The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 97 74 110
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 2.04% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 7.58% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 16
Average daily rate £388 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £305 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
Network Security
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Berkshire region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Berkshire region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 9 £425 +15.25% 3
Windsor +1 4 £400 -
Bracknell -4 2 - -
Slough +6 1 £400 +14.28% 5
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 28 (46.67%) Cisco
3 25 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 17 (28.33%) F5
4 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
5 15 (25.00%) Windows
6 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (21.67%) DNS
7 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
8 12 (20.00%) CCNP
8 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.33%) LAN
9 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
10 10 (16.67%) BGP
11 9 (15.00%) ITIL
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.00%) Juniper
11 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (15.00%) SIEM
12 8 (13.33%) FortiGate
12 8 (13.33%) VMware
13 7 (11.67%) Migration
13 7 (11.67%) Finance
13 7 (11.67%) WAN
13 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
14 6 (10.00%) SQL
14 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 6 (10.00%) EIGRP
14 6 (10.00%) OSPF

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 13 (21.67%) DNS
3 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (18.33%) LAN
5 10 (16.67%) BGP
6 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (11.67%) WAN
8 6 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (10.00%) OSPF
9 5 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (8.33%) DHCP
10 4 (6.67%) MPLS
10 4 (6.67%) VPN
11 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (5.00%) VoIP
11 3 (5.00%) Wireless
12 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (3.33%) IPv4
12 2 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) DB2
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 15 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Network Support
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.67%) Struts
3 1 (1.67%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) AIX
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Solaris
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) ITIL
1 9 (15.00%) SIEM
2 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 5 (8.33%) Information Security
4 4 (6.67%) Project Management
4 4 (6.67%) SDLC
4 4 (6.67%) Workflow
5 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.00%) Change Management
5 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.33%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.33%) Network Design
6 2 (3.33%) Project Governance
6 2 (3.33%) QMS
6 2 (3.33%) Validation
6 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) CCNP
4 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
6 4 (6.67%) CISSP
6 4 (6.67%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) CCNA
7 3 (5.00%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.33%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.33%) CEH
8 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (3.33%) SANS
8 2 (3.33%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.67%) SCOM
3 3 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.33%) Endace
4 2 (3.33%) Nessus
4 2 (3.33%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco
2 25 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 17 (28.33%) F5
4 9 (15.00%) Juniper
4 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.33%) VMware
6 5 (8.33%) ArcSight
6 5 (8.33%) Qualys
7 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 4 (6.67%) McAfee
8 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.00%) Tripwire
9 2 (3.33%) Altiris
9 2 (3.33%) Brocade
9 2 (3.33%) Citrix
9 2 (3.33%) Crossbeam
9 2 (3.33%) HP
9 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 2 (3.33%) Nokia
9 2 (3.33%) Splunk
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