Period
to 23 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 292 209
Rank change year-on-year -6 -83 +43
Contract jobs citing Network Security 385 401 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.88% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.31% 7.73% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 252 414
London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £301 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £413
% change year-on-year - +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
London median hourly rate £29.90 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.20% - +178.09%
England median hourly rate £19.39 £33.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.65% +4.00% -19.25%

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 5,270 5,185 6,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.39% 11.39% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,643 3,504 4,061
London median daily rate £453 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 142 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.50 £48.66 £49.43
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 2018.

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
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 October 2018. 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 -12 83 £470 -6.00% 32
West London +6 27 £438 -3.31% 22
South London -32 13 £475 +13.77% 2
East London -13 7 £440 +7.85% 8
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 200 (51.95%) Firewall
2 149 (38.70%) Cisco
3 111 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
4 109 (28.31%) Finance
5 101 (26.23%) WAN
6 98 (25.45%) LAN
7 84 (21.82%) VPN
8 80 (20.78%) CCNP
9 78 (20.26%) CheckPoint
10 74 (19.22%) Information Security
11 73 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (18.96%) Data Centre
12 72 (18.70%) Wireless
13 63 (16.36%) ITIL
13 63 (16.36%) Palo Alto
14 58 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (13.77%) Linux
16 51 (13.25%) Windows
17 50 (12.99%) CISSP
17 50 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
18 49 (12.73%) SIEM
18 49 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
19 47 (12.21%) Security Cleared
20 46 (11.95%) Microsoft
20 46 (11.95%) BGP
21 45 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
22 44 (11.43%) F5
23 43 (11.17%) Migration
24 42 (10.91%) CCNA
24 42 (10.91%) Juniper

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 6 (1.56%) CMS
1 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.04%) Confluence
4 3 (0.78%) IIS
5 2 (0.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.26%) nginx
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.49%) IaaS
4 22 (5.71%) PaaS
5 19 (4.94%) Office 365
6 15 (3.90%) SaaS
7 12 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.82%) Sumo Logic
11 5 (1.30%) GitHub
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.04%) Serverless
13 3 (0.78%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 200 (51.95%) Firewall
2 101 (26.23%) WAN
3 98 (25.45%) LAN
4 84 (21.82%) VPN
5 72 (18.70%) Wireless
6 58 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (11.95%) BGP
8 45 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 39 (10.13%) TCP/IP
10 38 (9.87%) OSPF
11 37 (9.61%) MPLS
12 34 (8.83%) SSL
13 33 (8.57%) DNS
13 33 (8.57%) IPsec
14 31 (8.05%) Internet
15 26 (6.75%) VLAN
16 24 (6.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 24 (6.23%) WLAN
17 22 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (5.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.82%) Big Data
1 7 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.78%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (2.34%) JIRA
4 7 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.30%) git-flow
6 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.78%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (0.78%) OllyDbg
6 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 109 (28.31%) Finance
2 40 (10.39%) Banking
3 34 (8.83%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.45%) Legal
5 13 (3.38%) Law
5 13 (3.38%) Retail
6 9 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.56%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Avionics
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (25.19%) Network Engineer
2 85 (22.08%) Security Engineer
3 62 (16.10%) Architect
4 57 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 46 (11.95%) Security Architect
6 38 (9.87%) Consultant
7 29 (7.53%) Analyst
8 25 (6.49%) Security Consultant
9 23 (5.97%) Network Architect
10 22 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
11 20 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (4.94%) Security Analyst
13 16 (4.16%) Azure Architect
14 15 (3.90%) Network Consultant
14 15 (3.90%) Security Manager
14 15 (3.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 15 (3.90%) Senior Security Engineer
15 14 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
15 14 (3.64%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.45%) Web Services
2 15 (3.90%) OAuth
2 15 (3.90%) OpenID
3 13 (3.38%) 802.1X
4 11 (2.86%) JSON
5 10 (2.60%) SAML
6 7 (1.82%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.82%) XMPP
7 5 (1.30%) RESTful
8 4 (1.04%) HTML
8 4 (1.04%) LDAP
9 3 (0.78%) CSS
9 3 (0.78%) J2EE
9 3 (0.78%) JPA
9 3 (0.78%) Node.js
9 3 (0.78%) Spring
10 2 (0.52%) .NET
10 2 (0.52%) Middleware
11 1 (0.26%) SOAP
11 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (18.96%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.39%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (6.23%) PKI
5 21 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.64%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.34%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.34%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.56%) User Experience
10 5 (1.30%) Clustering
10 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.30%) iPad
10 5 (1.30%) iPhone
11 4 (1.04%) CESG
11 4 (1.04%) Equities
11 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.77%) Linux
2 51 (13.25%) Windows
3 24 (6.23%) Unix
4 18 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.78%) Android
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.22%) Information Security
2 63 (16.36%) ITIL
3 49 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (12.73%) SIEM
4 43 (11.17%) Migration
5 40 (10.39%) Cryptography
6 36 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (9.35%) DevOps
7 35 (9.09%) Change Management
8 34 (8.83%) Data Protection
9 30 (7.79%) Identity Access Management
10 29 (7.53%) Security Architecture
11 27 (7.01%) Network Design
11 27 (7.01%) Network Management
12 26 (6.75%) Network Monitoring
12 26 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
13 21 (5.45%) Service Management
14 19 (4.94%) Project Management
15 18 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.27%) Python
2 17 (4.42%) Java
3 13 (3.38%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.08%) Perl
5 7 (1.82%) C
6 6 (1.56%) C#
6 6 (1.56%) SQL
7 5 (1.30%) Apple Swift
7 5 (1.30%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.78%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.52%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.52%) Tcl
11 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) R
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.78%) CCNP
3 50 (12.99%) CISSP
4 47 (12.21%) Security Cleared
5 42 (10.91%) CCNA
6 37 (9.61%) SC Cleared
7 28 (7.27%) CISM
8 26 (6.75%) CCSE
9 23 (5.97%) Degree
10 20 (5.19%) CCIE
10 20 (5.19%) CISA
11 12 (3.12%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (2.08%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.82%) CSSLP
14 7 (1.82%) ISSAP
14 7 (1.82%) ISSMP
14 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (1.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.19%) HIPAA
2 20 (5.19%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.68%) GDPR
4 17 (4.42%) FedRAMP
5 16 (4.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (3.64%) SLA
7 9 (2.34%) COBIT
8 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (1.04%) PSD2
9 4 (1.04%) QA
10 3 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.78%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
System Software
1 39 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.94%) ProxySG
2 19 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.34%) Docker
5 7 (1.82%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.52%) Firmware
7 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.26%) pfSense
8 1 (0.26%) Postfix
8 1 (0.26%) Squid
8 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.16%) Ansible
2 14 (3.64%) Terraform
3 11 (2.86%) CASB
4 9 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.82%) ArcSight ESM
6 7 (1.82%) Istio
6 7 (1.82%) Nessus
6 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.82%) SCCM
7 6 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.04%) Nagios
8 4 (1.04%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.78%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.78%) QRadar
10 2 (0.52%) Consul
10 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 149 (38.70%) Cisco
2 78 (20.26%) CheckPoint
3 63 (16.36%) Palo Alto
4 46 (11.95%) Microsoft
5 44 (11.43%) F5
6 42 (10.91%) Juniper
7 31 (8.05%) Blue Coat
8 28 (7.27%) HP
9 25 (6.49%) VMware
10 22 (5.71%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 17 (4.42%) Citrix
13 16 (4.16%) Meraki
14 15 (3.90%) Forcepoint
14 15 (3.90%) Infoblox
15 13 (3.38%) Riverbed
15 13 (3.38%) Zscaler
16 11 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
16 11 (2.86%) Splunk
17 10 (2.60%) Google