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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 38 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.71% 0.38% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 2.94% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Median daily rate £450 £320 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -21.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £320 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £320 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year -12.36% -26.01%  

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 31 34 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 10.62% 12.83% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 44
Median daily rate £450 £296 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.89% -21.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 29 April 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 11 (57.89%) Cisco
1 11 (57.89%) Network Security
2 10 (52.63%) Palo Alto
2 10 (52.63%) Juniper
3 9 (47.37%) Brocade
4 6 (31.58%) Web Filtering
4 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
6 4 (21.05%) F5
6 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
7 3 (15.79%) HIPAA
7 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (15.79%) Ruby
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (15.79%) Python
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
8 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.53%) CISSP
8 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) SSL
8 2 (10.53%) Red Hat

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 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Network Security
2 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (10.53%) Junos
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) BGP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.26%) IPv4
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Security Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Brocade Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Java EE
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (31.58%) Web Filtering
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) JNCIA
2 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
2 2 (10.53%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) HIPAA
1 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) Juniper
2 10 (52.63%) Palo Alto
3 9 (47.37%) Brocade
4 4 (21.05%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft