The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 37 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.38% 3.65% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 21.54% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.93% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +153.96%
Network Security
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 65 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.88% 16.93% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 12
Average daily rate £296 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Oxford region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 3 (75.00%) PBX
2 2 (50.00%) Red Box
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) CTI
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) CTI
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) MRTG
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) VSAT
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Network Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Nortel
1 2 (50.00%) Red Box
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds