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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 72 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 54 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% 3.93% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.78% -54.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £164 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £344 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 £29.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +19.04%
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
657 585 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.35% 23.23% 33.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 217 255
Average daily rate £335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +12 10 £419 +155.33% 5
Slough -1 10 £375 - 3
Bracknell -5 5 £300 -25.92% 2
Newbury - 2 £350 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - - 6
Wokingham - - - -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 60 (65.93%) Firewall
2 54 (59.34%) CheckPoint
3 51 (56.04%) Cisco
4 36 (39.56%) Telecoms
5 31 (34.07%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (34.07%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (32.97%) CISSP
7 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
8 28 (30.77%) F5
8 28 (30.77%) OSPF
9 27 (29.67%) CCNP
10 23 (25.27%) Internet
10 23 (25.27%) SC Cleared
11 19 (20.88%) IPsec
12 18 (19.78%) Information Security
12 18 (19.78%) VPN
12 18 (19.78%) Cisco PIX
13 17 (18.68%) Juniper
14 16 (17.58%) BGP
14 16 (17.58%) Fortinet
14 16 (17.58%) Degree
15 15 (16.48%) PCI DSS
15 15 (16.48%) RIP
15 15 (16.48%) ITIL
16 14 (15.38%) Windows
16 14 (15.38%) eTOM
17 13 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
18 12 (13.19%) UNIX
18 12 (13.19%) CCNA
18 12 (13.19%) Citrix

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (5.49%) IIS
1 5 (5.49%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 60 (65.93%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (30.77%) OSPF
4 23 (25.27%) Internet
5 19 (20.88%) IPsec
6 18 (19.78%) VPN
6 18 (19.78%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (17.58%) BGP
8 15 (16.48%) RIP
9 11 (12.09%) DNS
9 11 (12.09%) SSL
9 11 (12.09%) NetScaler
10 10 (10.99%) VLAN
11 9 (9.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (8.79%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (8.79%) Wireshark
12 8 (8.79%) MPLS
12 8 (8.79%) TACACS
13 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.69%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) DB2
General
1 36 (39.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Billing
4 3 (3.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) German Language
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (52.75%) Security Engineer
2 47 (51.65%) Network Engineer
3 40 (43.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 12 (13.19%) Consultant
6 11 (12.09%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (10.99%) Security Consultant
8 9 (9.89%) Architect
9 7 (7.69%) IP Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Network Architect
11 4 (4.40%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (4.40%) Network Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Firewall Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Network Design Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Data Network Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Design Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) SAML
1 5 (5.49%) OAuth
1 5 (5.49%) OpenID
1 5 (5.49%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.40%) WAP
3 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) SecurID
2 7 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.40%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.40%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.20%) DTV
7 1 (1.10%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.10%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.10%) CESG
7 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) UNIX
3 7 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (5.49%) SUSE
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (5.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Information Security
2 15 (16.48%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) eTOM
4 13 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (13.19%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (9.89%) Change Management
7 8 (8.79%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.69%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.59%) Security Testing
10 5 (5.49%) Network Management
10 5 (5.49%) Database Security
10 5 (5.49%) Change Control
10 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.49%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.49%) Migration
10 5 (5.49%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.49%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.40%) Network Design
11 4 (4.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (4.40%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) C
3 1 (1.10%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) Perl
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (34.07%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.97%) CISSP
3 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
4 27 (29.67%) CCNP
5 23 (25.27%) SC Cleared
6 16 (17.58%) Degree
7 12 (13.19%) CCSP
7 12 (13.19%) CCNA
8 10 (10.99%) DV Cleared
9 8 (8.79%) CCIE
10 7 (7.69%) CCSA
11 5 (5.49%) CCSE
12 2 (2.20%) CISA
12 2 (2.20%) CISM
12 2 (2.20%) ISEB
12 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (1.10%) CCDP
13 1 (1.10%) CCIP
13 1 (1.10%) GIAC
13 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.48%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) ProxySG
2 5 (5.49%) vSphere
2 5 (5.49%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (4.40%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.10%) vCloud
5 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.49%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.40%) OpenView
3 4 (4.40%) Netcool
4 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) CheckPoint
2 51 (56.04%) Cisco
3 28 (30.77%) F5
4 17 (18.68%) Juniper
5 16 (17.58%) Fortinet
6 12 (13.19%) Citrix
7 10 (10.99%) Blue Coat
7 10 (10.99%) Tufin
8 9 (9.89%) VMware
8 9 (9.89%) AlgoSec
8 9 (9.89%) HP
9 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.69%) CA
11 5 (5.49%) IBM
11 5 (5.49%) Oracle
11 5 (5.49%) Splunk
12 4 (4.40%) Crossbeam
12 4 (4.40%) Nortel
12 4 (4.40%) Radware
13 3 (3.30%) Nokia