Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 62 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.96% 0.85% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 6.85% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Oxford median daily rate £425 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.77% +25.00%
10th Percentile £205 £297 £310
90th Percentile £488 £518 £450
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £364 £375
% change year-on-year -17.58% -2.93% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxford median hourly rate - - £15.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 - £31.50

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 68 73 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 10.88% 12.35% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 77
Oxford median daily rate £450 £309 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.75% -17.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £267
90th Percentile £530 £500 £475
Oxfordshire median daily rate £440 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +35.38% -13.33% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Oxford median hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +5.08% -13.24%
10th Percentile £12.79 £12.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £22.06 £31.50 £21.65
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -12.94% -22.73% +74.60%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Nagios
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) PBX

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) ADSL
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) PBX
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Service Design
2 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) VMware