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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 29 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.54% - 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.86% -26.40%
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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
18 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.92% 6.50% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Average daily rate £325 £350 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.75 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) ADSL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) CCIE
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) SMTP
6 1 (12.50%) WLAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Google Apps
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCENT
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Google