Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 233 234 251
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +57
Contract jobs citing Network Security 429 165 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 0.97% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 9.51% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 115 236
10th Percentile £360 £282 £338
25th Percentile £500 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £725 £606 £569
90th Percentile £823 £675 £650
England median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £55.50 £37.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -30.19% +94.50%

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 3,647 1,735 3,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.85% 10.18% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,526 1,176 2,378
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +14.74% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £743 £650 £650
England median daily rate £490 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +15.29% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 15 99
10th Percentile £12.27 £21.55 £14.22
25th Percentile £15.00 £22.75 £16.79
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £40.75 £49.00 £46.70
90th Percentile £63.30 £61.45 £50.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -31.20% +45.18% +19.58%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -52 25 £550 +33.33% 19
West London -17 7 £195 -71.19% 6
East London - 2 - - 8
South London - 1 £375 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 155 (36.13%) Firewall
2 118 (27.51%) Azure
3 97 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (21.68%) Finance
5 92 (21.45%) DevOps
6 90 (20.98%) Social Skills
7 78 (18.18%) Linux
7 78 (18.18%) AWS
8 77 (17.95%) Cisco
9 73 (17.02%) Windows
10 67 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (14.69%) Terraform
12 54 (12.59%) Banking
13 53 (12.35%) GCP
13 53 (12.35%) Infrastructure as Code
14 51 (11.89%) Degree
15 50 (11.66%) Active Directory
16 49 (11.42%) WAN
17 48 (11.19%) VPN
17 48 (11.19%) Information Security
17 48 (11.19%) Palo Alto
18 47 (10.96%) Data Centre
18 47 (10.96%) BGP
18 47 (10.96%) SIEM
19 46 (10.72%) Ansible
20 45 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
21 44 (10.26%) Microsoft
21 44 (10.26%) TCP/IP
21 44 (10.26%) Kubernetes
22 43 (10.02%) Security Architecture

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 7 (1.63%) Confluence
1 7 (1.63%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.17%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.17%) IIS
2 5 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Workfront
2 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 118 (27.51%) Azure
2 78 (18.18%) AWS
3 53 (12.35%) GCP
4 39 (9.09%) PaaS
5 37 (8.62%) IaaS
6 31 (7.23%) SaaS
7 30 (6.99%) Microsoft 365
8 26 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (3.26%) GitHub
10 11 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.33%) GitHub Actions
12 9 (2.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (2.10%) Azure Monitor
13 7 (1.63%) Azure Storage
14 6 (1.40%) Serverless
15 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.17%) Azure Key Vault
15 5 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.93%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 155 (36.13%) Firewall
2 49 (11.42%) WAN
3 48 (11.19%) VPN
4 47 (10.96%) BGP
5 44 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 41 (9.56%) DNS
7 28 (6.53%) LAN
8 27 (6.29%) OSPF
9 23 (5.36%) MPLS
10 22 (5.13%) SD-WAN
11 20 (4.66%) HTTP
11 20 (4.66%) Wireless
12 17 (3.96%) Internet
12 17 (3.96%) IPsec
12 17 (3.96%) Multicast
12 17 (3.96%) VLAN
13 15 (3.50%) DHCP
13 15 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (2.80%) SNMP
15 10 (2.33%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.17%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.17%) Tableau
4 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.70%) Redis
4 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.47%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.23%) Metadata
6 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.33%) JIRA
3 8 (1.86%) Metasploit
4 6 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.17%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.70%) Balsamiq
7 3 (0.70%) GitLab
7 3 (0.70%) GoCD
7 3 (0.70%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.47%) Snyk
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.23%) Gatling
9 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.23%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (21.68%) Finance
2 90 (20.98%) Social Skills
3 54 (12.59%) Banking
4 26 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.43%) Investment Banking
7 18 (4.20%) Documentation Skills
7 18 (4.20%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (3.03%) Retail
9 12 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (2.56%) Public Sector
11 10 (2.33%) Law
12 5 (1.17%) Marketing
13 4 (0.93%) Electronics
13 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.47%) German Language
15 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (31.93%) Architect
2 94 (21.91%) Security Architect
3 71 (16.55%) Network Engineer
4 67 (15.62%) Security Engineer
5 45 (10.49%) Network Architect
6 41 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (8.39%) Cloud Architect
8 27 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
8 27 (6.29%) Network Security Architect
9 22 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.20%) Analyst
12 16 (3.73%) Applications Architect
12 16 (3.73%) Azure Architect
12 16 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (3.73%) Design Engineer
13 15 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
13 15 (3.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 13 (3.03%) Consultant
14 13 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.73%) .NET
2 15 (3.50%) Kafka
2 15 (3.50%) REST
3 12 (2.80%) JSON
4 10 (2.33%) SAML
5 9 (2.10%) Regular Expression
5 9 (2.10%) XML
6 8 (1.86%) Web Services
7 7 (1.63%) ARM Templates
7 7 (1.63%) Middleware
8 6 (1.40%) Jinja
8 6 (1.40%) OAuth
9 5 (1.17%) 802.1X
9 5 (1.17%) Apache NiFi
9 5 (1.17%) SOAP
10 4 (0.93%) CSS
10 4 (0.93%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.70%) Ajax
11 3 (0.70%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.70%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.86%) Public Cloud
3 21 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.26%) PKI
5 13 (3.03%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) Life Science
12 3 (0.70%) CCTV
12 3 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.70%) NHS
12 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.18%) Linux
2 73 (17.02%) Windows
3 28 (6.53%) Unix
4 12 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.10%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.86%) Android
6 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.70%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.70%) VMS
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) HPUX
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
2 92 (21.45%) DevOps
3 53 (12.35%) Infrastructure as Code
4 48 (11.19%) Information Security
5 47 (10.96%) SIEM
6 45 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (10.02%) Security Architecture
8 40 (9.32%) Computer Science
9 36 (8.39%) Migration
10 34 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (6.06%) Data Security
13 25 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
13 25 (5.83%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
15 22 (5.13%) TOGAF
16 21 (4.90%) Load Balancing
16 21 (4.90%) Project Management
16 21 (4.90%) Security Management
16 21 (4.90%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.86%) Python
2 34 (7.93%) PowerShell
3 31 (7.23%) Java
4 25 (5.83%) Bash
5 24 (5.59%) C#
6 19 (4.43%) C
7 12 (2.80%) Ruby
8 10 (2.33%) SQL
9 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.63%) Perl
11 6 (1.40%) C++
12 5 (1.17%) Go
12 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.23%) Clojure
13 1 (0.23%) F#
13 1 (0.23%) Scala
13 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (11.89%) Degree
3 35 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 31 (7.23%) CCNA
5 30 (6.99%) CCIE
5 30 (6.99%) CCNP
6 29 (6.76%) CISSP
7 23 (5.36%) SC Cleared
8 22 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (3.26%) CISM
10 13 (3.03%) CEH
10 13 (3.03%) CREST Certified
11 10 (2.33%) CCIE Security
11 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.33%) SANS
12 9 (2.10%) CISA
13 7 (1.63%) MCSA
13 7 (1.63%) MCSE
13 7 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.40%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.13%) NCSC
2 18 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 12 (2.80%) COBIT
4 12 (2.80%) NIST
4 12 (2.80%) SLA
5 11 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.40%) QA
7 5 (1.17%) GDPR
8 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.47%) GLBA
10 2 (0.47%) GMP
11 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 50 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.66%) Docker
4 18 (4.20%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.63%) vCloud
7 7 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (1.63%) vSphere
8 5 (1.17%) XenApp
9 4 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.70%) NFS
11 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.23%) KVM
12 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (14.69%) Terraform
2 46 (10.72%) Ansible
3 44 (10.26%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.50%) FortiGate
5 12 (2.80%) SCCM
6 11 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 11 (2.56%) Nessus
7 9 (2.10%) QRadar
8 7 (1.63%) CASB
9 6 (1.40%) Nagios
9 6 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.40%) Puppet
10 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.17%) Oozie
10 5 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.93%) Nmap
12 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.47%) RSA Archer
13 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (17.95%) Cisco
2 48 (11.19%) Palo Alto
3 44 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 40 (9.32%) VMware
5 32 (7.46%) Google
6 22 (5.13%) Fortinet
7 21 (4.90%) CheckPoint
7 21 (4.90%) F5
8 19 (4.43%) Splunk
9 17 (3.96%) Juniper
9 17 (3.96%) McAfee
10 14 (3.26%) Citrix
11 13 (3.03%) Nokia
11 13 (3.03%) Zscaler
12 10 (2.33%) HP
13 9 (2.10%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.86%) ForeScout
14 8 (1.86%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.40%) Oracle
15 6 (1.40%) Symantec