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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 60 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 0.64% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 2.73% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +68.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £465 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -
Network Security
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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
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (25.00%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) SSL
7 3 (18.75%) CISSP
7 3 (18.75%) OSPF
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (12.50%) CCIE
8 2 (12.50%) BGP
8 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) Nokia
8 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (12.50%) MPLS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.25%) FWSM
5 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) Security Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Expert
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) CESG
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Development
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) E-business
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) GIAC
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) Tufin
6 1 (6.25%) ArcSight