Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 20 August 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 74 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 35 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.53% 1.43% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 7.29% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 10
Reading median daily rate £440 £493 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.66% -1.50% +10.50%
10th Percentile £363 £419 £395
90th Percentile £600 £575 £564
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £71.25 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -21.43% - -

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 326 288 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.61% 19.62% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 154 135
Reading median daily rate £400 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £206 £168 £263
90th Percentile £568 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 18
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.43% -10.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.65 £13.01
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £56.21
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +53.85% -23.78%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Reading

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Reading

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Reading over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Reading

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
4 8 (22.86%) CCIE
4 8 (22.86%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.86%) .NET
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
4 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
5 7 (20.00%) .NET Core
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (20.00%) CSS3
5 7 (20.00%) MVC
5 7 (20.00%) Firewall
5 7 (20.00%) Migration
5 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (20.00%) jQuery
5 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.00%) OO
5 7 (20.00%) CSS
5 7 (20.00%) SOAP
5 7 (20.00%) HTML
5 7 (20.00%) OOD
5 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (20.00%) DNS

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.86%) GitHub
5 1 (2.86%) Office 365
5 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (14.29%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) 4G
5 3 (8.57%) 5G
5 3 (8.57%) BGP
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.57%) IPsec
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) MPLS
6 2 (5.71%) OSPF
6 2 (5.71%) SNMP
6 2 (5.71%) SSL
7 1 (2.86%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Network Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (11.43%) IP Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Network Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Operational Security Manager
8 1 (2.86%) SCADA Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Core
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
2 7 (20.00%) CSS3
2 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) jQuery
2 7 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) React
3 1 (2.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
2 7 (20.00%) OO
2 7 (20.00%) OOD
2 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 5 (14.29%) SIEM
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
4 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 3 (8.57%) Project Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C#
1 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
2 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCIE
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (8.57%) CISM
6 3 (8.57%) CISSP
6 3 (8.57%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) MCSE
6 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (5.71%) CCSA
7 2 (5.71%) CCSE
7 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (5.71%) CRISC
7 2 (5.71%) CSSLP
7 2 (5.71%) SSCP
8 1 (2.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) FedRAMP
1 1 (2.86%) GDPR
1 1 (2.86%) NCSC
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) CSIRT
1 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
1 1 (2.86%) PowerCLI
1 1 (2.86%) QRadar
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) BT
5 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
5 3 (8.57%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Aruba
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) Okta
7 1 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.86%) Sonatype
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk
7 1 (2.86%) Workday
7 1 (2.86%) Zscaler