The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 64 70 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.72% 1.10% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 7.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 15
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£350 £240 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £239 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £402 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 155 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.55% 14.18% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 71 63
Average daily rate £330 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Buckinghamshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Buckinghamshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Milton Keynes +6 14 £379 +57.81% 5
High Wycombe 0 4 £350 - 1
Marlow - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
3 20 (37.04%) Windows
4 17 (31.48%) LAN
4 17 (31.48%) WAN
5 16 (29.63%) VPN
6 14 (25.93%) VMware
6 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
8 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 10 (18.52%) SAN
9 10 (18.52%) Network Security
10 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (16.67%) MPLS
10 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (16.67%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (14.81%) VLAN
11 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (12.96%) OSPF
12 7 (12.96%) BGP
12 7 (12.96%) Apache
12 7 (12.96%) CCNA
12 7 (12.96%) VoIP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (12.96%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2000
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (7.41%) Liferay
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
5 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.70%) IIS
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
2 17 (31.48%) LAN
2 17 (31.48%) WAN
3 16 (29.63%) VPN
4 10 (18.52%) SAN
4 10 (18.52%) Network Security
5 9 (16.67%) MPLS
6 8 (14.81%) VLAN
6 8 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (12.96%) OSPF
7 7 (12.96%) BGP
7 7 (12.96%) VoIP
8 6 (11.11%) DHCP
8 6 (11.11%) DNS
8 6 (11.11%) SSL
8 6 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.41%) HTTPS
9 4 (7.41%) HTTP
9 4 (7.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Introscope
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) WebCenter
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) e-Health
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) IVR
4 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) UNIX
5 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.56%) CentOS
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Debian
7 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) zOS
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (11.11%) Migration
2 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 6 (11.11%) Cyber Security
3 5 (9.26%) SIEM
3 5 (9.26%) Change Management
3 5 (9.26%) Data Security
3 5 (9.26%) ITIL
4 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.41%) Information Security
4 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Content Management
6 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Java
3 4 (7.41%) VB
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.96%) CCNA
3 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.56%) CCSA
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) MCSA
5 3 (5.56%) CCNP
6 2 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.70%) CCDP
6 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) MCDST
7 1 (1.85%) CCSE
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CCDA
7 1 (1.85%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.26%) ProxySG
4 4 (7.41%) Xen
4 4 (7.41%) NLBS
4 4 (7.41%) DFS Replication
5 3 (5.56%) XenApp
5 3 (5.56%) Varnish
5 3 (5.56%) Snort
6 2 (3.70%) vSphere
7 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) WSUS
1 4 (7.41%) CA Wily
2 3 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.56%) Zenoss
2 3 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (5.56%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.56%) Nagios
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) VMware
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
4 6 (11.11%) IronPort
4 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 5 (9.26%) F5
5 5 (9.26%) Veeam
5 5 (9.26%) NetApp
5 5 (9.26%) Juniper
5 5 (9.26%) Oracle
5 5 (9.26%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) Symantec
6 4 (7.41%) FatWire
7 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.56%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.70%) CA
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