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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 92 74 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Security 28 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 1.82% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 8.07% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £175 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £498 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -51.53%
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
653 570 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.84% 22.54% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 196 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £134.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 0 11 £340 +4.61% 2
Maidenhead - 1 £325 - 3
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (57.14%) Cisco
2 39 (55.71%) Firewall
3 33 (47.14%) CheckPoint
4 32 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (40.00%) CCNP
5 28 (40.00%) OSPF
6 26 (37.14%) Telecoms
6 26 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (28.57%) F5
7 20 (28.57%) CISSP
8 19 (27.14%) LAN
9 18 (25.71%) Wireless
9 18 (25.71%) VPN
10 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
10 17 (24.29%) IPsec
11 16 (22.86%) BGP
11 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
11 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
11 16 (22.86%) Degree
12 15 (21.43%) ITIL
12 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
13 14 (20.00%) Validation
14 13 (18.57%) WAN
15 12 (17.14%) Juniper
15 12 (17.14%) Fortinet
16 11 (15.71%) PCI DSS
16 11 (15.71%) Cisco ISE
16 11 (15.71%) RIP
16 11 (15.71%) SSL
17 10 (14.29%) WLAN

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.86%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) MediaWiki
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
2 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 39 (55.71%) Firewall
2 28 (40.00%) OSPF
3 26 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (27.14%) LAN
5 18 (25.71%) VPN
5 18 (25.71%) Wireless
6 17 (24.29%) IPsec
7 16 (22.86%) BGP
8 13 (18.57%) WAN
9 11 (15.71%) SSL
9 11 (15.71%) RIP
9 11 (15.71%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (14.29%) MPLS
10 10 (14.29%) WLAN
10 10 (14.29%) Internet
11 7 (10.00%) TACACS
11 7 (10.00%) IPv6
11 7 (10.00%) DNS
12 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Subversion
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
1 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.86%) Hudson
1 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (37.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Multimedia
2 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Design Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Security Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) IP Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.14%) Network Architect
8 5 (7.14%) Network Specialist
9 4 (5.71%) Network Security Specialist
9 4 (5.71%) Network Design Specialist
9 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.29%) Business Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) SAML
1 2 (2.86%) OAuth
1 2 (2.86%) OpenID
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.29%) SecurID
3 4 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.86%) Wiki
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.43%) UNIX
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Debian
4 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Validation
3 10 (14.29%) eTOM
4 9 (12.86%) Project Management
5 7 (10.00%) Information Security
6 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.57%) Demand Forecasting
7 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Network Design
8 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.71%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (4.29%) DevOps
9 3 (4.29%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (4.29%) Project Governance
9 3 (4.29%) Marketing Strategy
9 3 (4.29%) Business Development
9 3 (4.29%) Time Management
9 3 (4.29%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.86%) Ruby
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (40.00%) CCNP
3 20 (28.57%) CISSP
4 16 (22.86%) Degree
4 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.00%) CCIE
6 4 (5.71%) CCSE
6 4 (5.71%) CCSA
7 3 (4.29%) CCNA
8 2 (2.86%) CCDA
8 2 (2.86%) CCDP
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) CISA
9 1 (1.43%) CISM
9 1 (1.43%) GSEC
9 1 (1.43%) CCA
9 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) Postfix
3 2 (2.86%) XenServer
3 2 (2.86%) iptables
3 2 (2.86%) Samba
3 2 (2.86%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) TrustSec
2 3 (4.29%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.29%) SCOM
2 3 (4.29%) Puppet
3 2 (2.86%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (57.14%) Cisco
2 33 (47.14%) CheckPoint
3 20 (28.57%) F5
4 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.14%) Juniper
5 12 (17.14%) Fortinet
6 10 (14.29%) CA
7 9 (12.86%) Citrix
7 9 (12.86%) AlgoSec
7 9 (12.86%) Tufin
8 8 (11.43%) VMware
9 5 (7.14%) Blue Coat
9 5 (7.14%) Oracle
9 5 (7.14%) Remedy
10 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.29%) BMC
10 3 (4.29%) Sophos
11 1 (1.43%) Imperva
11 1 (1.43%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.43%) NetScout
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