Period
to 16 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 171 175
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 120 237 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.49% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 9.12% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 136 180
South East median daily rate £425 £468 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -1.58% +11.76%
10th Percentile £150 £313 £335
90th Percentile £575 £600 £639
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.29% +4.48% -39.09%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.00 £15.88
90th Percentile £70.25 £27.41 £17.63
England median hourly rate £50.00 £28.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +75.44% +71.38% -36.65%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,899 2,599 2,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.77% 16.38% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,422 1,498
South East median daily rate £400 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% -
10th Percentile £183 £218 £160
90th Percentile £550 £575 £572
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 138
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £19.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.94% +6.63% -16.28%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.58% -5.60% -6.98%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 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
Thames Valley +6 67 £400 -15.79% 33
Berkshire -16 36 £425 -10.53% 19
Buckinghamshire +41 24 £425 +13.33% 8
Surrey +26 22 £475 -11.63% 16
Hampshire -8 19 £425 -0.58% 18
West Sussex +21 7 £413 -27.95%
Oxfordshire +17 7 £238 -53.66% 6
Middlesex +17 2 £450 -
East Sussex +16 1 - - 5
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 56 (46.67%) Firewall
2 54 (45.00%) Cisco
3 35 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
5 25 (20.83%) CheckPoint
6 24 (20.00%) LAN
6 24 (20.00%) VPN
7 23 (19.17%) WAN
7 23 (19.17%) Juniper
8 22 (18.33%) CCNP
9 20 (16.67%) DNS
9 20 (16.67%) Windows
10 19 (15.83%) BGP
10 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
11 18 (15.00%) Linux
11 18 (15.00%) CCNA
11 18 (15.00%) Azure
11 18 (15.00%) Palo Alto
12 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
12 17 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (13.33%) Information Security
13 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 16 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 16 (13.33%) OSPF
13 16 (13.33%) CISSP
14 15 (12.50%) Change Management
14 15 (12.50%) CCIE
15 14 (11.67%) ITIL
15 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
16 13 (10.83%) ISO/IEC 27001

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Azure
2 7 (5.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 6 (5.00%) AWS
4 3 (2.50%) Office 365
5 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.67%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Serverless
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) GCP
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) npm
6 1 (0.83%) NuGet
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (46.67%) Firewall
2 24 (20.00%) LAN
2 24 (20.00%) VPN
3 23 (19.17%) WAN
4 20 (16.67%) DNS
5 19 (15.83%) BGP
6 17 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (13.33%) OSPF
7 16 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (9.17%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (9.17%) MPLS
9 11 (9.17%) VoIP
10 10 (8.33%) VLAN
11 8 (6.67%) IPsec
11 8 (6.67%) Wireless
12 7 (5.83%) DHCP
12 7 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (5.83%) HTTP
12 7 (5.83%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.00%) Finance
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Police
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (31.67%) Network Engineer
2 27 (22.50%) Security Engineer
3 21 (17.50%) Architect
4 19 (15.83%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.33%) Analyst
6 10 (8.33%) Consultant
7 9 (7.50%) Network Analyst
8 8 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.67%) Security Consultant
9 7 (5.83%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (4.17%) Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Information Manager
11 5 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
11 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Network Consultant
11 5 (4.17%) Network Support
11 5 (4.17%) Security Manager
12 4 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) SOAP
2 5 (4.17%) .NET
3 4 (3.33%) .NET Core
3 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (3.33%) CSS
3 4 (3.33%) HTML
3 4 (3.33%) jQuery
4 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (2.50%) CSS3
4 3 (2.50%) REST
5 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.67%) Django
5 2 (1.67%) GraphQL
5 2 (1.67%) Node.js
5 2 (1.67%) Spring
5 2 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.83%) Kafka
6 1 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.33%) PKI
5 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.67%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Linux
3 5 (4.17%) Unix
3 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.50%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (2.50%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.67%) CentOS
5 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.33%) Information Security
2 15 (12.50%) Change Management
3 14 (11.67%) ITIL
4 13 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
6 9 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.67%) Migration
7 8 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.67%) Network Design
7 8 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.83%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (5.00%) Architectural Design
9 6 (5.00%) Project Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) SIEM
9 6 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.33%) C#
2 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.33%) Python
3 3 (2.50%) Java
3 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.67%) Solidity
4 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (18.33%) CCNP
3 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.00%) CCNA
5 16 (13.33%) CISSP
6 15 (12.50%) CCIE
7 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.50%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.00%) CCSE
9 6 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (4.17%) CEH
11 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (2.50%) CCDP
12 3 (2.50%) GCFE
12 3 (2.50%) GCIA
12 3 (2.50%) GCIH
13 2 (1.67%) BC Cleared
13 2 (1.67%) CCDA
13 2 (1.67%) CCIP
13 2 (1.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.33%) GDPR
4 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (2.50%) QA
5 2 (1.67%) NCSC
5 2 (1.67%) NIST
6 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) Firmware
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Docker
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) NFS
5 1 (0.83%) Postfix
5 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.50%) Ansible
2 3 (2.50%) logstash
3 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.67%) Nagios
3 2 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Nessus
4 1 (0.83%) OpenView
4 1 (0.83%) OPNET
4 1 (0.83%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.83%) QRadar
4 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) vRealize
4 1 (0.83%) yum
4 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (45.00%) Cisco
2 25 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 23 (19.17%) Juniper
4 18 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.00%) F5
7 10 (8.33%) McAfee
8 9 (7.50%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.67%) Meraki
9 8 (6.67%) VMware
10 5 (4.17%) Citrix
10 5 (4.17%) Qualys
11 4 (3.33%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.50%) Aruba
12 3 (2.50%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.50%) Nokia
13 2 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.67%) Symantec