Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 224 285
Rank change year-on-year -56 +61 +30
Contract jobs citing Network Security 325 137 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.64% 8.89% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 102 220
10th Percentile £375 £271 £363
25th Percentile £472 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £638
90th Percentile £756 £648 £700
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
10th Percentile " " £31.35
25th Percentile £46.56 " £31.50
Median hourly rate £49.66 - £41.59
75th Percentile £52.75 " £52.19
90th Percentile " " £56.13
England median hourly rate £52.00 £46.40 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% +0.87% +137.30%

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 3,372 1,541 3,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.57% 11.18% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,311 1,048 2,693
10th Percentile £281 £263 £200
25th Percentile £410 £389 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £672
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 20 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.80 £13.98
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.19 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.25 £27.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.82% +29.07% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £45.19 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.45 £58.30 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -32.75% +21.42% +32.21%

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 October 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 17 October 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 -52 21 £563 +104.55% 42
West London -7 8 £220 -67.41% 6
South London +3 2 £375 - 2
East London -10 2 - - 11
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 129 (39.69%) Firewall
2 97 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
3 93 (28.62%) Azure
4 88 (27.08%) Finance
5 76 (23.38%) Cisco
6 61 (18.77%) Information Security
7 51 (15.69%) AWS
7 51 (15.69%) Social Skills
8 50 (15.38%) Terraform
9 49 (15.08%) Windows
10 48 (14.77%) DevOps
10 48 (14.77%) Palo Alto
11 46 (14.15%) Linux
12 43 (13.23%) VPN
12 43 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (12.92%) Microsoft
13 42 (12.92%) BGP
14 41 (12.62%) Banking
15 40 (12.31%) WAN
16 39 (12.00%) CISSP
17 38 (11.69%) VMware
17 38 (11.69%) Degree
18 37 (11.38%) GCP
19 36 (11.08%) PaaS
19 36 (11.08%) SIEM
20 34 (10.46%) DNS
21 33 (10.15%) Active Directory
21 33 (10.15%) Migration
22 32 (9.85%) Computer Science
22 32 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (2.77%) Confluence
2 7 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.92%) IIS
4 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.92%) Workfront
3 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (28.62%) Azure
2 51 (15.69%) AWS
3 37 (11.38%) GCP
4 36 (11.08%) PaaS
5 27 (8.31%) IaaS
5 27 (8.31%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (5.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (5.54%) SaaS
7 12 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (2.77%) GitHub
9 8 (2.46%) Azure Storage
9 8 (2.46%) GitHub Actions
10 7 (2.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (2.15%) Azure Key Vault
10 7 (2.15%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.15%) Serverless
11 6 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (39.69%) Firewall
2 43 (13.23%) VPN
3 42 (12.92%) BGP
4 40 (12.31%) WAN
5 34 (10.46%) DNS
6 26 (8.00%) LAN
7 23 (7.08%) OSPF
7 23 (7.08%) TCP/IP
8 22 (6.77%) Multicast
9 20 (6.15%) MPLS
9 20 (6.15%) SD-WAN
10 16 (4.92%) VLAN
11 15 (4.62%) VoIP
12 14 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (3.69%) HTTP
13 12 (3.69%) Wireless
14 11 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (3.08%) Internet
16 9 (2.77%) DHCP
16 9 (2.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.85%) Redis
3 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.92%) Tableau
5 2 (0.62%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) Impala
5 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.62%) Power BI
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.31%) Metadata
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.46%) JIRA
3 7 (2.15%) Metasploit
4 6 (1.85%) Burp Suite
5 5 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.92%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.62%) GoCD
7 2 (0.62%) Gradle
7 2 (0.62%) Maven
7 2 (0.62%) Snyk
7 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (27.08%) Finance
2 51 (15.69%) Social Skills
3 41 (12.62%) Banking
4 16 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.69%) Documentation Skills
6 12 (3.69%) Public Sector
7 10 (3.08%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (2.77%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.46%) Retail
10 7 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 7 (2.15%) Marketing
11 5 (1.54%) Electronics
11 5 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.23%) Law
13 2 (0.62%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.31%) Legal
14 1 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 88 (27.08%) Architect
2 69 (21.23%) Network Engineer
2 69 (21.23%) Security Engineer
3 44 (13.54%) Security Architect
4 39 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 28 (8.62%) Network Architect
6 20 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
7 18 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (4.92%) Consultant
9 13 (4.00%) Security Manager
10 10 (3.08%) Analyst
10 10 (3.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 10 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.08%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) Network Security Architect
11 9 (2.77%) Security Consultant
11 9 (2.77%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.08%) REST
1 10 (3.08%) Web Services
2 8 (2.46%) .NET
2 8 (2.46%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.15%) ARM Templates
3 7 (2.15%) SAML
4 6 (1.85%) Kafka
4 6 (1.85%) Middleware
5 5 (1.54%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.23%) LDAP
6 4 (1.23%) OAuth
6 4 (1.23%) XML
7 3 (0.92%) CSS
7 3 (0.92%) HTML
7 3 (0.92%) SOAP
8 2 (0.62%) Ajax
8 2 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.62%) JSON
8 2 (0.62%) Node.js
8 2 (0.62%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 15 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (3.08%) PKI
6 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) Life Science
9 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.92%) NHS
9 3 (0.92%) User Experience
9 3 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.62%) CCTV
10 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.08%) Windows
2 46 (14.15%) Linux
3 17 (5.23%) Unix
4 10 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.54%) Android
6 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.92%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.31%) HPUX
10 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (18.77%) Information Security
3 48 (14.77%) DevOps
4 36 (11.08%) SIEM
5 33 (10.15%) Migration
6 32 (9.85%) Computer Science
7 30 (9.23%) Infrastructure as Code
8 28 (8.62%) Data Security
8 28 (8.62%) Security Architecture
8 28 (8.62%) Security Operations
9 27 (8.31%) Identity Access Management
10 25 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (6.77%) SABSA
11 22 (6.77%) TOGAF
12 21 (6.46%) Network Segmentation
12 21 (6.46%) Network Virtualisation
12 21 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (5.85%) Network Design
14 19 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.92%) PowerShell
2 25 (7.69%) Python
3 19 (5.85%) Java
4 15 (4.62%) C#
5 14 (4.31%) SQL
6 12 (3.69%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.46%) C
8 7 (2.15%) Ruby
9 5 (1.54%) C++
10 4 (1.23%) Go
10 4 (1.23%) Perl
11 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (12.00%) CISSP
3 38 (11.69%) Degree
4 30 (9.23%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 23 (7.08%) CCNA
7 19 (5.85%) CCIE
7 19 (5.85%) CCNP
7 19 (5.85%) CISM
8 15 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (2.77%) CEH
9 9 (2.77%) SANS
10 8 (2.46%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (2.46%) GIAC
11 7 (2.15%) CREST Certified
11 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.85%) CRISC
12 6 (1.85%) FFIEC
13 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.62%) NIST
2 14 (4.31%) SLA
3 13 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (3.69%) GDPR
5 10 (3.08%) NCSC
6 7 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 7 (2.15%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.85%) GLBA
8 3 (0.92%) COBIT
8 3 (0.92%) QA
9 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.62%) GMP
9 2 (0.62%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.31%) SOC 2
System Software
1 33 (10.15%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.69%) VMware NSX
4 11 (3.38%) Docker
5 6 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.62%) Squid
7 2 (0.62%) vSphere
7 2 (0.62%) Xen
7 2 (0.62%) XenApp
7 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.31%) KVM
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.31%) NFS
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (15.38%) Terraform
2 29 (8.92%) Ansible
3 22 (6.77%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.08%) FortiGate
5 9 (2.77%) SCCM
6 7 (2.15%) Nessus
7 6 (1.85%) Nagios
7 6 (1.85%) QRadar
8 5 (1.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.92%) Istio
9 3 (0.92%) Nmap
9 3 (0.92%) Puppet
9 3 (0.92%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.62%) CASB
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.31%) vRealize
11 1 (0.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 76 (23.38%) Cisco
2 48 (14.77%) Palo Alto
3 42 (12.92%) Microsoft
4 38 (11.69%) VMware
5 21 (6.46%) CheckPoint
6 20 (6.15%) Google
7 18 (5.54%) McAfee
8 17 (5.23%) Fortinet
9 15 (4.62%) Splunk
10 14 (4.31%) F5
11 13 (4.00%) Juniper
11 13 (4.00%) Zscaler
12 12 (3.69%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.38%) Citrix
13 11 (3.38%) Meraki
14 8 (2.46%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.15%) Carbon Black
15 7 (2.15%) ForeScout
15 7 (2.15%) Nokia
16 6 (1.85%) IBM