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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 33 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.87% 2.33% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 25.58% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £363 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.87% 9.09% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 25
Average daily rate £321 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 1 £363 +20.83% 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Information Security
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) F5
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) VLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Local Government
6 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) VRRP
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
5 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (9.09%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Mitel
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Luciad
6 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (9.09%) ESRI