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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 61 55 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 2.75% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 11.86% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £164 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+174.39% -34.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
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 19 September 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 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Blue Coat
2 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (33.33%) Juniper
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) CISSP
6 7 (29.17%) F5
7 6 (25.00%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) CCNP
7 6 (25.00%) SSL
7 6 (25.00%) Nokia
7 6 (25.00%) ProxySG
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (20.83%) OSPF
8 5 (20.83%) CCIE
8 5 (20.83%) WAN
8 5 (20.83%) Network Management
8 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
9 4 (16.67%) VoIP
9 4 (16.67%) CCSP
9 4 (16.67%) SNMP
9 4 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
10 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Network Design
10 3 (12.50%) Telecoms

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) SSL
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
4 4 (16.67%) VoIP
4 4 (16.67%) SNMP
4 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) RIP
6 2 (8.33%) BGP
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) IPsec
6 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.17%) VLAN
7 1 (4.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Security Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
2 1 (4.17%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) SecurID
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
1 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
1 1 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
1 5 (20.83%) Network Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Design
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) eTOM
4 1 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) MODAF
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Business Development
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) E-business
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CISSP
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.83%) CCIE
5 4 (16.67%) CCSP
5 4 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) CCSA
7 2 (8.33%) CCSE
7 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) CCNA
8 1 (4.17%) CCDP
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (4.17%) PMP
8 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
8 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Blue Coat
1 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) Juniper
4 7 (29.17%) F5
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (25.00%) Nokia
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.17%) ESRI
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) Tufin
7 1 (4.17%) AlgoSec
7 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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