The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 29 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.17% 3.31% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.63% 20.92% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 21
Median daily rate £363 £290 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £246 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £460 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
182 153 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.88% 15.81% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 74
Median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £38.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £14.20 £7.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £25.80 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes +24 41 £375 -6.25% 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 53 (63.86%) Cisco
2 35 (42.17%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (40.96%) WAN
4 31 (37.35%) LAN
5 29 (34.94%) F5
6 25 (30.12%) CCNP
7 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
7 21 (25.30%) CCNA
7 21 (25.30%) ITIL
8 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
8 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
9 18 (21.69%) VPN
10 17 (20.48%) Juniper
10 17 (20.48%) Unix
10 17 (20.48%) MPLS
10 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
10 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
11 16 (19.28%) Windows
11 16 (19.28%) DNS
11 16 (19.28%) VoIP
12 15 (18.07%) Network Security
13 14 (16.87%) Information Security
13 14 (16.87%) Blue Coat
13 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.87%) Linux
13 14 (16.87%) Finance
14 12 (14.46%) DHCP
15 11 (13.25%) Retail
15 11 (13.25%) Avaya

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (7.23%) Apache
1 6 (7.23%) IIS
1 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.96%) WAN
2 31 (37.35%) LAN
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (21.69%) VPN
5 17 (20.48%) MPLS
6 16 (19.28%) DNS
6 16 (19.28%) VoIP
7 15 (18.07%) Network Security
8 12 (14.46%) DHCP
9 11 (13.25%) ADSL
10 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
10 10 (12.05%) Wireless
11 9 (10.84%) SAN
12 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (8.43%) DMZ
13 7 (8.43%) Ethernet
13 7 (8.43%) Internet
13 7 (8.43%) SSL
14 6 (7.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.20%) GIS
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
1 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.82%) Selenium
1 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.20%) Introscope
2 1 (1.20%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.87%) Architect
3 14 (16.87%) Consultant
4 12 (14.46%) Network Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Security Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Network Operations Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Information Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Information Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Voice Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) J2EE
2 5 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.02%) SOAP
3 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.82%) JMS
3 4 (4.82%) jQuery
3 4 (4.82%) Node.js
3 4 (4.82%) React
3 4 (4.82%) REST
3 4 (4.82%) Spring
3 4 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (4.82%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.20%) JDBC
4 1 (1.20%) JNDI
4 1 (1.20%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 8 (9.64%) IVR
3 5 (6.02%) e-Health
3 5 (6.02%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Unix
2 16 (19.28%) Windows
3 14 (16.87%) Linux
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Information Security
3 11 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (10.84%) Change Management
5 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.23%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Network Design
7 6 (7.23%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (7.23%) Security Testing
7 6 (7.23%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.02%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.02%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 5 (6.02%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.02%) Presales
8 5 (6.02%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.02%) Security Patching
8 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.82%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.82%) Python
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) Ruby
4 1 (1.20%) Jython
4 1 (1.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 35 (42.17%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.12%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) CCNA
4 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
4 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) CCSA
6 7 (8.43%) CCSE
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.23%) MCSA
8 5 (6.02%) CISSP
8 5 (6.02%) CLAS
8 5 (6.02%) GIAC
8 5 (6.02%) SANS
9 2 (2.41%) CCDP
9 2 (2.41%) Degree
9 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.20%) CCA
10 1 (1.20%) CCDA
10 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.23%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.02%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.02%) UAG
5 4 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.20%) vSphere
7 1 (1.20%) XenApp
7 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) FortiGate
2 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.02%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (6.02%) Nexpose
3 5 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.61%) Nagios
4 3 (3.61%) Opsview
4 3 (3.61%) Puppet
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.41%) SCCM
6 1 (1.20%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.20%) Control-M
6 1 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.20%) Nessus
6 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (63.86%) Cisco
2 29 (34.94%) F5
3 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
4 17 (20.48%) Juniper
5 14 (16.87%) Blue Coat
5 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.25%) Avaya
7 10 (12.05%) Intel Security
7 10 (12.05%) VMware
8 8 (9.64%) Remedy
9 7 (8.43%) Citrix
9 7 (8.43%) Forcepoint
9 7 (8.43%) Genesys
9 7 (8.43%) Nokia
10 6 (7.23%) ArcSight
10 6 (7.23%) LogRhythm
10 6 (7.23%) Symantec
11 5 (6.02%) Altiris
11 5 (6.02%) GFI Software
11 5 (6.02%) TippingPoint