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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 9 28 47
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.88% 1.74% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 49.28% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 8
Median daily rate £330 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £343 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £46.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
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
69 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.06% 10.43% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 34
Median daily rate £388 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.10% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £174 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Bedford - 21 £330 - 2
Dunstable - 3 £175 -
Luton -3 2 - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (52.08%) WAN
4 23 (47.92%) LAN
5 21 (43.75%) Network Security
6 19 (39.58%) CCNA
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (29.17%) CCNP
9 13 (27.08%) CCSA
10 11 (22.92%) VMware
10 11 (22.92%) Information Security
10 11 (22.92%) Wireshark
10 11 (22.92%) OSPF
10 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.92%) Citrix
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
10 11 (22.92%) tcpdump
10 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (20.83%) SIEM
11 10 (20.83%) LogRhythm
11 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
12 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
12 9 (18.75%) BGP
12 9 (18.75%) CISSP
12 9 (18.75%) Network Management
13 8 (16.67%) Splunk

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 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) WAN
2 23 (47.92%) LAN
3 21 (43.75%) Network Security
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (22.92%) OSPF
5 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
5 11 (22.92%) tcpdump
5 11 (22.92%) Wireshark
6 9 (18.75%) BGP
7 7 (14.58%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (12.50%) VLAN
9 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
9 4 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 4 (8.33%) VPN
10 3 (6.25%) MPLS
10 3 (6.25%) VoIP
10 3 (6.25%) Wireless
11 2 (4.17%) IPsec
11 2 (4.17%) VRRP
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Network Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Security Engineer
3 13 (27.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Consultant
4 10 (20.83%) Security Consultant
5 7 (14.58%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (12.50%) Security Technical Consultant
6 6 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (12.50%) Technical Security Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Architect
9 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Deskside Support
9 2 (4.17%) IT Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Management Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Information Security
2 10 (20.83%) SIEM
2 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 9 (18.75%) Network Management
4 7 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Internal Audit
7 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL
8 2 (4.17%) Logistics
8 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.08%) Change Management
9 1 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (39.58%) CCNA
3 14 (29.17%) CCNP
4 13 (27.08%) CCSA
5 9 (18.75%) CISSP
6 3 (6.25%) CCIE
6 3 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (4.17%) CCDE
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCENT
8 1 (2.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) vSphere
3 5 (10.42%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Nessus
2 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco
3 11 (22.92%) Citrix
3 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 10 (20.83%) LogRhythm
5 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
6 8 (16.67%) ArcSight
6 8 (16.67%) LogLogic
6 8 (16.67%) Splunk
7 7 (14.58%) Juniper
8 6 (12.50%) F5
8 6 (12.50%) Tripwire
9 5 (10.42%) Avaya
9 5 (10.42%) Dell
9 5 (10.42%) HP
10 3 (6.25%) Proofpoint
11 2 (4.17%) Intel
11 2 (4.17%) Meru Networks
11 2 (4.17%) Mitel