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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 39 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.95% 1.65% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.08% 16.09% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £379 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +57.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £327 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £443 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% -1.70%
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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
185 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.74% 10.25% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 37 39
Average daily rate £383 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £12.00 £21.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 September 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 1 September 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 27 (42.86%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) Information Security
2 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
2 17 (26.98%) Security Patching
3 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (23.81%) Security Testing
4 15 (23.81%) Patch Management
4 15 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (23.81%) Cyber Security
4 15 (23.81%) GIAC
5 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (22.22%) LAN
5 14 (22.22%) WAN
6 13 (20.63%) VPN
6 13 (20.63%) OWASP
7 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 12 (19.05%) CISSP
8 11 (17.46%) HP
8 11 (17.46%) Windows
8 11 (17.46%) F5
9 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
9 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.87%) Finance
9 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
10 9 (14.29%) CCNP
10 9 (14.29%) Juniper
10 9 (14.29%) SAN
11 8 (12.70%) Linux
11 8 (12.70%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
2 3 (4.76%) nginx
2 3 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) Lync
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.35%) MS Office
4 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) LAN
1 14 (22.22%) WAN
2 13 (20.63%) VPN
3 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 9 (14.29%) SAN
5 8 (12.70%) Wireless
6 7 (11.11%) Internet
7 6 (9.52%) DNS
7 6 (9.52%) Network Security
8 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (7.94%) OSPF
8 5 (7.94%) BGP
9 4 (6.35%) DSL
9 4 (6.35%) Intranet
9 4 (6.35%) SNMP
9 4 (6.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.35%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (6.35%) NX-OS
10 3 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MySQL
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.76%) Subversion
2 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Legal
3 2 (3.17%) Automotive
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Architect
2 13 (20.63%) Security Architect
3 10 (15.87%) Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) Network Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) Security Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) LAMP
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
1 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) e-Health
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Replication
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) AIX
4 3 (4.76%) Solaris
4 3 (4.76%) UNIX
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Information Security
1 17 (26.98%) Security Patching
2 15 (23.81%) Patch Management
2 15 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (23.81%) Cyber Security
2 15 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (23.81%) Security Testing
3 13 (20.63%) OWASP
4 8 (12.70%) Security Architecture
4 8 (12.70%) Network Design
4 8 (12.70%) ITIL
5 7 (11.11%) Project Management
5 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) Change Management
6 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.76%) Workflow
8 3 (4.76%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 3 (4.76%) Ruby
2 2 (3.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) GIAC
2 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (19.05%) CISSP
4 9 (14.29%) CCNP
5 7 (11.11%) CCNA
6 3 (4.76%) CCIE
6 3 (4.76%) CCSE
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.59%) ISEB
8 1 (1.59%) CCSP
8 1 (1.59%) MCP
8 1 (1.59%) MCSE
8 1 (1.59%) MCSA
8 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.76%) SLA
4 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.59%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.76%) Snort
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) UAG
2 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
1 5 (7.94%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (6.35%) SCOM
2 4 (6.35%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) Nagios
3 3 (4.76%) Opsview
3 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
3 11 (17.46%) HP
3 11 (17.46%) F5
4 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.29%) Juniper
6 7 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 6 (9.52%) NetApp
7 6 (9.52%) VMware
8 4 (6.35%) CA
8 4 (6.35%) Sourcefire
8 4 (6.35%) Remedy
9 3 (4.76%) Brocade
9 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.76%) EMC
9 3 (4.76%) IBM
9 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.17%) Rackspace
10 2 (3.17%) Veeam
11 1 (1.59%) ION Trading