Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 79 57
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.39% 2.11% 3.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.53% 16.46% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 33
Oxfordshire median daily rate £365 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -1.79% +7.69%
10th Percentile £230 £279 £220
90th Percentile £488 £538 £450
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +57.01%
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +49.43% +14.47%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 215 164 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.37% 12.84% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 116 149
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £454
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%
10th Percentile £14.12 £14.45 £13.18
90th Percentile £71.63 £39.05 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 17 £408 -11.89% 3
Abingdon +9 9 £425 -5.56%
Witney - 5 £140 -
Banbury +1 3 £300 +20.00%
Kidlington -6 1 £488 +14.71%
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 22 (52.38%) Network Security
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) Windows
4 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 14 (33.33%) VPN
6 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) Linux
7 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
8 11 (26.19%) CCNP
8 11 (26.19%) DNS
8 11 (26.19%) WAN
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
9 10 (23.81%) SolarWinds
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (21.43%) VMware
10 9 (21.43%) Citrix
10 9 (21.43%) MPLS
10 9 (21.43%) BGP
10 9 (21.43%) FortiGate
11 8 (19.05%) Juniper
11 8 (19.05%) CCIE
11 8 (19.05%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) Unix
11 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.38%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (52.38%) Network Security
2 14 (33.33%) VPN
3 11 (26.19%) DNS
3 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.19%) WAN
4 9 (21.43%) BGP
4 9 (21.43%) MPLS
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (16.67%) VoIP
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
7 6 (14.29%) PBX
8 5 (11.90%) VLAN
9 4 (9.52%) FTP
9 4 (9.52%) Symposium
10 3 (7.14%) DHCP
10 3 (7.14%) OSPF
10 3 (7.14%) SAN
11 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
11 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) GitLab
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.52%) Billing
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Network Engineer
2 15 (35.71%) Security Engineer
3 14 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
4 8 (19.05%) Unix
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (9.52%) High Availability
4 4 (9.52%) Network Design
4 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
4 4 (9.52%) Web Filtering
5 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Service Design
5 3 (7.14%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.52%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) C-shell
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.19%) CCNP
3 8 (19.05%) CCIE
4 3 (7.14%) MCSE
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE Security
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.90%) Nagios
2 5 (11.90%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Nessus
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) OSSEC
5 1 (2.38%) Packer
5 1 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) Terraform
5 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 10 (23.81%) SolarWinds
5 9 (21.43%) Citrix
5 9 (21.43%) VMware
6 8 (19.05%) Juniper
7 7 (16.67%) Avaya
8 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
8 5 (11.90%) Sophos
9 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
10 3 (7.14%) HP
10 3 (7.14%) NetApp
11 2 (4.76%) F5
11 2 (4.76%) Huawei
11 2 (4.76%) Qualys
12 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.38%) Google