The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 38 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.08% 1.41% 3.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.06% 10.45% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 17
Median daily rate £350 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £387 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 85 67 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 15.07% 13.48% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 66
Median daily rate £450 £239 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.48% -36.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Oxfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford 0 10 £400 +64.10% 1
Banbury - 2 £300 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £375 -
Abingdon - 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
1 22 (52.38%) Network Security
2 21 (50.00%) Juniper
3 20 (47.62%) Palo Alto
4 17 (40.48%) Brocade
5 15 (35.71%) WAN
6 13 (30.95%) LAN
7 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 12 (28.57%) Web Filtering
7 12 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (23.81%) NetScaler
8 10 (23.81%) F5
8 10 (23.81%) CISSP
8 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
8 10 (23.81%) Problem Management
9 9 (21.43%) HIPAA
9 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
9 9 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (21.43%) SSL
9 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 8 (19.05%) Windows
10 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) Intel Security
10 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
10 8 (19.05%) JNCIP
11 7 (16.67%) JNCIA
11 7 (16.67%) JNCIS
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (16.67%) Junos
12 6 (14.29%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (52.38%) Network Security
2 15 (35.71%) WAN
3 13 (30.95%) LAN
4 10 (23.81%) NetScaler
5 9 (21.43%) SSL
6 7 (16.67%) Junos
7 4 (9.52%) DNS
7 4 (9.52%) VoIP
7 4 (9.52%) VPN
8 3 (7.14%) DHCP
8 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (7.14%) MPLS
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.76%) OSPF
9 2 (4.76%) SAN
9 2 (4.76%) VLAN
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Network Security Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Security Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Juniper Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Brocade Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Information Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 12 (28.57%) Web Filtering
2 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 10 (23.81%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.14%) Information Security
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.76%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (2.38%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.38%) High Availability
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Python
1 3 (7.14%) Ruby
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) CISSP
2 8 (19.05%) JNCIP
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 7 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 6 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (7.14%) CCIE
5 3 (7.14%) CEH
5 3 (7.14%) CISA
5 3 (7.14%) CREST Certified
5 3 (7.14%) PCI QSA
6 2 (4.76%) CCNA
6 2 (4.76%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.38%) CCDP
7 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) HIPAA
1 9 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Juniper
3 20 (47.62%) Palo Alto
4 17 (40.48%) Brocade
5 10 (23.81%) F5
6 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 8 (19.05%) Intel Security
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (4.76%) NetApp
9 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.76%) Sophos
10 1 (2.38%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.38%) Citrix
10 1 (2.38%) Google
10 1 (2.38%) Meraki
10 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard