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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 43 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.07% 2.57% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 15.56% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £285 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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
45 45 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.34% 16.54% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 41
Average daily rate £350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +4 5 £319 +6.25%
Luton -23 2 £300 +20.00% 2
Shefford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (85.71%) Cisco
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) LAN
3 9 (64.29%) Network Security
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (50.00%) Network Management
6 6 (42.86%) Change Control
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) CCNP
6 6 (42.86%) MS Visio
6 6 (42.86%) CCDP
6 6 (42.86%) CCSA
7 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (28.57%) CCSE
8 4 (28.57%) OSPF
8 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) BGP
9 3 (21.43%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
10 2 (14.29%) BT
10 2 (14.29%) Finance
10 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
10 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 2 (14.29%) MS Office
10 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) LAN
3 9 (64.29%) Network Security
4 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) BGP
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
7 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) PBX
8 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (7.14%) SAN
8 1 (7.14%) DMZ
8 1 (7.14%) MPLS
8 1 (7.14%) VLAN
8 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Network Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Network Management
2 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNP
2 6 (42.86%) CCSA
2 6 (42.86%) CCDP
3 4 (28.57%) CCSE
4 3 (21.43%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) BT
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 2 (14.29%) Aastra
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) 3Com
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Tripwire
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) HP
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