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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.64% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 2.64% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £450 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +31.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.06% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 160 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Reading

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CISA
5 2 (10.53%) CISM
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.53%) Lancope
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing

Network Security
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) SMPP
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) DataStax
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Support
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Support Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Support Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) SDLC
2 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.26%) OOD
3 1 (5.26%) OSSTMM
3 1 (5.26%) OWASP
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.26%) TDD
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CISA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CISM
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SANS
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) HNC
3 1 (5.26%) OSCP
3 1 (5.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) COBIT
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.26%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) Juniper
2 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Lancope
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) Sun
3 1 (5.26%) VMware