Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 76 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 19 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.34% 1.65% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.44% 7.72% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 9
Reading median daily rate £140 £463 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.73% +15.48% -14.79%
10th Percentile £120 £304 £342
90th Percentile £438 £600 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -13.16% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £66.25 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 349 311 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.66% 21.39% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 122 129
Reading median daily rate £398 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £146 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 5 12
Reading median hourly rate £20.75 £45.00 £25.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.89% +77.67% -48.05%
10th Percentile £16.25 £28.50 £15.28
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £46.98
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +64.58% -11.11% -34.35%

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 27 January 2020.

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

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Reading over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Azure
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (21.05%) SIEM
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
4 4 (21.05%) CCIE
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) SOAP
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.79%) Network Design
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (5.26%) AWS
3 1 (5.26%) GCP
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (15.79%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) 802.11
3 2 (10.53%) BGP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.53%) DMZ
3 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (10.53%) IPsec
3 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
3 2 (10.53%) OSPF
3 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.26%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Network Architect
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.79%) IP Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS3
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
4 2 (10.53%) Replication
4 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
4 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) OO
1 4 (21.05%) OOD
1 4 (21.05%) SIEM
1 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Network Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Office Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) CCIE
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) logstash
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.26%) QRadar
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Terraform
2 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) F5
3 3 (15.79%) Infoblox
3 3 (15.79%) Nokia
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) VMware