The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Oxford region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.82% 1.41% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.09% 12.00% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.33 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.80% 11.74% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Firewall
Oxfordshire

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 31 July 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) NAS
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) ADSL
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Dell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (22.22%) ADSL
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCENT
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Google