Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 21 46
Rank change year-on-year -28 +25 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.53% 6.79% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 37.50% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £380 £330 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -16.19% +35.78%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £333
90th Percentile £434 £538 £464
East of England median daily rate £366 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +6.16% -8.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.51% -
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £29.56 £23.50
% change year-on-year -41.96% +25.77% -14.55%

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 123 112 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.28% 18.09% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 58 43
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £205
90th Percentile £525 £589 £500
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +125.81% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £40.70 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 11 £300 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £325 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (29.41%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 4 (23.53%) Change Control
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) CCIE
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security

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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
6 1 (5.88%) HSRP
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Kali Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (11.76%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Data Security
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Service Design
4 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE Security
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSE
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) HP APS
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) OSCP
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.88%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.88%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.88%) Mitel
7 1 (5.88%) Nokia
7 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Trustwave