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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 85 75 111
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Security 40 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 2.14% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.07% 8.17% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 12
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£450 £165 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -49.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £113 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £405 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
659 661 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 26.14% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 211 225
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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
Slough -4 7 £488 +34.48% 2
Bracknell -2 6 £493 +21.62%
Reading -13 6 £450 +173.55% 5
Newbury - 4 £330 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (65.06%) Firewall
2 47 (56.63%) Cisco
3 45 (54.22%) CheckPoint
4 33 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (36.14%) Telecoms
6 25 (30.12%) Juniper
6 25 (30.12%) CCNP
7 23 (27.71%) OSPF
8 20 (24.10%) F5
9 18 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (21.69%) BGP
10 17 (20.48%) CISSP
10 17 (20.48%) Blue Coat
11 16 (19.28%) Cisco PIX
12 15 (18.07%) IPsec
13 14 (16.87%) Windows
14 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.66%) Information Security
15 12 (14.46%) Internet
15 12 (14.46%) VPN
16 11 (13.25%) DNS
16 11 (13.25%) CCIE
16 11 (13.25%) UNIX
16 11 (13.25%) MPLS
16 11 (13.25%) Fortinet
17 10 (12.05%) Load Balancing
17 10 (12.05%) Finance
18 9 (10.84%) ITIL
18 9 (10.84%) CCSP
18 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (4.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 54 (65.06%) Firewall
2 23 (27.71%) OSPF
3 18 (21.69%) BGP
3 18 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco PIX
5 15 (18.07%) IPsec
6 12 (14.46%) Internet
6 12 (14.46%) VPN
7 11 (13.25%) DNS
7 11 (13.25%) MPLS
8 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
8 8 (9.64%) RIP
8 8 (9.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (8.43%) Ethernet
9 7 (8.43%) VoIP
9 7 (8.43%) WAN
9 7 (8.43%) 3G
9 7 (8.43%) SSL
10 6 (7.23%) DHCP
10 6 (7.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) DB2
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
General
1 30 (36.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.05%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Billing
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (42.17%) Network Engineer
2 33 (39.76%) Security Engineer
3 28 (33.73%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (15.66%) Consultant
5 10 (12.05%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Network Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) IP Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Design Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Network Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.61%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.20%) JSON
2 1 (1.20%) RESTful
2 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.20%) Direct3D
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.20%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) XSLT
2 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.02%) PKI
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) SecurID
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) DTV
5 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Firmware
6 1 (1.20%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) UNIX
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) SUSE
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Information Security
2 10 (12.05%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.84%) ITIL
3 9 (10.84%) Security Architecture
4 8 (9.64%) Network Design
4 8 (9.64%) eTOM
5 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (7.23%) Network Management
5 6 (7.23%) Database Security
6 5 (6.02%) Demand Forecasting
6 5 (6.02%) Process Management
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) Migration
7 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.82%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (4.82%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (4.82%) Matrix Management
7 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) C
2 1 (1.20%) C++
2 1 (1.20%) Java
2 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.12%) CCNP
3 17 (20.48%) CISSP
4 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.25%) CCIE
6 9 (10.84%) CCSP
6 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.64%) CCSA
8 7 (8.43%) CCNA
8 7 (8.43%) Degree
9 5 (6.02%) CCSE
10 4 (4.82%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (4.82%) ISEB
10 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.41%) CCDP
11 2 (2.41%) CISA
12 1 (1.20%) PMP
12 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.20%) Snort
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) vSphere
2 1 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.20%) OpenView
3 1 (1.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (56.63%) Cisco
2 45 (54.22%) CheckPoint
3 25 (30.12%) Juniper
4 20 (24.10%) F5
5 17 (20.48%) Blue Coat
6 11 (13.25%) Fortinet
7 8 (9.64%) HP
8 7 (8.43%) Nokia
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix
10 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
10 4 (4.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (3.61%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.61%) Huawei
11 3 (3.61%) Tufin
11 3 (3.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (3.61%) AlgoSec
12 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.41%) VMware
12 2 (2.41%) Sourcefire
12 2 (2.41%) Oracle
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