Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 304 292
Rank change year-on-year +69 -12 -61
Contract jobs citing Network Security 290 360 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.04% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 7.85% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 257 246
London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £354 £315
90th Percentile £650 £675 £616
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
London median hourly rate £28.26 £44.18 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.03% +30.71% -32.40%
10th Percentile £21.87 £39.39 £31.90
90th Percentile £33.76 £50.50 £35.70
England median hourly rate £50.00 £28.50 £25.28
% change year-on-year +75.44% +12.76% -3.71%

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 3,059 4,585 5,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.92% 10.49% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,101 3,114 3,685
London median daily rate £440 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £192 £205 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £414 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.59% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 107 156
London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.40% -1.17%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor 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 23 February 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 +32 63 £450 -5.26% 30
West London +34 21 £413 -14.29% 16
South London +29 9 £500 -4.76% 2
East London +44 4 £385 -14.44% 6
North London +14 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 169 (58.28%) Firewall
2 120 (41.38%) Cisco
3 93 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (23.45%) WAN
5 66 (22.76%) Finance
6 58 (20.00%) Windows
6 58 (20.00%) AWS
7 56 (19.31%) LAN
7 56 (19.31%) Data Centre
8 55 (18.97%) CCNP
9 54 (18.62%) Active Directory
9 54 (18.62%) VPN
10 53 (18.28%) Azure
11 52 (17.93%) Palo Alto
12 50 (17.24%) Information Security
13 46 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
14 41 (14.14%) Linux
14 41 (14.14%) DevOps
15 40 (13.79%) BGP
16 37 (12.76%) DNS
16 37 (12.76%) Security Cleared
17 36 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (12.07%) SC Cleared
18 35 (12.07%) SIEM
18 35 (12.07%) Migration
19 34 (11.72%) VMware
19 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
20 32 (11.03%) TCP/IP
21 31 (10.69%) CISSP
22 30 (10.34%) MPLS

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 11 (3.79%) IIS
2 9 (3.10%) Apache
3 7 (2.41%) Confluence
4 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (20.00%) AWS
2 53 (18.28%) Azure
3 24 (8.28%) Office 365
4 16 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.17%) SaaS
6 14 (4.83%) IaaS
7 12 (4.14%) PaaS
8 11 (3.79%) Serverless
9 7 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.41%) GCP
10 6 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.38%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (1.03%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.03%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.69%) Akamai
15 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 169 (58.28%) Firewall
2 68 (23.45%) WAN
3 56 (19.31%) LAN
4 54 (18.62%) VPN
5 40 (13.79%) BGP
6 37 (12.76%) DNS
7 36 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (11.03%) TCP/IP
9 30 (10.34%) IPsec
9 30 (10.34%) MPLS
10 28 (9.66%) Wireless
11 26 (8.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (8.97%) OSPF
12 25 (8.62%) Internet
13 24 (8.28%) SSL
14 21 (7.24%) VLAN
15 18 (6.21%) VoIP
16 17 (5.86%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (4.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.45%) JIRA
2 8 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.69%) GitLab
6 2 (0.69%) gulp
6 2 (0.69%) webpack
7 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.34%) Hudson
7 1 (0.34%) Maven
7 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.34%) Selenium
7 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 66 (22.76%) Finance
2 18 (6.21%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.83%) Banking
4 13 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.14%) Police
6 9 (3.10%) Law
7 8 (2.76%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.38%) Advertising
8 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Games
9 3 (1.03%) Marketing
10 2 (0.69%) Electronics
10 2 (0.69%) Legal
10 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.69%) Military
10 2 (0.69%) Retail
10 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (35.17%) Network Engineer
2 68 (23.45%) Security Engineer
3 48 (16.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 47 (16.21%) Architect
5 27 (9.31%) Consultant
6 24 (8.28%) Analyst
7 21 (7.24%) Security Consultant
8 20 (6.90%) Network Architect
9 19 (6.55%) Security Analyst
9 19 (6.55%) Security Architect
10 18 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (6.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 14 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 10 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 10 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
14 10 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
14 10 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.48%) .NET
1 13 (4.48%) LDAP
2 12 (4.14%) 802.1X
3 10 (3.45%) SAML
4 8 (2.76%) OpenID
5 7 (2.41%) OAuth
5 7 (2.41%) OAuth2
6 6 (2.07%) Web Services
7 5 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.72%) XML
8 4 (1.38%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.38%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.38%) React
8 4 (1.38%) SOAP
8 4 (1.38%) XSLT
9 3 (1.03%) CSS
10 2 (0.69%) HTML
10 2 (0.69%) REST
10 2 (0.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.31%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.00%) PKI
3 28 (9.66%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.03%) Handset
9 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) iPhone
9 3 (1.03%) IPTV
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.69%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (20.00%) Windows
2 41 (14.14%) Linux
3 17 (5.86%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.79%) Unix
5 9 (3.10%) CentOS
6 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.03%) Android
8 3 (1.03%) VMS
9 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.24%) Information Security
2 46 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (14.14%) DevOps
4 35 (12.07%) Migration
4 35 (12.07%) SIEM
5 28 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.66%) ITIL
6 23 (7.93%) Load Balancing
7 21 (7.24%) Change Management
7 21 (7.24%) Network Management
8 20 (6.90%) Security Architecture
9 18 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (5.52%) Network Design
11 16 (5.52%) Security Operations
12 15 (5.17%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (4.48%) Visualisation
14 13 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.28%) PowerShell
1 24 (8.28%) Python
2 15 (5.17%) SQL
3 13 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.14%) Bash Shell
5 11 (3.79%) Java
6 8 (2.76%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.41%) C++
8 6 (2.07%) C#
8 6 (2.07%) Ruby
9 5 (1.72%) C
10 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.69%) ES6
11 2 (0.69%) VBScript
12 1 (0.34%) Java 8
12 1 (0.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (18.97%) CCNP
3 37 (12.76%) Security Cleared
4 35 (12.07%) SC Cleared
5 31 (10.69%) CISSP
6 25 (8.62%) CCNA
7 24 (8.28%) Degree
8 23 (7.93%) CCIE
9 15 (5.17%) CCSP
10 12 (4.14%) CISM
10 12 (4.14%) GIAC
11 11 (3.79%) CRISC
12 10 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (3.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (2.76%) CCENT
15 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (1.72%) CCSA
16 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (1.38%) CCSE
17 4 (1.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.90%) NIST
3 12 (4.14%) GDPR
4 9 (3.10%) NCSC
4 9 (3.10%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (2.76%) SLA
6 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.38%) COBIT
8 4 (1.38%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.03%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (18.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.79%) VMware NSX
4 9 (3.10%) Docker
4 9 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.07%) XenApp
6 3 (1.03%) vSphere
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.69%) Snort
7 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (2.76%) Ansible
1 8 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
1 8 (2.76%) vCenter Server
2 7 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.07%) Nessus
3 6 (2.07%) Terraform
4 5 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.38%) Puppet
5 4 (1.38%) SCCM
5 4 (1.38%) WSUS
6 3 (1.03%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.03%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.69%) CASB
7 2 (0.69%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.69%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 120 (41.38%) Cisco
2 52 (17.93%) Palo Alto
3 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
3 34 (11.72%) VMware
4 24 (8.28%) CheckPoint
5 22 (7.59%) Juniper
6 21 (7.24%) F5
7 17 (5.86%) Fortinet
8 16 (5.52%) Aruba
9 13 (4.48%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.79%) Citrix
11 8 (2.76%) Infoblox
11 8 (2.76%) Splunk
12 7 (2.41%) Apple
12 7 (2.41%) Oracle
13 6 (2.07%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.07%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.07%) Remedy
13 6 (2.07%) Riverbed
14 5 (1.72%) Google