Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 114 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 -30 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 68 56 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.57% 1.36% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.36% 7.29% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 59
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £519 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.43% +16.57% -1.11%
10th Percentile £304 £328 £318
90th Percentile £588 £775 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £16.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.73% -39.09% -29.49%

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 813 768 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.76% 18.67% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 325 475
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £222 £233 £251
90th Percentile £550 £600 £530
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 50
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -24.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.82% -33.00% -4.76%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +2 24 £453 +11.04% 6
Newbury +7 10 £475 -13.64% 1
Bracknell -2 9 £388 - 1
Maidenhead +5 5 £559 -14.04% 4
Slough -11 2 £488 +50.00% 1
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 47 (69.12%) Firewall
2 28 (41.18%) Cisco
3 23 (33.82%) WAN
4 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
5 19 (27.94%) LAN
6 16 (23.53%) VPN
7 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
7 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
8 14 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (20.59%) Juniper
9 13 (19.12%) CCNP
9 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
10 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.65%) VoIP
10 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
11 11 (16.18%) F5
11 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
11 11 (16.18%) Degree
12 10 (14.71%) MPLS
12 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
12 10 (14.71%) DNS
13 9 (13.24%) Windows
13 9 (13.24%) Network Management
13 9 (13.24%) Network Architecture
13 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
14 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (11.76%) Internet
15 7 (10.29%) WLAN

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 6 (8.82%) IIS
1 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.88%) IaaS
4 4 (5.88%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (69.12%) Firewall
2 23 (33.82%) WAN
3 19 (27.94%) LAN
4 16 (23.53%) VPN
5 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
6 12 (17.65%) VoIP
7 10 (14.71%) DNS
7 10 (14.71%) MPLS
8 8 (11.76%) Internet
9 7 (10.29%) Wireless
9 7 (10.29%) WLAN
10 6 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (5.88%) 2G
12 4 (5.88%) 4G
12 4 (5.88%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (5.88%) IP Telephony
12 4 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Billing
3 4 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Security Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Architect
4 11 (16.18%) Network Architect
5 10 (14.71%) Consultant
6 9 (13.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) Security Consultant
7 8 (11.76%) Network Consultant
8 7 (10.29%) IT Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Network Security Architect
8 7 (10.29%) Network Security Consultant
8 7 (10.29%) Security Architect
9 5 (7.35%) Firewall Specialist
9 5 (7.35%) Network Specialist
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 5 (7.35%) Senior IT Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Specialist
10 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) Domain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) OAuth
3 1 (1.47%) OpenID
3 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.47%) RESTful
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 4 (5.88%) Replication
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Network Architecture
1 9 (13.24%) Network Management
2 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.29%) SIEM
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL
4 6 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (7.35%) BCP
5 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.35%) Creative Thinking
5 5 (7.35%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (7.35%) Fault Analysis
5 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.35%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (5.88%) Database Security
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps
6 4 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.88%) C
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (19.12%) CCNP
4 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.18%) Degree
6 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) CCIE
8 2 (2.94%) CCNA
8 2 (2.94%) CISA
8 2 (2.94%) CISM
8 2 (2.94%) CISSP
8 2 (2.94%) HNC
9 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.47%) CCDE
9 1 (1.47%) CCDP
9 1 (1.47%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.47%) CEH
9 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.47%) GAMP
4 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Cisco
2 14 (20.59%) Juniper
2 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.18%) F5
5 7 (10.29%) Fortinet
6 5 (7.35%) Meraki
6 5 (7.35%) VMware
7 3 (4.41%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.41%) Sophos
8 2 (2.94%) Citrix
8 2 (2.94%) McAfee
8 2 (2.94%) Qualys
8 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.94%) Zscaler
9 1 (1.47%) AlgoSec
9 1 (1.47%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.47%) Tufin