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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 45 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.32% 0.21% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.11% 2.56% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£325 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.33 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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
76 39 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.55% 8.21% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 19
Average daily rate £338 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £233 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.20 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 - 5 £310 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £235 - 1
Banbury - - - -
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) VoIP
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) SAN
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP
7 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.11%) NAS
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (11.11%) F5
8 2 (11.11%) FWSM
8 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) ADSL
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) NAS
6 2 (11.11%) FWSM
6 2 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) Wireless Security
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Support
3 2 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) ITSM
2 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) CCVP
5 1 (5.56%) CCENT
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) Mitel
5 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Google