The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.05% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 14.71% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£325 £225 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £245 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
65 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.79% 7.57% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 12
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £378 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.90 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £50.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
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 20 October 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
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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 - 3 £325 - 2
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) VoIP
4 7 (41.18%) CCNA
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 5 (29.41%) LAN
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) CCNP
8 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
8 3 (17.65%) MPLS
8 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.76%) NAS
9 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
9 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (11.76%) FWSM
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (11.76%) F5
9 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Google Apps
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) VoIP
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) ADSL
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) FWSM
5 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
6 1 (5.88%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Support
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.88%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCVP
5 1 (5.88%) CCENT
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) F5
5 2 (11.76%) Mitel
5 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) Google