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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 100 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 30 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 4.45% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 16
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +37.20%
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
761 651 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.80% 22.97% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 236 189
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 51 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +6 9 £363 +5.45% 5
Newbury -7 5 £300 -40.00% 2
Slough -3 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 54 (60.67%) Firewall
2 50 (56.18%) Cisco
3 46 (51.69%) CheckPoint
4 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (39.33%) OSPF
5 35 (39.33%) CISSP
6 34 (38.20%) Telecoms
7 33 (37.08%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
8 32 (35.96%) CCNP
9 31 (34.83%) F5
10 28 (31.46%) VPN
11 27 (30.34%) IPsec
11 27 (30.34%) SC Cleared
12 25 (28.09%) Internet
13 24 (26.97%) LAN
14 22 (24.72%) Degree
15 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
16 20 (22.47%) ITIL
16 20 (22.47%) Fortinet
17 19 (21.35%) Wireless
18 17 (19.10%) Validation
18 17 (19.10%) BGP
18 17 (19.10%) RIP
18 17 (19.10%) SSL
18 17 (19.10%) PCI DSS
18 17 (19.10%) Cisco ISE
19 16 (17.98%) eTOM
19 16 (17.98%) SecurID
19 16 (17.98%) Tufin

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (6.74%) Apache
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 2 (2.25%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Office
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) SaaS
1 3 (3.37%) PaaS
1 3 (3.37%) IaaS
1 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 54 (60.67%) Firewall
2 35 (39.33%) OSPF
3 33 (37.08%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (31.46%) VPN
5 27 (30.34%) IPsec
6 25 (28.09%) Internet
7 24 (26.97%) LAN
8 19 (21.35%) Wireless
9 17 (19.10%) BGP
9 17 (19.10%) RIP
9 17 (19.10%) SSL
9 17 (19.10%) Cisco ISE
10 16 (17.98%) WAN
11 12 (13.48%) WLAN
12 10 (11.24%) MPLS
12 10 (11.24%) TACACS
13 9 (10.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (8.99%) VLAN
14 8 (8.99%) NetScaler
15 7 (7.87%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) DB2
3 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Subversion
1 2 (2.25%) JIRA
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.25%) Hudson
1 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (38.20%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.37%) Multimedia
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (43.82%) Security Engineer
2 37 (41.57%) Network Engineer
3 31 (34.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (23.60%) Design Engineer
5 14 (15.73%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (12.36%) Consultant
7 10 (11.24%) Architect
7 10 (11.24%) IP Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Network Architect
8 7 (7.87%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) Management Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Technical Security Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Network Design Specialist
12 3 (3.37%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) SAML
1 7 (7.87%) OAuth
1 7 (7.87%) OpenID
2 4 (4.49%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.37%) WAP
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) SecurID
2 3 (3.37%) PKI
2 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.37%) Streaming Video
2 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.25%) Wiki
4 1 (1.12%) CESG
4 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) UNIX
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (4.49%) AIX
4 4 (4.49%) SUSE
5 2 (2.25%) CentOS
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.12%) Debian
6 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Validation
3 16 (17.98%) eTOM
4 13 (14.61%) Demand Forecasting
5 12 (13.48%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (12.36%) Information Security
7 9 (10.11%) Project Management
8 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.87%) Change Management
9 7 (7.87%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.62%) Migration
10 5 (5.62%) Network Architecture
11 3 (3.37%) Network Management
11 3 (3.37%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy
11 3 (3.37%) Marketing Strategy
11 3 (3.37%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (3.37%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) Java
2 3 (3.37%) Perl
2 3 (3.37%) Ruby
3 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (39.33%) CISSP
3 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
3 32 (35.96%) CCNP
4 27 (30.34%) SC Cleared
5 22 (24.72%) Degree
6 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.87%) CCIE
8 6 (6.74%) CCNA
8 6 (6.74%) CCSA
8 6 (6.74%) CCSE
9 4 (4.49%) CCSP
10 2 (2.25%) CCDA
10 2 (2.25%) CCDP
10 2 (2.25%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.25%) CISA
10 2 (2.25%) CISM
11 1 (1.12%) GIAC
11 1 (1.12%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
3 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) vSphere
2 4 (4.49%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (3.37%) Firmware
4 2 (2.25%) Samba
4 2 (2.25%) Postfix
4 2 (2.25%) XenServer
4 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.25%) iptables
5 1 (1.12%) vCloud
5 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) FortiGate
1 4 (4.49%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView
2 3 (3.37%) Netcool
2 3 (3.37%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.12%) Salt
4 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (56.18%) Cisco
2 46 (51.69%) CheckPoint
3 31 (34.83%) F5
4 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
5 20 (22.47%) Fortinet
6 16 (17.98%) CA
6 16 (17.98%) Tufin
7 15 (16.85%) AlgoSec
8 14 (15.73%) Juniper
9 13 (14.61%) Citrix
10 12 (13.48%) VMware
11 9 (10.11%) Oracle
12 4 (4.49%) IBM
12 4 (4.49%) Remedy
12 4 (4.49%) Splunk
13 3 (3.37%) Radware
13 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.37%) Crossbeam
13 3 (3.37%) HP
13 3 (3.37%) Nortel
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