The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 36 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.28% 2.11% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 22.58% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £306 £205 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.39% -46.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £161 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £288 £463
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 Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.94% 9.34% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 25
Median daily rate £300 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £375 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
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 Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Northamptonshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Northamptonshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -7 4 £438 +122.92%
Kettering - 4 £300 -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (48.28%) CCNA
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (24.14%) SAN
5 7 (24.14%) CCNP
5 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (20.69%) Juniper
6 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
6 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 6 (20.69%) NX-OS
6 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
6 6 (20.69%) Wireshark
7 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) F5
8 4 (13.79%) Meraki
8 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
9 3 (10.34%) VMware
10 2 (6.90%) Veritas
10 2 (6.90%) Middleware
10 2 (6.90%) C

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (6.90%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (24.14%) SAN
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (20.69%) LAN
3 6 (20.69%) NX-OS
3 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (20.69%) Wireshark
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Network Support
5 4 (13.79%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Environment Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.45%) DevOps
3 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.45%) ETL
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (48.28%) CCNA
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.90%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
2 6 (20.69%) Juniper
2 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
3 4 (13.79%) F5
3 4 (13.79%) Meraki
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Aruba
5 2 (6.90%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Samsung
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Novell
6 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard