The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.34% 1.96% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 12.96% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £453 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% -  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 64 54 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.62% 15.08% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 43
Median daily rate £208 £413 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +42.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £625 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +119.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Cambridge

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Cambridge

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed