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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 5 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% - 8.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 100.00% - 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Firewall
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
3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 11.11% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £125 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -52.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) CCSA
3 3 (50.00%) CCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Check Point Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
1 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) CCSA
1 3 (50.00%) CCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) VMware