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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.17% 4.35% 10.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 33.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £381 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £465 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.24% 13.04% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate £250 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) CCDP
4 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 4 (57.14%) CCSA
4 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 4 (57.14%) Network Management
4 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
5 2 (28.57%) CCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
5 2 (28.57%) tcpdump
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Change Control
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) tcpdump
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) CCDP
2 4 (57.14%) CCSA
3 2 (28.57%) CCSE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) VMware