The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 69 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 9 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 4.28% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate £425 £369 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £356 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
Network Security
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
273 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.86% 21.44% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Reading region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Reading region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
6 4 (17.39%) Workflow
6 4 (17.39%) SCOM
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
7 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Juniper
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
7 3 (13.04%) Java
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) WAN

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) IPv4
6 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.35%) Junos
7 1 (4.35%) Unicast
7 1 (4.35%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.35%) Struts
2 1 (4.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Workflow
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) SDLC
3 2 (8.70%) Security Hardening
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.35%) People Management
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNP
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCIP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
1 6 (26.09%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Altiris
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Crossbeam
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Huawei
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft