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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Middlesex
Rank 18 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.58% 1.28% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 20.00% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £435 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
- -14.20%

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
26 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.85% 6.41% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 12
Median daily rate £388 £394 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 22 February 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) SLA
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (23.08%) F5
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Software Licensing
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server

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 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Software Licensing
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCVP
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (15.38%) Forcepoint
4 2 (15.38%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) VMware