Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 293 222
Rank change year-on-year +2 -71 +39
Contract jobs citing Network Security 365 401 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.84% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 7.59% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 245 322
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £354 £315 £332
90th Percentile £666 £623 £624
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
London median hourly rate £44.18 £33.80 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.71% -32.40% +5.26%
England median hourly rate £28.50 £16.63 £26.25
% change year-on-year +71.38% -36.65% -38.18%

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 4,567 5,281 5,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.53% 11.34% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,093 3,647 3,529
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £260
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £409
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.86% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 155 152
London median hourly rate £24.23 £20.00 £21.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -7.93% -1.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.53
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% -3.91%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +19 91 £475 - 41
West London +26 23 £463 +12.12% 11
East London -22 17 £450 +5.88% 11
South London -23 11 £525 +5.00%
North London -5 4 £550 +47.16% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 213 (58.36%) Firewall
2 167 (45.75%) Cisco
3 111 (30.41%) WAN
4 109 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (29.04%) VPN
6 91 (24.93%) Finance
7 87 (23.84%) LAN
8 86 (23.56%) CheckPoint
9 81 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
10 76 (20.82%) CCNP
11 75 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 73 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 65 (17.81%) ITIL
14 60 (16.44%) Information Security
15 58 (15.89%) Security Cleared
16 57 (15.62%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (15.62%) Windows
17 56 (15.34%) Linux
18 55 (15.07%) Wireless
19 53 (14.52%) SIEM
20 52 (14.25%) F5
21 51 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
21 51 (13.97%) Palo Alto
22 49 (13.42%) Active Directory
23 48 (13.15%) BGP
23 48 (13.15%) DevOps
24 46 (12.60%) CISSP
24 46 (12.60%) Juniper
25 45 (12.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
26 44 (12.05%) Data Centre

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 13 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (1.64%) CMS
3 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 81 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (12.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 32 (8.77%) IaaS
5 28 (7.67%) PaaS
6 25 (6.85%) Datadog
7 22 (6.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (5.75%) Office 365
9 17 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (4.11%) SaaS
10 15 (4.11%) Sumo Logic
11 11 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.82%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.55%) GitHub
15 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 213 (58.36%) Firewall
2 111 (30.41%) WAN
3 106 (29.04%) VPN
4 87 (23.84%) LAN
5 73 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 57 (15.62%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (15.07%) Wireless
8 48 (13.15%) BGP
9 44 (12.05%) MPLS
10 43 (11.78%) OSPF
11 38 (10.41%) TCP/IP
12 33 (9.04%) DNS
13 29 (7.95%) WLAN
14 27 (7.40%) EIGRP
14 27 (7.40%) VLAN
15 25 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 24 (6.58%) Internet
17 21 (5.75%) DHCP
18 19 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
19 17 (4.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 14 (3.84%) Amazon Aurora
3 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.37%) Big Data
6 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.55%) DB2
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (7.95%) Jenkins
1 29 (7.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 27 (7.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.19%) IDA Disassembler
3 8 (2.19%) OllyDbg
4 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.55%) GCC
5 2 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (24.93%) Finance
2 26 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.85%) Banking
4 17 (4.66%) Legal
5 11 (3.01%) Retail
6 10 (2.74%) Law
7 5 (1.37%) French Language
7 5 (1.37%) German Language
7 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (30.41%) Network Engineer
2 103 (28.22%) Security Engineer
3 67 (18.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 48 (13.15%) Architect
5 36 (9.86%) Consultant
6 29 (7.95%) Security Architect
7 28 (7.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (7.40%) Security Consultant
9 24 (6.58%) Analyst
10 21 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
11 20 (5.48%) Network Architect
12 17 (4.66%) Azure Architect
13 16 (4.38%) Firewall Engineer
14 15 (4.11%) Network Analyst
14 15 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
15 14 (3.84%) Cisco Engineer
15 14 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.84%) Security Analyst
15 14 (3.84%) Security Specialist
16 13 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.40%) Web Services
2 20 (5.48%) JSON
3 10 (2.74%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.92%) OAuth
4 7 (1.92%) OpenID
4 7 (1.92%) SAML
5 6 (1.64%) XMPP
6 4 (1.10%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.10%) XML
7 3 (0.82%) .NET
7 3 (0.82%) LDAP
7 3 (0.82%) Middleware
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.55%) SOAP
8 2 (0.55%) YAML
9 1 (0.27%) CSS
9 1 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.27%) JPA
9 1 (0.27%) Node.js
9 1 (0.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 28 (7.67%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.01%) PKI
5 11 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.37%) Clustering
8 5 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.10%) CESG
9 4 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.82%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.62%) Windows
2 56 (15.34%) Linux
3 39 (10.68%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.01%) Unix
7 6 (1.64%) Android
8 5 (1.37%) CentOS
8 5 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.55%) zOS
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.81%) ITIL
2 60 (16.44%) Information Security
3 53 (14.52%) SIEM
4 51 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (13.15%) DevOps
6 36 (9.86%) Network Architecture
7 34 (9.32%) Identity Access Management
8 33 (9.04%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (8.77%) Cryptography
9 32 (8.77%) Security Operations
10 28 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (7.67%) Network Design
11 25 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
11 25 (6.85%) Risk Management
12 23 (6.30%) Change Management
12 23 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (6.03%) Data Protection
13 22 (6.03%) Migration
13 22 (6.03%) Network Management
14 20 (5.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.12%) PowerShell
2 17 (4.66%) Python
2 17 (4.66%) SQL
3 15 (4.11%) Java
4 8 (2.19%) Assembly Language
5 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.82%) Perl
6 2 (0.55%) C
6 2 (0.55%) Tcl
7 1 (0.27%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) R
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (20.82%) CCNP
3 58 (15.89%) Security Cleared
4 46 (12.60%) CISSP
5 43 (11.78%) SC Cleared
6 39 (10.68%) CCNA
7 32 (8.77%) CISM
8 28 (7.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 26 (7.12%) CCIE
9 26 (7.12%) CISA
10 24 (6.58%) RHCE
11 18 (4.93%) Degree
12 15 (4.11%) CSSLP
12 15 (4.11%) ISSMP
13 14 (3.84%) CCSE
13 14 (3.84%) ISSAP
14 11 (3.01%) DV Cleared
15 10 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (2.47%) CCSA
17 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.22%) HIPAA
2 23 (6.30%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.03%) FedRAMP
3 22 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (4.11%) GDPR
4 15 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.64%) COBIT
6 6 (1.64%) SLA
7 4 (1.10%) QA
8 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.66%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.64%) Docker
6 6 (1.64%) Firmware
6 6 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.10%) XenApp
8 3 (0.82%) vSphere
9 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (8.22%) Ansible
2 24 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (6.03%) Puppet
4 15 (4.11%) Istio
5 8 (2.19%) CASB
6 7 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.92%) Terraform
7 6 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.37%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.37%) Nagios
8 5 (1.37%) SCCM
8 5 (1.37%) TrustSec
8 5 (1.37%) vMotion
9 4 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.82%) QRadar
10 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 167 (45.75%) Cisco
2 86 (23.56%) CheckPoint
3 52 (14.25%) F5
4 51 (13.97%) Palo Alto
5 46 (12.60%) Juniper
6 42 (11.51%) Splunk
7 40 (10.96%) VMware
8 32 (8.77%) Microsoft
9 25 (6.85%) Blue Coat
9 25 (6.85%) Meraki
9 25 (6.85%) Qualys
9 25 (6.85%) Red Hat
10 23 (6.30%) Riverbed
11 22 (6.03%) Google
11 22 (6.03%) SolarWinds
12 21 (5.75%) Fortinet
13 20 (5.48%) CyberArk
13 20 (5.48%) Oracle
14 18 (4.93%) Dell
15 14 (3.84%) Citrix