The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 60 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.77% 0.72% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.16% 7.14% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Average daily rate
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£328 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £277 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £465 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 70 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.93% 10.01% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 37
Average daily rate £330 £388 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (30.56%) VPN
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
4 10 (27.78%) Linux
4 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 10 (27.78%) LAN
4 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (22.22%) UNIX
6 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
6 7 (19.44%) Internet
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (16.67%) OSPF
7 6 (16.67%) BGP
7 6 (16.67%) CCNA
7 6 (16.67%) Network Security
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.89%) IronPort
8 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
8 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.89%) SIEM
8 5 (13.89%) Cyber Security
8 5 (13.89%) CCNP
8 5 (13.89%) IBM
8 5 (13.89%) Juniper
8 5 (13.89%) VoIP
8 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (13.89%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (13.89%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (11.11%) Liferay
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 11 (30.56%) VPN
3 10 (27.78%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 7 (19.44%) Internet
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (16.67%) Network Security
5 6 (16.67%) OSPF
5 6 (16.67%) BGP
6 5 (13.89%) VoIP
7 4 (11.11%) HTTP
7 4 (11.11%) HTTPS
7 4 (11.11%) Intranet
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.33%) NAS
8 3 (8.33%) SAN
8 3 (8.33%) SMTP
9 2 (5.56%) ISDN
9 2 (5.56%) PSTN
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Introscope
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Support
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Junior
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) J2EE
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) CESG
1 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 8 (22.22%) UNIX
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) zOS
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (13.89%) Data Security
1 5 (13.89%) SIEM
1 5 (13.89%) Cyber Security
2 4 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (11.11%) Information Security
2 4 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.56%) Content Management
3 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.78%) Network Management
4 1 (2.78%) Change Control
4 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) ERP
4 1 (2.78%) SOA
4 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.67%) CCNA
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) CCNP
4 3 (8.33%) CCSA
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCIP
6 1 (2.78%) CCDA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.11%) SLA
3 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Snort
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.78%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
4 5 (13.89%) IBM
4 5 (13.89%) Juniper
4 5 (13.89%) IronPort
5 4 (11.11%) F5
5 4 (11.11%) FatWire
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (5.56%) StorageTek
7 2 (5.56%) CA
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 2 (5.56%) Lumension
7 2 (5.56%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.56%) Draytek