Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 6 months to 22 October 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 101 75
Rank change year-on-year +29 -26 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.16% 0.80% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.21% 6.71% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 30
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% +8.93% +18.64%
10th Percentile £230 £300 £308
90th Percentile £494 £475 £471
South East median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
South East median hourly rate £33.38 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -23.08% +147.62%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 213 149 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.68% 11.86% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 107 154
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% +4.29%
10th Percentile £161 £250 £170
90th Percentile £527 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 15
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +29.41%
10th Percentile £11.72 £14.44 £12.65
90th Percentile £71.63 £37.25 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% +11.11% +28.57%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Oxfordshire

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +15 15 £350 +7.69% 3
Abingdon +1 3 £425 -5.56%
Kidlington - 2 £481 -
Thame - 1 £350 -
Witney - 1 - -
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (38.46%) BGP
5 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
6 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) CCNP
7 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
7 7 (26.92%) MPLS
8 6 (23.08%) Juniper
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) VoIP
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) VLAN
8 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
9 5 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) SCOM
9 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
9 5 (19.23%) IIS

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.54%) Office 365
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) VPN
3 10 (38.46%) BGP
4 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (30.77%) DNS
5 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (26.92%) MPLS
7 6 (23.08%) VLAN
7 6 (23.08%) VoIP
7 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (19.23%) OSPF
9 4 (15.38%) LAN
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (11.54%) DHCP
11 2 (7.69%) FTP
11 2 (7.69%) MRTG
11 2 (7.69%) PBX
11 2 (7.69%) Symposium
12 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Network Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.85%) Audio Visual Technician
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) Hystrix
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 5 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
4 4 (15.38%) Web Filtering
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Service Design
5 3 (11.54%) Task Automation
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CCIE
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Docker
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) OSSEC
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
3 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
4 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
5 6 (23.08%) Juniper
6 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Avaya
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.85%) Google
9 1 (3.85%) Meraki
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp
9 1 (3.85%) Qualys
9 1 (3.85%) Sophos
9 1 (3.85%) Splunk