The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 47 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.64% 0.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.80% 1.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £20.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+107.40% -32.50%
Network Security
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 75 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.51% 14.23% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 37 22
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Oxfordshire region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -9 12 £325 +10.16% 1
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 31 (62.00%) Load Balancing
2 28 (56.00%) Cisco
3 27 (54.00%) Juniper
3 27 (54.00%) Linux
4 25 (50.00%) WAN
5 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (46.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (38.00%) Firewall
8 18 (36.00%) VMware
8 18 (36.00%) Windows
9 17 (34.00%) SAN
9 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
10 16 (32.00%) DNS
11 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (28.00%) Fortinet
12 14 (28.00%) F5
12 14 (28.00%) NX-OS
12 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
12 14 (28.00%) SSL
12 14 (28.00%) Red Hat
12 14 (28.00%) VPN
12 14 (28.00%) UNIX
13 13 (26.00%) Nokia
13 13 (26.00%) CISSP
13 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (26.00%) McAfee
13 13 (26.00%) Blue Coat
13 13 (26.00%) ProxySG
13 13 (26.00%) Kalman Filter

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (16.00%) Confluence
2 5 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (46.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (18.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (16.00%) Office 365
5 3 (6.00%) IaaS
5 3 (6.00%) Yammer
5 3 (6.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) WAN
2 19 (38.00%) Firewall
3 17 (34.00%) SAN
4 16 (32.00%) DNS
5 14 (28.00%) SSL
5 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (28.00%) NX-OS
5 14 (28.00%) VPN
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (24.00%) ADSL
8 2 (4.00%) SMTP
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) OSPF
8 2 (4.00%) BGP
9 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Development Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Consultant
4 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Cyber Security Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) VMware Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Cloud Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Windows
3 14 (28.00%) UNIX
4 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Load Balancing
2 13 (26.00%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (24.00%) ITIL
4 11 (22.00%) Strategic Planning
5 10 (20.00%) DevOps
6 8 (16.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.00%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.00%) OO
8 1 (2.00%) Scrum
8 1 (2.00%) Web Design
8 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.00%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (2.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.00%) Perl
2 5 (10.00%) PHP
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) CISSP
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.00%) CCSA
2 12 (24.00%) CCSE
2 12 (24.00%) CCSP
2 12 (24.00%) CCNP
2 12 (24.00%) CCNA
2 12 (24.00%) CCDP
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (22.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (26.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Puppet
2 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.00%) Icinga
3 4 (8.00%) Nagios
3 4 (8.00%) Cacti
4 3 (6.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Cisco
2 27 (54.00%) Juniper
3 18 (36.00%) VMware
4 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (28.00%) Fortinet
4 14 (28.00%) Red Hat
4 14 (28.00%) F5
5 13 (26.00%) TippingPoint
5 13 (26.00%) Nokia
5 13 (26.00%) Tufin
5 13 (26.00%) McAfee
5 13 (26.00%) Blue Coat
6 9 (18.00%) Oracle
7 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 4 (8.00%) CommVault
7 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.00%) Apple