Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 47 16
Rank change year-on-year +21 -31 +33
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 15 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.88% 2.23% 7.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.79% 12.20% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 21
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +25.76% -14.84%
10th Percentile £141 £220 £200
90th Percentile £465 £479 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £20.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -46.34% -38.81% +41.05%

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 94 123 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.38% 18.25% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 54
Bedfordshire median daily rate £377 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £125 £221
90th Percentile £476 £525 £573
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -64.47% +50.50%
10th Percentile £14.07 £12.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £21.58 £14.25 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -35.00% -32.89% +24.17%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Bedford - 9 £363 - 4
Luton -6 6 £394 +23.05% 1
Dunstable - 6 - -
Shefford - 4 £145 - 2
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (50.00%) LAN
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 10 (35.71%) CCNA
5 9 (32.14%) CCNP
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) CCSA
5 9 (32.14%) Network Security
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
6 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (28.57%) Information Security
7 7 (25.00%) CCSE
7 7 (25.00%) Service Management
7 7 (25.00%) VPN
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (25.00%) Network Management
8 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
8 6 (21.43%) SIEM
8 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (21.43%) FortiGate
8 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
8 6 (21.43%) OSPF

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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.86%) Office 365
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LAN
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (32.14%) Network Security
3 7 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (21.43%) BGP
4 6 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (21.43%) OSPF
5 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 5 (17.86%) tcpdump
5 5 (17.86%) VPLS
5 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.57%) IPv4
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Build Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
2 5 (17.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (10.71%) Private Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
1 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Information Security
2 7 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (25.00%) Service Management
3 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) Threat Intelligence
3 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (17.86%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) ITSM
4 5 (17.86%) Matrix Management
4 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) Security Operations
5 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
7 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNA
3 9 (32.14%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCSA
4 7 (25.00%) CCSE
5 5 (17.86%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CCDP
7 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Dell
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) McAfee
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Avaya
8 1 (3.57%) F5
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec