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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 52 34
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.90% 1.69% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.57% 18.31% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.91% -36.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £335 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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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
153 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.09% 9.22% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 13 23
Average daily rate £400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.08 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, 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 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 28 (40.58%) LAN
3 27 (39.13%) WAN
4 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 22 (31.88%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
6 20 (28.99%) F5
7 19 (27.54%) Windows
8 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) CCNA
9 15 (21.74%) MPLS
9 15 (21.74%) Internet
9 15 (21.74%) CCNP
9 15 (21.74%) VoIP
9 15 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (21.74%) Incident Management
10 14 (20.29%) ITIL
11 13 (18.84%) Juniper
11 13 (18.84%) DV Cleared
12 11 (15.94%) Network Security
12 11 (15.94%) Workflow
12 11 (15.94%) Finance
12 11 (15.94%) Web Services
12 11 (15.94%) ADSL
12 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (14.49%) Citrix
13 10 (14.49%) Fault Management
13 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
14 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (8.70%) Documentum
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) PaaS
2 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.58%) LAN
2 27 (39.13%) WAN
3 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
4 15 (21.74%) VoIP
4 15 (21.74%) MPLS
4 15 (21.74%) Internet
4 15 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (15.94%) Network Security
5 11 (15.94%) ADSL
6 9 (13.04%) TACACS
7 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (11.59%) DNS
7 8 (11.59%) WLAN
8 7 (10.14%) Extranet
8 7 (10.14%) Intranet
9 6 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 6 (8.70%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) DMZ
10 5 (7.25%) DHCP
10 5 (7.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Introscope
1 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 15 (21.74%) Architect
4 14 (20.29%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (18.84%) Network Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Security Specialist
6 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Network Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) Network Support
8 2 (2.90%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) Web Services
2 8 (11.59%) Middleware
3 7 (10.14%) EJB
4 2 (2.90%) J2EE
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.45%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) CSS
5 1 (1.45%) JDBC
5 1 (1.45%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Open Source
3 6 (8.70%) e-Health
4 5 (7.25%) IVR
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) UNIX
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Incident Management
2 14 (20.29%) ITIL
3 11 (15.94%) Workflow
4 10 (14.49%) Fault Management
5 9 (13.04%) EAI
5 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 8 (11.59%) Migration
6 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
7 7 (10.14%) Change Management
7 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.14%) UML
7 7 (10.14%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (8.70%) RUP
8 6 (8.70%) DSDM
8 6 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.70%) Data Management
9 5 (7.25%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (7.25%) Process Management
9 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) Python
2 2 (2.90%) Jython
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby
3 1 (1.45%) Korn
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
3 16 (23.19%) CCNA
4 15 (21.74%) CCNP
5 13 (18.84%) DV Cleared
6 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
7 7 (10.14%) CCSA
7 7 (10.14%) CCSE
8 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.90%) MCSE
9 2 (2.90%) CCIE
9 2 (2.90%) MCITP
10 1 (1.45%) VCP4
10 1 (1.45%) VCAP
10 1 (1.45%) CCIA
10 1 (1.45%) MCP
10 1 (1.45%) MCSA
10 1 (1.45%) CCDP
10 1 (1.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) vSphere
3 3 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.90%) UAG
4 2 (2.90%) Docker
5 1 (1.45%) Snort
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (5.80%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (5.80%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) Cacti
4 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Opsview
4 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 20 (28.99%) F5
4 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.84%) Juniper
6 10 (14.49%) Citrix
7 9 (13.04%) Oracle
7 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat
8 8 (11.59%) McAfee
8 8 (11.59%) IBM
9 7 (10.14%) Nokia
10 6 (8.70%) Remedy
10 6 (8.70%) CA
10 6 (8.70%) Computacenter
11 5 (7.25%) Avaya
12 4 (5.80%) VMware
13 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
14 2 (2.90%) Websense
14 2 (2.90%) Altiris
14 2 (2.90%) HP
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