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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 28 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.87% 3.43% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 27.50% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £500 £425 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £430 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.48% 12.46% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 39
Median daily rate £415 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £574 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +15 4 £538 +72.00%
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (50.00%) WAN
3 20 (50.00%) Network Security
4 18 (45.00%) LAN
5 15 (37.50%) CCNA
6 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (32.50%) CCNP
7 13 (32.50%) CCSA
8 12 (30.00%) Wireshark
8 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (27.50%) tcpdump
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
10 10 (25.00%) Windows
10 10 (25.00%) Information Security
10 10 (25.00%) Network Management
10 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (22.50%) Fortinet
11 9 (22.50%) VMware
12 8 (20.00%) Citrix
12 8 (20.00%) Nessus
12 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (20.00%) Splunk
12 8 (20.00%) ArcSight
12 8 (20.00%) LogLogic
12 8 (20.00%) 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 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) Network Security
1 20 (50.00%) WAN
2 18 (45.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (30.00%) Wireshark
5 11 (27.50%) tcpdump
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (17.50%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (15.00%) BGP
8 6 (15.00%) OSPF
8 6 (15.00%) VPN
9 5 (12.50%) DHCP
9 5 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
11 3 (7.50%) DNS
12 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
12 2 (5.00%) IPsec
12 2 (5.00%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Military
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Security Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Consultant
4 8 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 7 (17.50%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Security Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Deskside Support
7 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Information Security
1 10 (25.00%) Network Management
1 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (17.50%) SIEM
3 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) Internal Audit
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNA
3 13 (32.50%) CCNP
3 13 (32.50%) CCSA
4 7 (17.50%) CISSP
5 3 (7.50%) CCIE
5 3 (7.50%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (5.00%) CCDE
7 1 (2.50%) CCSE
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nessus
2 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) Fortinet
4 9 (22.50%) VMware
5 8 (20.00%) ArcSight
5 8 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (20.00%) LogLogic
5 8 (20.00%) LogRhythm
5 8 (20.00%) Splunk
6 7 (17.50%) F5
6 7 (17.50%) Juniper
7 6 (15.00%) Tripwire
8 4 (10.00%) Avaya
8 4 (10.00%) Dell
8 4 (10.00%) HP
9 2 (5.00%) Apple
9 2 (5.00%) Intel
9 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.00%) Symantec