Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 148 171
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 +10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 50 241 248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 1.62% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 9.34% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 149 159
Median daily rate £433 £435 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% -7.45% +10.59%
10th Percentile £257 £300 £313
90th Percentile £566 £600 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -66.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £18.80 £15.63 £16.70
90th Percentile £40.64 £73.13 £158.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year -11.11% +132.14% -61.23%

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 915 2,579 2,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.59% 17.35% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 1,512 1,357
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £210 £200
90th Percentile £558 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 136 152
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.12 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.35% +5.77% +35.71%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £57.00 £63.75 £52.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 10 August 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
Hampshire +34 21 £450 +13.07% 3
Thames Valley +27 20 £415 -5.68% 8
Berkshire +13 13 £500 +11.11% 5
Surrey +37 7 £165 -61.63% 2
Buckinghamshire +45 6 £375 -14.29%
Middlesex - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire +38 1 - - 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 24 (48.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) Cisco
3 15 (30.00%) LAN
3 15 (30.00%) WAN
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (24.00%) CCNA
6 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.00%) Windows
6 11 (22.00%) AWS
7 9 (18.00%) DNS
7 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.00%) VMware
9 7 (14.00%) Juniper
9 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (14.00%) Azure
9 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.00%) Decision-Making
10 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
10 6 (12.00%) PKI
10 6 (12.00%) CCNP
10 6 (12.00%) Linux
10 6 (12.00%) ITIL
10 6 (12.00%) Information Security
10 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.00%) Wireless

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 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) AWS
2 7 (14.00%) Azure
3 4 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.00%) Office 365
5 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Serverless
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.00%) GitHub
6 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) Firewall
2 15 (30.00%) LAN
2 15 (30.00%) WAN
3 9 (18.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) VoIP
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) Wireless
5 4 (8.00%) BGP
5 4 (8.00%) OSPF
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.00%) DHCP
6 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 3 (6.00%) IPsec
6 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.00%) MPLS
6 3 (6.00%) RIP
6 3 (6.00%) SSL
6 3 (6.00%) TACACS
6 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) AppScan
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.00%) Paros
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.00%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) LDAP
2 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.00%) Django
2 2 (4.00%) GraphQL
2 2 (4.00%) Node.js
2 2 (4.00%) REST
2 2 (4.00%) SAML
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (4.00%) Spring
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.00%) Ajax
3 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) Laravel
3 1 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.00%) Memcached
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) React
3 1 (2.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Decision-Making
1 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (12.00%) Information Security
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (10.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Validation
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.00%) Master Data Management
4 4 (8.00%) Project Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.00%) Architectural Design
5 3 (6.00%) DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.00%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Solidity
3 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) CCNA
3 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) CCNP
4 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) MCSE
5 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.00%) SANS
6 3 (6.00%) VCP6
6 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.00%) AWS Certification
7 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.00%) CCDP
7 2 (4.00%) CCIE
7 2 (4.00%) CCIP
7 2 (4.00%) CISM
7 2 (4.00%) CISSP
7 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) NFS
4 3 (6.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.00%) vCloud
6 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (6.00%) vRealize
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.00%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.00%) Kibana
3 1 (2.00%) logstash
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.00%) Nessus
3 1 (2.00%) Nmap
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (2.00%) WebInspect
3 1 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) VMware
4 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.00%) Juniper
5 5 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.00%) HP
7 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.00%) Aruba
7 2 (4.00%) CA
7 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.00%) Zscaler
8 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.00%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (2.00%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.00%) Okta
8 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.00%) Splunk