Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 78 93
Rank change year-on-year -35 +15 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 57 100 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.39% 2.34% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 10.16% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 66 50
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.82% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £329 £304 £262
90th Percentile £775 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +18.75% -2.74% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £33.38 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -23.08% +136.36%

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 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -18 12 £408 -13.30% 2
Bracknell -6 4 - - 5
Maidenhead -6 4 £650 +30.00%
Slough +2 3 £325 -3.70%
Windsor - 3 £675 -
Newbury -8 2 £550 +22.22%
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (43.86%) Firewall
2 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
3 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.81%) SIEM
3 13 (22.81%) Windows
3 13 (22.81%) VPN
3 13 (22.81%) Cisco
4 12 (21.05%) Juniper
5 11 (19.30%) DNS
5 11 (19.30%) WAN
5 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
6 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
6 10 (17.54%) Information Security
7 9 (15.79%) DHCP
7 9 (15.79%) LAN
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
7 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 8 (14.04%) IPsec
8 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
8 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 7 (12.28%) Splunk
9 7 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (12.28%) VMware
9 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
9 7 (12.28%) Change Management
9 7 (12.28%) CISSP
9 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification

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 (7.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) Firewall
2 13 (22.81%) VPN
3 11 (19.30%) DNS
3 11 (19.30%) WAN
4 9 (15.79%) DHCP
4 9 (15.79%) LAN
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (14.04%) IPsec
6 7 (12.28%) Internet
6 7 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (12.28%) MPLS
6 7 (12.28%) SSL
7 5 (8.77%) Junos
8 4 (7.02%) BGP
8 4 (7.02%) iSCSI
8 4 (7.02%) Wireless
9 3 (5.26%) HTTP
9 3 (5.26%) LDAP
9 3 (5.26%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Big Data
2 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Security Specialist
4 5 (8.77%) Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Data Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Network Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Network Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.26%) FMCG
5 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) SIEM
2 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (17.54%) Information Security
3 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
4 9 (15.79%) ITIL
5 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
5 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (12.28%) Change Management
7 6 (10.53%) Security Operations
8 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.77%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Project Management
9 4 (7.02%) Analytics
9 4 (7.02%) Cyber Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
9 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.02%) Threat Intelligence
10 3 (5.26%) Conceptual Models
10 3 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.77%) Python
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.02%) C-shell
2 4 (7.02%) Korn
2 4 (7.02%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) C
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.28%) CISSP
4 6 (10.53%) Degree
5 5 (8.77%) CISM
5 5 (8.77%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (8.77%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (7.02%) A+ Certification
6 4 (7.02%) CCNP
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.02%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (5.26%) CISMP
7 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (5.26%) HNC
8 2 (3.51%) CCDA
8 2 (3.51%) CCIE
8 2 (3.51%) CCNA
8 2 (3.51%) CCSE
8 2 (3.51%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) PMO
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.51%) SLA
4 1 (1.75%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) GDPR
4 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.26%) NFS
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) Openswan
5 1 (1.75%) pfSense
5 1 (1.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) EnCase
2 4 (7.02%) QRadar
3 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.51%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Cisco
2 12 (21.05%) Juniper
3 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.28%) Splunk
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.02%) Cloudera
6 4 (7.02%) F5
6 4 (7.02%) McAfee
6 4 (7.02%) Qualys
6 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.02%) SonicWALL
7 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.26%) BT
7 3 (5.26%) Citrix
7 3 (5.26%) FireEye
7 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.26%) Remedy
8 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent