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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 0.70% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 2.45% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £450 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £340 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £522 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £395 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.79% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.46 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.19% +11.00%

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
173 286 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.83% 28.71% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 151 77
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 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 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
5 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Juniper
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) SANS
7 2 (8.70%) IaaS
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.70%) CCIE
7 2 (8.70%) CISSP
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Network Design
7 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.35%) SNMP
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.35%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (4.35%) Data Privacy
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) OOD
4 1 (4.35%) OSSTMM
4 1 (4.35%) OWASP
4 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCIE
2 2 (8.70%) CISA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CISM
2 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SANS
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) HNC
3 1 (4.35%) OSCP
3 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.35%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.35%) Lancope
5 1 (4.35%) Mercator
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk