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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 30 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.08% 1.96% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 23.08% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £340 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28 26 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.11% 8.50% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 28
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 2 £575 +76.92%
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (66.67%) DHCP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec

Firewall
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) DMVPN
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) HSRP
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Military
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDE
3 1 (11.11%) CCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Mitel
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
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