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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 48 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.24% 2.50% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.69% 17.72% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Median daily rate £313 £356 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -11.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £318 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%
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 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.11% 14.13% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 48
Median daily rate £350 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +49.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £185.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -2 11 £325 -10.34% 3
Kidlington - 2 £350 -
Banbury +3 1 £200 -33.33%
Bicester - 1 £300 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Juniper
3 13 (37.14%) Palo Alto
4 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
4 12 (34.29%) Windows
5 11 (31.43%) LAN
5 11 (31.43%) Network Security
6 10 (28.57%) F5
7 9 (25.71%) Brocade
8 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
8 8 (22.86%) Migration
8 8 (22.86%) WAN
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (20.00%) JNCIP
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (17.14%) Web Filtering
10 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (17.14%) CISSP
10 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
11 5 (14.29%) CCNP
11 5 (14.29%) CCNA
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (14.29%) VMware
11 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
11 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 5 (14.29%) HIPAA

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 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) LAN
1 11 (31.43%) Network Security
2 8 (22.86%) WAN
3 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 4 (11.43%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 4 (11.43%) Internet
4 4 (11.43%) Junos
4 4 (11.43%) SSL
5 3 (8.57%) VPLS
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
6 2 (5.71%) IPv4
6 2 (5.71%) Skype
6 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.86%) IPv6
7 1 (2.86%) SAN
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Security Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Brocade Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Juniper Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Network Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Java EE
1 1 (2.86%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Private Cloud
2 4 (11.43%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (17.14%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.43%) Unix
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) CentOS
6 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) Web Filtering
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Management
4 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.57%) UML
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 6 (17.14%) CISSP
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
4 5 (14.29%) CCNP
5 4 (11.43%) JNCIA
5 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
6 2 (5.71%) CEH
6 2 (5.71%) CISA
6 2 (5.71%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.71%) PCI QSA
7 1 (2.86%) CCDP
7 1 (2.86%) CCIE
7 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.86%) MCSE
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) HIPAA
1 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SELinux
2 1 (2.86%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.86%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Juniper
3 13 (37.14%) Palo Alto
4 10 (28.57%) F5
5 9 (25.71%) Brocade
6 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
8 4 (11.43%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.71%) Sophos
10 1 (2.86%) Aruba
10 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.86%) Citrix
10 1 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.86%) Meraki
10 1 (2.86%) NetApp
10 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard