The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.92% 3.00% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% 17.61% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 12
Average daily rate £250 £393 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £238 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
170 142 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.17% 17.03% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 49
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £27.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
South East

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 21 £249 -41.47% 4
High Wycombe +1 5 £250 +10.49% 1
Aylesbury +2 1 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Iver - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (48.00%) Cisco
4 23 (46.00%) MS Exchange
5 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (32.00%) VMware
7 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (28.00%) WAN
8 14 (28.00%) LAN
8 14 (28.00%) SAN
9 13 (26.00%) VPN
10 11 (22.00%) DNS
10 11 (22.00%) Citrix
10 11 (22.00%) Linux
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (18.00%) HP
12 9 (18.00%) CCNA
12 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
13 8 (16.00%) iSCSI
13 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (16.00%) DHCP
13 8 (16.00%) SQL
13 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 8 (16.00%) UNIX
13 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (46.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) Apache
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.00%) IIS
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 14 (28.00%) WAN
2 14 (28.00%) LAN
2 14 (28.00%) SAN
3 13 (26.00%) VPN
4 11 (22.00%) DNS
5 8 (16.00%) iSCSI
5 8 (16.00%) DHCP
5 8 (16.00%) Internet
6 7 (14.00%) VoIP
6 7 (14.00%) SMTP
7 6 (12.00%) NAS
7 6 (12.00%) VLAN
7 6 (12.00%) Network Security
7 6 (12.00%) MPLS
7 6 (12.00%) OSPF
8 5 (10.00%) ICMP
8 5 (10.00%) BGP
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Introscope
General
1 3 (6.00%) French Language
1 3 (6.00%) German Language
1 3 (6.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (6.00%) Spanish Language
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Administrator
4 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Support
6 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) IT Support
8 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) IT Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support
8 2 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.00%) J2EE
1 1 (2.00%) JDBC
1 1 (2.00%) SOAP
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) JNDI
1 1 (2.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) CESG
1 6 (12.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (22.00%) Linux
5 8 (16.00%) UNIX
6 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.00%) Change Control
5 2 (4.00%) Network Management
5 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (2.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Data Security
6 1 (2.00%) CRM
6 1 (2.00%) B2B
6 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Jython
2 1 (2.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) VBScript
2 1 (2.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) Korn
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (18.00%) CCNA
3 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.00%) MCSE
6 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) CCNP
7 4 (8.00%) MCSA
8 3 (6.00%) CCSA
9 2 (4.00%) CCDP
9 2 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (4.00%) MCP
10 1 (2.00%) CCIP
10 1 (2.00%) CCDA
10 1 (2.00%) ISEB
10 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
10 1 (2.00%) MCITP
10 1 (2.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Terminal Server
3 3 (6.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.00%) DFS Replication
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) XenServer
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.00%) Nmap
5 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
1 2 (4.00%) MOM
1 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.00%) Plesk
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (48.00%) Cisco
3 16 (32.00%) VMware
4 11 (22.00%) Citrix
5 9 (18.00%) HP
6 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.00%) StorageTek
7 5 (10.00%) Sun
7 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.00%) IronPort
7 5 (10.00%) Lumension
8 4 (8.00%) Veeam
9 3 (6.00%) Nokia
9 3 (6.00%) Oracle
9 3 (6.00%) Juniper
10 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.00%) F5
10 2 (4.00%) Altiris
10 2 (4.00%) Draytek
10 2 (4.00%) IBM