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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 80 79 89
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 41 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.72% 1.93% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 7.45% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 15
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£413 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -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
582 631 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.42% 25.87% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 204 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +4 15 £350 +7.69% 6
Bracknell -5 4 £475 +26.66%
Slough +4 2 £198 -1.25% 3
Windsor -2 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £325 - 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 38 (55.07%) Cisco
2 35 (50.72%) Firewall
3 27 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 21 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (27.54%) CCNP
6 17 (24.64%) OSPF
7 16 (23.19%) BGP
7 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
9 12 (17.39%) F5
9 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
10 11 (15.94%) Information Security
10 11 (15.94%) Juniper
11 10 (14.49%) LAN
12 9 (13.04%) WAN
12 9 (13.04%) ITIL
12 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.59%) Linux
13 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.59%) DNS
13 8 (11.59%) Project Management
13 8 (11.59%) VMware
13 8 (11.59%) Retail
14 7 (10.14%) Wireless
14 7 (10.14%) IPv6
14 7 (10.14%) VPN
14 7 (10.14%) Citrix
14 7 (10.14%) CISSP
14 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) MediaWiki
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 3 (4.35%) PaaS
2 3 (4.35%) IaaS
2 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 35 (50.72%) Firewall
2 17 (24.64%) OSPF
3 16 (23.19%) BGP
3 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (14.49%) LAN
5 9 (13.04%) WAN
5 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 8 (11.59%) DNS
7 7 (10.14%) VPN
7 7 (10.14%) IPv6
7 7 (10.14%) Wireless
8 6 (8.70%) IPsec
9 5 (7.25%) EIGRP
9 5 (7.25%) TACACS
9 5 (7.25%) MPLS
9 5 (7.25%) VoIP
10 4 (5.80%) Broadband
10 4 (5.80%) FWSM
10 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
11 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Subversion
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
1 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.90%) Hudson
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.29%) Security Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Architect
3 12 (17.39%) Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Security Consultant
6 8 (11.59%) Network Consultant
6 8 (11.59%) Network Security Consultant
6 8 (11.59%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Network Architect
8 5 (7.25%) IP Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Network Designer
10 3 (4.35%) Junior
10 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
1 1 (1.45%) SAML
1 1 (1.45%) LAMP
1 1 (1.45%) OAuth
1 1 (1.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.90%) Wiki
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) CentOS
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Debian
4 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Information Security
2 9 (13.04%) ITIL
3 8 (11.59%) Project Management
4 7 (10.14%) Security Architecture
4 7 (10.14%) Database Security
5 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.25%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Network Design
7 4 (5.80%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.35%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Time Management
8 3 (4.35%) Business Development
8 3 (4.35%) Workflow
8 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.35%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) Ruby
3 2 (2.90%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (27.54%) CCNP
3 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.14%) CISSP
5 6 (8.70%) Degree
5 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.25%) CCIE
7 4 (5.80%) CCSA
7 4 (5.80%) CCSE
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) CCNA
9 2 (2.90%) CCDA
9 2 (2.90%) CCDP
9 2 (2.90%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.45%) CCA
10 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) Postfix
3 2 (2.90%) XenServer
3 2 (2.90%) iptables
3 2 (2.90%) Samba
3 2 (2.90%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCOM
2 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.45%) Cacti
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Salt
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Cisco
2 27 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 12 (17.39%) F5
4 11 (15.94%) Juniper
5 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.59%) VMware
6 7 (10.14%) Citrix
7 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.25%) PayPal
8 4 (5.80%) Crossbeam
8 4 (5.80%) Remedy
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle
8 4 (5.80%) Nokia
9 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.35%) BMC
9 3 (4.35%) HP
9 3 (4.35%) McAfee
9 3 (4.35%) Sophos
9 3 (4.35%) NetScout
9 3 (4.35%) Imperva
Slough, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day + Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago