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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 26 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.06% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 4.78% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 21
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £474 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
- +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-56.42% -0.09%

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
447 544 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.11% 22.26% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 270 316
Median daily rate £374 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 13
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -2 6 £478 +12.35% 2
Newbury - 3 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 34 (51.52%) Firewall
2 25 (37.88%) CheckPoint
3 20 (30.30%) Cisco
4 17 (25.76%) Data Centre
5 14 (21.21%) LAN
6 13 (19.70%) VPN
6 13 (19.70%) Juniper
6 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
7 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 12 (18.18%) WAN
8 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (16.67%) F5
9 9 (13.64%) CCSE
10 8 (12.12%) Network Design
10 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (10.61%) DV Cleared
11 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.61%) Finance
11 7 (10.61%) CCSA
12 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
12 6 (9.09%) CCNP
12 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 6 (9.09%) SAN
12 6 (9.09%) OSPF
12 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
12 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (9.09%) VLAN
12 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
13 5 (7.58%) PKI
13 5 (7.58%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (1.52%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (51.52%) Firewall
2 14 (21.21%) LAN
3 13 (19.70%) VPN
4 12 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 6 (9.09%) OSPF
5 6 (9.09%) SAN
5 6 (9.09%) VLAN
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.06%) 3G
7 4 (6.06%) 4G
7 4 (6.06%) BGP
7 4 (6.06%) MPLS
7 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
8 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.55%) NAS
8 3 (4.55%) SSL
8 3 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) Billing
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Architect
2 16 (24.24%) Network Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Network Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 10 (15.15%) Consultant
4 10 (15.15%) Network Security Architect
5 8 (12.12%) Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Network Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Check Point Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Juniper Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Middleware
1 2 (3.03%) SAML
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.52%) CSS
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) Java EE
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.52%) WPF
2 1 (1.52%) XMPP
2 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) PKI
4 4 (6.06%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) VMS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Network Design
2 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.58%) Migration
4 5 (7.58%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Analytics
6 3 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Project Governance
6 3 (4.55%) SDLC
6 3 (4.55%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.55%) SIEM
6 3 (4.55%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) Java
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) C
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.52%) PHP
3 1 (1.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (13.64%) CCSE
4 7 (10.61%) CCSA
4 7 (10.61%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) CCNP
6 5 (7.58%) CCIE
6 5 (7.58%) CISSP
7 4 (6.06%) CISM
7 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.55%) CISA
8 3 (4.55%) Degree
8 3 (4.55%) SANS
9 2 (3.03%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (3.03%) CRISC
9 2 (3.03%) GCFA
9 2 (3.03%) GCIH
9 2 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) HIPAA
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.52%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Nessus
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.52%) Netcool
2 1 (1.52%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.52%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) CheckPoint
2 20 (30.30%) Cisco
3 13 (19.70%) Juniper
3 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
4 11 (16.67%) F5
5 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.55%) BMC
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) Remedy
7 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.03%) Qualys
8 1 (1.52%) Aruba
8 1 (1.52%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.52%) Lancope
8 1 (1.52%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.52%) Splunk
8 1 (1.52%) Xamarin