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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 25 25 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.65% 4.29% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.30% 34.21% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +71.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% -10.50%
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
33 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.04% 12.54% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 51
Median daily rate £415 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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
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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +9 3 £500 +33.33% 1
Dunstable - 2 - -
Bedford -3 1 £330 -20.00% 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 30 (68.18%) CheckPoint
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco
3 24 (54.55%) WAN
4 21 (47.73%) LAN
5 20 (45.45%) Network Security
6 17 (38.64%) CCNA
7 15 (34.09%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (31.82%) CCNP
9 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
9 13 (29.55%) CCSA
9 13 (29.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (27.27%) Wireshark
10 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 11 (25.00%) Windows
11 11 (25.00%) VMware
11 11 (25.00%) PCI DSS
11 11 (25.00%) tcpdump
12 10 (22.73%) Network Management
12 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
12 10 (22.73%) Information Security
12 10 (22.73%) Citrix
12 10 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (20.45%) OSPF
13 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (18.18%) Nessus
14 8 (18.18%) BGP
14 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
14 8 (18.18%) LogRhythm

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 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) WAN
2 21 (47.73%) LAN
3 20 (45.45%) Network Security
4 15 (34.09%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (29.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
6 12 (27.27%) Wireshark
7 11 (25.00%) tcpdump
8 9 (20.45%) OSPF
9 8 (18.18%) BGP
10 7 (15.91%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (13.64%) VPN
11 6 (13.64%) Wireless
12 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
12 5 (11.36%) NetScaler
12 5 (11.36%) VLAN
13 4 (9.09%) DHCP
14 3 (6.82%) DNS
14 3 (6.82%) HSRP
14 3 (6.82%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) Military
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Security Engineer
3 13 (29.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Security Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Architect
7 4 (9.09%) Security Technical Consultant
7 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (9.09%) Technical Security Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.82%) Network Technical Architect
8 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.82%) VMware Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Deskside Support
9 2 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Information Security
1 10 (22.73%) Network Management
1 10 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (15.91%) SIEM
3 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Control
6 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.55%) Internal Audit
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.27%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (38.64%) CCNA
3 14 (31.82%) CCNP
4 13 (29.55%) CCSA
5 7 (15.91%) CISSP
6 5 (11.36%) CCIE
7 3 (6.82%) CCDE
7 3 (6.82%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.27%) CCSE
8 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.36%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Nessus
2 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) CheckPoint
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco
3 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 11 (25.00%) VMware
5 10 (22.73%) Citrix
5 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
6 8 (18.18%) ArcSight
6 8 (18.18%) LogLogic
6 8 (18.18%) LogRhythm
6 8 (18.18%) Splunk
7 7 (15.91%) F5
7 7 (15.91%) Juniper
8 6 (13.64%) Tripwire
9 5 (11.36%) Avaya
9 5 (11.36%) Dell
9 5 (11.36%) HP
10 3 (6.82%) Meru Networks
11 2 (4.55%) Intel
11 2 (4.55%) Mitel
11 2 (4.55%) Riverbed