The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 62 55 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 1.94% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 7.65% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate £375 £475 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +55.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £360 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £605 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (22.22%) VLAN
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) vSphere
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) F5
6 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (22.22%) SELinux
6 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) CCNP
6 4 (22.22%) Python
6 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA
7 3 (16.67%) UNIX

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) BGP
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (11.11%) FWSM
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) ATM
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) LDAP
6 1 (5.56%) SDH
6 1 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) Broadband
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Military
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
2 1 (5.56%) WAP
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) SELinux
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) VMS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Security
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) MODAF
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 4 (22.22%) Python
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCSA
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCSP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) vSphere
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) F5
4 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) ESRI
7 1 (5.56%) Nokia
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) Velocent
7 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.56%) Huawei