The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.27% 1.02% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 7.69% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.33 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 65 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.22% 13.21% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 22
Average daily rate £325 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £20.90 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Oxfordshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Oxfordshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 6 £325 +36.84%
Abingdon - 1 £235 -
Banbury - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) MPLS
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (13.33%) NAS
6 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (13.33%) F5
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (13.33%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) VoIP
2 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) ADSL
5 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 2 (13.33%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (6.67%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) High Availability
2 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) ITSM
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) CCENT
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat