Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.87% 3.28% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.53% 21.15% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 18
Oxford median daily rate £390 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.45% +5.77% -
10th Percentile £267 £238 £244
90th Percentile £488 £513 £438
Oxfordshire median daily rate £408 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +25.38% -7.14% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Oxford median hourly rate - £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 121 104 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 17.34% 15.52% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 78 72
Oxford median daily rate £395 £400 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +34.00% -33.67%
10th Percentile £161 £212 £130
90th Percentile £523 £550 £436
Oxfordshire median daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Oxford median hourly rate - £17.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.90% +22.86%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Oxford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Oxford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Oxford over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Oxford

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 10 (50.00%) Network Security
2 9 (45.00%) VPN
2 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (20.00%) SCOM
7 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (20.00%) Unix
7 4 (20.00%) CCNP
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Network Security
2 9 (45.00%) VPN
3 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) MPLS
7 4 (20.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (10.00%) FTP
9 2 (10.00%) OSPF
9 2 (10.00%) PBX
9 2 (10.00%) Symposium
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) Wireless
10 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
10 1 (5.00%) IPsec
10 1 (5.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) GitLab
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PBX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Service Design
3 3 (15.00%) Web Filtering
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) C-shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCIE
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE Security
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Nagios
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.00%) Packer
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
3 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Juniper
7 3 (15.00%) Avaya
8 2 (10.00%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) HP
9 1 (5.00%) NetApp
9 1 (5.00%) Qualys