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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 40 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.32% 1.42% 5.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 12.50% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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Oxfordshire

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
57 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.08% 11.32% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 14
Average daily rate £390 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (12.50%) RMADS
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) GroupWise
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) ISDN
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) RMADS
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) NetWare
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
3 1 (12.50%) Kaseya
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Novell