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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 38 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 54 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.14% 1.33% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.12% 11.48% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 8
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£425 £383 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £360 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
215 122 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.49% 11.63% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 22
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £216 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 15
Average hourly rate £10.50 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.81% +30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +22 49 £425 +14.86% 6
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (50.00%) Cisco
2 32 (42.11%) LAN
2 32 (42.11%) WAN
3 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (30.26%) CheckPoint
5 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
5 21 (27.63%) F5
6 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 20 (26.32%) Windows
7 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (22.37%) ITIL
8 17 (22.37%) CCNP
9 16 (21.05%) Juniper
10 15 (19.74%) MPLS
10 15 (19.74%) CCNA
10 15 (19.74%) Network Security
10 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (18.42%) VoIP
12 13 (17.11%) Citrix
12 13 (17.11%) Web Services
12 13 (17.11%) Incident Management
12 13 (17.11%) DV Cleared
13 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
14 11 (14.47%) Blue Coat
14 11 (14.47%) Change Management
14 11 (14.47%) TACACS
14 11 (14.47%) Internet
14 11 (14.47%) ADSL
15 10 (13.16%) SLA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (9.21%) IIS
2 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.26%) Documentum
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (5.26%) Apache
3 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.95%) nginx
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.32%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.11%) LAN
1 32 (42.11%) WAN
2 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
3 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (19.74%) MPLS
4 15 (19.74%) Network Security
5 14 (18.42%) VoIP
6 11 (14.47%) ADSL
6 11 (14.47%) Internet
6 11 (14.47%) TACACS
7 8 (10.53%) WLAN
7 8 (10.53%) VPN
8 7 (9.21%) SSL
8 7 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (7.89%) BGP
9 6 (7.89%) DMZ
9 6 (7.89%) DNS
9 6 (7.89%) DHCP
9 6 (7.89%) Ethernet
10 5 (6.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Subversion
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Network Engineer
3 15 (19.74%) Architect
3 15 (19.74%) Network Analyst
4 13 (17.11%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Network Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 6 (7.89%) Middleware
3 5 (6.58%) EJB
4 4 (5.26%) XML
5 3 (3.95%) J2EE
6 2 (2.63%) .NET
7 1 (1.32%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Open Source
3 5 (6.58%) IVR
3 5 (6.58%) e-Health
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.26%) CentOS
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Debian
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) zOS
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Incident Management
3 11 (14.47%) Change Management
4 9 (11.84%) Workflow
4 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
4 9 (11.84%) Fault Management
5 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 8 (10.53%) Migration
6 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (9.21%) EAI
6 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (7.89%) UML
7 6 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Cyber Security
8 5 (6.58%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) PHP
2 3 (3.95%) VB
2 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.32%) VBScript
4 1 (1.32%) Java
4 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) CCNP
4 15 (19.74%) CCNA
5 13 (17.11%) DV Cleared
6 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 9 (11.84%) CCSA
7 9 (11.84%) CCSE
8 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.63%) MCITP
10 2 (2.63%) MCSE
10 2 (2.63%) MCSA
10 2 (2.63%) CCIE
11 1 (1.32%) CCIP
11 1 (1.32%) CCDP
11 1 (1.32%) CCA
11 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.32%) CCEA
11 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (3.95%) UAG
5 3 (3.95%) Varnish
5 3 (3.95%) vSphere
5 3 (3.95%) XenApp
6 2 (2.63%) Snort
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.32%) Firmware
7 1 (1.32%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.95%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.95%) Nagios
2 3 (3.95%) Zenoss
3 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (30.26%) CheckPoint
3 21 (27.63%) F5
4 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.05%) Juniper
6 13 (17.11%) Citrix
7 11 (14.47%) Blue Coat
8 10 (13.16%) VMware
9 9 (11.84%) Nokia
10 8 (10.53%) Oracle
11 7 (9.21%) McAfee
11 7 (9.21%) IBM
11 7 (9.21%) Computacenter
12 6 (7.89%) Remedy
13 5 (6.58%) HP
13 5 (6.58%) Avaya
13 5 (6.58%) CA
14 3 (3.95%) Websense
14 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
15 2 (2.63%) Sourcefire