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 25 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 43 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.62% 0.34% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 3.13% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £235 £313 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.80% -24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £313 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £313 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 25 32 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 7.69% 10.85% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 30
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.15 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 10 (55.56%) Juniper
1 10 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) MySQL
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
3 6 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) Web Filtering
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) Puppet
5 4 (22.22%) GitHub
5 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (22.22%) Docker
5 4 (22.22%) DevOps
5 4 (22.22%) Subversion
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) IPv4
5 4 (22.22%) IPv6
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL

Network Security
Co-occurring 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) GitHub
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) BGP
1 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) IPv4
3 4 (22.22%) IPv6
4 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.56%) Junos
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Officer
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) WAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) CCTV
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (27.78%) Web Filtering
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCTS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Juniper
1 10 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Adobe
3 3 (16.67%) Brocade
3 3 (16.67%) Sophos
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds