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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.31% 1.72% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 14.29% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
47 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.26% 12.07% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 36
Average daily rate £338 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £212 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
Bedford +8 4 £270 -19.40% 1
Luton - 2 £394 -
Shefford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) WAN
3 11 (64.71%) LAN
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
5 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 7 (41.18%) Network Management
7 6 (35.29%) Change Control
7 6 (35.29%) CCSA
7 6 (35.29%) CCDP
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) CCNP
7 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (23.53%) IP Telephony
8 4 (23.53%) CCSE
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
9 3 (17.65%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (17.65%) BGP
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
9 3 (17.65%) SonicWALL
10 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
10 2 (11.76%) Aastra
10 2 (11.76%) Time Management
10 2 (11.76%) tcpdump

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) WAN
2 11 (64.71%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) Network Security
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) IP Telephony
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) PBX
8 1 (5.88%) SAN
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Network Management
2 6 (35.29%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
6 1 (5.88%) Database Security
6 1 (5.88%) SABSA
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCSA
2 6 (35.29%) CCDP
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCSE
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 3 (17.65%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) SonicWALL
5 2 (11.76%) Aastra
5 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) BT
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) CommVault
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) 3Com
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Splunk
6 1 (5.88%) Tripwire