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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 70 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 56 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.16% 0.87% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 3.83% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £273 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £103.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +15.45%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
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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 +8 8 £369 -26.25% 7
Slough -2 6 £363 -19.44% 1
Newbury - 6 £425 - 1
Bracknell +5 3 £300 - 1
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 61 (66.30%) Firewall
2 55 (59.78%) Cisco
3 51 (55.43%) CheckPoint
4 39 (42.39%) Telecoms
5 38 (41.30%) CISSP
6 37 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (38.04%) OSPF
7 35 (38.04%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (38.04%) F5
8 33 (35.87%) CCNP
9 32 (34.78%) Security Cleared
10 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
10 27 (29.35%) IPsec
11 26 (28.26%) Internet
11 26 (28.26%) VPN
12 23 (25.00%) Degree
13 21 (22.83%) Fortinet
13 21 (22.83%) LAN
14 18 (19.57%) BGP
14 18 (19.57%) RIP
14 18 (19.57%) ITIL
14 18 (19.57%) SSL
15 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
15 17 (18.48%) CA
15 17 (18.48%) Validation
15 17 (18.48%) SecurID
15 17 (18.48%) PCI DSS
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (17.39%) Tufin
16 16 (17.39%) eTOM

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (6.52%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) MediaWiki
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 61 (66.30%) Firewall
2 35 (38.04%) OSPF
2 35 (38.04%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (29.35%) IPsec
4 26 (28.26%) Internet
4 26 (28.26%) VPN
5 21 (22.83%) LAN
6 18 (19.57%) BGP
6 18 (19.57%) RIP
6 18 (19.57%) SSL
7 17 (18.48%) Cisco ISE
8 16 (17.39%) Wireless
8 16 (17.39%) WAN
9 12 (13.04%) MPLS
9 12 (13.04%) WLAN
10 11 (11.96%) NetScaler
11 10 (10.87%) VLAN
12 9 (9.78%) Cisco PIX
12 9 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (9.78%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.09%) Hudson
1 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.09%) JIRA
1 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 39 (42.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 42 (45.65%) Network Engineer
3 35 (38.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (22.83%) Design Engineer
5 14 (15.22%) Network Design Engineer
6 13 (14.13%) Consultant
7 11 (11.96%) Security Consultant
7 11 (11.96%) IP Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Architect
9 6 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (5.43%) Management Consultant
10 5 (5.43%) Network Architect
11 4 (4.35%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
11 4 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.35%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (4.35%) Network Consultant
11 4 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) SAML
1 7 (7.61%) OAuth
1 7 (7.61%) OpenID
2 5 (5.43%) Regular Expression
3 4 (4.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) SecurID
2 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) PKI
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Wiki
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) UNIX
3 8 (8.70%) Linux
4 5 (5.43%) SUSE
4 5 (5.43%) AIX
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) ITIL
2 17 (18.48%) Validation
3 16 (17.39%) eTOM
3 16 (17.39%) Information Security
4 13 (14.13%) Demand Forecasting
5 12 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.70%) Change Management
8 7 (7.61%) Identity Management
8 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.61%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.43%) Migration
9 5 (5.43%) Database Security
9 5 (5.43%) Network Management
10 4 (4.35%) Fault Management
10 4 (4.35%) Security Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Network Architecture
10 4 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) Ruby
2 2 (2.17%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (41.30%) CISSP
2 37 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (35.87%) CCNP
4 32 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
6 23 (25.00%) Degree
7 11 (11.96%) CCNA
7 11 (11.96%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.43%) CCSA
8 5 (5.43%) CCSP
9 4 (4.35%) CCSE
9 4 (4.35%) CCIE
10 3 (3.26%) CISA
10 3 (3.26%) CISM
11 1 (1.09%) GIAC
11 1 (1.09%) CCIP
11 1 (1.09%) ISEB
11 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.48%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) FreeRADIUS
1 5 (5.43%) vSphere
1 5 (5.43%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.35%) Firmware
3 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Samba
4 1 (1.09%) vCloud
4 1 (1.09%) Postfix
4 1 (1.09%) XenServer
4 1 (1.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) FortiGate
1 5 (5.43%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (4.35%) Netcool
2 4 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (59.78%) Cisco
2 51 (55.43%) CheckPoint
3 35 (38.04%) F5
4 21 (22.83%) Fortinet
5 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
5 17 (18.48%) CA
6 16 (17.39%) Tufin
7 15 (16.30%) Citrix
7 15 (16.30%) AlgoSec
8 13 (14.13%) Juniper
9 11 (11.96%) VMware
10 6 (6.52%) Blue Coat
10 6 (6.52%) HP
10 6 (6.52%) Oracle
11 5 (5.43%) IBM
11 5 (5.43%) Splunk
12 4 (4.35%) Crossbeam
12 4 (4.35%) Nortel
12 4 (4.35%) Radware
13 3 (3.26%) Nokia