Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 119 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 -50 +28
Contract jobs citing Network Security 63 49 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.66% 1.23% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.40% 6.23% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 76
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £519 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.25% +23.15% +0.60%
10th Percentile £283 £344 £258
90th Percentile £571 £775 £538
South East median daily rate £459 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -3.42% +18.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £48.75 - £19.90
90th Percentile £56.25 - £47.50
South East median hourly rate £35.94 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.12% +66.67% -25.00%

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 670 786 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.66% 19.68% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 340 481
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £203 £250 £240
90th Percentile £549 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.00% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 51 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.45 £42.25 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.58% -29.00% +11.11%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 22 £475 -3.80% 9
Bracknell +1 11 £450 -18.11% 6
Maidenhead 0 4 £350 - 5
Slough -2 2 £488 +50.00% 1
Newbury -7 2 - -
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 39 (61.90%) Firewall
2 25 (39.68%) Cisco
3 19 (30.16%) Juniper
4 18 (28.57%) WAN
5 14 (22.22%) CCNP
5 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
7 12 (19.05%) Palo Alto
8 11 (17.46%) LAN
8 11 (17.46%) Data Centre
9 10 (15.87%) Windows
9 10 (15.87%) Project Management
9 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
9 10 (15.87%) FortiGate
9 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
10 9 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (14.29%) Wireless
10 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (12.70%) VPN
11 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
12 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 7 (11.11%) IPsec
13 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
13 6 (9.52%) SSL
13 6 (9.52%) IIS

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 (9.52%) IIS
1 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) HP Helion
3 3 (4.76%) Office 365
3 3 (4.76%) SaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (61.90%) Firewall
2 18 (28.57%) WAN
3 11 (17.46%) LAN
4 9 (14.29%) Wireless
5 8 (12.70%) VPN
6 7 (11.11%) IPsec
7 6 (9.52%) SNMP
7 6 (9.52%) SSL
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
9 4 (6.35%) MPLS
9 4 (6.35%) VoIP
9 4 (6.35%) WLAN
10 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.76%) DNS
10 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (4.76%) Internet
10 3 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Architect
1 13 (20.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Security Architect
3 10 (15.87%) Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Network Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Network Security Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Domain Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Firewall Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth
2 1 (1.59%) OpenID
2 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.59%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.59%) RESTful
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) PKI
3 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Project Management
2 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (7.94%) Information Security
5 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL
5 4 (6.35%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (4.76%) BCP
6 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.76%) Network Management
6 3 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Threat Management
6 3 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) C
3 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) CCNP
1 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) CISSP
6 3 (4.76%) HNC
7 2 (3.17%) CCIE
7 2 (3.17%) CISA
7 2 (3.17%) CISM
8 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.59%) CCDP
8 1 (1.59%) CCNA
8 1 (1.59%) CEH
8 1 (1.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.59%) MCSE
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.59%) GAMP
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.94%) Firmware
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.59%) Nessus
3 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Cisco
2 19 (30.16%) Juniper
3 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.05%) Palo Alto
5 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.94%) Extreme Networks
6 5 (7.94%) F5
6 5 (7.94%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) Meraki
7 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.76%) Sophos
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.17%) Mirantis
8 2 (3.17%) Qualys
8 2 (3.17%) Trend Micro
8 2 (3.17%) Zscaler
9 1 (1.59%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.59%) Riverbed