The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 52 59 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.90% 1.34% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 10.00% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate
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£359 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £239 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 100 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.26% 13.44% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 23
Average daily rate £330 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -28.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.60 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £44.98 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
3 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (26.67%) WAN
4 8 (26.67%) LAN
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) Network Security
4 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (20.00%) BGP
6 6 (20.00%) F5
7 5 (16.67%) SIEM
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 5 (16.67%) OSPF
7 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (16.67%) IBM
7 5 (16.67%) Java
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) UNIX
7 5 (16.67%) Change Management
7 5 (16.67%) Data Security
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (16.67%) WebSphere

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (13.33%) Liferay
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (30.00%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 8 (26.67%) LAN
3 8 (26.67%) Network Security
4 6 (20.00%) BGP
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (16.67%) OSPF
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (13.33%) HTTP
6 4 (13.33%) HTTPS
6 4 (13.33%) Intranet
6 4 (13.33%) Internet
7 3 (10.00%) HSRP
7 3 (10.00%) VRRP
7 3 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (6.67%) IPsec
8 2 (6.67%) ISDN
8 2 (6.67%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Introscope
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Junior
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Vendor Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Web Content Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) WebCenter
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) zOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) SIEM
1 5 (16.67%) Cyber Security
1 5 (16.67%) Change Management
1 5 (16.67%) Data Security
1 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.33%) Information Security
2 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Content Management
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) SOA
5 1 (3.33%) UML
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 3 (10.00%) CCSA
4 2 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (6.67%) CCDP
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCDA
5 1 (3.33%) CCIP
5 1 (3.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Snort
2 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) CA Wily
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView
3 1 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) F5
4 5 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (13.33%) FatWire
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) CA
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) SumTotal
8 1 (3.33%) Saba
8 1 (3.33%) IronPort
8 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
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