The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 26 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.43% 1.32% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.84% 10.42% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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
37 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.71% 12.70% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 13
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £187 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 8 £313 -37.50% 1
Dunstable - 3 - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) Retail
2 6 (33.33%) Proofpoint
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
3 5 (27.78%) LogRhythm
3 5 (27.78%) Logistics
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) SIEM
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) vSphere
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VLAN
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) OSPF
3 3 (16.67%) BGP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 2 (11.11%) IPv4
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) ADSL
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) RIP
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) IT Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) IT Risk Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) IT Security Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Management Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Management Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Technical Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Logistics
1 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
2 3 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Proofpoint
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) LogRhythm
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Progress
6 1 (5.56%) Qualys