Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 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 > South East
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 182 150
Rank change year-on-year +26 -32 -32
Contract jobs citing Network Security 208 222 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.36% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 8.12% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 120 208
South East median daily rate £425 £474 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -0.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £301 £303 £335
90th Percentile £607 £613 £641
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £17.69 £33.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.87% -46.99% +11.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £19.29
90th Percentile £78.75 £94.53 £46.76
England median hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £33.80
% change year-on-year +108.33% -28.99% +4.00%

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 2,401 2,733 2,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.77% 16.68% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,451 1,579
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £199 £208 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 107 155
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £22.75 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.33% +30.15% -30.08%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.00 £45.10
England median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% -15.56%

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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 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
Thames Valley +28 102 £435 -8.42% 29
Berkshire +6 64 £488 +11.43% 15
Surrey +29 45 £440 -16.19% 13
Hampshire -2 38 £390 +0.97% 19
Buckinghamshire +25 23 £438 -3.31% 7
Oxfordshire +25 15 £388 -35.42% 7
West Sussex +25 12 £450 -13.46% 1
East Sussex +4 2 £356 -39.36% 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 127 (61.06%) Firewall
2 104 (50.00%) Cisco
3 73 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (25.96%) Palo Alto
5 52 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 49 (23.56%) CCNP
6 49 (23.56%) DNS
7 45 (21.63%) LAN
8 44 (21.15%) WAN
9 43 (20.67%) CheckPoint
10 37 (17.79%) Azure
11 36 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
11 36 (17.31%) Juniper
12 34 (16.35%) CCNA
13 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
14 32 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 31 (14.90%) CISSP
15 31 (14.90%) Information Security
16 30 (14.42%) CCIE
17 29 (13.94%) VPN
17 29 (13.94%) Load Balancing
18 27 (12.98%) TCP/IP
18 27 (12.98%) ITIL
18 27 (12.98%) Telecoms
19 24 (11.54%) OSPF
19 24 (11.54%) SIEM
20 23 (11.06%) F5
20 23 (11.06%) Network Monitoring
20 23 (11.06%) Windows
20 23 (11.06%) DHCP

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 6 (2.88%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.48%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.79%) Azure
2 13 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (5.77%) AWS
4 11 (5.29%) IaaS
5 10 (4.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (4.33%) SaaS
7 6 (2.88%) Office 365
8 4 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.92%) GitHub
8 4 (1.92%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) npm
9 1 (0.48%) NuGet
9 1 (0.48%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 127 (61.06%) Firewall
2 49 (23.56%) DNS
3 45 (21.63%) LAN
4 44 (21.15%) WAN
5 29 (13.94%) VPN
6 27 (12.98%) TCP/IP
7 24 (11.54%) OSPF
8 23 (11.06%) DHCP
9 21 (10.10%) Wireless
10 20 (9.62%) BGP
11 19 (9.13%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (9.13%) Unified Communications
12 18 (8.65%) VoIP
13 17 (8.17%) IPsec
14 16 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
15 15 (7.21%) Internet
16 14 (6.73%) MPLS
17 13 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (6.25%) NetScaler
17 13 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) MS Access
3 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.48%) Big Data
3 1 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.96%) MSI
3 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Maven
3 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (12.98%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.37%) Finance
4 6 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Local Government
6 2 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 77 (37.02%) Network Engineer
2 47 (22.60%) Architect
3 41 (19.71%) Security Engineer
4 35 (16.83%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (12.98%) Network Architect
6 20 (9.62%) Security Architect
7 15 (7.21%) Analyst
8 14 (6.73%) Consultant
9 12 (5.77%) Network Security Architect
9 12 (5.77%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Network Analyst
10 11 (5.29%) Network Support
11 9 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (3.37%) .NET Developer
13 7 (3.37%) Developer
13 7 (3.37%) IP Architect
13 7 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.33%) .NET
2 7 (3.37%) .NET Core
2 7 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (3.37%) SOAP
3 6 (2.88%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (2.88%) CSS
3 6 (2.88%) CSS3
3 6 (2.88%) HTML
3 6 (2.88%) jQuery
4 4 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.92%) LDAP
5 2 (0.96%) LAMP
5 2 (0.96%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) ADO
6 1 (0.48%) Kafka
6 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.48%) REST
6 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.81%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.37%) PKI
5 7 (3.37%) Replication
6 6 (2.88%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.44%) CESG
7 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.44%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.06%) Windows
2 19 (9.13%) Linux
3 10 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.92%) Unix
5 3 (1.44%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.96%) CentOS
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.48%) VMS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (14.90%) Information Security
3 29 (13.94%) Load Balancing
4 27 (12.98%) ITIL
5 24 (11.54%) SIEM
6 23 (11.06%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (10.10%) Change Management
8 17 (8.17%) Security Architecture
9 16 (7.69%) Network Design
9 16 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
10 14 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (6.25%) Migration
11 13 (6.25%) Network Architecture
11 13 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
11 13 (6.25%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.77%) Cryptography
12 12 (5.77%) TOGAF
13 11 (5.29%) Identity Access Management
14 10 (4.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.85%) C#
1 8 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.37%) Python
3 6 (2.88%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.92%) Java
4 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.44%) Perl
6 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) C
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (23.56%) CCNP
3 34 (16.35%) CCNA
4 32 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 31 (14.90%) CISSP
6 30 (14.42%) CCIE
7 21 (10.10%) DV Cleared
8 18 (8.65%) SC Cleared
9 11 (5.29%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (4.81%) CISM
11 9 (4.33%) CRISC
12 7 (3.37%) Degree
13 6 (2.88%) CCDP
13 6 (2.88%) CCSE
14 5 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (1.92%) CEH
15 4 (1.92%) MCSE
16 3 (1.44%) GCIA
16 3 (1.44%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (8.65%) PCI DSS
3 15 (7.21%) GDPR
4 10 (4.81%) NIST
5 5 (2.40%) NCSC
5 5 (2.40%) QA
6 4 (1.92%) PMO
7 2 (0.96%) SLA
8 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.48%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 20 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) Docker
4 2 (0.96%) Firmware
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) Postfix
5 1 (0.48%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.29%) Nessus
2 10 (4.81%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.40%) QRadar
4 4 (1.92%) Ansible
5 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.96%) logstash
6 2 (0.96%) Nagios
6 2 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.48%) Cacti
7 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.48%) Icinga
7 1 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.48%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.48%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.48%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) WMI
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 104 (50.00%) Cisco
2 54 (25.96%) Palo Alto
3 43 (20.67%) CheckPoint
4 36 (17.31%) Juniper
5 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 23 (11.06%) F5
7 20 (9.62%) McAfee
8 14 (6.73%) Citrix
8 14 (6.73%) Fortinet
9 13 (6.25%) VMware
10 12 (5.77%) Dell
11 11 (5.29%) AlgoSec
11 11 (5.29%) Blue Coat
11 11 (5.29%) Extreme Networks
11 11 (5.29%) Meraki
11 11 (5.29%) Zscaler
12 10 (4.81%) Avaya
13 8 (3.85%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.88%) Qualys
14 6 (2.88%) Riverbed