The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 21 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.83% 0.62% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 7.69% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £366
% change year-on-year
- +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.07% 8.07% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 16
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) LAN
2 15 (62.50%) WAN
2 15 (62.50%) VPN
2 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (45.83%) SSL
4 11 (45.83%) Internet
4 11 (45.83%) CCNP
5 10 (41.67%) VoIP
6 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) CCVP
7 8 (33.33%) Network Security
8 6 (25.00%) OSPF
9 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (20.83%) F5
9 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (16.67%) REST
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (16.67%) CA
10 4 (16.67%) SLA
10 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 3 (12.50%) Windows

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
1 15 (62.50%) LAN
1 15 (62.50%) VPN
1 15 (62.50%) WAN
2 11 (45.83%) Internet
2 11 (45.83%) SSL
3 10 (41.67%) VoIP
4 9 (37.50%) DNS
5 8 (33.33%) Network Security
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (4.17%) BGP
10 1 (4.17%) IPsec
10 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
10 1 (4.17%) LDAP
10 1 (4.17%) SAN
10 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Administrator
3 11 (45.83%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Security Engineer
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Administrator
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Network Administrator
6 8 (33.33%) Network Administrator
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall Administrator
7 7 (29.17%) Network Security Administrator
7 7 (29.17%) Security Administrator
7 7 (29.17%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (20.83%) Network Systems Engineer
9 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
9 2 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) REST
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
3 8 (33.33%) CCVP
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.83%) F5
4 4 (16.67%) CA
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
6 2 (8.33%) Sophos
7 1 (4.17%) Dell