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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Middlesex
Rank 18 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.70% 0.70% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 7.69% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.00% +5.26%

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
25 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.52% 9.15% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 14
Median daily rate £388 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) LAN
2 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 16 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (62.50%) VPN
4 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (45.83%) SSL
5 11 (45.83%) Internet
5 11 (45.83%) CCNP
6 10 (41.67%) VoIP
7 9 (37.50%) DNS
8 8 (33.33%) CCVP
9 6 (25.00%) F5
9 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (25.00%) OSPF
10 5 (20.83%) SLA
10 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Software Licensing
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 15 (62.50%) VPN
3 11 (45.83%) Internet
3 11 (45.83%) SSL
4 10 (41.67%) VoIP
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (25.00%) Network Security
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (4.17%) BGP
9 1 (4.17%) IPsec
9 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
9 1 (4.17%) LDAP
9 1 (4.17%) SAN
9 1 (4.17%) VLAN
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Network Engineer
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (50.00%) Security Engineer
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Administrator
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 3 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) 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%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.67%) Software Licensing
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
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 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (16.67%) 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 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
5 2 (8.33%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) Dell