The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 25 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.76% 1.27% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.36% 8.33% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 10
Median daily rate £375 £225 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £225 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 44 36 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 15.83% 15.19% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 35
Median daily rate £450 £238 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.47% -39.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £133 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.85 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.38% +75.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Oxford

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Oxford

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 15 (68.18%) Juniper
1 15 (68.18%) Palo Alto
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (36.36%) Brocade
4 8 (36.36%) Web Filtering
5 6 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (27.27%) MySQL
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
5 6 (27.27%) VPN
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) IPv4
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) Python
6 5 (22.73%) BGP
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (18.18%) Replication
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
7 4 (18.18%) IPv6
7 4 (18.18%) Subversion
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Docker
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 4 (18.18%) F5
7 4 (18.18%) NetScaler

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) GitHub
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (27.27%) VPN
2 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) BGP
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) IPv4
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) IPv6
4 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 4 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 2 (9.09%) Junos
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
1 14 (63.64%) Network Security Engineer
1 14 (63.64%) Security Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Brocade Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) WAP
2 1 (4.55%) Java EE
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) CCTV
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) EPoS
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (36.36%) Web Filtering
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) CISSP
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIS
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) MCTS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) HIPAA
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Juniper
1 15 (68.18%) Palo Alto
2 8 (36.36%) Brocade
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Adobe
6 2 (9.09%) Apple
6 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
6 2 (9.09%) Sophos
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) VMware