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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 84 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 1.55% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 6.14% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 10
Median daily rate £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 360 619 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.65% 25.20% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 294 340
Median daily rate £416 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +23 11 £450 -5.26% 2
Newbury - 2 £450 -
Slough +4 1 £425 +15.25% 2
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 16 (35.56%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
3 11 (24.44%) Cisco
4 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.00%) Juniper
6 7 (15.56%) DV Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) F5
7 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.33%) VLAN
7 6 (13.33%) OSPF
7 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
7 6 (13.33%) Linux
8 5 (11.11%) VPN
8 5 (11.11%) LAN
8 5 (11.11%) WAN
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.11%) SAN
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.11%) CCSE
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
8 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
9 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
9 4 (8.89%) SDLC
9 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.89%) Network Design
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) BGP

Network Security
Top Related 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 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.22%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 6 (13.33%) OSPF
2 6 (13.33%) VLAN
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
3 5 (11.11%) VPN
3 5 (11.11%) WAN
4 4 (8.89%) BGP
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (6.67%) MPLS
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.67%) VoIP
6 2 (4.44%) HTTP
6 2 (4.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.22%) DataStax
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Network Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Network Security Architect
5 6 (13.33%) Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Support Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.22%) Java EE
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) WebRTC
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.44%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.89%) Network Design
1 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (8.89%) Project Management
1 4 (8.89%) SDLC
2 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.67%) Project Governance
2 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (4.44%) Information Security
3 2 (4.44%) Migration
3 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
3 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (4.44%) Presales
3 2 (4.44%) SIEM
3 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) CCSE
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.67%) CCNP
4 3 (6.67%) CCSA
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) CISA
5 2 (4.44%) CISM
5 2 (4.44%) CISSP
5 2 (4.44%) SANS
6 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) HNC
6 1 (2.22%) OSCP
6 1 (2.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) COBIT
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (2.22%) SCOM
1 1 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.22%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco
2 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 9 (20.00%) Juniper
4 6 (13.33%) F5
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.67%) BMC
6 3 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 3 (6.67%) Remedy
7 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 2 (4.44%) Lancope
7 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.44%) VMware
8 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Sun