11.57%) Microsoft
5 20 (8.26%) Juniper
6 16 (6.61%) Fortinet
7 14 (5.79%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.96%) F5
9 11 (4.55%) Citrix
10 10 (4.13%) Huawei
10 10 (4.13%) Nokia
11 8 (3.31%) Aruba
11 8 (3.31%) Remedy
11 8 (3.31%) Splunk
12 7 (2.89%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.48%) Apple
13 6 (2.48%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.48%) Oracle
14 5 (2.07%) Meraki
14 5 (2.07%) Zscaler