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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 74 82 90
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 46 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.79% 1.76% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 6.92% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £301 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £496 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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
584 636 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.76% 25.39% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 212 220
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.06 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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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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 +4 18 £350 +7.69% 5
Slough +1 5 £333 -33.16% 1
Bracknell -4 4 £475 -1.30%
Windsor -3 2 - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (54.05%) Cisco
2 35 (47.30%) Firewall
3 30 (40.54%) CheckPoint
4 20 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
6 16 (21.62%) CCNP
7 14 (18.92%) OSPF
7 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
8 13 (17.57%) F5
9 12 (16.22%) BGP
10 11 (14.86%) ITIL
10 11 (14.86%) Information Security
10 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
10 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
11 10 (13.51%) DNS
11 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
11 10 (13.51%) Juniper
12 9 (12.16%) IPsec
12 9 (12.16%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (10.81%) Project Management
13 8 (10.81%) Retail
13 8 (10.81%) VPN
14 7 (9.46%) LAN
14 7 (9.46%) Linux
14 7 (9.46%) CCIE
14 7 (9.46%) CISSP
14 7 (9.46%) VMware
14 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) nginx
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) MediaWiki
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.05%) SaaS
2 3 (4.05%) PaaS
2 3 (4.05%) IaaS
2 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 35 (47.30%) Firewall
2 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (18.92%) OSPF
3 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
4 12 (16.22%) BGP
5 10 (13.51%) DNS
6 9 (12.16%) IPsec
7 8 (10.81%) VPN
8 7 (9.46%) LAN
9 6 (8.11%) WAN
9 6 (8.11%) MPLS
10 5 (6.76%) 3G
10 5 (6.76%) TACACS
10 5 (6.76%) Wireless
10 5 (6.76%) VoIP
10 5 (6.76%) IPv6
10 5 (6.76%) 4G
11 4 (5.41%) FWSM
11 4 (5.41%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (5.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.35%) Subversion
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
1 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.35%) Hudson
1 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.81%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Finance
4 3 (4.05%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) Architect
2 15 (20.27%) Security Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Consultant
4 11 (14.86%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Security Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) Network Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) Network Security Consultant
6 9 (12.16%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Network Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Designer
8 4 (5.41%) IP Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Security Designer
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Junior
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) Streaming Video
3 3 (4.05%) PKI
4 1 (1.35%) Wiki
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) IVR
4 1 (1.35%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) Debian
3 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.35%) CentOS
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) ITIL
1 11 (14.86%) Information Security
2 9 (12.16%) Security Architecture
3 8 (10.81%) Project Management
4 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
4 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.46%) Database Security
5 6 (8.11%) Network Design
5 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.76%) Migration
7 4 (5.41%) Change Control
7 4 (5.41%) Time Management
7 4 (5.41%) QMS
7 4 (5.41%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (5.41%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.05%) Workflow
8 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.35%) Ruby
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) Java
2 1 (1.35%) Perl
2 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.62%) CCNP
3 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) CCIE
4 7 (9.46%) CISSP
4 7 (9.46%) Degree
5 5 (6.76%) CCSE
6 4 (5.41%) CCSA
6 4 (5.41%) CCNA
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) CCDP
8 2 (2.70%) CCDA
8 2 (2.70%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) CISMP
9 1 (1.35%) CCA
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.35%) Samba
3 1 (1.35%) Postfix
3 1 (1.35%) XenServer
3 1 (1.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Salt
4 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.35%) Cacti
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Cisco
2 30 (40.54%) CheckPoint
3 13 (17.57%) F5
4 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.51%) Juniper
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix
6 6 (8.11%) Crossbeam
7 5 (6.76%) PayPal
7 5 (6.76%) Nokia
7 5 (6.76%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.76%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle
8 4 (5.41%) Remedy
8 4 (5.41%) HP
9 3 (4.05%) BMC
9 3 (4.05%) McAfee
9 3 (4.05%) Sophos
9 3 (4.05%) NetScout
9 3 (4.05%) Imperva
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