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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 71 116 96
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 57 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.14% 0.58% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 2.55% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Average daily rate
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£394 £450 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
653 589 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.48% 22.71% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 224 235
Average daily rate £350 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 36
Average hourly rate £36.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Reading +24 9 £381 -23.75% 2
Slough -4 7 £363 -19.44% 4
Bracknell 0 4 £300 - 2
Newbury - 4 £425 - 2
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 62 (64.58%) Firewall
2 54 (56.25%) Cisco
2 54 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 41 (42.71%) Telecoms
4 36 (37.50%) CISSP
5 35 (36.46%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (35.42%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 32 (33.33%) CCNP
7 32 (33.33%) OSPF
8 31 (32.29%) F5
9 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
9 26 (27.08%) Internet
10 22 (22.92%) VPN
10 22 (22.92%) IPsec
11 21 (21.88%) Degree
12 19 (19.79%) Fortinet
12 19 (19.79%) PCI DSS
12 19 (19.79%) Information Security
13 18 (18.75%) RIP
13 18 (18.75%) ITIL
14 16 (16.67%) BGP
14 16 (16.67%) Juniper
14 16 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
14 16 (16.67%) eTOM
15 15 (15.63%) Windows
15 15 (15.63%) SSL
16 13 (13.54%) SecurID
16 13 (13.54%) Tufin
16 13 (13.54%) UNIX

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5 (5.21%) IIS
1 5 (5.21%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 62 (64.58%) Firewall
2 34 (35.42%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (33.33%) OSPF
4 26 (27.08%) Internet
5 22 (22.92%) VPN
5 22 (22.92%) IPsec
6 18 (18.75%) RIP
7 16 (16.67%) BGP
7 16 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
8 15 (15.63%) SSL
9 12 (12.50%) MPLS
9 12 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (11.46%) NetScaler
10 11 (11.46%) LAN
10 11 (11.46%) WAN
11 10 (10.42%) DNS
11 10 (10.42%) VLAN
12 9 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (9.38%) TACACS
13 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) DB2
General
1 41 (42.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.17%) Retail
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (47.92%) Security Engineer
2 45 (46.88%) Network Engineer
3 38 (39.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (17.71%) Design Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Network Design Engineer
6 12 (12.50%) Consultant
7 10 (10.42%) Security Consultant
7 10 (10.42%) Architect
8 7 (7.29%) IP Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Network Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Network Specialist
9 6 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
9 6 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Management Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Network Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) SAML
1 5 (5.21%) Regular Expression
1 5 (5.21%) OpenID
1 5 (5.21%) OAuth
2 4 (4.17%) WAP
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) SecurID
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.21%) PKI
4 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.04%) DTV
6 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.04%) CESG
6 1 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) UNIX
3 7 (7.29%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) AIX
4 5 (5.21%) SUSE
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Information Security
2 18 (18.75%) ITIL
3 16 (16.67%) eTOM
4 11 (11.46%) Demand Forecasting
4 11 (11.46%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (10.42%) Validation
5 10 (10.42%) Change Management
6 9 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.29%) Security Architecture
7 7 (7.29%) Security Testing
8 6 (6.25%) Database Security
8 6 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.21%) Migration
9 5 (5.21%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.21%) Change Control
9 5 (5.21%) Network Management
9 5 (5.21%) Network Design
9 5 (5.21%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) C
3 1 (1.04%) Java
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (37.50%) CISSP
2 35 (36.46%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 32 (33.33%) CCNP
4 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
5 21 (21.88%) Degree
6 12 (12.50%) CCNA
7 10 (10.42%) CCSP
7 10 (10.42%) DV Cleared
8 8 (8.33%) CCIE
9 6 (6.25%) CCSA
10 4 (4.17%) CCSE
11 3 (3.13%) CISA
11 3 (3.13%) CISM
12 1 (1.04%) CCIP
12 1 (1.04%) ISEB
12 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.04%) GIAC
12 1 (1.04%) GSEC
12 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.13%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 5 (5.21%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (5.21%) vSphere
3 4 (4.17%) Firmware
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.04%) vCloud
5 1 (1.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.21%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.17%) Netcool
3 4 (4.17%) OpenView
4 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 54 (56.25%) Cisco
1 54 (56.25%) CheckPoint
2 31 (32.29%) F5
3 19 (19.79%) Fortinet
4 16 (16.67%) Juniper
5 13 (13.54%) Tufin
5 13 (13.54%) Citrix
6 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 12 (12.50%) AlgoSec
7 11 (11.46%) CA
8 9 (9.38%) VMware
9 8 (8.33%) HP
10 7 (7.29%) Blue Coat
11 6 (6.25%) Oracle
12 5 (5.21%) IBM
12 5 (5.21%) Splunk
13 4 (4.17%) Crossbeam
13 4 (4.17%) Radware
13 4 (4.17%) Nortel
14 3 (3.13%) Nokia
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