Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 148 116
Rank change year-on-year -50 -32 +69
Contract jobs citing Network Security 215 277 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.65% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.77% 9.63% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 207 236
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £315 £320 £289
90th Percentile £613 £643 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £16.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.73% -39.09% -33.33%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.88 £26.25
90th Percentile £67.00 £17.63 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.46 £16.69 £27.60
% change year-on-year +52.52% -39.53% -34.29%

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 2,766 2,877 3,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.48% 17.14% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,551 1,746
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £209 £170 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 155 192
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.46% -32.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.93 £11.53
90th Percentile £48.48 £45.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%

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 December 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
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 December 2018.

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 December 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 +11 95 £475 +11.76% 23
Berkshire +8 68 £475 -6.17% 12
Surrey -30 54 £550 +10.00% 10
Hampshire -52 50 £386 -6.36% 19
Oxfordshire +5 16 £600 +41.18% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 11 £450 +5.88% 8
East Sussex -8 7 £588 +56.67% 1
West Sussex -9 6 £520 -2.80% 5
Middlesex +13 4 - -
Kent +3 1 £500 -4.76% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 142 (66.05%) Firewall
2 92 (42.79%) Cisco
3 59 (27.44%) CheckPoint
4 58 (26.98%) WAN
5 54 (25.12%) Palo Alto
6 49 (22.79%) F5
6 49 (22.79%) Juniper
7 47 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (21.86%) LAN
8 46 (21.40%) Security Cleared
9 41 (19.07%) CCNP
10 38 (17.67%) VPN
10 38 (17.67%) Windows
11 36 (16.74%) Microsoft
11 36 (16.74%) Active Directory
12 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (14.88%) ITIL
14 31 (14.42%) SC Cleared
15 29 (13.49%) BIG-IP
15 29 (13.49%) Migration
16 27 (12.56%) Wireless
17 25 (11.63%) CCSA
18 24 (11.16%) Degree
18 24 (11.16%) SIEM
18 24 (11.16%) Data Centre
18 24 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (11.16%) FortiGate
18 24 (11.16%) Performance Tuning
19 23 (10.70%) Windows Server
19 23 (10.70%) Blue Coat

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 12 (5.58%) IIS
2 7 (3.26%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.79%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.33%) Apache
4 5 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.98%) Office 365
3 14 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.19%) PaaS
5 5 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.33%) IaaS
6 4 (1.86%) GitHub
6 4 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (66.05%) Firewall
2 58 (26.98%) WAN
3 47 (21.86%) LAN
4 38 (17.67%) VPN
5 29 (13.49%) BIG-IP
6 27 (12.56%) Wireless
7 24 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (9.77%) TCP/IP
9 20 (9.30%) Internet
10 18 (8.37%) DNS
10 18 (8.37%) VoIP
11 17 (7.91%) MPLS
12 13 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (5.58%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (5.12%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (4.19%) BGP
16 9 (4.19%) NetScaler
16 9 (4.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.33%) Big Data
2 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.40%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) HBase
5 1 (0.47%) Impala
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.86%) GitLab
2 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) MSI
4 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (8.84%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.37%) Finance
3 5 (2.33%) Billing
4 4 (1.86%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.86%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (26.51%) Network Engineer
2 46 (21.40%) Security Engineer
3 28 (13.02%) Architect
3 28 (13.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 23 (10.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 19 (8.84%) Network Architect
6 18 (8.37%) Security Architect
7 16 (7.44%) Consultant
8 12 (5.58%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (5.12%) Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.19%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.19%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Network Support
12 7 (3.26%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.26%) Network Security Consultant
12 7 (3.26%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.19%) Middleware
2 6 (2.79%) OAuth
2 6 (2.79%) Regular Expression
3 5 (2.33%) OAuth2
3 5 (2.33%) Web Services
4 4 (1.86%) SAML
5 3 (1.40%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) .NET
6 2 (0.93%) CSS
6 2 (0.93%) JSON
6 2 (0.93%) OpenID
6 2 (0.93%) RESTful
7 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.16%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.51%) PKI
3 11 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.72%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.26%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.33%) Replication
9 4 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.40%) CESG
10 3 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.93%) CMDB
11 2 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.67%) Windows
2 23 (10.70%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.37%) Linux
4 7 (3.26%) Unix
5 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.88%) ITIL
2 29 (13.49%) Migration
3 24 (11.16%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (11.16%) SIEM
4 22 (10.23%) Information Security
5 20 (9.30%) Security Architecture
6 18 (8.37%) Network Management
7 16 (7.44%) Identity Access Management
8 15 (6.98%) Risk Management
9 14 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.05%) Security Management
10 13 (6.05%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (5.58%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (5.58%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (5.58%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (5.12%) DevOps
12 11 (5.12%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.91%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.72%) Python
3 7 (3.26%) C
3 7 (3.26%) SQL
4 4 (1.86%) Java
5 3 (1.40%) C++
6 2 (0.93%) C#
6 2 (0.93%) Lisp
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) Scala
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (21.40%) Security Cleared
3 41 (19.07%) CCNP
4 31 (14.42%) SC Cleared
5 25 (11.63%) CCSA
6 24 (11.16%) Degree
7 23 (10.70%) CCSE
8 19 (8.84%) DV Cleared
9 18 (8.37%) Check Point Certification
10 15 (6.98%) CISSP
11 14 (6.51%) CCNA
12 12 (5.58%) CISM
12 12 (5.58%) MCSE
12 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (3.72%) CISA
14 7 (3.26%) CEH
15 6 (2.79%) CCDP
16 5 (2.33%) CCIE
16 5 (2.33%) JNCIE
16 5 (2.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.58%) GDPR
3 9 (4.19%) SLA
4 6 (2.79%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.79%) QA
5 4 (1.86%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.93%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.47%) COBIT
7 1 (0.47%) GAMP
7 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (16.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.33%) Firmware
4 5 (2.33%) vSphere
5 4 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.40%) NFS
6 3 (1.40%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.40%) vCloud
6 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.93%) HDFS
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (11.16%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.79%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (1.40%) Nessus
3 3 (1.40%) QRadar
3 3 (1.40%) vRealize
4 2 (0.93%) Ansible
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.93%) Packer
4 2 (0.93%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.47%) Oozie
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (42.79%) Cisco
2 59 (27.44%) CheckPoint
3 54 (25.12%) Palo Alto
4 49 (22.79%) F5
4 49 (22.79%) Juniper
5 36 (16.74%) Microsoft
6 23 (10.70%) Blue Coat
7 19 (8.84%) CA
8 17 (7.91%) VMware
9 15 (6.98%) McAfee
10 13 (6.05%) Citrix
10 13 (6.05%) HP
11 11 (5.12%) Intel
12 10 (4.65%) Riverbed
13 8 (3.72%) ArcSight
13 8 (3.72%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.72%) Meraki
13 8 (3.72%) Qualys
14 7 (3.26%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds