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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.76% 0.67% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 12.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -6.17%
Firewall
East of England

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
48 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.09% 5.59% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 15
Average daily rate £388 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.03 £11.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 5 £500 -
Bedford -2 1 - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) VRRP
4 2 (22.22%) Handset
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Mitel
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Local Government
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VRRP
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Information Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
1 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) TickIT
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) VMware