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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 72 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 36 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.83% 1.30% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 6.19% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 19
Median daily rate £425 £431 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +38.06%
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
501 533 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.48% 21.01% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 287 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 11 £470 +16.40% 2
Bracknell -3 3 £400 -15.78% 1
Newbury +7 1 £450 -10.00%
Slough +5 1 - - 3
Ascot - 1 £475 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 50 (56.18%) Firewall
2 34 (38.20%) CheckPoint
3 33 (37.08%) Cisco
4 23 (25.84%) LAN
5 22 (24.72%) VPN
6 19 (21.35%) Data Centre
7 17 (19.10%) F5
8 16 (17.98%) Juniper
9 15 (16.85%) WAN
9 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
9 15 (16.85%) Network Design
10 14 (15.73%) CCSE
10 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (13.48%) CCSA
12 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
12 11 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.11%) Finance
14 9 (10.11%) Degree
15 8 (8.99%) Migration
15 8 (8.99%) CCNP
16 7 (7.87%) Windows
16 7 (7.87%) Linux
16 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
17 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 6 (6.74%) BIG-IP
17 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
17 6 (6.74%) CCIE
17 6 (6.74%) OSPF

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (56.18%) Firewall
2 23 (25.84%) LAN
3 22 (24.72%) VPN
4 15 (16.85%) WAN
5 11 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.74%) BGP
6 6 (6.74%) BIG-IP
6 6 (6.74%) OSPF
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
7 5 (5.62%) SSL
7 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.62%) VLAN
8 4 (4.49%) 3G
8 4 (4.49%) 4G
8 4 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (4.49%) MPLS
8 4 (4.49%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Advertising
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Architect
2 23 (25.84%) Network Engineer
3 18 (20.22%) Network Architect
4 17 (19.10%) Security Architect
5 15 (16.85%) Network Security Architect
6 12 (13.48%) Consultant
7 11 (12.36%) Analyst
7 11 (12.36%) Network Analyst
8 10 (11.24%) Security Engineer
9 9 (10.11%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (7.87%) Network Consultant
11 6 (6.74%) Check Point Analyst
11 6 (6.74%) Firewall Analyst
11 6 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 5 (5.62%) Juniper Engineer
12 5 (5.62%) Senior Network Engineer
13 4 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
13 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
13 4 (4.49%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Middleware
1 2 (2.25%) SAML
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) Java EE
2 1 (1.12%) JSON
2 1 (1.12%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.12%) WPF
2 1 (1.12%) XMPP
2 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) PKI
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Linux
1 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) VMS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) Network Design
2 8 (8.99%) Migration
3 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.74%) Project Management
5 5 (5.62%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (4.49%) SIEM
6 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.37%) Analytics
7 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.37%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (3.37%) Network Management
7 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.37%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.37%) Process Improvement
7 3 (3.37%) SDLC
7 3 (3.37%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (3.37%) Supplier Management
7 3 (3.37%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.25%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.25%) Java
1 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) C#
2 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.12%) PHP
2 1 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) CCSE
1 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.48%) CCSA
3 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.11%) Degree
5 8 (8.99%) CCNP
6 6 (6.74%) CCIE
7 5 (5.62%) CISSP
7 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.49%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.49%) CISM
8 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
8 4 (4.49%) PMP
8 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.37%) CCNA
9 3 (3.37%) CISA
9 3 (3.37%) GCIH
10 2 (2.25%) CRISC
10 2 (2.25%) GCFA
10 2 (2.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) HIPAA
1 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.12%) Netcool
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) CheckPoint
2 33 (37.08%) Cisco
3 17 (19.10%) F5
4 16 (17.98%) Juniper
5 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
6 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.49%) Citrix
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.37%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.25%) HP
9 2 (2.25%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.25%) Qualys
9 2 (2.25%) VMware
10 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.12%) Aruba
10 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.12%) Lancope
10 1 (1.12%) Splunk
10 1 (1.12%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.12%) Xamarin