Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 271 297
Rank change year-on-year +42 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 133 351 392
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.91% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.74% 8.66% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 229 265
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £294 £350 £325
90th Percentile £639 £700 £645
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £41.59 £29.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.09% -40.20%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year -13.04% +112.05% -56.62%

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 1,522 4,051 5,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.49% 10.52% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 2,731 3,764
Median daily rate £465 £463 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.49% +0.28%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £203
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 107 140
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20.25 £13.95 £13.68
90th Percentile £57.25 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +10.50%

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 21 September 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
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 21 September 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 +62 14 £449 -10.25% 21
West London +56 2 £405 +1.25%
East London +50 2 £428 +8.57% 5
South London +45 2 £375 +1.35%
North London +15 2 £563 +66.05%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 73 (54.89%) Firewall
2 43 (32.33%) Cisco
3 30 (22.56%) WAN
3 30 (22.56%) Windows
3 30 (22.56%) SIEM
3 30 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (21.80%) Azure
5 28 (21.05%) LAN
5 28 (21.05%) VPN
6 26 (19.55%) Finance
7 25 (18.80%) Linux
8 23 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (16.54%) Python
10 21 (15.79%) Unix
11 20 (15.04%) DevOps
12 19 (14.29%) AWS
12 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 19 (14.29%) DNS
12 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 18 (13.53%) OSPF
13 18 (13.53%) Palo Alto
13 18 (13.53%) Security Operations
14 17 (12.78%) Virtual Machines
14 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
14 17 (12.78%) F5
14 17 (12.78%) CheckPoint
15 16 (12.03%) CISSP
15 16 (12.03%) Information Security
16 15 (11.28%) Internet
16 15 (11.28%) C

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 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.50%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.75%) nginx
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.80%) Azure
2 19 (14.29%) AWS
3 12 (9.02%) GCP
4 10 (7.52%) Office 365
4 10 (7.52%) PaaS
5 9 (6.77%) SaaS
6 7 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (3.01%) Mimecast
9 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (2.26%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.26%) Serverless
10 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.50%) Route 53
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (54.89%) Firewall
2 30 (22.56%) WAN
3 28 (21.05%) LAN
3 28 (21.05%) VPN
4 19 (14.29%) DNS
4 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 18 (13.53%) OSPF
6 15 (11.28%) Internet
7 14 (10.53%) TACACS
8 13 (9.77%) DMZ
8 13 (9.77%) SNMP
9 12 (9.02%) MPLS
10 11 (8.27%) BGP
11 8 (6.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (4.51%) HTTP
13 6 (4.51%) SSL
13 6 (4.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) MySQL
2 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) Redis
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.01%) Metasploit
4 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.50%) GitLab
5 2 (1.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) AppScan
6 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Military
5 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.75%) Police
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Network Engineer
2 35 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 20 (15.04%) Architect
4 19 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (12.78%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) Security Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Python Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Security Specialist
11 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) Middleware
2 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.26%) Flask
2 3 (2.26%) LDAP
3 2 (1.50%) J2EE
3 2 (1.50%) JSON
3 2 (1.50%) Node.js
3 2 (1.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.75%) Django
4 1 (0.75%) Jinja
4 1 (0.75%) SAML
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (6.77%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (5.26%) PKI
7 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.76%) Cloud Native
8 5 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
10 3 (2.26%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (2.26%) User Experience
11 2 (1.50%) NHS
11 2 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.75%) Blog
12 1 (0.75%) CCTV
12 1 (0.75%) CMDB
12 1 (0.75%) FMCG
12 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Windows
2 25 (18.80%) Linux
3 21 (15.79%) Unix
4 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.75%) HPUX
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
1 30 (22.56%) SIEM
2 20 (15.04%) DevOps
3 18 (13.53%) Security Operations
4 16 (12.03%) Information Security
5 15 (11.28%) Network Virtualisation
6 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (9.77%) Security Architecture
7 13 (9.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (8.27%) Change Management
8 11 (8.27%) Data Security
8 11 (8.27%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (8.27%) ITIL
9 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
9 9 (6.77%) Cyber Intelligence
9 9 (6.77%) Cyber Resilience
9 9 (6.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 9 (6.77%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.02%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) Python
2 15 (11.28%) C
3 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
4 10 (7.52%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.76%) Java
5 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.76%) SQL
6 2 (1.50%) C++
6 2 (1.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) Clojure
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
4 16 (12.03%) CISSP
5 14 (10.53%) CCNP
6 12 (9.02%) CCNA
7 11 (8.27%) GCED
7 11 (8.27%) GCIA
7 11 (8.27%) GCIH
7 11 (8.27%) GIAC
7 11 (8.27%) GSEC
8 8 (6.02%) FFIEC
9 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 7 (5.26%) GREM
9 7 (5.26%) SANS
10 6 (4.51%) MCSE
10 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.76%) CCSP
11 5 (3.76%) Degree
12 4 (3.01%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) NIST
2 10 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (3.76%) NCSC
4 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.75%) COBIT
6 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.75%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (12.78%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.01%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.26%) Docker
7 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.50%) vSphere
8 1 (0.75%) Microcode
8 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) Ansible
2 8 (6.02%) Nessus
3 6 (4.51%) Puppet
4 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.76%) QRadar
4 5 (3.76%) Terraform
5 4 (3.01%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.01%) Nmap
6 3 (2.26%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (2.26%) CASB
6 3 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.26%) Demisto
6 3 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.26%) Packer
6 3 (2.26%) SCCM
6 3 (2.26%) vMotion
7 2 (1.50%) Consul
7 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (32.33%) Cisco
2 18 (13.53%) Palo Alto
3 17 (12.78%) CheckPoint
3 17 (12.78%) F5
4 12 (9.02%) Oracle
4 12 (9.02%) Splunk
5 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
6 10 (7.52%) VMware
7 9 (6.77%) ArcSight
7 9 (6.77%) Fortinet
7 9 (6.77%) Qualys
8 7 (5.26%) Juniper
9 6 (4.51%) Google
10 5 (3.76%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.76%) McAfee
11 4 (3.01%) HP
11 4 (3.01%) NetApp
11 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.01%) Symantec
11 4 (3.01%) Zscaler