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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 21 49 32
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 41 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.91% 2.82% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.89% 18.18% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 19
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £251 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £478 £480
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 £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
147 110 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.79% 15.49% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 34 53
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £328 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.10 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.34% -35.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 45 (60.81%) Cisco
2 29 (39.19%) WAN
2 29 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (36.49%) F5
4 26 (35.14%) LAN
5 19 (25.68%) CCNP
5 19 (25.68%) ITIL
6 18 (24.32%) CCNA
6 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 18 (24.32%) VPN
6 18 (24.32%) CheckPoint
7 17 (22.97%) Unix
7 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (21.62%) VoIP
9 15 (20.27%) Juniper
9 15 (20.27%) Windows
9 15 (20.27%) MPLS
9 15 (20.27%) Network Security
9 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
9 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
10 14 (18.92%) Linux
10 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
11 13 (17.57%) Information Security
12 12 (16.22%) Blue Coat
12 12 (16.22%) Finance
12 12 (16.22%) DNS
13 11 (14.86%) J2EE
13 11 (14.86%) ADSL
13 11 (14.86%) Avaya

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.11%) Apache
1 6 (8.11%) IIS
1 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) WAN
2 26 (35.14%) LAN
3 18 (24.32%) VPN
4 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (21.62%) VoIP
6 15 (20.27%) MPLS
6 15 (20.27%) Network Security
7 12 (16.22%) DNS
8 11 (14.86%) ADSL
9 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 10 (13.51%) Wireless
10 9 (12.16%) DHCP
10 9 (12.16%) SAN
11 8 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (9.46%) DMZ
12 7 (9.46%) Ethernet
12 7 (9.46%) SSL
13 6 (8.11%) Internet
13 6 (8.11%) NAS
13 6 (8.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.41%) Selenium
1 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.35%) Introscope
2 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Architect
3 12 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Network Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Network Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Information Security Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Information Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.41%) SOC Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Voice Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) J2EE
2 5 (6.76%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.76%) SOAP
3 4 (5.41%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.41%) JMS
3 4 (5.41%) jQuery
3 4 (5.41%) Node.js
3 4 (5.41%) React
3 4 (5.41%) REST
3 4 (5.41%) Spring
3 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.35%) JDBC
4 1 (1.35%) JNDI
4 1 (1.35%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Clustering
2 8 (10.81%) IVR
3 6 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.76%) e-Health
5 4 (5.41%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Unix
2 15 (20.27%) Windows
3 14 (18.92%) Linux
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) ITIL
2 13 (17.57%) Information Security
3 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (10.81%) Change Management
4 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.11%) Migration
6 6 (8.11%) Network Design
6 6 (8.11%) Security Operations
6 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 5 (6.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (6.76%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Presales
7 5 (6.76%) Security Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.41%) Java
2 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.41%) Python
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) Jython
4 1 (1.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.68%) CCNP
3 18 (24.32%) CCNA
4 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.81%) CCSA
6 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (9.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (8.11%) MCSA
8 5 (6.76%) CCSE
8 5 (6.76%) CISSP
9 4 (5.41%) CLAS
9 4 (5.41%) GIAC
9 4 (5.41%) SANS
10 2 (2.70%) CCDP
10 2 (2.70%) Degree
10 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.35%) CCVP
11 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.35%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.11%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.76%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.76%) UAG
5 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.35%) vSphere
7 1 (1.35%) XenApp
7 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.76%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (6.76%) Nexpose
3 5 (6.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.05%) Nagios
4 3 (4.05%) Opsview
4 3 (4.05%) Puppet
5 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.70%) SCCM
6 1 (1.35%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.35%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.35%) Control-M
6 1 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.35%) Nessus
6 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.35%) SCOM
6 1 (1.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Cisco
2 27 (36.49%) F5
3 18 (24.32%) CheckPoint
4 15 (20.27%) Juniper
5 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.22%) Blue Coat
7 11 (14.86%) Avaya
8 10 (13.51%) Intel Security
8 10 (13.51%) VMware
9 8 (10.81%) Remedy
10 7 (9.46%) Forcepoint
10 7 (9.46%) Genesys
11 6 (8.11%) ArcSight
11 6 (8.11%) LogRhythm
11 6 (8.11%) Symantec
12 5 (6.76%) CA
12 5 (6.76%) FireEye
12 5 (6.76%) GFI Software
12 5 (6.76%) Nokia
12 5 (6.76%) Rapid7