Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 17 37
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.17% 7.07% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 40.20% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £296 £330 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.23% -20.00% +68.37%
10th Percentile £140 £200 £282
90th Percentile £424 £538 £471
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £46.25
East of England median hourly rate £24.75 £29.61 £21.01
% change year-on-year -16.41% +40.97% -15.98%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 95 102 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.08% 17.59% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 48
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £213
90th Percentile £500 £600 £638
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.90% -2.97% +44.29%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £24.75 £48.13
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £34.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -18.84% +15.00% +22.45%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -3 10 £268 -50.23% 2
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Change Control
4 6 (30.00%) Office 365
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (20.00%) OSCP
6 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (15.00%) F5

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Kali Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.00%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Network Segmentation
5 1 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCNA
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) OSCP
4 2 (10.00%) CEH
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) GIAC
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec