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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 66 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.18% 0.93% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 4.37% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Median daily rate £453 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.08% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £340 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +138.09%
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
291 206 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.53% 21.19% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 73 94
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.81 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) Wireless
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Internet
5 4 (19.05%) IPsec
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) DNS
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) JBoss
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (14.29%) JBoss
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.76%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (23.81%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
4 4 (19.05%) IPsec
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (9.52%) Broadband
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.52%) IPv4
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) Struts
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) RSS
3 1 (4.76%) Servlets
3 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.76%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
3 2 (9.52%) People Management
3 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Security Hardening
3 2 (9.52%) Security Management
3 2 (9.52%) SIEM
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) CCIP
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) CCSP
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) MCTS
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.52%) UAG
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) Nokia
6 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (4.76%) TippingPoint