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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 28 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 37 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.61% 2.25% 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.67% 15.38% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 18
Median daily rate £350 £290 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -34.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £364 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
150 104 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.76% 14.61% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 39 67
Median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £8.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 32 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (41.67%) WAN
4 28 (38.89%) LAN
5 26 (36.11%) F5
6 24 (33.33%) CCNP
7 20 (27.78%) ITIL
8 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
9 18 (25.00%) VoIP
9 18 (25.00%) VPN
9 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (23.61%) CCNA
10 17 (23.61%) Juniper
10 17 (23.61%) CheckPoint
10 17 (23.61%) MPLS
11 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 16 (22.22%) DNS
11 16 (22.22%) Network Security
12 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (20.83%) Windows
13 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
14 13 (18.06%) Unix
15 12 (16.67%) Linux
15 12 (16.67%) ADSL
15 12 (16.67%) Finance
15 12 (16.67%) Information Security
16 11 (15.28%) VMware
16 11 (15.28%) Blue Coat
17 10 (13.89%) Wireless

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 6 (8.33%) IIS
1 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) WAN
2 28 (38.89%) LAN
3 18 (25.00%) VoIP
3 18 (25.00%) VPN
4 17 (23.61%) MPLS
5 16 (22.22%) DNS
5 16 (22.22%) Network Security
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (16.67%) ADSL
8 10 (13.89%) SAN
8 10 (13.89%) Wireless
9 9 (12.50%) DHCP
9 9 (12.50%) Internet
9 9 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (8.33%) DMZ
12 6 (8.33%) NAS
12 6 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.39%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
1 1 (1.39%) Selenium
1 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Architect
4 12 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Consultant
6 7 (9.72%) Network Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) SOC Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Voice Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) J2EE
2 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
3 1 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.39%) JMS
3 1 (1.39%) jQuery
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) React
3 1 (1.39%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.39%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) Spring
3 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.72%) Clustering
3 7 (9.72%) IVR
4 6 (8.33%) e-Health
5 5 (6.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.78%) BYOD
6 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.39%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
7 1 (1.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Unix
3 12 (16.67%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.17%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Information Security
3 9 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (11.11%) Change Management
4 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.33%) Network Design
5 6 (8.33%) SIEM
5 6 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 5 (6.94%) Migration
6 5 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (6.94%) Presales
6 5 (6.94%) Security Operations
6 5 (6.94%) Security Testing
6 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (6.94%) Workflow
7 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.17%) Python
2 3 (4.17%) Ruby
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (1.39%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.33%) CCNP
3 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (23.61%) CCNA
5 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.33%) MCSA
7 5 (6.94%) CCSA
8 4 (5.56%) CCSE
8 4 (5.56%) CISSP
8 4 (5.56%) CLAS
8 4 (5.56%) GIAC
8 4 (5.56%) SANS
9 2 (2.78%) CCIE
9 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) MCSE
10 1 (1.39%) CCAA
10 1 (1.39%) CCVP
10 1 (1.39%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.33%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.94%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.94%) UAG
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.78%) XenApp
5 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (6.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.17%) Nagios
5 3 (4.17%) Nexpose
5 3 (4.17%) Opsview
5 3 (4.17%) Puppet
6 2 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.39%) Control-M
7 1 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Nessus
7 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.39%) SCCM
7 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 26 (36.11%) F5
3 17 (23.61%) CheckPoint
3 17 (23.61%) Juniper
4 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.28%) Blue Coat
5 11 (15.28%) VMware
6 9 (12.50%) Avaya
6 9 (12.50%) Remedy
7 8 (11.11%) Intel Security
8 7 (9.72%) Forcepoint
9 6 (8.33%) CA
9 6 (8.33%) Citrix
9 6 (8.33%) Genesys
9 6 (8.33%) HP
10 5 (6.94%) Altiris
10 5 (6.94%) Nokia
11 4 (5.56%) Aruba
11 4 (5.56%) NetApp
11 4 (5.56%) Symantec