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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 52 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 1.20% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 8.91% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Average daily rate
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£359 £326 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £239 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.86% -26.40%
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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
90 101 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.95% 13.52% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 29
Average daily rate £330 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.23 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% -22.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (33.33%) VPN
4 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 9 (27.27%) LAN
4 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 8 (24.24%) Network Security
6 7 (21.21%) BGP
6 7 (21.21%) F5
7 6 (18.18%) OSPF
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 6 (18.18%) Finance
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
8 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
8 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (15.15%) Change Management
8 5 (15.15%) Data Security
8 5 (15.15%) Java
8 5 (15.15%) SQL
8 5 (15.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 5 (15.15%) UNIX
8 5 (15.15%) IBM
8 5 (15.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (15.15%) Juniper
8 5 (15.15%) SIEM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (15.15%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) Liferay
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (12.12%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 11 (33.33%) VPN
3 9 (27.27%) LAN
3 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 8 (24.24%) Network Security
5 7 (21.21%) BGP
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (18.18%) OSPF
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.12%) HTTP
8 4 (12.12%) Intranet
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
8 4 (12.12%) VoIP
9 3 (9.09%) HSRP
9 3 (9.09%) VRRP
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (9.09%) VLAN
10 2 (6.06%) IPsec
10 2 (6.06%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Introscope
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Network Security Manager
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) WebCenter
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
3 1 (3.03%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) zOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Change Management
1 5 (15.15%) Data Security
1 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (15.15%) SIEM
1 5 (15.15%) Cyber Security
2 4 (12.12%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.12%) Information Security
3 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Content Management
4 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) CCNP
3 3 (9.09%) CCSA
4 2 (6.06%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCDP
5 1 (3.03%) CCSE
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) CCIP
5 1 (3.03%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (15.15%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) ProxySG
2 3 (9.09%) Snort
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) CA Wily
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.21%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
4 5 (15.15%) IBM
4 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) FatWire
5 4 (12.12%) IronPort
6 3 (9.09%) Sourcefire
7 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) CA
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) Nokia
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) SumTotal
8 1 (3.03%) Saba
8 1 (3.03%) Draytek
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