Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 39 17
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.74% 3.21% 7.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.96% 21.51% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 23
Bedfordshire median daily rate £363 £296 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.36% -10.23% -20.00%
10th Percentile £129 £140 £200
90th Percentile £463 £424 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £25.00 £29.61
% change year-on-year +167.24% -15.57% +40.97%

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 89 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.74% 14.90% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 66 51
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.49% -8.67% -10.18%
10th Percentile £140 £125 £163
90th Percentile £488 £500 £600
East of England median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +7.59% +3.57% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.37% -44.90% -2.97%
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £28.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -38.39% -18.25% +9.60%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +10 15 £381 +42.52% 9
Dunstable - 8 - - 2
Shefford - 4 £145 -
Bedford - 3 £363 - 2
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 13 (40.63%) LAN
1 13 (40.63%) VPN
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 11 (34.38%) Information Security
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 10 (31.25%) Office 365
5 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (28.13%) SIEM
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
8 6 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 6 (18.75%) Wireless
8 6 (18.75%) VMware
8 6 (18.75%) CCNP
8 6 (18.75%) Juniper

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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) LAN
1 13 (40.63%) VPN
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) VPLS
6 3 (9.38%) BGP
6 3 (9.38%) DNS
6 3 (9.38%) OSPF
6 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.25%) DHCP
7 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN
7 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.13%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Information Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Information Security
2 9 (28.13%) SIEM
2 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
5 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) ITSM
6 5 (15.63%) Matrix Management
6 5 (15.63%) Security Operations
6 5 (15.63%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery Management
8 3 (9.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (6.25%) Remediation Plan
9 2 (6.25%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) CCSA
5 2 (6.25%) CCSE
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Juniper
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) Dell
4 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.38%) Sophos
6 3 (9.38%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Darktrace
7 1 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (3.13%) ForeScout
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Ruckus Wireless