The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.80% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-12.08% -6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.59% 3.13% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
Firewall
Bedfordshire

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 11 July 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 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) CCDP
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) CCSA
2 4 (44.44%) Network Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) DMZ
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Network Support
1 3 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) PC Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) CCDP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (44.44%) CCSA
2 2 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Clearswift
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus