Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 75 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +26
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 13 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.49% 1.03% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 4.66% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 38
Reading median daily rate £493 £500 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +10.50% +9.70%
10th Percentile £419 £395 £228
90th Percentile £575 £564 £549
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £525 £435
% change year-on-year -9.52% +20.69% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 - £14.50
10th Percentile £48.75 - £14.25
90th Percentile £56.25 - £14.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £45.00

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 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 293 279 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.89% 22.13% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 135 220
Reading median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £168 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £560 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 12
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £19.66 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +0.25% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.98 £10.65
90th Percentile £53.50 £51.06 £37.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.65 £17.06
% change year-on-year +58.10% -25.83% -36.83%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 6 (27.27%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
4 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (18.18%) SaaS
5 4 (18.18%) OpenStack
5 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (18.18%) WAN
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (13.64%) HP Helion
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.09%) IaaS
7 2 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (9.09%) CCNP

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 4 (18.18%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) SaaS
3 3 (13.64%) HP Helion
4 2 (9.09%) IaaS
5 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.09%) SMS
5 2 (9.09%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.55%) HSRP
6 1 (4.55%) IPsec
6 1 (4.55%) IPv4
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Network Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Network Security Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Check Point Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) OAuth
1 1 (4.55%) OpenID
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Decision-Making
5 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.55%) Server Management
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCDP
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CEH
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Snort
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
4 3 (13.64%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Mirantis
6 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) McAfee
6 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds