Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 177 163
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 91 229 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 1.45% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 8.97% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 138 184
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £140 £300 £335
90th Percentile £538 £600 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% - -
England median hourly rate £26.81 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.10% +22.00% -15.57%

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 1,680 2,552 2,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.57% 16.20% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1,433 1,363
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £164 £219 £163
90th Percentile £550 £588 £570
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 143 151
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £14.87 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 +17 55 £415 -10.27% 12
Berkshire +11 33 £408 -14.21% 9
Buckinghamshire +32 21 £425 +30.77% 2
Hampshire -9 20 £400 -5.88% 6
Surrey +39 13 £463 -11.90% 8
Middlesex +18 2 £450 -
East Sussex +24 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire +11 1 - - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 42 (46.15%) Firewall
2 38 (41.76%) Cisco
3 32 (35.16%) LAN
4 30 (32.97%) WAN
5 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 25 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
8 18 (19.78%) Windows
9 17 (18.68%) CheckPoint
9 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
10 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (17.58%) Linux
10 16 (17.58%) CCNP
10 16 (17.58%) VPN
11 14 (15.38%) BGP
12 13 (14.29%) Juniper
12 13 (14.29%) Palo Alto
13 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (13.19%) CCNA
14 11 (12.09%) MPLS
14 11 (12.09%) F5
14 11 (12.09%) Cisco Firepower
15 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
15 10 (10.99%) DNS
15 10 (10.99%) ITIL
15 10 (10.99%) Azure
16 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
16 9 (9.89%) Wireless
16 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (9.89%) Cybersecurity

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 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
3 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Azure
2 7 (7.69%) AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) Serverless
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.10%) GCP
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
4 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.15%) Firewall
2 32 (35.16%) LAN
3 30 (32.97%) WAN
4 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (17.58%) VPN
5 14 (15.38%) BGP
6 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (12.09%) Cisco Firepower
7 11 (12.09%) MPLS
8 10 (10.99%) DNS
9 9 (9.89%) Wireless
10 8 (8.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (8.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (7.69%) OSPF
11 7 (7.69%) TACACS
12 6 (6.59%) Multicast
12 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.59%) VoIP
13 4 (4.40%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) AppScan
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
1 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.10%) Paros
General
1 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.40%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Back Office
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.10%) Police
5 1 (1.10%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Network Engineer
2 22 (24.18%) Security Engineer
3 17 (18.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Architect
4 9 (9.89%) Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.40%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support
9 3 (3.30%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) SOAP
2 4 (4.40%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) .NET Core
2 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (4.40%) CSS
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
2 4 (4.40%) jQuery
3 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (3.30%) CSS3
3 3 (3.30%) SAML
4 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.20%) Django
4 2 (2.20%) GraphQL
4 2 (2.20%) LDAP
4 2 (2.20%) Node.js
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) Spring
4 2 (2.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) PKI
3 4 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.20%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.10%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.10%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.10%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) Unix
3 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.20%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (2.20%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.10%) CentOS
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.99%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (7.69%) Change Management
3 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.69%) Information Security
3 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.59%) Migration
4 6 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (5.49%) Architectural Design
5 5 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (5.49%) Change Control
5 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (5.49%) Network Design
5 5 (5.49%) Office Automation
5 5 (5.49%) Patch Management
5 5 (5.49%) Project Delivery
6 4 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.49%) Python
3 4 (4.40%) C#
4 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.20%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) Solidity
5 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) C
6 1 (1.10%) Perl
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.10%) SQL
6 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
3 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (17.58%) CCNP
5 12 (13.19%) CCNA
6 8 (8.79%) CISSP
6 8 (8.79%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.69%) CCIE
8 5 (5.49%) CEH
9 4 (4.40%) CCSE
9 4 (4.40%) Degree
10 3 (3.30%) GCFE
10 3 (3.30%) GCIA
10 3 (3.30%) GCIH
10 3 (3.30%) MCSE
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.30%) SANS
11 2 (2.20%) CCDA
11 2 (2.20%) CCSA
11 2 (2.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) GDPR
3 3 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.20%) NIST
5 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.10%) NCSC
5 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) Firmware
4 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) NFS
4 1 (1.10%) vCloud
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.30%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 2 (2.20%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.10%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.10%) Kibana
4 1 (1.10%) logstash
4 1 (1.10%) Nessus
4 1 (1.10%) Nmap
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView
4 1 (1.10%) OPNET
4 1 (1.10%) Terraform
4 1 (1.10%) vRealize
4 1 (1.10%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Cisco
2 17 (18.68%) CheckPoint
3 13 (14.29%) Juniper
3 13 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 11 (12.09%) F5
5 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.79%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.59%) McAfee
8 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.40%) Citrix
9 4 (4.40%) VMware
10 3 (3.30%) HP
10 3 (3.30%) Meraki
11 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (2.20%) Aruba
11 2 (2.20%) CrowdStrike
11 2 (2.20%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.20%) Zscaler
12 1 (1.10%) CA