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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 44 35 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.50% 1.45% 5.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 15.63% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £250 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £250 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £336 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.83% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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
37 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.32% 9.28% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 28
Average daily rate £425 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £407 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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
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 2 March 2015. 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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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
Luton - 2 £500 -
Bedford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Avaya
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Handset
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SonicWALL
3 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Lync
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) ISA Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (10.00%) xDSL
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Handset
2 1 (10.00%) SecurID
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) SABSA
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (10.00%) 3Com
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade