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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 51 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.40% 3.75% 5.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.36% 32.79% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 11
Average daily rate £249 £409 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.14% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 61 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.81% 11.44% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 40
Average daily rate £325 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Firewall
Buckinghamshire

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) VPN
5 10 (32.26%) LAN
5 10 (32.26%) WAN
6 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (22.58%) Linux
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (22.58%) VMware
9 6 (19.35%) Citrix
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (19.35%) CCNA
9 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
9 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Network Security
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (16.13%) IronPort
10 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (16.13%) UNIX
10 5 (16.13%) SLA
10 5 (16.13%) VoIP
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (16.13%) SAN
10 5 (16.13%) Internet
11 4 (12.90%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) Liferay
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) VPN
2 10 (32.26%) LAN
2 10 (32.26%) WAN
3 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) VoIP
4 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) OSPF
5 4 (12.90%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) SMTP
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
7 2 (6.45%) ICMP
7 2 (6.45%) PABX
7 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Introscope
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) French Language
1 2 (6.45%) German Language
1 2 (6.45%) Italian Language
1 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Support
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Support
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) JDBC
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.23%) JNDI
1 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CESG
1 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) IVR
3 1 (3.23%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (16.13%) UNIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
2 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.23%) Information Security
3 1 (3.23%) Content Management
3 1 (3.23%) Network Management
3 1 (3.23%) High Availability
3 1 (3.23%) SIEM
3 1 (3.23%) Change Control
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security
3 1 (3.23%) CRM
3 1 (3.23%) ERP
3 1 (3.23%) Data Security
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) VB
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Jython
2 1 (3.23%) Korn
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) CCNA
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.90%) MCSE
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CCSA
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) MCDST
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) CCIP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Terminal Server
2 3 (9.68%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) MOM
1 2 (6.45%) CA Wily
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 5 (16.13%) IronPort
6 4 (12.90%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.68%) Juniper
7 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.45%) Draytek
8 2 (6.45%) Altiris
8 2 (6.45%) Lumension
8 2 (6.45%) Genesys
8 2 (6.45%) CA
8 2 (6.45%) NetApp
8 2 (6.45%) StorageTek
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) Sun
9 1 (3.23%) Nortel