The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 11 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 8.06% 4.71% 6.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.71% 23.53% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
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£413 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Communications & Networking Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 22.58% 20.00% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Average daily rate £480 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the High Wycombe region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the High Wycombe region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) VMware