Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 45 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.42% 1.71% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.11% 14.71% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +9.68% +43.52%
10th Percentile £112 £365 £251
90th Percentile £450 £575 £460
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £105.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.82 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.37% +12.50% -15.34%

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 93 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.69% 11.60% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 42
Bedfordshire median daily rate £355 £408 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.88% -2.40% +4.38%
10th Percentile £140 £149 £201
90th Percentile £551 £625 £638
East of England median daily rate £361 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +3.21% -9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% -57.22% +12.50%
East of England median hourly rate £18.07 £30.56 £37.50
% change year-on-year -40.87% -18.52% +51.52%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -5 9 £309 -38.25% 1
Dunstable - 9 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (39.29%) Windows
1 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) SIEM
4 8 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Cyber Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (25.00%) Office 365
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (21.43%) LAN
6 6 (21.43%) WAN
6 6 (21.43%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) CCNP
7 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
8 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (14.29%) Change Control
8 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco
8 4 (14.29%) Apple
8 4 (14.29%) Wireless

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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) LAN
1 6 (21.43%) VPN
1 6 (21.43%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) Wireless
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.71%) DHCP
4 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (10.71%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) WLAN
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Information Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Security Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) AWS Architect
4 3 (10.71%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Network Support
4 3 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 10 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (32.14%) SIEM
4 8 (28.57%) Cyber Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (21.43%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) Change Control
7 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (10.71%) Adaptive Security
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (10.71%) Validation
9 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
10 1 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) OSCP
4 2 (7.14%) GIAC
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CEH
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Apple
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) F5
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec
3 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.57%) Brocade
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) NetApp