The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 14 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.41% 1.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.82% 5.66% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £338 £300 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Bedford region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) CCDP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) CCSA
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 5 (83.33%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) CCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
5 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) CCDP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) CCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds