Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 251 310
Rank change year-on-year -18 +59 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 268 141 327
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.87% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.63% 8.03% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 100 201
10th Percentile £346 £324 £356
25th Percentile £413 £395 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £473 £513
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.80% +7.89%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £650
90th Percentile £750 £638 £700
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
10th Percentile £47.25 " £25.15
25th Percentile £48.28 £19.75 £31.42
Median hourly rate £50.00 £21.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year +132.56% -51.34% +30.71%
75th Percentile £64.50 £23.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £71.55 " £51.50
England median hourly rate £44.83 £24.66 £33.18
% change year-on-year +81.82% -25.68% +71.14%

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 2,783 1,755 4,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.35% 10.81% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,899 1,218 2,871
10th Percentile £300 £255 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £610 £575 £575
90th Percentile £699 £657 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 101
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.08 £13.88
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.75 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -26.38% +85.23% +10.00%
75th Percentile £51.88 £47.83 £43.01
90th Percentile £69.80 £53.38 £51.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%

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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 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 -24 24 £525 +5.00% 29
South London +22 2 - - 2
West London +3 2 £495 +13.79% 7
East London +3 1 £550 +28.65% 10
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 102 (38.06%) Firewall
2 92 (34.33%) Finance
3 89 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (28.73%) Azure
5 75 (27.99%) Cisco
6 59 (22.01%) Information Security
7 49 (18.28%) Social Skills
8 46 (17.16%) CISSP
9 43 (16.04%) Windows
10 39 (14.55%) Palo Alto
11 37 (13.81%) GCP
12 36 (13.43%) WAN
12 36 (13.43%) AWS
13 35 (13.06%) Linux
14 33 (12.31%) Microsoft
14 33 (12.31%) DNS
15 32 (11.94%) Banking
15 32 (11.94%) DevOps
15 32 (11.94%) Terraform
16 30 (11.19%) Microsoft 365
16 30 (11.19%) Degree
17 29 (10.82%) Python
17 29 (10.82%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (10.82%) Identity Access Management
18 28 (10.45%) VPN
18 28 (10.45%) CISM
18 28 (10.45%) VMware
18 28 (10.45%) Security Architecture
19 27 (10.07%) LAN
20 25 (9.33%) Active Directory

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 (4.10%) Confluence
2 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.12%) Apache
4 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) nginx
5 1 (0.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 77 (28.73%) Azure
2 37 (13.81%) GCP
3 36 (13.43%) AWS
4 30 (11.19%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (9.33%) PaaS
6 16 (5.97%) IaaS
7 15 (5.60%) Akamai
8 13 (4.85%) SaaS
9 11 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (2.61%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (2.61%) Azure Storage
11 6 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (2.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.87%) Mimecast
13 4 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (1.49%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.49%) Serverless
13 4 (1.49%) SoftLayer
13 4 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (38.06%) Firewall
2 36 (13.43%) WAN
3 33 (12.31%) DNS
4 28 (10.45%) VPN
5 27 (10.07%) LAN
6 21 (7.84%) BGP
7 16 (5.97%) SD-WAN
8 15 (5.60%) Multicast
8 15 (5.60%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.10%) Internet
9 11 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (4.10%) IPv6
9 11 (4.10%) OSPF
9 11 (4.10%) VoIP
9 11 (4.10%) Wireless
10 10 (3.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.36%) Cisco Firepower
11 9 (3.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (2.24%) Redis
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.49%) Big Data
4 4 (1.49%) Power BI
5 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.75%) Impala
6 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.75%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.37%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) Looker
7 1 (0.37%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.37%) Parquet
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Git (software)
1 9 (3.36%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.36%) JIRA
2 4 (1.49%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.49%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.12%) Maven
3 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.75%) Gradle
4 2 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.37%) GitLab
5 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 92 (34.33%) Finance
2 49 (18.28%) Social Skills
3 32 (11.94%) Banking
4 18 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.73%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.36%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.87%) Marketing
10 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.12%) Electronics
11 3 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.75%) Advertising
12 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.75%) Retail
13 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.37%) Billing
13 1 (0.37%) Law
13 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (27.99%) Security Engineer
2 57 (21.27%) Network Engineer
3 53 (19.78%) Architect
4 43 (16.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 33 (12.31%) Security Architect
6 17 (6.34%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (6.34%) Consultant
7 14 (5.22%) Network Architect
7 14 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Security Consultant
9 9 (3.36%) Analyst
9 9 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.36%) Network Security Architect
9 9 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (2.99%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.99%) Security Manager
11 7 (2.61%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 7 (2.61%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.22%) Web Services
2 8 (2.99%) .NET
3 6 (2.24%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.24%) Middleware
4 5 (1.87%) YAML
5 4 (1.49%) Node.js
5 4 (1.49%) OAuth
6 3 (1.12%) LDAP
6 3 (1.12%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.12%) REST
6 3 (1.12%) SAML
7 2 (0.75%) Jinja
7 2 (0.75%) JSON
7 2 (0.75%) OpenID
7 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.75%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.37%) React
8 1 (0.37%) Swagger
8 1 (0.37%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (2.99%) PKI
6 5 (1.87%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.12%) Life Science
8 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
8 3 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.75%) Blog
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.04%) Windows
2 35 (13.06%) Linux
3 14 (5.22%) Unix
4 10 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.12%) Android
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.37%) SUSE
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (22.01%) Information Security
3 32 (11.94%) DevOps
4 29 (10.82%) Identity Access Management
5 28 (10.45%) Security Architecture
6 25 (9.33%) Risk Management
7 24 (8.96%) SIEM
8 22 (8.21%) Data Security
8 22 (8.21%) SABSA
8 22 (8.21%) Security Operations
9 21 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (6.72%) Network Segmentation
11 18 (6.72%) TOGAF
12 16 (5.97%) Computer Science
12 16 (5.97%) Migration
13 15 (5.60%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.22%) Infrastructure as Code
15 13 (4.85%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.82%) Python
2 23 (8.58%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.09%) SQL
4 12 (4.48%) Java
5 11 (4.10%) C#
6 7 (2.61%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.87%) Go
8 4 (1.49%) Ruby
9 3 (1.12%) Perl
10 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.37%) C
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (17.16%) CISSP
2 30 (11.19%) Degree
3 29 (10.82%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (10.45%) CISM
5 20 (7.46%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.72%) SC Cleared
7 17 (6.34%) CCNP
8 13 (4.85%) CCNA
9 12 (4.48%) GIAC
10 11 (4.10%) CCIE
11 9 (3.36%) CISA
12 8 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (2.24%) CCSP
13 6 (2.24%) CEH
14 5 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.87%) CREST Certified
14 5 (1.87%) CRISC
14 5 (1.87%) FFIEC
15 4 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (1.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.09%) NIST
2 11 (4.10%) GDPR
2 11 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.87%) COBIT
4 5 (1.87%) GLBA
5 4 (1.49%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.49%) NIST 800
5 4 (1.49%) SLA
6 3 (1.12%) NCSC
6 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.75%) GRC
8 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.37%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.37%) QA
8 1 (0.37%) SOC 2
System Software
1 25 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.48%) Docker
4 5 (1.87%) BitLocker
4 5 (1.87%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) Squid
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.37%) Snort
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) Xen
7 1 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (11.94%) Terraform
2 20 (7.46%) Ansible
3 14 (5.22%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.61%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.61%) SCCM
5 5 (1.87%) Istio
5 5 (1.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.49%) EnCase
6 4 (1.49%) FTK
6 4 (1.49%) Puppet
7 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.12%) QRadar
8 2 (0.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.75%) CASB
8 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.37%) Nessus
9 1 (0.37%) Nmap
9 1 (0.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 75 (27.99%) Cisco
2 39 (14.55%) Palo Alto
3 33 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 28 (10.45%) VMware
5 22 (8.21%) CheckPoint
5 22 (8.21%) Juniper
6 21 (7.84%) Fortinet
7 19 (7.09%) F5
7 19 (7.09%) Google
7 19 (7.09%) McAfee
8 16 (5.97%) Meraki
9 12 (4.48%) Splunk
10 11 (4.10%) Citrix
11 10 (3.73%) Infoblox
11 10 (3.73%) Zscaler
12 9 (3.36%) Radware
12 9 (3.36%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.61%) Nokia
14 6 (2.24%) Carbon Black
14 6 (2.24%) ForeScout