Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Network Security
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 60 81
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.93% 2.48% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 9.81% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 23
Reading median daily rate £408 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.30% +13.94% -8.33%
10th Percentile £338 £281 £141
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +17.82% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £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 248 377 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.30% 25.32% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 165 205
Reading median daily rate £390 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £211
90th Percentile £550 £525 £508
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 26
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +53.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -25.00% -37.39% +64.29%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (33.33%) IPsec
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity

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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) IPsec
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (16.67%) Junos
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) LDAP
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) FTP
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Information Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (25.00%) C-shell
1 3 (25.00%) Korn
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) Python
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CRISC
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HNC
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (16.67%) NFS
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) EnCase
1 1 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Juniper
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (8.33%) Arista
5 1 (8.33%) BT
5 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Vyatta