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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 58 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.65% 3.04% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 25.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Median daily rate £380 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £22.01 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.60% +8.70%
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
66 88 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.87% 12.15% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 72 29
Median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £39.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 3 £450 +40.62% 1
Banbury +5 2 £300 - 1
Abingdon +1 1 £450 - 5
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) CCNA
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (28.00%) vSphere
5 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (24.00%) Network Design
5 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.00%) Dell
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
7 4 (16.00%) VPN
7 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) Mainframe

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 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (16.00%) DHCP
2 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) CTI
5 1 (4.00%) IPv4
5 1 (4.00%) IPv6
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.00%) CESG
4 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Unix
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Debian
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
1 6 (24.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Workflow
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Server Building
6 1 (4.00%) Threat Management
6 1 (4.00%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CCNA
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) vSphere
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (8.00%) XenApp
6 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.00%) XenServer
7 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (4.00%) Postfix
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SELinux
2 1 (4.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.00%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.00%) Dell
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) F5
6 3 (12.00%) HP
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Juniper
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 1 (4.00%) Meraki
8 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.00%) Sonus
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