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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 90 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 43 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.51% 1.12% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 4.69% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 20
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£363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-13.38% +47.67%
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
776 661 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.18% 23.91% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 178
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 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 5 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
Newbury -4 8 £300 -40.00%
Reading -6 7 £363 -19.44% 5
Slough +2 3 £413 -
Bracknell - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 59 (64.84%) Firewall
2 52 (57.14%) Cisco
3 46 (50.55%) CheckPoint
4 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (39.56%) OSPF
5 36 (39.56%) Telecoms
5 36 (39.56%) CISSP
6 35 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (36.26%) F5
8 32 (35.16%) Security Cleared
9 31 (34.07%) CCNP
10 27 (29.67%) IPsec
10 27 (29.67%) VPN
10 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
11 26 (28.57%) Internet
12 24 (26.37%) LAN
12 24 (26.37%) Degree
13 21 (23.08%) Fortinet
14 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
15 19 (20.88%) BGP
16 18 (19.78%) RIP
16 18 (19.78%) ITIL
17 17 (18.68%) Validation
17 17 (18.68%) Wireless
17 17 (18.68%) SecurID
17 17 (18.68%) PCI DSS
18 16 (17.58%) Tufin
18 16 (17.58%) eTOM
18 16 (17.58%) WAN
18 16 (17.58%) SSL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (6.59%) Apache
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) MediaWiki
3 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Office
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
1 2 (2.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (64.84%) Firewall
2 36 (39.56%) OSPF
3 35 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (29.67%) IPsec
4 27 (29.67%) VPN
5 26 (28.57%) Internet
6 24 (26.37%) LAN
7 19 (20.88%) BGP
8 18 (19.78%) RIP
9 17 (18.68%) Wireless
10 16 (17.58%) WAN
10 16 (17.58%) SSL
11 15 (16.48%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (13.19%) MPLS
12 12 (13.19%) WLAN
13 10 (10.99%) TACACS
14 9 (9.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (9.89%) VLAN
14 9 (9.89%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (8.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Hudson
1 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
1 2 (2.20%) Subversion
General
1 36 (39.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.20%) Billing
3 2 (2.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Finance
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (43.96%) Security Engineer
2 37 (40.66%) Network Engineer
3 31 (34.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (23.08%) Design Engineer
5 14 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) Consultant
7 11 (12.09%) IP Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Architect
9 8 (8.79%) Security Consultant
10 6 (6.59%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.59%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
11 5 (5.49%) Management Consultant
12 4 (4.40%) Network Design Specialist
12 4 (4.40%) Security Specialist
12 4 (4.40%) Network Security Specialist
12 4 (4.40%) Network Specialist
12 4 (4.40%) Technical Security Consultant
12 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
13 3 (3.30%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) SAML
1 7 (7.69%) OAuth
1 7 (7.69%) OpenID
2 4 (4.40%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.40%) WAP
3 1 (1.10%) LAMP
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) SecurID
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) Wiki
4 2 (2.20%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.10%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.10%) CESG
5 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) UNIX
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (4.40%) AIX
4 4 (4.40%) SUSE
5 2 (2.20%) CentOS
6 1 (1.10%) Debian
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) ITIL
2 17 (18.68%) Validation
3 16 (17.58%) eTOM
4 14 (15.38%) Information Security
5 13 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
6 12 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (8.79%) TOGAF
7 8 (8.79%) Project Management
8 7 (7.69%) Change Management
8 7 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 7 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.49%) Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Network Architecture
9 5 (5.49%) Network Management
10 4 (4.40%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (4.40%) Fault Management
10 4 (4.40%) Security Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.30%) Java
2 3 (3.30%) Perl
2 3 (3.30%) Ruby
3 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (39.56%) CISSP
3 32 (35.16%) Security Cleared
4 31 (34.07%) CCNP
5 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
6 24 (26.37%) Degree
7 11 (12.09%) DV Cleared
8 9 (9.89%) CCNA
9 5 (5.49%) CCIE
9 5 (5.49%) CCSP
10 4 (4.40%) CCSE
10 4 (4.40%) CCSA
11 3 (3.30%) CISM
12 2 (2.20%) CISA
13 1 (1.10%) GIAC
13 1 (1.10%) CCIP
13 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.10%) GSEC
13 1 (1.10%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.68%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (4.40%) vSphere
3 3 (3.30%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) Postfix
4 2 (2.20%) XenServer
4 2 (2.20%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.20%) Samba
5 1 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.40%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (4.40%) OpenView
2 4 (4.40%) Netcool
3 3 (3.30%) Puppet
4 2 (2.20%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.10%) Salt
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (57.14%) Cisco
2 46 (50.55%) CheckPoint
3 33 (36.26%) F5
4 21 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
6 16 (17.58%) Tufin
6 16 (17.58%) CA
7 15 (16.48%) AlgoSec
8 14 (15.38%) Citrix
9 11 (12.09%) Juniper
9 11 (12.09%) VMware
10 9 (9.89%) Oracle
11 5 (5.49%) HP
12 4 (4.40%) Splunk
12 4 (4.40%) Crossbeam
12 4 (4.40%) Nortel
12 4 (4.40%) IBM
12 4 (4.40%) Remedy
12 4 (4.40%) Radware
13 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
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