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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.17% 2.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 23.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.33 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% -1.70%
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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
58 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.76% 9.59% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 5
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) VPN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (50.00%) F5
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (42.86%) Network Security
4 6 (42.86%) Juniper
4 6 (42.86%) SSL
4 6 (42.86%) NX-OS
4 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 5 (35.71%) Wireless
5 5 (35.71%) Nokia
5 5 (35.71%) CISSP
5 5 (35.71%) McAfee
5 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
5 5 (35.71%) Tufin
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (35.71%) TippingPoint
6 4 (28.57%) CCSE
6 4 (28.57%) CCSA
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) CCSP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 6 (42.86%) SSL
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 6 (42.86%) NX-OS
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) Multicast
6 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.14%) ADSL
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCSA
2 4 (28.57%) CCSE
2 4 (28.57%) CCSP
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) CCDP
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (21.43%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Nokia
4 5 (35.71%) TippingPoint
4 5 (35.71%) Tufin
4 5 (35.71%) McAfee
4 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) HP
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