The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 25 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.73% 2.61% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 17.07% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Median daily rate £350 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.89%

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
54 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.03% 15.30% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 32
Median daily rate £425 £238 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -39.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (52.38%) Network Security
2 10 (47.62%) Palo Alto
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Juniper
3 9 (42.86%) Brocade
4 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (28.57%) Web Filtering
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) VMware
7 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
7 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
7 4 (19.05%) F5
7 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
7 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) HIPAA
8 3 (14.29%) Ruby
8 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
8 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) Python
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Network Security
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (9.52%) Junos
6 2 (9.52%) MPLS
6 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) Broadband
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.76%) Skype
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Brocade Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Java EE
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (28.57%) Web Filtering
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
5 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Python
1 3 (14.29%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNP
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
1 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
1 2 (9.52%) JNCIS
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) HIPAA
1 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
1 10 (47.62%) Juniper
1 10 (47.62%) Palo Alto
2 9 (42.86%) Brocade
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Google