Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 113 173
Rank change year-on-year -32 +60 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 254 353 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.56% 2.07% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 11.13% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 254 139
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £298
90th Percentile £628 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
South East median hourly rate £33.38 £30.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -23.08% +147.62%
10th Percentile £19.29 £20.25 £16.50
90th Percentile £46.76 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £33.80 £30.05 £41.50
% change year-on-year +12.48% -27.59% +67.68%

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 2857 3173 3539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.57% 18.63% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1815 1840
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £405 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 231 243
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.12 £49.46 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.70% +15.00% +2.56%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -56 101 £450 +12.50% 15
Surrey +10 65 £500 +17.65% 9
Hampshire -13 55 £425 +11.84% 6
Berkshire -41 55 £513 +21.66% 6
Oxfordshire +26 26 £425 +11.48% 3
Kent +8 25 £425 +109.88% 2
Buckinghamshire -33 20 £405 +15.71% 6
M4 Corridor +13 3 - -
Middlesex -6 3 £545 +28.24%
West Sussex +3 2 £750 +63.04% 1
East Sussex +2 2 £375 -1.64%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 151 (59.45%) Firewall
2 88 (34.65%) Cisco
3 72 (28.35%) CheckPoint
4 70 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (20.87%) TCP/IP
6 52 (20.47%) CCNP
7 51 (20.08%) Data Centre
8 49 (19.29%) WAN
8 49 (19.29%) Windows
9 48 (18.90%) LAN
10 43 (16.93%) VPN
11 42 (16.54%) Microsoft
12 41 (16.14%) Juniper
13 40 (15.75%) VoIP
13 40 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 40 (15.75%) F5
14 38 (14.96%) ITIL
14 38 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (14.57%) CCNA
15 37 (14.57%) Palo Alto
16 36 (14.17%) Security Cleared
16 36 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (12.60%) IPsec
17 32 (12.60%) VMware
18 31 (12.20%) MPLS
18 31 (12.20%) DNS
19 28 (11.02%) SolarWinds
19 28 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
20 27 (10.63%) Linux
20 27 (10.63%) CCIE

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 14 (5.51%) IIS
2 9 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.15%) SAS
4 6 (2.36%) Apache
4 6 (2.36%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.18%) nginx
6 3 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) RMDS
2 1 (0.39%) Maximo
2 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.33%) IaaS
4 10 (3.94%) PaaS
5 9 (3.54%) Office 365
6 6 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.97%) SaaS
8 4 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 151 (59.45%) Firewall
2 53 (20.87%) TCP/IP
3 49 (19.29%) WAN
4 48 (18.90%) LAN
5 43 (16.93%) VPN
6 40 (15.75%) VoIP
7 36 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (12.60%) IPsec
9 31 (12.20%) DNS
9 31 (12.20%) MPLS
10 26 (10.24%) Wireless
11 25 (9.84%) BGP
12 21 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (7.87%) HTTP
14 19 (7.48%) DHCP
15 14 (5.51%) OSPF
16 13 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 12 (4.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (4.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.94%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.15%) Big Data
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.18%) MS Access
6 3 (1.18%) MySQL
6 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
1 8 (3.15%) WiX
2 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (10.24%) Finance
2 11 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.18%) Publishing
4 2 (0.79%) Banking
4 2 (0.79%) Billing
4 2 (0.79%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Marketing
4 2 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.39%) Electronics
5 1 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 40 (15.75%) Security Engineer
3 39 (15.35%) Architect
4 33 (12.99%) Network Security Engineer
5 25 (9.84%) Security Architect
6 23 (9.06%) Consultant
7 21 (8.27%) Analyst
7 21 (8.27%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.12%) Administrator
8 13 (5.12%) Network Security Architect
8 13 (5.12%) Network Specialist
8 13 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.12%) Security Specialist
9 12 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (4.72%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.94%) Network Consultant
10 10 (3.94%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.91%) Web Services
2 13 (5.12%) .NET
3 8 (3.15%) WCF
3 8 (3.15%) XML
4 6 (2.36%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.57%) JSON
6 3 (1.18%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.18%) Sensu
7 2 (0.79%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.39%) CGI
8 1 (0.39%) Hystrix
8 1 (0.39%) J2EE
8 1 (0.39%) LAMP
8 1 (0.39%) Middleware
8 1 (0.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.36%) PKI
7 5 (1.97%) CESG
7 5 (1.97%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.18%) FMCG
8 3 (1.18%) NHS
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.79%) Clustering
9 2 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.39%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.29%) Windows
2 27 (10.63%) Linux
3 25 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.33%) Unix
6 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.79%) CentOS
9 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.39%) SUSE
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.96%) ITIL
2 28 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (9.06%) Information Security
4 22 (8.66%) SIEM
5 21 (8.27%) Project Management
6 19 (7.48%) Security Architecture
6 19 (7.48%) Security Operations
7 17 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (6.69%) Configuration Management
7 17 (6.69%) Network Management
7 17 (6.69%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (5.91%) Change Management
9 13 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.12%) Migration
10 12 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (4.72%) Network Architecture
10 12 (4.72%) Service Management
11 11 (4.33%) DevOps
11 11 (4.33%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.09%) Python
1 18 (7.09%) SQL
2 13 (5.12%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.33%) Perl
4 9 (3.54%) C#
4 9 (3.54%) C++
5 8 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.36%) Java
7 5 (1.97%) C
7 5 (1.97%) C-shell
7 5 (1.97%) Korn
7 5 (1.97%) Ruby
8 4 (1.57%) Go
8 4 (1.57%) VB
9 2 (0.79%) VBScript
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (20.47%) CCNP
3 37 (14.57%) CCNA
4 36 (14.17%) Security Cleared
5 27 (10.63%) CCIE
6 21 (8.27%) CISSP
6 21 (8.27%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.12%) Degree
8 10 (3.94%) CCSA
9 9 (3.54%) CCSE
10 8 (3.15%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.76%) CCIE Service Provider
11 7 (2.76%) CCSP
11 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (2.36%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (1.97%) CISM
14 4 (1.57%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.57%) CCDP
14 4 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (5.51%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.54%) SLA
3 8 (3.15%) PMO
4 4 (1.57%) QA
5 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.79%) COBIT
6 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.39%) ECSS
7 1 (0.39%) GDPR
7 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
System Software
1 27 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.36%) Docker
5 5 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.57%) NFS
6 4 (1.57%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.57%) vSphere
7 3 (1.18%) Openswan
8 2 (0.79%) pfSense
8 2 (0.79%) XenApp
8 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) Samba
9 1 (0.39%) Snort
9 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.12%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.15%) Nagios
3 6 (2.36%) QRadar
3 6 (2.36%) SCOM
4 5 (1.97%) EnCase
5 4 (1.57%) Ansible
5 4 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.18%) Ganglia
6 3 (1.18%) Graphite
6 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) Puppet
6 3 (1.18%) StatsD
7 2 (0.79%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.79%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.39%) MOM
8 1 (0.39%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 88 (34.65%) Cisco
2 72 (28.35%) CheckPoint
3 42 (16.54%) Microsoft
4 41 (16.14%) Juniper
5 40 (15.75%) F5
6 37 (14.57%) Palo Alto
7 32 (12.60%) VMware
8 28 (11.02%) SolarWinds
9 15 (5.91%) HP
10 14 (5.51%) Fortinet
11 13 (5.12%) Blue Coat
12 12 (4.72%) Splunk
13 11 (4.33%) Citrix
13 11 (4.33%) Riverbed
14 10 (3.94%) McAfee
15 8 (3.15%) Barracuda Networks
15 8 (3.15%) Brocade
15 8 (3.15%) Mitel
16 6 (2.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 6 (2.36%) Foundry