Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 124 79
Rank change year-on-year +10 -45 +40
Contract jobs citing Network Security 49 31 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.27% 0.85% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.63% 4.29% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 50
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £485 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +36.14% -12.31%
10th Percentile £356 £400 £228
90th Percentile £600 £556 £521
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £48.75 - £17.05
90th Percentile £56.25 - £52.00
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +29.03% -0.64%

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 642 722 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.65% 19.71% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 305 541
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £193 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 57 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -46.67% -36.62%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.70 £61.53
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +60.61% -47.62% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +3 17 £500 +7.53% 5
Bracknell -6 6 £613 +11.46% 2
Slough -3 3 £500 +17.65%
Maidenhead - 3 £375 - 1
Newbury -16 2 £500 +11.11%
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (40.82%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) Cisco
3 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
4 12 (24.49%) Juniper
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (18.37%) Project Management
6 9 (18.37%) WAN
7 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (14.29%) Wireless
8 7 (14.29%) CCNP
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
10 5 (10.20%) SaaS
10 5 (10.20%) IaaS
10 5 (10.20%) FortiGate
10 5 (10.20%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (10.20%) SSL
10 5 (10.20%) CISSP
10 5 (10.20%) SNMP
10 5 (10.20%) VPN
10 5 (10.20%) IPsec
10 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
11 4 (8.16%) Information Security
11 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
11 4 (8.16%) LAN
11 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving

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 (8.16%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.20%) IaaS
2 5 (10.20%) SaaS
3 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.16%) PaaS
4 3 (6.12%) HP Helion
5 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.04%) GitHub
5 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.82%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) WAN
3 7 (14.29%) Wireless
4 5 (10.20%) IPsec
4 5 (10.20%) SNMP
4 5 (10.20%) SSL
4 5 (10.20%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
6 3 (6.12%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (4.08%) DNS
7 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.08%) IPv4
7 2 (4.08%) SMS
7 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.04%) HSRP
8 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) DB2
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (24.49%) Consultant
3 11 (22.45%) Security Architect
4 9 (18.37%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) OAuth
1 1 (2.04%) OpenID
1 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
2 9 (18.37%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security
4 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.12%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.12%) Decision-Making
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Security Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.12%) Threat Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C#
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.29%) CCNP
4 5 (10.20%) CISSP
4 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) CISM
5 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) HNC
7 1 (2.04%) CCNA
7 1 (2.04%) CEH
7 1 (2.04%) CISA
7 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Firmware
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.04%) Nessus
3 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco
2 12 (24.49%) Juniper
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.12%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (6.12%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.12%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) ArcSight
7 2 (4.08%) Mirantis
7 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) Micro Focus
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL