Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 185 140
Rank change year-on-year +23 -45 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Security 235 192 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.25% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.33% 6.91% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 162 189
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £263
90th Percentile £638 £531 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £399
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.85% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +29.03% -0.64%
10th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £17.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £24.50 £50.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -51.00% +156.41% -35.00%

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 2,518 2,778 3,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.32% 18.06% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,573 2,075
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 179 217
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.43% -45.31% +4.07%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £51.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%

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 18 June 2018.

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
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 18 June 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
Thames Valley -6 94 £450 +5.88% 17
Hampshire +4 73 £470 +10.59% 10
Berkshire +11 52 £500 +5.26% 10
Surrey -1 47 £550 +10.00% 12
Oxfordshire -3 26 £450 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £350 -11.39% 4
West Sussex +3 9 £440 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £475 -
Middlesex +1 3 £638 +41.67% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Kent -12 1 - - 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 120 (51.06%) Firewall
2 86 (36.60%) Cisco
3 67 (28.51%) Security Cleared
4 53 (22.55%) Windows
5 49 (20.85%) Linux
6 48 (20.43%) SC Cleared
7 46 (19.57%) Palo Alto
8 42 (17.87%) Juniper
8 42 (17.87%) VPN
9 41 (17.45%) Data Centre
10 40 (17.02%) WAN
11 39 (16.60%) CheckPoint
12 38 (16.17%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (14.89%) LAN
14 32 (13.62%) ITIL
15 31 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
15 31 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (12.34%) SSL
17 29 (12.34%) CCNP
18 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
18 28 (11.91%) TCP/IP
19 25 (10.64%) Microsoft
20 24 (10.21%) DNS
20 24 (10.21%) Cisco ASA
21 23 (9.79%) IPsec
21 23 (9.79%) VMware
22 22 (9.36%) Cisco Nexus
22 22 (9.36%) Windows Server
23 21 (8.94%) IaaS

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 10 (4.26%) Apache
2 8 (3.40%) IIS
3 4 (1.70%) JBoss
3 4 (1.70%) Jetty
3 4 (1.70%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (8.94%) IaaS
4 15 (6.38%) PaaS
5 12 (5.11%) SaaS
6 8 (3.40%) Office 365
7 5 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.28%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.43%) GitHub
10 1 (0.43%) Logentries
10 1 (0.43%) Loggly
10 1 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (51.06%) Firewall
2 42 (17.87%) VPN
3 40 (17.02%) WAN
4 35 (14.89%) LAN
5 29 (12.34%) SSL
6 28 (11.91%) TCP/IP
7 24 (10.21%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (10.21%) DNS
8 23 (9.79%) IPsec
9 22 (9.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (8.09%) Cisco ISE
11 17 (7.23%) BGP
11 17 (7.23%) Wireless
12 14 (5.96%) Internet
12 14 (5.96%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (5.11%) DMZ
13 12 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (4.68%) DHCP
15 10 (4.26%) VoIP
16 9 (3.83%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.13%) Big Data
2 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (1.28%) Redis
3 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.28%) SQLite
4 2 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 20 (8.51%) Finance
2 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.13%) Retail
4 4 (1.70%) Publishing
5 2 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (28.94%) Network Engineer
2 57 (24.26%) Security Engineer
3 49 (20.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 39 (16.60%) Architect
5 26 (11.06%) Analyst
6 24 (10.21%) Consultant
7 22 (9.36%) Security Architect
8 21 (8.94%) Security Analyst
9 15 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (4.68%) Senior Security Engineer
12 10 (4.26%) Network Analyst
13 9 (3.83%) Azure Engineer
13 9 (3.83%) Network Architect
13 9 (3.83%) Network Security Analyst
13 9 (3.83%) Senior Network Engineer
14 8 (3.40%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 7 (2.98%) Firewall Engineer
15 7 (2.98%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.83%) LDAP
1 9 (3.83%) SOAP
2 8 (3.40%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.55%) HTML
4 5 (2.13%) OAuth
4 5 (2.13%) OpenID
4 5 (2.13%) Web Services
5 4 (1.70%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.70%) Apache Commons
5 4 (1.70%) CSS
5 4 (1.70%) GWT
5 4 (1.70%) Java SE
5 4 (1.70%) JSON
5 4 (1.70%) Middleware
5 4 (1.70%) RESTful
5 4 (1.70%) Servlets
5 4 (1.70%) Spring
5 4 (1.70%) WebSockets
6 2 (0.85%) JAAS
6 2 (0.85%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.11%) PKI
3 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.98%) DataPower
5 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.55%) User Experience
6 6 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.85%) CESG
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.85%) Clustering
9 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Fintech
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.55%) Windows
2 49 (20.85%) Linux
3 22 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.11%) Unix
5 8 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.13%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.62%) ITIL
2 31 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (8.51%) Security Architecture
4 19 (8.09%) Change Management
4 19 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (8.09%) Project Management
5 16 (6.81%) Information Security
5 16 (6.81%) Load Balancing
6 15 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (5.96%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (5.96%) Security Operations
8 13 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (5.11%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.11%) SIEM
9 12 (5.11%) Web Filtering
10 11 (4.68%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.83%) Content Development
11 9 (3.83%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.53%) Python
2 9 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.98%) C
3 7 (2.98%) SQL
4 6 (2.55%) Java
4 6 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 67 (28.51%) Security Cleared
2 48 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 31 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (12.34%) CCNP
5 21 (8.94%) CISSP
6 18 (7.66%) DV Cleared
7 16 (6.81%) Degree
8 11 (4.68%) CCIE
9 7 (2.98%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (2.55%) CCSE
11 5 (2.13%) CCNA
11 5 (2.13%) CISA
11 5 (2.13%) CISM
12 4 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.28%) CCSA
14 2 (0.85%) CCDP
14 2 (0.85%) HNC
15 1 (0.43%) CCSP
15 1 (0.43%) GIAC
15 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.13%) PMO
3 4 (1.70%) GDPR
4 3 (1.28%) RMADS
4 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.98%) vSphere
5 5 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.28%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.28%) Firmware
7 2 (0.85%) Docker
7 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.43%) Snort
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (6.38%) Nessus
2 12 (5.11%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.26%) Nmap
3 10 (4.26%) SCOM
4 9 (3.83%) ArcSight ESM
5 7 (2.98%) Nagios
5 7 (2.98%) SCCM
6 4 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.70%) QRadar
7 3 (1.28%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.85%) Terraform
8 2 (0.85%) WMI
9 1 (0.43%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 86 (36.60%) Cisco
2 46 (19.57%) Palo Alto
3 42 (17.87%) Juniper
4 39 (16.60%) CheckPoint
5 25 (10.64%) Microsoft
6 23 (9.79%) VMware
7 15 (6.38%) F5
7 15 (6.38%) McAfee
8 13 (5.53%) Aruba
8 13 (5.53%) SolarWinds
9 12 (5.11%) ArcSight
9 12 (5.11%) Qualys
10 11 (4.68%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.68%) Sophos
11 10 (4.26%) HP
11 10 (4.26%) NetApp
12 8 (3.40%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (3.40%) IBM
13 7 (2.98%) Infoblox
13 7 (2.98%) Intel