The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 80 92 110
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 46 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.83% 1.51% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 5.67% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 11
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£425 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Network Security
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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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 0 12 £325 -23.52% 7
Bracknell +10 7 £470 -
Slough - 3 £498 - 3
Newbury - 2 - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 51 (58.62%) Cisco
1 51 (58.62%) Firewall
2 45 (51.72%) CheckPoint
3 34 (39.08%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (34.48%) Juniper
5 27 (31.03%) CCNP
6 26 (29.89%) Telecoms
7 22 (25.29%) OSPF
8 21 (24.14%) CISSP
9 17 (19.54%) BGP
9 17 (19.54%) Information Security
9 17 (19.54%) Blue Coat
9 17 (19.54%) F5
10 15 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
11 13 (14.94%) IPsec
11 13 (14.94%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (13.79%) Network Design
12 12 (13.79%) MPLS
13 11 (12.64%) CCSA
13 11 (12.64%) Internet
13 11 (12.64%) CCIE
13 11 (12.64%) VPN
14 10 (11.49%) Windows
14 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
14 10 (11.49%) Fortinet
15 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
15 9 (10.34%) VoIP
15 9 (10.34%) WAN
15 9 (10.34%) CCSP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 51 (58.62%) Firewall
2 22 (25.29%) OSPF
3 17 (19.54%) BGP
4 15 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (14.94%) Cisco PIX
5 13 (14.94%) IPsec
6 12 (13.79%) MPLS
7 11 (12.64%) Internet
7 11 (12.64%) VPN
8 9 (10.34%) VoIP
8 9 (10.34%) WAN
9 8 (9.20%) DNS
10 7 (8.05%) Ethernet
10 7 (8.05%) RIP
10 7 (8.05%) LAN
10 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.90%) IPv6
12 5 (5.75%) ATM
12 5 (5.75%) Broadband
12 5 (5.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (29.89%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Military
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Network Engineer
2 29 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 27 (31.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (17.24%) Consultant
5 13 (14.94%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.20%) Network Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) IP Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Design Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.60%) Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Middleware
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.15%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) XSLT
3 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.15%) JSON
3 1 (1.15%) RESTful
3 1 (1.15%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) PKI
2 3 (3.45%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.45%) SecurID
2 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.15%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) UNIX
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Information Security
2 12 (13.79%) Network Design
3 8 (9.20%) eTOM
3 8 (9.20%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.20%) ITIL
4 6 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (6.90%) Risk Management
4 6 (6.90%) Security Architecture
5 5 (5.75%) Network Management
5 5 (5.75%) Demand Forecasting
5 5 (5.75%) Security Management
6 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.60%) Change Management
6 4 (4.60%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.45%) Change Control
7 3 (3.45%) Database Security
7 3 (3.45%) Project Management
7 3 (3.45%) Process Management
7 3 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) C
2 1 (1.15%) C++
2 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (39.08%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (31.03%) CCNP
3 21 (24.14%) CISSP
4 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.64%) CCIE
5 11 (12.64%) CCSA
6 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.34%) CCSP
8 8 (9.20%) CCSE
9 5 (5.75%) Degree
9 5 (5.75%) CCNA
10 4 (4.60%) CISA
10 4 (4.60%) CISMP
10 4 (4.60%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (3.45%) CCDP
11 3 (3.45%) ISEB
11 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.15%) MCSE
12 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (58.62%) Cisco
2 45 (51.72%) CheckPoint
3 30 (34.48%) Juniper
4 17 (19.54%) Blue Coat
4 17 (19.54%) F5
5 10 (11.49%) Fortinet
6 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.90%) HP
8 4 (4.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (4.60%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.60%) Nokia
8 4 (4.60%) Huawei
8 4 (4.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (3.45%) Tufin
9 3 (3.45%) AlgoSec
9 3 (3.45%) Citrix
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
10 1 (1.15%) Websense
10 1 (1.15%) ESRI
Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 20 days ago