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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 61 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.16% 2.03% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 8.49% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £165 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £164 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £183 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -26.07%
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
201 259 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.37% 23.94% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 95 126
Average daily rate £350 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) Blue Coat
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (34.78%) CISSP
4 8 (34.78%) Juniper
5 7 (30.43%) CCNP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) F5
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) CCIE
6 5 (21.74%) VoIP
6 5 (21.74%) OSPF
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) Nokia
7 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) CCSP
7 4 (17.39%) SSL
7 4 (17.39%) SNMP
7 4 (17.39%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Information Security
7 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
7 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
7 4 (17.39%) Network Management
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
8 3 (13.04%) Network Design
8 3 (13.04%) CCSA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (21.74%) OSPF
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (21.74%) VoIP
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) SNMP
4 4 (17.39%) SSL
4 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
5 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) RIP
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) IPsec
6 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
7 1 (4.35%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
1 10 (43.48%) Security Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) IP Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Design Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Security Designer
6 2 (8.70%) Designer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (4.35%) CESG
1 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
1 1 (4.35%) SecurID
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Information Security
1 4 (17.39%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Design
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.35%) Database Security
4 1 (4.35%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) Game Development
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) E-business
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CISSP
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) CCSP
5 4 (17.39%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCSA
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) CCSE
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) CCDP
8 1 (4.35%) PMP
8 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (4.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
1 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
1 12 (52.17%) Blue Coat
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 7 (30.43%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Nokia
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Tufin
6 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.35%) AlgoSec
6 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
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