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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.11% 0.59% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 4.17% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£336 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £313 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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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
30 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.33% 14.20% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 10
Average daily rate £390 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £106 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (20.00%) Kaseya
2 1 (20.00%) Novell
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix