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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 0.96% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 3.70% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £478 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £345 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £512 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
- +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-58.19% -0.09%

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
195 243 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.16% 25.88% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 96
Median daily rate £325 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £300 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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 18 January 2017, 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 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) LAN
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 6 (23.08%) Palo Alto
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Juniper
6 5 (19.23%) CCIE
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) F5
8 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
8 3 (11.54%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (11.54%) WLAN
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) Network Design
9 2 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (7.69%) CISM

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 7 (26.92%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) WLAN
6 2 (7.69%) 3G
6 2 (7.69%) 4G
6 2 (7.69%) IPsec
6 2 (7.69%) SSL
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.85%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.85%) IPv6
7 1 (3.85%) SNMP
7 1 (3.85%) SS7
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Network Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Network Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.69%) Budget Control
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Data Security
4 2 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCIE
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (7.69%) CRISC
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.85%) HNC
5 1 (3.85%) OSCP
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) Palo Alto
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
4 4 (15.38%) F5
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.69%) Qualys
7 1 (3.85%) Lancope
7 1 (3.85%) Mercator
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk