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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 60 50 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 2.69% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 11.30% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -6.25%
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
241 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.57% 23.80% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
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 £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (34.62%) F5
6 8 (30.77%) Juniper
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) CISSP
7 7 (26.92%) CCNP
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) OSPF
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (19.23%) ProxySG
9 5 (19.23%) Nokia
9 5 (19.23%) CCIE
9 5 (19.23%) Network Management
10 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 4 (15.38%) CCSP
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (15.38%) BGP
10 4 (15.38%) VoIP
10 4 (15.38%) SNMP
10 4 (15.38%) SSL
10 4 (15.38%) CCSA
10 4 (15.38%) BIG-IP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.54%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
2 6 (23.08%) OSPF
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 4 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 4 (15.38%) BGP
4 4 (15.38%) SSL
4 4 (15.38%) SNMP
4 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) MPLS
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) IPsec
6 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (7.69%) FWSM
6 2 (7.69%) RIP
6 2 (7.69%) LAN
7 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Military
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Security Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Network Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) IP Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Design Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Security Designer
7 2 (7.69%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Designer
7 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
1 1 (3.85%) SecurID
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
1 5 (19.23%) Network Management
2 3 (11.54%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) Data Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.85%) Game Development
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (3.85%) Signal Processing
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) Database Security
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CISSP
2 7 (26.92%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCIE
4 4 (15.38%) CCSP
4 4 (15.38%) CCSA
4 4 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CCSE
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) PMP
7 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSE
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 9 (34.62%) F5
4 8 (30.77%) Juniper
5 5 (19.23%) Nokia
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) ESRI
8 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
8 1 (3.85%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (3.85%) Tufin