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 25 June 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.

Network Security
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 54 84
Rank change year-on-year -31 +30  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 70 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.83% 3.01% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 12.89% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 14
Median daily rate £500 £340 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -18.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £235 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

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 363 543 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.35% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 248 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Bracknell +4 8 £550 +74.44% 4
Reading -12 5 £500 +33.33% 2
Newbury -1 1 £210 -53.33% 1
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 11 (35.48%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security
4 5 (16.13%) MPLS
4 5 (16.13%) CISSP
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 5 (16.13%) Splunk
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
5 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 4 (12.90%) SIEM
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (9.68%) VPN
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) CCIE
6 3 (9.68%) CCNA
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery

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 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) HP Helion
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (16.13%) MPLS
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (9.68%) BGP
4 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (9.68%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (6.45%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) NAS
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) DNS
6 1 (3.23%) LTE
6 1 (3.23%) SMPP
6 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.23%) DataStax
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
1 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Security Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Security Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Support Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Information Security
2 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (12.90%) SDLC
3 4 (12.90%) SIEM
4 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.68%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (16.13%) CISSP
2 3 (9.68%) CCIE
2 3 (9.68%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CISA
3 2 (6.45%) CISM
3 2 (6.45%) SANS
4 1 (3.23%) CCSA
4 1 (3.23%) CCSE
4 1 (3.23%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) OSCP
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
3 5 (16.13%) Splunk
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.45%) BMC
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) Juniper
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Lancope
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire