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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 85 78 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 38 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.54% 1.96% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 7.37% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 12
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£455 £403 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +34.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £506 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-37.69% +1.56%
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
660 678 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 26.56% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 227 218
Average daily rate £363 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 7 £500 +51.51% 5
Bracknell 0 5 £493 +21.62%
Newbury - 4 £425 - 1
Slough +5 3 £498 +37.24%
Wokingham - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 53 (61.63%) Firewall
2 52 (60.47%) Cisco
3 46 (53.49%) CheckPoint
4 35 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (37.21%) Juniper
6 29 (33.72%) Telecoms
7 28 (32.56%) CCNP
8 22 (25.58%) OSPF
9 21 (24.42%) CISSP
10 19 (22.09%) F5
11 17 (19.77%) Blue Coat
11 17 (19.77%) BGP
11 17 (19.77%) Information Security
12 15 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) Cisco PIX
15 12 (13.95%) MPLS
15 12 (13.95%) IPsec
16 11 (12.79%) CCSA
16 11 (12.79%) Internet
16 11 (12.79%) CCIE
16 11 (12.79%) VPN
16 11 (12.79%) Windows
16 11 (12.79%) Network Design
17 10 (11.63%) Fortinet
18 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
18 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
18 9 (10.47%) ITIL
18 9 (10.47%) UNIX
18 9 (10.47%) DNS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 53 (61.63%) Firewall
2 22 (25.58%) OSPF
3 17 (19.77%) BGP
4 15 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (15.12%) Cisco PIX
6 12 (13.95%) MPLS
6 12 (13.95%) IPsec
7 11 (12.79%) Internet
7 11 (12.79%) VPN
8 9 (10.47%) DNS
9 8 (9.30%) VoIP
10 7 (8.14%) WAN
10 7 (8.14%) Ethernet
10 7 (8.14%) RIP
10 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.98%) IPv6
12 5 (5.81%) SSL
12 5 (5.81%) DHCP
12 5 (5.81%) ATM
12 5 (5.81%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
General
1 29 (33.72%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Military
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Network Engineer
2 30 (34.88%) Security Engineer
3 28 (32.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (17.44%) Consultant
5 13 (15.12%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.47%) Network Consultant
7 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (8.14%) IP Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Design Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (4.65%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.65%) Architect
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
11 3 (3.49%) IT Security Consultant
11 3 (3.49%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Middleware
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) XSLT
3 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.16%) JSON
3 1 (1.16%) RESTful
3 1 (1.16%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) PKI
1 4 (4.65%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.49%) SecurID
2 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Information Security
2 11 (12.79%) Network Design
3 9 (10.47%) ITIL
4 8 (9.30%) eTOM
4 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.14%) Security Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.81%) Network Management
7 5 (5.81%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (4.65%) Database Security
8 4 (4.65%) Security Management
8 4 (4.65%) Migration
8 4 (4.65%) Change Management
9 3 (3.49%) Process Management
9 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.49%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Matrix Management
9 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (3.49%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C++
2 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (40.70%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (32.56%) CCNP
3 21 (24.42%) CISSP
4 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) CCSA
5 11 (12.79%) CCIE
6 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.30%) CCSE
7 8 (9.30%) CCSP
8 5 (5.81%) CCNA
8 5 (5.81%) Degree
9 4 (4.65%) CISA
9 4 (4.65%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (3.49%) CISMP
10 3 (3.49%) ISEB
10 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.33%) CCDP
12 1 (1.16%) MCSE
12 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (60.47%) Cisco
2 46 (53.49%) CheckPoint
3 32 (37.21%) Juniper
4 19 (22.09%) F5
5 17 (19.77%) Blue Coat
6 10 (11.63%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.98%) HP
8 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (4.65%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.65%) Nokia
9 4 (4.65%) Huawei
9 4 (4.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (3.49%) AlgoSec
10 3 (3.49%) Tufin
10 3 (3.49%) Citrix
11 1 (1.16%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.16%) ESRI
11 1 (1.16%) BT
11 1 (1.16%) VMware