Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 48 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.10% 1.92% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.51% 13.27% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +34.40% -30.56%
10th Percentile £331 £356 £269
90th Percentile £500 £536 £346
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £105.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £97.50 - £37.50
90th Percentile £112.50 - £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.57 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% -56.25% +68.42%

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 98 98 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.07% 14.48% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 59 33
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £300 £160 £259
90th Percentile £550 £635 £585
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -65.00% -
10th Percentile £14.46 £14.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £73.90 £14.00 £45.21
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year -14.57% -46.93% +55.44%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Dunstable - 9 - - 2
Luton -5 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Bedford - 6 £363 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 9 (36.00%) Windows
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (36.00%) Information Security
1 9 (36.00%) SIEM
1 9 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (32.00%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (32.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Cyber Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (28.00%) VLAN
3 7 (28.00%) Private Cloud
4 6 (24.00%) Network Security
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) CCSA
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) CCNA
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) CCNP
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) SQL

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 4 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
1 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) VLAN
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (20.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) BGP
4 4 (16.00%) OSPF
4 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (16.00%) tcpdump
4 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Information Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Security Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) AWS Architect
4 3 (12.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (28.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Information Security
1 9 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (36.00%) SIEM
2 8 (32.00%) Cyber Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (20.00%) Network Management
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CCNA
1 6 (24.00%) CCSA
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (20.00%) CCSE
3 4 (16.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Apple