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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 36 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.33% 2.16% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 26.19% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
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£338 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £369 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
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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
36 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.60% 8.24% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate £313 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £374 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.18% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
2 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) CISM
3 4 (33.33%) CISSP
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) VRRP
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) DoDAF
4 1 (8.33%) MODAF
4 1 (8.33%) SysML
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) CISSP
3 4 (33.33%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) Luciad
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) ESRI
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