Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 76 71
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Security 24 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.62% 1.05% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.57% 5.46% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 19
Reading median daily rate £463 £401 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -14.79% +18.99%
10th Percentile £304 £342 £357
90th Percentile £600 £540 £535
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 317 238 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.36% 19.26% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 128 155
Reading median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £214
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £25.33 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.74% -38.60% +15.21%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.28 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.98 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%

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 January 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 21 January 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 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
4 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (20.83%) Creative Thinking
4 5 (20.83%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (20.83%) BCP
4 5 (20.83%) VoIP
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) IaaS
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) PaaS
6 3 (12.50%) Meraki
6 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (16.67%) IaaS
3 4 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
1 8 (33.33%) LAN
1 8 (33.33%) WAN
2 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.83%) VoIP
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) WLAN
6 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 2 (8.33%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.17%) IKE
7 1 (4.17%) IPsec
7 1 (4.17%) NetScreen
7 1 (4.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) IT Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior IT Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) BCP
1 5 (20.83%) Creative Thinking
1 5 (20.83%) Customer-Centricity
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) SOA
3 2 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) CISA
6 2 (8.33%) CISM
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP
7 1 (4.17%) CCDE
7 1 (4.17%) CCIE
7 1 (4.17%) CCIE Security
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
7 1 (4.17%) CEH
7 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Meraki
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec