Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 156 118
Rank change year-on-year -29 -38 +67
Contract jobs citing Network Security 225 237 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 1.45% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 8.42% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 191 251
South East median daily rate £459 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £314 £320 £263
90th Percentile £608 £600 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
South East median hourly rate £35.94 £33.38 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +11.25% -25.00%
10th Percentile £16.50 £19.29 £20.25
90th Percentile £112.88 £46.76 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.39 £41.90 £27.55
% change year-on-year -53.74% +52.09% -31.13%

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 2,599 2,815 3,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.74% 17.25% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,557 1,812
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.23% +3.72%
10th Percentile £203 £207 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 162 205
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.75 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.17% -26.95% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.20 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -20.96% +15.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +12 100 £469 +4.17% 24
Berkshire +13 64 £450 -13.25% 21
Surrey -31 55 £500 - 15
Hampshire -20 48 £450 +9.76% 12
Oxfordshire +7 19 £600 +71.43% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 17 £450 +11.80% 2
West Sussex +1 10 £520 - 2
East Sussex +3 7 £525 +40.00% 4
Middlesex +11 5 - -
Kent -13 1 £500 +17.65% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 134 (59.56%) Firewall
2 99 (44.00%) Cisco
3 65 (28.89%) WAN
4 63 (28.00%) Juniper
5 56 (24.89%) CheckPoint
6 55 (24.44%) Palo Alto
7 53 (23.56%) LAN
8 46 (20.44%) Security Cleared
9 45 (20.00%) Windows
9 45 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (18.22%) CCNP
11 40 (17.78%) VPN
12 38 (16.89%) Active Directory
13 36 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 34 (15.11%) Finance
15 33 (14.67%) F5
16 32 (14.22%) SC Cleared
17 30 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 30 (13.33%) Linux
18 29 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (12.89%) Data Centre
18 29 (12.89%) FortiGate
19 27 (12.00%) ITIL
19 27 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
20 26 (11.56%) Wireless
20 26 (11.56%) Information Security
21 25 (11.11%) Blue Coat
22 24 (10.67%) SSL
22 24 (10.67%) Security Architecture
23 23 (10.22%) Wi-Fi

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 11 (4.89%) IIS
2 10 (4.44%) Apache
3 6 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.22%) JBoss
5 4 (1.78%) Jetty
6 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.22%) Office 365
4 10 (4.44%) IaaS
4 10 (4.44%) PaaS
5 5 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.22%) SaaS
6 4 (1.78%) GitHub
6 4 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.33%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (59.56%) Firewall
2 65 (28.89%) WAN
3 53 (23.56%) LAN
4 40 (17.78%) VPN
5 27 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 26 (11.56%) Wireless
7 24 (10.67%) SSL
8 23 (10.22%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (9.78%) Internet
10 21 (9.33%) BIG-IP
10 21 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (8.89%) IPsec
12 17 (7.56%) TCP/IP
13 15 (6.67%) DNS
14 13 (5.78%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (4.89%) VoIP
16 10 (4.44%) BGP
17 9 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
18 8 (3.56%) DHCP
18 8 (3.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.22%) Big Data
2 5 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.33%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (1.33%) Redis
3 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.33%) SQLite
4 1 (0.44%) DB2
4 1 (0.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) GitLab
2 2 (0.89%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (15.11%) Finance
2 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.78%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Retail
5 2 (0.89%) Legal
5 2 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.67%) Security Engineer
3 32 (14.22%) Architect
4 28 (12.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 26 (11.56%) Security Architect
6 25 (11.11%) Analyst
7 22 (9.78%) Firewall Engineer
8 20 (8.89%) Security Analyst
9 16 (7.11%) Consultant
10 15 (6.67%) Network Architect
11 14 (6.22%) Network Analyst
12 13 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.78%) Network Security Analyst
12 13 (5.78%) Network Security Architect
13 10 (4.44%) Support Engineer
14 9 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
15 8 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 8 (3.56%) IT Engineer
16 7 (3.11%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.89%) Middleware
2 8 (3.56%) OAuth
3 6 (2.67%) CSS
3 6 (2.67%) HTML
3 6 (2.67%) LDAP
3 6 (2.67%) SAML
4 5 (2.22%) OAuth2
4 5 (2.22%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.22%) RESTful
5 4 (1.78%) Apache Commons
5 4 (1.78%) GWT
5 4 (1.78%) Java SE
5 4 (1.78%) OpenID
5 4 (1.78%) Servlets
5 4 (1.78%) Spring
5 4 (1.78%) WebSockets
6 3 (1.33%) SOAP
6 3 (1.33%) XML
7 2 (0.89%) .NET
7 2 (0.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.89%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.11%) PKI
3 14 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.11%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.67%) User Experience
9 5 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.89%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.89%) Fintech
12 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.89%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.00%) Windows
2 30 (13.33%) Linux
3 21 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.22%) Unix
5 4 (1.78%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.78%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.33%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.00%) ITIL
2 26 (11.56%) Information Security
3 24 (10.67%) Security Architecture
4 22 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (8.89%) Migration
6 19 (8.44%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (7.56%) Risk Management
8 17 (7.56%) SIEM
9 16 (7.11%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (7.11%) Project Management
10 14 (6.22%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (4.89%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (4.89%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (4.44%) Change Management
12 10 (4.44%) Network Management
12 10 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.56%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.33%) Python
3 6 (2.67%) C#
3 6 (2.67%) Java
3 6 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.78%) C
4 4 (1.78%) SQL
5 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (20.44%) Security Cleared
2 45 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (18.22%) CCNP
4 32 (14.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (8.00%) CISSP
5 18 (8.00%) Degree
6 16 (7.11%) DV Cleared
7 14 (6.22%) CCSA
7 14 (6.22%) CCSE
8 13 (5.78%) CISM
9 12 (5.33%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (4.00%) CISA
10 9 (4.00%) MCSE
10 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.11%) CCIE
11 7 (3.11%) CCNA
12 6 (2.67%) CCDP
13 5 (2.22%) CEH
14 3 (1.33%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.11%) GDPR
2 14 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.67%) SLA
4 4 (1.78%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.78%) QA
5 3 (1.33%) RMADS
5 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.89%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.44%) COBIT
7 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.44%) GAMP
7 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.67%) Firmware
5 4 (1.78%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.89%) HDFS
7 2 (0.89%) NFS
7 2 (0.89%) vCloud
7 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.44%) Docker
8 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (12.89%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.22%) ArcSight ESM
2 5 (2.22%) Nessus
2 5 (2.22%) SCCM
3 4 (1.78%) Nmap
3 4 (1.78%) SCOM
4 3 (1.33%) QRadar
4 3 (1.33%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.89%) Nagios
5 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.89%) Terraform
5 2 (0.89%) vRealize
6 1 (0.44%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (44.00%) Cisco
2 63 (28.00%) Juniper
3 56 (24.89%) CheckPoint
4 55 (24.44%) Palo Alto
5 33 (14.67%) F5
6 30 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 18 (8.00%) VMware
9 16 (7.11%) Aruba
10 14 (6.22%) CA
11 13 (5.78%) Qualys
12 12 (5.33%) McAfee
12 12 (5.33%) SolarWinds
13 9 (4.00%) Intel
14 8 (3.56%) HP
15 7 (3.11%) ArcSight
15 7 (3.11%) Meraki
15 7 (3.11%) Riverbed
15 7 (3.11%) Splunk
16 6 (2.67%) Sophos