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 24 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 49 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.44% 2.70% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 20.51% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Median daily rate £155 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.41% -2.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 60 78 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.57% 13.18% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 73
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
Witney - 4 £140 -
Abingdon - 2 £231 - 1
Oxford - 2 £205 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
3 12 (37.50%) Juniper
3 12 (37.50%) Network Security
4 11 (34.38%) LAN
4 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
5 10 (31.25%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) Linux
6 8 (25.00%) Brocade
7 7 (21.88%) Sophos
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
7 7 (21.88%) F5
8 6 (18.75%) Web Filtering
8 6 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (18.75%) Unix
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) SSL
9 5 (15.63%) CCNP
9 5 (15.63%) PBX
9 5 (15.63%) ADSL
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
9 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.63%) Driving Licence
9 5 (15.63%) NetScaler

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) Network Security
3 11 (34.38%) LAN
4 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 5 (15.63%) ADSL
5 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
5 5 (15.63%) PBX
5 5 (15.63%) SSL
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (9.38%) Junos
7 3 (9.38%) VoIP
8 2 (6.25%) Internet
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (6.25%) SAN
8 2 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Exchange Support
5 4 (12.50%) Server Support
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Driving Licence
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Unix
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (18.75%) Web Filtering
2 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Python
1 2 (6.25%) Ruby
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) CISSP
3 4 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) JNCIA
4 3 (9.38%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.13%) CEH
6 1 (3.13%) CISA
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) HIPAA
1 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) Juniper
3 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
4 8 (25.00%) Brocade
5 7 (21.88%) F5
5 7 (21.88%) Sophos
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.50%) McAfee
8 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.38%) VMware
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) NetApp
10 1 (3.13%) Citrix
10 1 (3.13%) Google
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) Veeam
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