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 28 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 29 40 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.96% 3.70% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.55% 21.37% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 8
Median daily rate £450 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £307 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £533 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
168 234 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.88% 17.31% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 94 55
Median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +135.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 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
Milton Keynes +16 42 £475 +18.75% 2
Aylesbury - 3 - -
High Wycombe +4 1 - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 41 (51.25%) Cisco
2 30 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (30.00%) VPN
4 23 (28.75%) CheckPoint
5 22 (27.50%) Security Operations
5 22 (27.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (26.25%) Internet
7 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (23.75%) Blue Coat
8 19 (23.75%) F5
9 18 (22.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
10 17 (21.25%) SSL
10 17 (21.25%) Juniper
10 17 (21.25%) Windows
10 17 (21.25%) LAN
11 16 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (18.75%) Finance
13 14 (17.50%) VMware
13 14 (17.50%) WAN
13 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
13 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (17.50%) Mentoring
14 13 (16.25%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (16.25%) Linux
14 13 (16.25%) Unix
14 13 (16.25%) Network Security
15 12 (15.00%) Information Security

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 10 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.25%) Apache
4 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) ProjectWise
2 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.75%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) VPN
2 21 (26.25%) Internet
3 20 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (21.25%) LAN
4 17 (21.25%) SSL
5 16 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (17.50%) WAN
7 13 (16.25%) Network Security
8 11 (13.75%) DNS
8 11 (13.75%) SAN
8 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
9 9 (11.25%) NetScaler
10 8 (10.00%) FTP
10 8 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (8.75%) Wireless
12 6 (7.50%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) MySQL
1 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.75%) Selenium
1 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.50%) Introscope
3 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Consultant
2 17 (21.25%) Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) SOC Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.75%) Network Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Security Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) SOC Consultant
8 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) J2EE
2 6 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 5 (6.25%) SOAP
4 4 (5.00%) Middleware
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) XML
5 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.75%) JMS
5 3 (3.75%) jQuery
5 3 (3.75%) LAMP
5 3 (3.75%) Node.js
5 3 (3.75%) React
5 3 (3.75%) REST
5 3 (3.75%) Spring
5 3 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) JDBC
6 2 (2.50%) JNDI
6 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.50%) IVR
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Unix
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Debian
6 2 (2.50%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (27.50%) Security Operations
3 18 (22.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 12 (15.00%) Information Security
6 11 (13.75%) Migration
7 10 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
8 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.00%) B2B
9 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 8 (10.00%) Project Management
9 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (7.50%) ITIL
10 6 (7.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 6 (7.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 6 (7.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
11 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) Java
2 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.00%) PHP
3 3 (3.75%) Perl
3 3 (3.75%) SQL
4 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.50%) Jython
4 2 (2.50%) Korn
4 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (15.00%) CISSP
5 7 (8.75%) CCNP
6 6 (7.50%) CCNA
7 4 (5.00%) CCSE
7 4 (5.00%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) CCSA
8 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) CCIE
10 1 (1.25%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.25%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.75%) Postfix
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.50%) XenApp
7 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Nexpose
2 3 (3.75%) Nessus
2 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.50%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Cisco
2 23 (28.75%) CheckPoint
3 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (23.75%) Blue Coat
4 19 (23.75%) F5
5 17 (21.25%) Juniper
6 14 (17.50%) VMware
7 10 (12.50%) Citrix
8 8 (10.00%) HP
8 8 (10.00%) IronPort
8 8 (10.00%) Oracle
9 7 (8.75%) ArcSight
9 7 (8.75%) LogRhythm
9 7 (8.75%) Symantec
10 6 (7.50%) FireEye
10 6 (7.50%) GFI Software
10 6 (7.50%) Intel Security
10 6 (7.50%) Rapid7
10 6 (7.50%) Sourcefire
10 6 (7.50%) TippingPoint