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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 59 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.90% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 3.90% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£369 £500 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £405 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +15.45%
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
180 231 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.08% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (43.75%) CCNP
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
6 5 (31.25%) BGP
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) Juniper
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
8 3 (18.75%) F5
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
8 3 (18.75%) CISSP
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) SSL
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) ProxySG
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) MPLS
9 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (12.50%) Nokia
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (12.50%) CCNA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
4 5 (31.25%) BGP
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) SSL
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (6.25%) VLAN
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.25%) TACACS
7 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Expert
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Business Development
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) GIAC
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) Tufin
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire