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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 47 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
+31 0
Contract jobs citing Network Security 82 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.43% 1.67% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.30% 6.99% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 17
Median daily rate £340 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £292 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +130.15%
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
536 615 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.39% 23.88% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 274 210
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £494 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 14
Median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £14.08 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.06 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Network Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 35 £413 +14.58% 5
Bracknell -1 14 £325 -31.57%
Slough +13 10 £338 +12.50% 4
Newbury - 6 £450 - 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 85 (69.11%) Firewall
2 59 (47.97%) Cisco
3 40 (32.52%) CheckPoint
4 35 (28.46%) Telecoms
5 34 (27.64%) VPN
5 34 (27.64%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (24.39%) LAN
7 26 (21.14%) Windows
8 24 (19.51%) WAN
8 24 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (18.70%) DNS
10 20 (16.26%) DHCP
10 20 (16.26%) CCNA
10 20 (16.26%) Linux
11 19 (15.45%) CCNP
11 19 (15.45%) Fortinet
12 18 (14.63%) Network Design
12 18 (14.63%) TCP/IP
12 18 (14.63%) F5
13 17 (13.82%) FortiGate
13 17 (13.82%) Data Centre
13 17 (13.82%) IPsec
14 16 (13.01%) Juniper
15 15 (12.20%) SIEM
16 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
16 14 (11.38%) Degree
16 14 (11.38%) Wireless
16 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.57%) Wireshark
18 12 (9.76%) VLAN

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 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (0.81%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) PaaS
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 85 (69.11%) Firewall
2 34 (27.64%) VPN
3 30 (24.39%) LAN
4 24 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (19.51%) WAN
5 23 (18.70%) DNS
6 20 (16.26%) DHCP
7 18 (14.63%) TCP/IP
8 17 (13.82%) IPsec
9 14 (11.38%) Wireless
10 13 (10.57%) Wireshark
11 12 (9.76%) VLAN
12 10 (8.13%) MPLS
13 9 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (6.50%) BGP
14 8 (6.50%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (6.50%) Internet
14 8 (6.50%) OSPF
14 8 (6.50%) SNMP
15 7 (5.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
2 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 35 (28.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.44%) Billing
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (35.77%) Network Engineer
2 36 (29.27%) Security Engineer
3 31 (25.20%) Architect
4 26 (21.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (13.01%) Network Architect
5 16 (13.01%) Security Architect
6 13 (10.57%) Consultant
7 11 (8.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Network Security Architect
8 10 (8.13%) Security Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Network Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) IT Security Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.25%) Firewall Architect
12 4 (3.25%) LAN Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.63%) Spring
1 2 (1.63%) Struts
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.81%) CSS
2 1 (0.81%) CSS3
2 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) HTML5
2 1 (0.81%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.81%) RESTful
2 1 (0.81%) RSS
2 1 (0.81%) Servlets
2 1 (0.81%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.07%) Digital Media
4 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.07%) PKI
5 4 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Windows
2 20 (16.26%) Linux
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.44%) Unix
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) HPUX
6 1 (0.81%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
6 1 (0.81%) SUSE
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.63%) Network Design
2 15 (12.20%) SIEM
3 10 (8.13%) Project Management
4 8 (6.50%) Migration
5 7 (5.69%) CRM
5 7 (5.69%) TOGAF
6 6 (4.88%) Change Management
6 6 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (4.88%) Open Source
6 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (4.07%) ERP
7 5 (4.07%) Network Management
7 5 (4.07%) Web Development
8 4 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.25%) MODAF
8 4 (3.25%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) Java
2 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.07%) PHP
3 1 (0.81%) C#
3 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (27.64%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.26%) CCNA
3 19 (15.45%) CCNP
4 14 (11.38%) Degree
5 11 (8.94%) CCSA
5 11 (8.94%) CCSE
6 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.32%) CCIE
7 9 (7.32%) CISSP
8 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (4.88%) CISM
10 5 (4.07%) CCDA
11 4 (3.25%) CEH
11 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
11 4 (3.25%) PMP
12 3 (2.44%) CCA
12 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.44%) SANS
13 2 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) SLA
2 5 (4.07%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.44%) XenApp
3 2 (1.63%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.63%) UAG
3 2 (1.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) KVM
4 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.25%) Nessus
3 2 (1.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.81%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.81%) Nmap
4 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (47.97%) Cisco
2 40 (32.52%) CheckPoint
3 19 (15.45%) Fortinet
4 18 (14.63%) F5
5 16 (13.01%) Juniper
6 10 (8.13%) Citrix
7 9 (7.32%) VMware
8 7 (5.69%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.25%) Forcepoint
10 4 (3.25%) HP
10 4 (3.25%) Huawei
10 4 (3.25%) LogRhythm
11 3 (2.44%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.44%) TippingPoint
12 2 (1.63%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.63%) Qualys
12 2 (1.63%) Symantec
13 1 (0.81%) Intel Security
13 1 (0.81%) NetApp