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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 29 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.01% 0.52% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.26% 5.00% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £125 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -60.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £125 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £125 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
43 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.95% 10.36% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 12
Average daily rate £418 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford - 3 £425 - 4
Luton -1 2 £313 +150.00% 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) CCNP
4 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) F5
5 6 (35.29%) SIEM
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (29.41%) CCSA
6 5 (29.41%) CCSE
6 5 (29.41%) Nessus
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
7 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
7 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (23.53%) VPN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) VLAN
7 2 (11.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Check Point Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) SIEM
2 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Network Management
4 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCSA
3 5 (29.41%) CCSE
4 4 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (11.76%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) ISO27002
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Nessus
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) HP NNM
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) F5
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Mitel
7 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
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