Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 51 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 88 87 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.43% 4.06% 3.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.78% 25.36% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 41
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £316 £318 £253
90th Percentile £514 £538 £528
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 - -
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £27.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.67% -8.73% -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 201 343 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.12% 16.00% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 175 168
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £170 £249
90th Percentile £518 £550 £528
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £41.75 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.94% +23.08% -48.00%
10th Percentile £14.85 £13.70 £9.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £31.00 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -7.41%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes +6 77 £425 +4.62% 10
High Wycombe -8 2 £413 -15.38% 2
Buckingham - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 54 (61.36%) Cisco
2 38 (43.18%) Security Cleared
3 31 (35.23%) ITIL
4 27 (30.68%) DV Cleared
5 26 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (29.55%) Windows
6 25 (28.41%) F5
7 22 (25.00%) Wireless
7 22 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
8 21 (23.86%) Change Management
8 21 (23.86%) ITIL V3
9 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (22.73%) Juniper
10 19 (21.59%) CCNP
10 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
10 19 (21.59%) Linux
10 19 (21.59%) LAN
10 19 (21.59%) WAN
10 19 (21.59%) BGP
10 19 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
11 18 (20.45%) Red Hat
12 17 (19.32%) HP
12 17 (19.32%) OSPF
13 16 (18.18%) VMware
13 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 16 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
13 16 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) Confluence
2 9 (10.23%) OpenStack
3 7 (7.95%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 2 (2.27%) Documentum
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) nginx
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.23%) IaaS
2 9 (10.23%) Office 365
2 9 (10.23%) OpenShift
2 9 (10.23%) PaaS
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
2 22 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
2 22 (25.00%) Wireless
3 19 (21.59%) BGP
3 19 (21.59%) LAN
3 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
3 19 (21.59%) WAN
4 17 (19.32%) OSPF
5 14 (15.91%) BIG-IP
5 14 (15.91%) ICMP
5 14 (15.91%) IPsec
6 13 (14.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (13.64%) SAN
7 12 (13.64%) VPN
8 11 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.36%) DNS
10 7 (7.95%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.82%) Internet
12 5 (5.68%) Network Security
13 4 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) MongoDB
1 10 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (10.23%) NuoDB
2 9 (10.23%) Redis
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.23%) JIRA
2 9 (10.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.14%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
1 5 (5.68%) Retail
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) International Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.05%) Architect
3 13 (14.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Technical Architect
5 9 (10.23%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Network Team Leader
6 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.27%) EJB
2 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) Node.js
2 2 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.82%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.68%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.27%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.14%) Clustering
8 1 (1.14%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) FMCG
8 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.14%) Social Media
8 1 (1.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Windows
2 19 (21.59%) Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.82%) Unix
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.14%) AIX
7 1 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (1.14%) Solaris
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) ITIL
2 21 (23.86%) Change Management
2 21 (23.86%) ITIL V3
3 16 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
3 16 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 15 (17.05%) Load Balancing
5 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.77%) Service Management
6 12 (13.64%) DevOps
7 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.50%) ITSM
8 9 (10.23%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (10.23%) Service Delivery
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.95%) Migration
10 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.14%) C#
3 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (30.68%) DV Cleared
3 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 19 (21.59%) CCNP
5 10 (11.36%) MCSA
5 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.95%) CCNA
7 5 (5.68%) MCSE
7 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.41%) CCIP
9 2 (2.27%) CISSP
9 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.27%) SSCP
10 1 (1.14%) CCSE
10 1 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.14%) GCIH
10 1 (1.14%) MCITP
10 1 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.41%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
5 3 (3.41%) UAG
6 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) OVSD
3 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.14%) Kibana
4 1 (1.14%) logstash
4 1 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (61.36%) Cisco
2 25 (28.41%) F5
3 20 (22.73%) Juniper
4 18 (20.45%) Red Hat
5 17 (19.32%) HP
6 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 16 (18.18%) VMware
7 15 (17.05%) Citrix
8 14 (15.91%) Palo Alto
9 13 (14.77%) Blue Coat
9 13 (14.77%) CheckPoint
10 10 (11.36%) IBM
10 10 (11.36%) NetApp
11 8 (9.09%) McAfee
11 8 (9.09%) ServiceNow
12 4 (4.55%) Forcepoint
13 3 (3.41%) Aruba
13 3 (3.41%) Computacenter
13 3 (3.41%) Meraki
13 3 (3.41%) Remedy