The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 38 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.38% 2.17% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 12.70% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate £320 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.23% +16.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £30.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-26.01% +61.84%
Firewall
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.83% 17.07% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 12
Average daily rate £296 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Oxford region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Oxford region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Firewall 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 Firewall.

1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) Wireless
4 5 (50.00%) MRTG
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) PBX
6 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (30.00%) ADSL
6 3 (30.00%) ISDN
6 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) FTP
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) CTI
6 3 (30.00%) MPLS
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Firewall 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 Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) MRTG
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
4 3 (30.00%) CTI
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) ISDN
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) PBX
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) VSAT
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Junos
5 2 (20.00%) SNMP
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (20.00%) Avaya
6 2 (20.00%) Clearswift
7 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard