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 28 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.81% 0.84% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 9.52% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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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
38 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.45% 8.82% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 17
Average daily rate £348 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £363 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £42.50 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Replication
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) CISSP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Novell
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) GroupWise
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) ADSL
5 1 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) RMADS
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) NetWare
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Novell
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (10.00%) Kaseya
2 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (10.00%) F5