Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 44 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 57 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.79% 4.60% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.48% 33.79% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 69
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £315
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £409 £412 £400
% change year-on-year -0.85% +3.06% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £50.50 £53.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% - -
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £34.25 £24.58
% change year-on-year -19.71% +39.37% -16.69%

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 187 293 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.45% 13.63% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 141 231
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £451 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +4.42% -0.73%
10th Percentile £226 £240 £230
90th Percentile £560 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £22.62 £46.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.61% +74.77% +77.15%
10th Percentile £14.61 £13.33 £13.63
90th Percentile £56.55 £58.50 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £17.21 £20.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year -13.95% +1.91% -40.08%

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 25 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 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
Milton Keynes +4 52 £495 +16.47% 4
Newport Pagnell - 2 £263 -
High Wycombe -4 1 £225 -45.45% 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (47.37%) Windows
3 25 (43.86%) Cisco
4 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 19 (33.33%) WAN
5 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 19 (33.33%) SCCM
6 18 (31.58%) Citrix
6 18 (31.58%) VMware
6 18 (31.58%) Information Security
7 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
8 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
8 16 (28.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (28.07%) Windows 10
9 15 (26.32%) IP Telephony
10 14 (24.56%) Blue Coat
10 14 (24.56%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (22.81%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (21.05%) SAN
13 11 (19.30%) NetApp
13 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
13 11 (19.30%) Security Management
13 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
13 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (17.54%) LAN
14 10 (17.54%) IT Strategy
15 9 (15.79%) CISSP
15 9 (15.79%) GIAC
15 9 (15.79%) Network Design

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 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) WordPress
4 2 (3.51%) Apache
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) Office 365
3 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.26%) Akamai
4 3 (5.26%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) SaaS
6 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) WAN
2 15 (26.32%) IP Telephony
3 12 (21.05%) SAN
4 10 (17.54%) LAN
5 7 (12.28%) Wireless
6 6 (10.53%) VPN
7 5 (8.77%) Network Security
8 4 (7.02%) DNS
8 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.26%) PBX
9 3 (5.26%) VLAN
9 3 (5.26%) WLAN
10 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.51%) DHCP
10 2 (3.51%) HSRP
10 2 (3.51%) Internet
10 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.51%) VRRP
11 1 (1.75%) Intranet
11 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Burp Suite
General
1 9 (15.79%) Publishing
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Finance
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Architect
2 13 (22.81%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (19.30%) Technical Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Security Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Citrix Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) VMware Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) CISSP Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) CLAS Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Digital Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) COM
1 1 (1.75%) EJB
1 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) BYOD
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 16 (28.07%) Windows 10
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Unix
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Information Security
2 14 (24.56%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (19.30%) Security Management
4 10 (17.54%) IT Strategy
5 9 (15.79%) Network Design
5 9 (15.79%) OWASP
5 9 (15.79%) Patch Management
5 9 (15.79%) Security Patching
5 9 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 6 (10.53%) DevOps
6 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Data Privacy
7 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.77%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (8.77%) Information Security Management
7 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.77%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) Go
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) CISSP
1 9 (15.79%) CLAS
1 9 (15.79%) GIAC
1 9 (15.79%) SANS
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.02%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) CCNP
5 4 (7.02%) MCITP
5 4 (7.02%) MCSE
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CEH
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) GCIH
8 1 (1.75%) SSCP
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (12.28%) GDPR
4 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.51%) QA
6 1 (1.75%) PMO
6 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.77%) SCOM
2 5 (8.77%) Terraform
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (7.02%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (5.26%) Nessus
4 3 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.86%) Cisco
3 18 (31.58%) Citrix
3 18 (31.58%) VMware
4 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
5 14 (24.56%) Blue Coat
6 11 (19.30%) NetApp
6 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.02%) McAfee
7 4 (7.02%) Sony
8 3 (5.26%) Dell
8 3 (5.26%) Meraki
8 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.26%) Qualys
8 3 (5.26%) Rapid7
8 3 (5.26%) Sophos
9 2 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (3.51%) Mitel
10 1 (1.75%) Brocade
10 1 (1.75%) Pega