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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 33 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 35 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.29% 1.74% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 9.20% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 5
Median daily rate £413 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £495 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.24% +130.15%
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
185 174 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.70% 18.89% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 79
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 28 (63.64%) Firewall
2 20 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco
4 16 (36.36%) Windows
5 14 (31.82%) CCNA
5 14 (31.82%) IPsec
6 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
6 13 (29.55%) DNS
7 12 (27.27%) WAN
7 12 (27.27%) DHCP
7 12 (27.27%) VPN
7 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 12 (27.27%) CCNP
7 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 11 (25.00%) Linux
9 10 (22.73%) SIEM
10 9 (20.45%) VLAN
10 9 (20.45%) Citrix
11 8 (18.18%) CCIE
11 8 (18.18%) CheckPoint
11 8 (18.18%) MPLS
11 8 (18.18%) LAN
12 7 (15.91%) Fortinet
12 7 (15.91%) Internet
13 6 (13.64%) Juniper
13 6 (13.64%) CISSP
13 6 (13.64%) SLA
13 6 (13.64%) Java
13 6 (13.64%) Finance
13 6 (13.64%) Wireless

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 (6.82%) JBoss
2 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.27%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) PaaS
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) IPsec
3 13 (29.55%) DNS
4 12 (27.27%) DHCP
4 12 (27.27%) VPN
4 12 (27.27%) WAN
5 9 (20.45%) VLAN
6 8 (18.18%) LAN
6 8 (18.18%) MPLS
7 7 (15.91%) Internet
8 6 (13.64%) Wireless
9 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.82%) BGP
10 3 (6.82%) EIGRP
10 3 (6.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (6.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (6.82%) OSPF
10 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.55%) Broadband
11 2 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Architect
3 9 (20.45%) Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Security Consultant
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) IT Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Network Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Security Architect
9 3 (6.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (6.82%) Network Consultant
9 3 (6.82%) Security Specialist
9 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Spring
1 2 (4.55%) Struts
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.27%) RSS
2 1 (2.27%) Servlets
2 1 (2.27%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.09%) PKI
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) HPUX
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) SUSE
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) SIEM
2 5 (11.36%) Change Management
2 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.36%) Network Design
2 5 (11.36%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (9.09%) Open Source
3 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.82%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) DevOps
4 3 (6.82%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Network Management
4 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
4 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.82%) CCNA
3 12 (27.27%) CCNP
4 8 (18.18%) CCIE
5 6 (13.64%) CISSP
6 5 (11.36%) CISM
7 3 (6.82%) CCA
7 3 (6.82%) CEH
7 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (6.82%) SANS
7 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (4.55%) CRISC
8 2 (4.55%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.27%) MCITP
9 1 (2.27%) MCTS
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) XenApp
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) ISA Server
2 2 (4.55%) UAG
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) KVM
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.55%) Nessus
1 2 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Cisco
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix
3 8 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 7 (15.91%) Fortinet
5 6 (13.64%) Juniper
6 5 (11.36%) F5
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.09%) Huawei
8 3 (6.82%) HP
8 3 (6.82%) TippingPoint
8 3 (6.82%) VMware
9 2 (4.55%) Qualys
10 1 (2.27%) IBM
10 1 (2.27%) NetApp
10 1 (2.27%) Nokia
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle
10 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto