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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 59 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.99% 0.20% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 1.72% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
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£450 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -51.53%
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
95 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.60% 11.69% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 28 44
Average daily rate £375 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.61% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.90 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -12 2 £413 +39.83% 3
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 43 (78.18%) Linux
2 37 (67.27%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (45.45%) Cisco
4 24 (43.64%) Red Hat
5 23 (41.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (40.00%) Puppet
6 22 (40.00%) DevOps
6 22 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (40.00%) Web Services
7 20 (36.36%) Oracle
7 20 (36.36%) SAN
8 19 (34.55%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (32.73%) Windows
9 18 (32.73%) VMware
10 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
10 17 (30.91%) UNIX
11 16 (29.09%) DNS
12 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (23.64%) Confluence
13 13 (23.64%) WAN
13 13 (23.64%) JIRA
13 13 (23.64%) Juniper
13 13 (23.64%) Migration
14 12 (21.82%) ADSL
14 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (21.82%) Cyber Security
15 9 (16.36%) Web Design
15 9 (16.36%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (16.36%) Apple

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (23.64%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 37 (67.27%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) SAN
2 16 (29.09%) DNS
3 13 (23.64%) WAN
4 12 (21.82%) ADSL
5 8 (14.55%) Firewall
6 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.45%) DHCP
7 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.45%) VoIP
8 2 (3.64%) SMTP
8 2 (3.64%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) OSPF
8 2 (3.64%) BGP
9 1 (1.82%) SSH
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Development Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Web Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Support
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) Web Services
2 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 9 (16.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (16.36%) Raspberry Pi
3 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (32.73%) Windows
4 17 (30.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) DevOps
2 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
3 13 (23.64%) Migration
4 12 (21.82%) Cyber Security
5 9 (16.36%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (16.36%) Web Design
5 9 (16.36%) OO
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.45%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 3 (5.45%) ITIL
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.82%) Computer Security
10 1 (1.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Perl
1 8 (14.55%) PHP
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) CCNP
2 3 (5.45%) CCNA
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) Puppet
2 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.27%) Icinga
3 4 (7.27%) Nagios
3 4 (7.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco
2 24 (43.64%) Red Hat
3 20 (36.36%) Oracle
4 18 (32.73%) VMware
5 13 (23.64%) Juniper
6 9 (16.36%) Apple
7 4 (7.27%) CommVault
7 4 (7.27%) Dell
7 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.45%) Kaspersky
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix
8 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.45%) NetApp