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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 45 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.86% 1.61% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.76% 14.89% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 4
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£425 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -7.69%
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
202 141 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.25% 10.80% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 61
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £218 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.10 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +18 34 £413 +25.95% 6
High Wycombe 0 4 £413 +37.50% 2
Marlow - 3 - -
Aylesbury - 2 £375 - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 36 (41.86%) Cisco
2 29 (33.72%) LAN
3 27 (31.40%) WAN
3 27 (31.40%) VPN
4 21 (24.42%) Windows
4 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
5 20 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
6 19 (22.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (20.93%) Information Security
8 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (18.60%) CCNP
9 16 (18.60%) CISSP
10 15 (17.44%) Wireless
10 15 (17.44%) Security Testing
10 15 (17.44%) GIAC
10 15 (17.44%) Patch Management
10 15 (17.44%) Security Patching
11 14 (16.28%) F5
11 14 (16.28%) SAN
11 14 (16.28%) Linux
12 13 (15.12%) SSL
12 13 (15.12%) DNS
12 13 (15.12%) BGP
12 13 (15.12%) Management Information System
12 13 (15.12%) VMware
12 13 (15.12%) OWASP
12 13 (15.12%) Cyber Security
13 12 (13.95%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 8 (9.30%) Apache
2 6 (6.98%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.49%) nginx
5 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.49%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.16%) Documentum
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.16%) Lync
6 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.49%) MS Office
5 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) assyst
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) LAN
2 27 (31.40%) WAN
2 27 (31.40%) VPN
3 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
4 15 (17.44%) Wireless
5 14 (16.28%) SAN
6 13 (15.12%) DNS
6 13 (15.12%) SSL
6 13 (15.12%) BGP
7 11 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (11.63%) OSPF
9 9 (10.47%) DHCP
10 8 (9.30%) Internet
10 8 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (8.14%) HSRP
11 7 (8.14%) VRRP
11 7 (8.14%) EIGRP
12 5 (5.81%) MPLS
12 5 (5.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Introscope
1 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.49%) Subversion
2 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Legal
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Architect
2 16 (18.60%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Security Architect
3 14 (16.28%) Consultant
4 10 (11.63%) Security Consultant
5 9 (10.47%) Network Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Administrator
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) Web Services
2 4 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) LAMP
3 3 (3.49%) JNDI
3 3 (3.49%) J2EE
3 3 (3.49%) JDBC
3 3 (3.49%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) EJB
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) PKI
4 5 (5.81%) e-Health
5 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Replication
5 3 (3.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) EPoS
6 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) Linux
3 7 (8.14%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.33%) AIX
6 2 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (20.93%) Information Security
3 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Security Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Patch Management
4 15 (17.44%) Security Patching
5 13 (15.12%) OWASP
5 13 (15.12%) Cyber Security
6 12 (13.95%) ITIL
7 11 (12.79%) Migration
7 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.47%) Security Architecture
9 7 (8.14%) Network Design
10 6 (6.98%) Capacity Management
10 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.81%) Project Management
11 5 (5.81%) Change Management
11 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) Python
2 8 (9.30%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.81%) Perl
3 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.65%) Jython
4 4 (4.65%) Ruby
5 3 (3.49%) Korn
5 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.49%) SQL
6 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CCNP
2 16 (18.60%) CISSP
3 15 (17.44%) GIAC
4 8 (9.30%) CCNA
5 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) CCSE
7 3 (3.49%) Degree
7 3 (3.49%) CCIP
7 3 (3.49%) CCIE
8 2 (2.33%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.16%) MCTS
9 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCSP
9 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.16%) TickIT
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.98%) XenApp
4 5 (5.81%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.81%) HDFS
5 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.65%) Snort
6 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.16%) UAG
7 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Nagios
2 5 (5.81%) Zenoss
2 5 (5.81%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.65%) Opsview
3 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.65%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.65%) Puppet
3 4 (4.65%) SCCM
4 3 (3.49%) SCOM
4 3 (3.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
4 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (41.86%) Cisco
2 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
3 14 (16.28%) F5
4 13 (15.12%) VMware
5 11 (12.79%) Juniper
5 11 (12.79%) HP
6 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.14%) Citrix
7 7 (8.14%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.98%) AppSense
8 6 (6.98%) Oracle
8 6 (6.98%) IBM
9 5 (5.81%) CA
9 5 (5.81%) NetApp
9 5 (5.81%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.81%) Splunk
10 4 (4.65%) Remedy
11 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.49%) 3PAR
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