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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 34 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.52% 2.26% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 15.19% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 2
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £272 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.33 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +1.13%
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
130 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.93% 14.88% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2015. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -16 8 £318 -2.15% 2
Banbury - 4 £180 - 1
Abingdon +7 1 - - 4
Thame - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 36 (60.00%) WAN
2 29 (48.33%) Cisco
3 27 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (45.00%) Data Centre
4 26 (43.33%) VPN
5 24 (40.00%) Windows
6 23 (38.33%) LAN
7 22 (36.67%) Juniper
8 21 (35.00%) CCNA
8 21 (35.00%) Load Balancing
9 20 (33.33%) CISSP
10 19 (31.67%) Network Security
11 18 (30.00%) CCNP
11 18 (30.00%) Linux
12 16 (26.67%) CheckPoint
12 16 (26.67%) McAfee
12 16 (26.67%) Fortinet
12 16 (26.67%) Network Design
12 16 (26.67%) F5
13 14 (23.33%) NX-OS
13 14 (23.33%) Strategic Planning
13 14 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (23.33%) VMware
13 14 (23.33%) ITIL
13 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
13 14 (23.33%) SSL
14 13 (21.67%) Nokia
14 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
14 13 (21.67%) Telecoms
14 13 (21.67%) TippingPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (8.33%) Lync
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (60.00%) WAN
2 26 (43.33%) VPN
3 23 (38.33%) LAN
4 19 (31.67%) Network Security
5 14 (23.33%) NX-OS
5 14 (23.33%) SSL
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (16.67%) Wireless
8 8 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (13.33%) DNS
8 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.67%) SAN
10 5 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (8.33%) Skype
10 5 (8.33%) WebEx
11 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (5.00%) MPLS
12 3 (5.00%) VoIP
13 2 (3.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (21.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Security Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Build Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) PKI
6 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 18 (30.00%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.67%) CentOS
3 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.33%) UNIX
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 16 (26.67%) Network Design
3 14 (23.33%) Strategic Planning
3 14 (23.33%) ITIL
4 12 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (11.67%) Security Architecture
5 7 (11.67%) Information Security
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Open Source
6 6 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 5 (8.33%) Security Management
8 4 (6.67%) DevOps
9 3 (5.00%) Service Management
10 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.33%) Migration
10 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.33%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.33%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Perl
1 4 (6.67%) PHP
1 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (35.00%) CCNA
3 20 (33.33%) CISSP
4 18 (30.00%) CCNP
5 12 (20.00%) CCSP
5 12 (20.00%) CCDP
5 12 (20.00%) CCSA
5 12 (20.00%) CCSE
6 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (11.67%) MCSE
8 6 (10.00%) RHCE
9 5 (8.33%) ISSAP
10 2 (3.33%) CCVP
10 2 (3.33%) MCSA
11 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (18.33%) HIPAA
2 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) ProxySG
3 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.00%) iptables
5 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 5 (8.33%) Icinga
2 5 (8.33%) Nagios
2 5 (8.33%) Cacti
3 3 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.00%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) Juniper
3 16 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 16 (26.67%) McAfee
3 16 (26.67%) Fortinet
3 16 (26.67%) F5
4 14 (23.33%) VMware
5 13 (21.67%) Blue Coat
5 13 (21.67%) Nokia
5 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
5 13 (21.67%) TippingPoint
5 13 (21.67%) Tufin
6 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 7 (11.67%) NetApp
8 7 (11.67%) Spiceworks
9 5 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks
9 5 (8.33%) QNAP
9 5 (8.33%) Dell
9 5 (8.33%) CommVault
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