The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.55% 1.32% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 19.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £269 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.82% 6.84% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 17
Average daily rate £313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £220 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £380 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Local Government
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Mitel
4 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VRRP
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Information Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCDA
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (11.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Mitel
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft