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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 70 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 55 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 1.65% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.50% 6.17% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £343 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
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
579 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.95% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 240 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +2 21 £343 -27.89% 3
Slough +4 7 £365 -26.63% 1
Bracknell -9 4 £475 -3.57% 1
Windsor +2 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 44 (53.66%) Cisco
2 38 (46.34%) Firewall
3 34 (41.46%) CheckPoint
4 23 (28.05%) TCP/IP
5 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
6 17 (20.73%) CCNP
7 16 (19.51%) Information Security
7 16 (19.51%) F5
8 15 (18.29%) DNS
9 13 (15.85%) ITIL
9 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
10 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 12 (14.63%) OSPF
11 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
11 10 (12.20%) Security Architecture
12 9 (10.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (10.98%) Blue Coat
12 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
12 9 (10.98%) Migration
12 9 (10.98%) IPsec
12 9 (10.98%) BGP
12 9 (10.98%) Juniper
12 9 (10.98%) VPN
13 8 (9.76%) Windows
13 8 (9.76%) Retail
13 8 (9.76%) VMware
13 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
13 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (3.66%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Project
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) PaaS
2 2 (2.44%) IaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.34%) Firewall
2 23 (28.05%) TCP/IP
3 19 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (18.29%) DNS
5 12 (14.63%) OSPF
6 9 (10.98%) BGP
6 9 (10.98%) IPsec
6 9 (10.98%) VPN
7 7 (8.54%) LAN
7 7 (8.54%) 3G
7 7 (8.54%) 4G
8 6 (7.32%) MPLS
8 6 (7.32%) TACACS
8 6 (7.32%) WAN
9 5 (6.10%) SSL
10 4 (4.88%) VoIP
10 4 (4.88%) RIP
10 4 (4.88%) FWSM
10 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.88%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Billing
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Security Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Architect
4 13 (15.85%) Consultant
4 13 (15.85%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Network Consultant
5 11 (13.41%) Security Consultant
5 11 (13.41%) Network Security Consultant
6 9 (10.98%) Security Architect
7 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Design Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Security Specialist
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Network Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Designer
10 4 (4.88%) Security Designer
10 4 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) IP Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Network Designer
12 2 (2.44%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) SAML
2 1 (1.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.44%) SecurID
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) Information Security
2 13 (15.85%) ITIL
3 10 (12.20%) Security Architecture
4 9 (10.98%) Migration
5 8 (9.76%) SIEM
6 7 (8.54%) Database Security
6 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.54%) Network Design
6 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.32%) Change Control
8 5 (6.10%) QMS
8 5 (6.10%) Quality Management
8 5 (6.10%) Time Management
8 5 (6.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (4.88%) Workflow
9 4 (4.88%) Project Management
9 4 (4.88%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.66%) SQL
3 1 (1.22%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.22%) C
3 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.73%) CCNP
3 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.54%) CISSP
6 6 (7.32%) CCIE
7 5 (6.10%) CCSE
7 5 (6.10%) Degree
8 4 (4.88%) CCSA
8 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.88%) CCNA
9 3 (3.66%) CCDP
9 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.44%) CCDA
10 2 (2.44%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.22%) CCA
11 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.22%) CISMP
11 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.44%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) SCOM
2 4 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.22%) Cacti
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Cisco
2 34 (41.46%) CheckPoint
3 16 (19.51%) F5
4 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.98%) Juniper
5 9 (10.98%) Blue Coat
6 8 (9.76%) VMware
6 8 (9.76%) Fortinet
6 8 (9.76%) Crossbeam
7 7 (8.54%) McAfee
8 6 (7.32%) Nokia
9 5 (6.10%) Citrix
9 5 (6.10%) Qualys
9 5 (6.10%) PayPal
10 4 (4.88%) Tripwire
10 4 (4.88%) ArcSight
10 4 (4.88%) HP
11 3 (3.66%) Imperva
11 3 (3.66%) Sophos
11 3 (3.66%) NetScout
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