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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 18 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 1.06% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.22% 4.64% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £340 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £501 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.88% +17.64%

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
427 582 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.49% 22.86% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 304 331
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.69 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +22 10 £450 - 1
Newbury - 3 £450 -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 28 (49.12%) Firewall
2 18 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 15 (26.32%) Cisco
4 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
5 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
5 11 (19.30%) Juniper
6 10 (17.54%) VPN
6 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto
7 8 (14.04%) CCSE
7 8 (14.04%) LAN
7 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
8 7 (12.28%) Network Design
8 7 (12.28%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) CCSA
9 6 (10.53%) VLAN
9 6 (10.53%) OSPF
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (10.53%) WAN
9 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (8.77%) F5
10 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.77%) Linux
10 5 (8.77%) SAN
10 5 (8.77%) CISSP
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.77%) CISA

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 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 8 (14.04%) LAN
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 6 (10.53%) OSPF
4 6 (10.53%) VLAN
4 6 (10.53%) WAN
5 5 (8.77%) SAN
6 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.26%) BGP
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.26%) MPLS
7 3 (5.26%) NAS
8 2 (3.51%) 3G
8 2 (3.51%) 4G
8 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Architect
1 16 (28.07%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Security Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Network Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Network Security Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Check Point Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Firewall Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Security Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Applications Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
1 2 (3.51%) SAML
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) Java EE
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.75%) WPF
2 1 (1.75%) XMPP
2 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) VMS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Network Design
2 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.02%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.02%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 3 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (5.26%) Project Governance
4 3 (5.26%) SDLC
4 3 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 3 (5.26%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (3.51%) Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.51%) Information Security
5 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.51%) SIEM
5 2 (3.51%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) PHP
3 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) CCSE
3 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) CCSA
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.77%) CISA
5 5 (8.77%) CISSP
6 4 (7.02%) CCNP
6 4 (7.02%) CISM
6 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 4 (7.02%) SANS
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) CCIE
8 2 (3.51%) GCFA
8 2 (3.51%) GCIH
9 1 (1.75%) CCNA
9 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.75%) HNC
9 1 (1.75%) OSCP
9 1 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (3.51%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.75%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) GDPR
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.75%) Netcool
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.75%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 15 (26.32%) Cisco
3 11 (19.30%) Juniper
4 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.77%) F5
5 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.26%) BMC
6 3 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (5.26%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.75%) Aruba
8 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.75%) Lancope
8 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.75%) Mercator
8 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk
8 1 (1.75%) Xamarin