Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 104 115
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Security 47 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 1.40% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 6.15% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 31
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £390 £324 £313
90th Percentile £675 £488 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -39.09% -26.67% +128.31%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 714 894 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.05% 22.69% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 422 561
Berkshire median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £530 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -53.85% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.30 £16.80
90th Percentile £43.25 £55.52 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +58.80%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 10 £425 -7.10% 4
Maidenhead 0 5 £613 - 1
Slough +8 4 £450 - 4
Bracknell -6 4 £700 +80.65% 1
Newbury -23 1 - -
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 22 (46.81%) Firewall
2 11 (23.40%) Cisco
3 9 (19.15%) Juniper
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (17.02%) LAN
4 8 (17.02%) WAN
4 8 (17.02%) ITIL
5 7 (14.89%) Windows
5 7 (14.89%) SQL
5 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.89%) CCNP
5 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
5 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) VPN
6 6 (12.77%) DNS
6 6 (12.77%) SSL
7 5 (10.64%) DHCP
7 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
8 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (46.81%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) LAN
2 8 (17.02%) WAN
3 6 (12.77%) DNS
3 6 (12.77%) SSL
3 6 (12.77%) VPN
4 5 (10.64%) DHCP
5 4 (8.51%) IPsec
5 4 (8.51%) iSCSI
5 4 (8.51%) MPLS
5 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.38%) Intelligent Network
6 3 (6.38%) Junos
6 3 (6.38%) PSTN
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.26%) Wireless
8 1 (2.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (6.38%) DB2
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Security Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.51%) Information Security
4 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Content Development
5 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.38%) Data Management
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.38%) Master Data Management
5 3 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.38%) SIEM
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
3 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCNP
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) A+ Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CISSP
3 4 (8.51%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.51%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) HNC
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) CCIE
5 2 (4.26%) CCSE
5 2 (4.26%) CISM
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.26%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.26%) OSCP
6 1 (2.13%) CCDP
6 1 (2.13%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.26%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.13%) Docker
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) QRadar
2 2 (4.26%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.13%) EnCase
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco
2 9 (19.15%) Juniper
2 9 (19.15%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
5 4 (8.51%) BT
6 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) Splunk
8 1 (2.13%) Aruba
8 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto