The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 62 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 40 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.35% 5.60% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.52% 32.00% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 7
Median daily rate £438 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £186 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
81 125 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.68% 17.51% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 98 37
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.33 £39.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -6 8 £475 +49.37% 2
Banbury +4 2 £300 +66.66%
Kidlington - 2 £394 -
Thame 0 1 £310 -
Abingdon -4 1 £450 - 5
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 20 (62.50%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) CCNA
5 10 (31.25%) Migration
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.88%) F5
8 7 (21.88%) vSphere
9 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.75%) Network Design
9 6 (18.75%) Linux
10 5 (15.63%) HP
10 5 (15.63%) Dell
10 5 (15.63%) Juniper
10 5 (15.63%) Internet
10 5 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
10 5 (15.63%) Storage Virtualisation
11 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
11 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
11 4 (12.50%) Puppet
11 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
1 5 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 4 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) BGP
4 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) OSPF
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
4 2 (6.25%) VPLS
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Unix
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) CentOS
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Debian
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Network Design
3 5 (15.63%) Storage Virtualisation
4 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.38%) UML
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.25%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 4 (12.50%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.13%) RHCSA
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) vSphere
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.25%) XenApp
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.25%) XenServer
7 1 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.13%) Postfix
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) SELinux
3 1 (3.13%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.13%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 10 (31.25%) VMware
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.88%) F5
6 5 (15.63%) Dell
6 5 (15.63%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Juniper
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.25%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (3.13%) Meraki
9 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.13%) Sonus