The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 95 92 112
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 35 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 1.21% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 4.57% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 9
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £278 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+37.20% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Network Security
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +6 9 £400 +33.33%
Reading -17 9 £344 -27.63% 8
Bracknell - 3 - -
Slough -2 2 £498 +42.14% 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (51.85%) Cisco
2 25 (46.30%) Firewall
3 18 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 15 (27.78%) Juniper
4 15 (27.78%) Windows
5 12 (22.22%) VMware
5 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
6 11 (20.37%) F5
7 10 (18.52%) VLAN
7 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
7 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.52%) DNS
7 10 (18.52%) CCNP
8 9 (16.67%) Change Management
8 9 (16.67%) Information Security
9 8 (14.81%) Blue Coat
9 8 (14.81%) Finance
9 8 (14.81%) Linux
10 7 (12.96%) CISSP
10 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
10 7 (12.96%) VPN
10 7 (12.96%) MPLS
10 7 (12.96%) BGP
10 7 (12.96%) Data Security
11 6 (11.11%) IPsec
11 6 (11.11%) Websense
11 6 (11.11%) CCSA
11 6 (11.11%) IIS
11 6 (11.11%) MS Office

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (11.11%) IIS
1 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) Firewall
2 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
3 10 (18.52%) VLAN
3 10 (18.52%) DNS
4 7 (12.96%) VPN
4 7 (12.96%) MPLS
4 7 (12.96%) BGP
5 6 (11.11%) IPsec
5 6 (11.11%) ATM
5 6 (11.11%) WAN
6 5 (9.26%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (9.26%) LAN
6 5 (9.26%) SDH
6 5 (9.26%) VoIP
6 5 (9.26%) Broadband
6 5 (9.26%) Ethernet
7 4 (7.41%) VRRP
7 4 (7.41%) Kerberos
7 4 (7.41%) IPv6
7 4 (7.41%) Internet
General
1 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Security Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Security Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Server Support
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Network Support
8 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) WAP
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) UNIX
5 4 (7.41%) SELinux
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Change Management
1 9 (16.67%) Information Security
2 7 (12.96%) Data Security
3 5 (9.26%) Network Design
3 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.41%) Security Management
4 4 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Matrix Management
6 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.85%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (1.85%) Database Security
7 1 (1.85%) Release Management
7 1 (1.85%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
1 4 (7.41%) Python
1 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.52%) CCNP
3 7 (12.96%) CISSP
4 6 (11.11%) CCSA
5 5 (9.26%) CCSE
6 4 (7.41%) CISMP
6 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) CCNA
7 3 (5.56%) CISA
8 2 (3.70%) CCIE
9 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) CCSP
9 1 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) KVM
3 5 (9.26%) ISA Server
4 4 (7.41%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
1 5 (9.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 15 (27.78%) Juniper
4 12 (22.22%) VMware
5 11 (20.37%) F5
6 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.81%) Blue Coat
8 6 (11.11%) Websense
9 5 (9.26%) Huawei
9 5 (9.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (9.26%) ServiceNow
9 5 (9.26%) McAfee
10 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (7.41%) Ericsson
10 4 (7.41%) NetApp
11 1 (1.85%) Velocent
11 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.85%) Nokia
11 1 (1.85%) HP
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